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LP divided in House, 7 to join majority

/ 09:38 AM July 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Seven members of the opposition Liberal Party (LP) in the House of Representatives will join the so-called “supermajority” in chamber, Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice said Monday.

“Balanse ang LP… ang bilang ko 7-7-1,” Erice said in an interview, referring to seven LP members joining the majority bloc, seven joining the minority with only one staying as independent.

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The district lawmaker said he would join the majority while Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman would stick as an independent lawmaker in the chamber dominated by pro-administration solons.

Asked if he thinks this would not compromise the unity of LP in the House, Erice answered: “Kaya nga balanse eh, iba ibang point of view.”

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