Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba was only sworn in as member of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) and not as its new provincial chairman as previously reported.
PDP-Laban Regional Secretary General Fernando Cumigad, in a Rappler report, made the clarification.
Cumigad said the Cagayan politiko will eventually become the provincial chairman because he is the province’s highest elected official.
“He will undergo the process before becoming an officer of the party in the province. as of now there are interim officers of PDP-LABAN in Cagayan and later all new members will undergo na process of selecting or electing its officers,” he said.
But Mamba’s spokesperson, in a November 16 statement, said the Cagayan politiko will take his oath as PDP-LABAN provincial chairman last Friday.