President Rodrigo Duterte graced Friday the mass oath taking of new members of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), a regional political party founded by his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Over 6,000 individuals pledged support to the party during a ceremony held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City.
Presidential sons former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and Sebastian Duterte were also present.
Some national figures believed to be running for the Senate next year and who got the support of HNP were also present in the event. Among them were Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go, who also took his oath as HNP member, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa, Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano, and Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos.
Senators JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, and Cynthia Villar also attended the gathering.