TACLOBAN CITY- They too will join the political party of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan together with her younger brother, Vice Governor Stephen James Tan, provincial board members and 19 mayors of the province are slated to take their oath as new recruits of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
The governor’s mother, Samar Rep. Milagrosa Tan (2nd district) was the first to become a member of the current ruling party.
The governor, who is on her third and last term, is affiliated with the NPC (Nationalist People’s Coalition) while her vice governor brother belonged to the Nacionalista Party.
A total of 19 mayors will be joining Gov. Tan together with all members of the provincial board during their oath-taking as new members of the PDP-Laban next week.
There are 24 town mayors and two city mayors, namely, Calbayog Mayor Ronald Aquino and Catbalogan Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, wife of Vice Gov. Tan.
Asked why she and other officials of the province will abandon their previous political party, Gov. Tan said that this shows their support to the administration of Pres. Duterte.
“The President is very supportive to the province and there is no reason for us to go against him and not support him,” Tan explained.
Except for Northern Samar Governor Jose Ong and Eastern Samar Gov. Conrado Nicart, all governors of the region now counts as PDP-Laban members. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)