Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has become an official of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) so soon after joining the party recently.
The party designated Piñol as its “point person” in North Cotabato during simple oath-taking ceremonies.
He became the third of member of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet to become a member of PDP-Laban after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, designated point person for Quezon province and Energy Secretary Al Cusi, party vice-chairman and point-person for Mimaropa Region.
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, the party’s president, said several politikos have already expressed interest to join PDP-Laban.
He said new party members are required to undergo a “Basic Membership Seminar” (BMS) during which the party constitution and by-laws, history and platform, among others, are being discussed by party elders and lecturers.