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2 more political parties seek alliance with Sara Duterte's HNP

Two more political parties expressed intention to form an alliance with Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), regional party of Davao Mayor Sara Duterte, a "State of the Nation" report showed.

According to Tina Panganiban Perez's television report, Philippine Federal Party and Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) joined five other parties that earlier signified interest to form a coalition with HNP.

In 2018, Senator Sonny Angara was named president of LDP, which was founded by his father, former Senate President Edgardo Angara. 

Previously, Nacionalista Party, the National Unity Party, the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, and the People’s Reform Party Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats  said they are seeking an alliance with HNP. These parties also said they want Sara Duterte to run for president in Eleksyon 2022.

HNP Secretary General Anthony Del Rosario, however, said it is up to Sara Duterte if she wants to make a go for the top post.

He added that the Davao mayor will make public her decision to run by October.

"Again, siya lang po nakakaalam niyan and she's still undergoing the process of discerning," said del Rosario.

Meanwhile, for former Senator Bongbong Marcos, son former President Ferdinand Marcos, he is open for any possibility in next year's elections.

Earlier, Senator Panfilo Lacson also took oath as the new chairman of Demokratikong Reporma Party. He will be the presidential candidate of the political party in the upcoming national polls.—Consuelo Marquez/LDF, GMA News