Robredo leads oath-taking of 67 new Liberal Party members from Negros Occidental
Vice President Leni Robredo on June 14 swore in 67 new “dilawans” from Negros Occidental in Bacolod City.
The swearing-in of new Liberal Party (LP) members coincided with the launch of Robredo’s “Istorya ng Pag-asa Negros Occidental” photo gallery.
Robredo said she is happy that many people still want to be a member of the LP.
“They applied online. We are happy because at a time when the party is down, at a time that the party is being portrayed to be bad, at a time that they say that yellow fellows are bad persons, here are your fellow Bacolodnons and Negrenses who said that they want to join the party because they believe in the principles that the party has been fighting for,” she said.
Robredo also said the LP has learned its lesson from the 2016 elections.
She explained that the LP is prioritizing the recruitment of non-politikos.
“The 2016 elections gave us the lesson that is it really hard to rely on politicians because of so many considerations that are beyond our control,” Robredo said.
“It is much better to open the party membership to non-politicians because we are assured that they join the party not to win the election but because we have the same principles,” she added.