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Naglalambing na: Fariñas confirms De Venecia, Sarmiento want to jump to PDP-Laban

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Samar Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento and Pangasinan Rep. Christopher “Toff” De Venecia are planning to join the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas has confirmed.

In a press conference Wednesday (May 17), Fariñas said he had been asked by Sarmiento and De Venecia to sponsor their entry into the ruling party so speed up the membership process.

“Nag-uusap lang kami but medyo naglalambing lang sila sa akin if and when, kung kailangan namin puwede ba ikaw ang aming sponsor,’ syempre they always ask you to be their sponsor para mas mabilis yung kanilang … process,” he said.

Sarmiento and De Venecia are both members of the Liberal Party.

Although he’s not a party official, Fariñas said several politikos have been approaching him to talk about joining PDP-Laban.

The LP only has 27 members from 32 following the exodus of the following lawmakers to PDP-Laban earlier this month: Ansaruddin Adiong (Lanao del Sur), Nancy Catamco (North Cotabato), Alfred Vargas III (Quezon City), Winnie Castelo (Quezon City), and Geraldine Roman (Bataan).