OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
I would like everyone to know, including the Speaker of the House, that the unity I forged with the four Governors of Region 11 has the blessing of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Even the use of the word Hugpong as the name of our regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago has the President’s approval.
I also specifically informed the President that I will not join PDP Laban.
The Speaker’s latest media statement that he respects the creation of Hugpong ng Pagbabago or that the unity is a non-issue, was unfortunately betrayed by his comment on political dynasties.
If the Speaker is attacking our effort to do something significant and timely for Region 11, and reducing it as a product of political dynasties, I suggest he pass the Anti-Political Dynasty Law.
SARA Z. DUTERTE
Hugpong ng Pagbabago