The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) recently held its National Assembly and National Executive Meeting at the Linden Suites in Pasig City to address a leadership vacuum. The gathering, attended by officials and members from various regions, aimed to fill the expired terms of the executive officers.
Former Capas, Tarlac Mayor Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Jr., the PFP Regional Chairman for Central Luzon, noted the near-perfect attendance, with participants from different regions, including virtual participation from Region 7 and Mindanao.
General Mangelen, Sec. Mamondiong, and Sec. John Castricciones established the PFP in 2016. Former President Rodrigo Duterte was adopted by PDP-Laban in 2016, and Antonio “Tony” Marfori played a crucial role in registering the PFP as a political party in 2018.
Current President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. joined the PFP through Zoom meetings with key figures. PBBM, as Marcos is known, requested a copy of the PFP’s By-Laws, reinforcing his decision to join.
Despite officials and members not receiving salaries, their loyalty to the party remains unwavering. Questions arose about the limited tickets for a gathering at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
The PFP, chaired by President Bongbong Marcos, had election watchers, and the party covered the associated expenses. Successful political rallies were held in Capas, Tarlac, with Tony Marfori covering the costs for election watchers in 2022.
PBBM won the May 2022 presidential elections with over 31 million votes. Rodriguez clarified that there are no hard feelings towards President Marcos, emphasizing the support of over 10 million PFP members.
After the National Assembly, PBBM plans to meet the executive officers face-to-face, expressing his commitment to the PFP. The new set of executive officers includes PBBM as National Chairman, Hon. Sandro A. Marcos as National Vice Chairman and Leandro B. Verceles, Jr. as National President.
Verceles, a former three-term governor of Catanduanes, assured that the new leadership will align with PBBM’s socio-economic agenda. He encouraged Filipinos, regardless of economic status, to join the PFP and reconsider leaving the party.
Notably, President Reynaldo Tamayo, Secretary General Tom Lantion and Party Council George Briones were Ousted from the Party Derectorate after the Majority of Qualified Voters who were present therein gave them a resounding No- Confidence Vote to continue to act as Party Officers and dropped from the roll of our general members.
The National, Regional Provincial, City and Municipality Officers will remain to hold on to their Positions in Status Quo as the New Composition of the National Directorate initiates thorough reforms as part of the Party’s Growth and Development.
Other National Officers of the Party: Antonio Lagdameo Jr., National Vice President; Antonio C. Rodriguez Jr., National Secretary General; Antonio G. Marfori, National Teasurer; Rudyard A. Avila III, General Council; Julius Caesar O. Aguiluz, Senior Political Advicer; Manuel D. Andal, Vice President for Political Affairs; Assam M. Ulangkaya , National Editor & Vice President for Mindanao; Gabriel A. Sotto, Vice President for Luzon; Lorenzo G. Sagucio Jr., Vice President for Visayas and Saida Pukunum, Chairman for International Affairs.
The PFP officers and members also took an oath as members of the Marcoleta for Senator Movement (MSM), supporting Sagip Party-list Rep. Rodante Marcoleta. Marfori serves as the National Treasurer of the MSM.