(UPDATE) FORMER President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday was given a fresh term as chairman of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
The 77-year-old former leader was chosen as party leader during PDP-Laban’s 40th anniversary celebration and general assembly held in Pasay City.
Three months since he stepped down from power, Duterte vowed his party’s full support to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his administration.
“I would like to make this thing very, very clear. We are not putting up a strong party against the party of the President, we are not going to quarrel with him. Far from it,” he said.
“We will be giving our full support to him. He was elected by 31 million. I wish the President good luck and I hope he would govern this country in accordance with what is the mandate of the people’s interest,” he added.
Duterte however said that he will not hesitate to speak up if he sees any wrongdoing against the people.