Quimbo stays as Liberal Party member despite calls for sanction

Philippine Tribune
Philippine Tribune

Marikina City Representative Stella Quimbo will continue to be a part of the Liberal Party despite having taken opinions on national matters that were not in line with those of the party. 

In a statement, the LP said Quimbo ”is still a member of the Liberal Party.”

”The defense of Representative Stella Quimbo of the confidential funds, particularly of the Office of the Vice President and the Department of Education, and the Maharlika Investment Fund, contrary to the collective position of the leadership and ranking members of the Liberal Party of the Philippines, has resulted in some clamor to sanction Representative Quimbo as a party member,” the LP said.

“It has to be noted that she has later conceded that the utilization and audit of secret funds must be made more transparent and officials made more accountable,” it added.

It further said that the members of the party are allowed to give their opinions on national issues in recognition of their freedom of expression and dissent.

The statement said the decision to keep Quimbo was unanimously reached by the LP’s management committee. —Jiselle Anne Casucian/VBL, GMA Integrated News

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