The Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) – Ang Partido ng Tunay na Demokrasya has successfully hosted the 8th National Congress on the 6th of May 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City, Philippines. Secretary Ernesto Abella, who was one of the invited keynote speakers, talked about the programs of the Duterte administration. He was glad that the CDP share the same vision with the administration and that federalism will most likely take place in the Duterte government only when the people is willing to take an active part in such change. With hope, Sec. Abella said that “it takes a nation, to build a nation” and the way forward is through federalism. Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, the PDP-LABAN President, also spoke about their party’s version of roadmap to federalism. Though CDP and PDP-LABAN have the same ideological underpinnings, the CDP’s position is similar to the PDP-Laban stance but with a slight twist; a unicameral parliament v/s a bicameral; a ceremonial president v/s a strong one; and the Prime Minister as Head of Government leading towards an eventual Federal system of government. The major divergence in both position is in the question of the timing of the restructuring of the political elements. The CDP passed a resolution to thresh out differences of the two positions in a meeting to be represented by coordinating bodies of PDP-LABAN and CDP.
The Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) - Ang Partido ng Tunay na Demokrasya will conduct its 12th National Council Meeting on 25 November 2016 in Makati City and 7th National Congress on 26 November 2016 in Silang, Cavite.
The Centrist Democratic Party (CDP) – Tagum City Chapter conducted its third forum on “Pursuing Federalism: A Shift from Presidential-Unitary to Federal-Parliamentary Government” last 25 September 2016 at the Tourist’s Inn, Tagum City.
The half-day forum highlighted the importance of setting up the four pre-conditions essential to forming the future Federal Republic of the Philippines.
September 12, 2016 – Today marks the 4th year milestone of the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) as a national membership-based political party. It was founded on January 14, 2012 in Makati City and established its first set of national executive officers subsequently on March 18 of the same year.
AUGUST 30, 2016, PH – The 17th Congress has elected Hon. Maximo “Maxie” B. Rodriguez of the 2nd District of Cagayan de Oro City, as the chairman for the Committee on Mindanao Affairs. Cong. Maxie has been a member of the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) since 2014.
FORMER congressman Rufus Rodriguez and former mayor Vicente Emano have agreed to join forces in an effort to strengthen their respective political parties during the barangay elections this October.
This was confirmed by Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. of the city’s 2nd District.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PH –Twelve select local leaders from the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) finished a short course on Local Trainors Training Workshop spearheaded by the Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI), the party’s think tank.
The Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) in partnership with the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), 2005 ConCom, and local chambers around the Philippines successfully held its sixth Federalism conference in Puerto Prinsesa Palawan last August 18 (Thursday) with about 135 participants from various institutions joining the discussion.
The officers of the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) convened for a two-day roundtable discussion on pursuing the Federalism-Parliamentary campaign last August 8-9 at the N Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. The event included an assessment of the party’s participation to the recent national and local elections, evaluating the status of the members and accounting the leadership of the newly elected members of the CDP.
A Conference on Federal-Parliamentary system has been successfully held for the fourth and fifth time in the city of Cebu and San Fernando, Pampanga.
With its consistent banner, “Pursuing Federalism: A Shift from Unitary - Presidential to Federal - Parliamentary Government”, the two recently held FedCons were able to converge various individuals in the locality in its goal to provide feasible recommendations to President Duterte’s administration in his Federal advocacy.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PH - Local businessmen and representatives of various organizations in the city of Cagayan de Oro gathered in the CDPI third national conference on the proposal to shift to Federal-Parliamentary system.
According to statement by Mr. Aldrico Manus, former President of Oro Chamber, they [local businessmen] are too enthusiastic to be part of a real political party that promotes less government control and full of participation of citizens in the decision making process.