The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) is open to new members who are willing to support the administration’s vision and development agenda, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday said.
The President led the swearing-in rites for the new party members in Malacañang on Thursday.
In an interview after his attendance at the military exercises in San Antonio, Zambales, Marcos said the PFP is open to new members as long as they back government efforts to improve the economy, and hold down inflation.
Among the current government challenges are stabilizing rice and other commodity prices, he said, noting these are something that “we are attending to with all of the partners that we have both in government and in the private sector.”
“Kagaya ng sinasabi ko noon(g) eleksyon, noong kampanya, kahit naman sino, kahit anong kulay ng kanilang politika, kung handa silang tumulong, bakit hindi natin sila isasama (Like what I said during the election anyone, any political color, if they are ready to help why shouldn’t we include them)?” he said.
“As long as they’re willing to help the government, as long as they’re willing to help us in pursuing and promoting the policies that we have created for our people, then of course they are welcome to join,” he said.
The party is also open to new members who care to join it as part of a coalition, as well as those who will be supportive of its candidates in the upcoming elections in 2025 and in 2028.
Marcos urged the newly-sworn-in members of the PFP to uphold the ideology of the party in empowering local government units as decision-makers through the concept of federal governance.
Formed in 2018, the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas is a national political party in the Philippines chaired by Marcos. The party is pushing for federalism in the Philippines.
During the run-up to the 2022 national election, the UniTeam Alliance was formed by the PFP, Lakas-CMD, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), and Partido ng Masang Pilipino (PMP), with guest candidates from other parties. Marcos won by a landslide in the general election. (PNA)