The feud between its two key leaders could weaken the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP), the party of President Rodrigo Duterte, to bolster a plot to unseat House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
The Supermajority in the House composed of various political parties led by PDP, may also break up to strengthen the opposition and consequently, lure numbers in the bid to impeach President Duterte.
These are the bold predictions of Magdalo Party Representative Gary Alejano, who filed the impeachment complaint against President Duterte, as key leaders of the PDP — Alvarez and Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr., who are both from Davao del Norte — were locked in an ongoing feud.
Members of the Magdalo, represented in the Senate by Duterte-critic Senator Antonio Trillanes, are said to be wooing members of the Supermajority to abandon the coalition and join the opposition as the PDP is wracked by disunity.
Their first agenda is to have Alvarez ousted as soon as Congress, now in recess, resumes sessions in May, said a reliable source privy to the Magdalo recruitment.
If they have the numbers, the impeachment case against the President will follow, adds the source who asked anonymity.
With the Alvarez-Floirendo spat breaking up the Supermajority, Alejano said there is greater chance of ousting the Speaker and impeaching President Duterte.
According to Alejano, the PDP is vulnerable to a break-up as many of its current members joined the party only after Duterte won the presidency. “This means that the PDP is not solid as they joined the party only last year. So anytime the PDP can break up,” Alejano said.