Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez said on Friday, May 26, that he will resign from the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) when the Commission on Elections (Comelec) grants the accreditation of his new political party.
Benitez, president of the Kilusan ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino, has filed a petition for KNP’s accreditation as a national party.
The COMELEC is expected to resolve the accreditation bid of KNP in June.
Benitez said other officials who are members of the new party will also resign from the PDP Laban when KNP gets its accreditation.
They are open to alliances with other political parties because they are working for unity for the common good, Benitez said.
He also said many Negros Occidental mayors have expressed interest in aligning with KNP.*