Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap jump ships to PDP-Laban

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Former Agriculture Secretary and now Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap has joined the ruling party of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Yap took his oath as member of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) before House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez.

Aside from Yap, his former boss former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also joined the PDP-Laban.

“Reps. GMA and Art Yap just took their oath as PDP-Laban Members before the Speaker,” House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas told reporters.

The PDP-Laban is currently beefing up its coalition in preparation for the 2019 elections.

However, party leader

  • Senate President Koko Pimentel
  • said that they would stop accepting new members by the end of November.