>Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr Goes to Bohol, Philippines


     Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr., national chairman of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) will be the keynote speaker during the 16th PDP Laban City Assembly on Friday, August 21, at 1 p.m. in JJ's Seafood Village, K of C Drive, Tagbilaran City.
      Pimentel will talk on the theme, “Ituloy ang Laban (Continue the Fight)."
      Kagawad Charles Cabalit, acting president of the PDP Laban-Tagbilaran City Council, has been tasked to introduce the senator.
      Former kagawad Susano Peñaflor will give the opening prayer, while Marilou Cabalit, former chairperson of the Tagbilaran City Youth Council, will lead the singing of the Philippine National Anthem and "Awit sa Bohol".
      Former Kagawad Jeremias Pabe, acting vice president of the PDP Laban-Tagbilaran City Council, will give the welcome address.
      During the city assembly, party members will elect a new set of officers who will lead the PDP Laban-Tagbilaran City Council in the coming May 2010 elections.
      The Tagbilaran City Council is composed of all purok chapter presidents or chairmen and secretaries-general who will be the voting delegates during the city assembly.
      During the activity, they will also tackle issues on the participation of the party in the coming local and national elections.
      PDP Laban, a member of the United Opposition (UNO), will express its whole support to the candidacy of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay as its presidential candidate.
      The PDP Laban was at the forefront in the city electoral battle when its former chairman, then Vice Mayor Jorge Cabalit ran for city mayor in the 2004 election.
      This year, the PDP Laban-Tagbilaran City Council will decide who among the candidates for mayor it will support. 

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