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Actors Alfred Vargas and Jolo Revilla, others join President’s political party

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On the last day of the Senate session last week, Cavite Vice Governor Ramon ‘Jolo’ Revilla III, son of actor and former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. and grandson of former senator and actor Ramon Revilla, Sr., took his oath as one of the newest members of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) before Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel III. 

Others who took their oath with Revilla were Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Manny Piñol, who is a former governor of North Cotabato; actor and now Quezon City Congressman Alfred Vargas, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro and the entire City Council of Marikina.


PDP Laban is the political party under which President Rodrigo R. Duterte ran in the last elections.

Earlier, Quezon City Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina Joy Belmonte, Councilor Gian Carlo Sotto, son of actor and Senator Vicente Sotto and actress Helen Gamboa and several officials also took their oath as PDP-Laban members.

Revilla, 29, used to be with the Lakas-NUCD which his father headed as president.
Vargas, 37, on the other hand, used to be with the Liberal Party. He ran for re-election unopposed in the last election in fifth district of Quezon City.


PDP Laban promotes freedom, unity, justice, equality, social responsibility, independence, effective mobility, nationalism and federalism.

With their left arms raised, Revilla, Secretary Piñol, Congressman Vargas, Mayor Teodoro and the entire City Council of Marikina took their oath to carry on the party’s ideals and principles especially in serving their constituents.


Pimentel said, “PDP Laban is in unity with our Chairman, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in fighting crimes, corruption and illegal drugs.” 


The challenge is in the hands of the new members.


“As a new member of PDP Laban, I am committed to bring our party’s programs and projects to our province. The interest of the peopleshould be the first priority. With the help of the Caviteños, I am sure that I will be able to do my responsibilities to the party and to the province,” Revilla said.


The oath taking ended with everybody shaking hands using their left hand as a symbol of unity for the party.

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