Baja-ringan: Pabriks Baja Ringancar (PBB), the nation’s largest and most influential political party, has announced plans to expand its presence in the Philippines.PBB, which has a loyal following among the poor, is a strong contender for the 2019 elections in the northeastern region of Davao, which is home to the Philippines’ largest Muslim minority.
“We want to give PBB a place in the local political scene in Davao.
It will allow us to build bridges between Davao and other provinces,” PBB leader and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said.
Pabriks will hold a major rally in the city’s Baja district on Oct. 30, as part of the party’s nationwide campaign.
It is expected to draw more than 2,000 people, according to PBB officials.
A key pillar of PBB’s campaign strategy is to build ties with the country’s growing Muslim community.
Pebils first party, the Nationalist Front for the Liberation of the Philippines (NFLP), gained popularity among poor Filipinos during the countrys anti-drug war in the 1980s.
Since then, it has developed an affinity with the Muslim community, including its controversial anti-LGBT legislation.
Polls show PBB is the largest opposition party in the country.
The party has also attracted some members from other sectors of the population.
It has gained ground in recent years in several key states.