Liberal Party Changes Mind Again, Will Now Be Part of PDP-Laban Coalition

The Liberal Party (LP) of former president Benigno Aquino III will now officially join President Rodrigo Duterte’s PDP-Laban party in the House of Representatives. The LP used to control a majority of the congressmen, but defections after Duterte’s victory saw its number depleted to just around 30-35. The LP flip flopped in the past several weeks, as former speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. entertained thoughts of becoming minority

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