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Duterte’s political party appoints Padilla as executive vice president

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The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) has appointed Senator Robin Padilla as the party’s acting executive vice president.

Padilla replaced Karlo Nograles who resigned from the party and as its executive vice president when he became the chairperson of the Civil Service Commission.

Senator Robin Padilla

In a statement, the PDP-Laban’s National Executive Committee (NEC) said it nominated and appointed Padilla as the party’s executive vice president “until the next election of National Officers in a National Assembly held for that purpose.”

The political party also said it chose Padilla as he “shares the same vision of the PDP-Laban and has the capacity to duly represent the party.”

As acting executive vice president, Padilla will be part of the NEC and can take over the functions of the party president in case of their prolonged absence, permanent incapacity, suspension, resignation, or expulsion.

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During the party’s National Council meeting in Parañaque City last Monday, former  Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi announced  he is resigning as party president to “give way for the consolidation of the party.”

In the same meeting,  former President Rodrigo Duterte who is the party’s chairperson urged his party members to “prepare for the next election” in 2025 and to continue the campaign against corruption and illegal drugs.

Padilla may also “perform such other duties and functions as may be assigned to him or her by the National Council.

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