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Lakas-CMD swears in 19 new members

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BIGGEST POLITICAL PARTY IN CONGRESS. Speaker Martin Romualdez is joined by former President and Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in swearing in new members of Lakas-CMD. Ver Noveno

Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD), on Tuesday administered the oath to 19 new party members.

“We welcome our new members and we are happy that they affiliated themselves with Lakas-CMD, which has committed itself to support President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his Agenda for Prosperity and eight-point socio-economic development roadmap,” Romualdez said.

“I hope we will have a fruitful engagement with those joining our ranks and of course with our existing members,” he added.

Party officials led by former President and Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Chairperson Emeritus; Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe, Executive Vice President; and Agusan del Norte Rep. Jose Aquino II, Secretary General attended the oath-taking ceremony at the House of Representatives.

Fourteen of the 19 new members physically attended the oath-taking ceremony while four others submitted their oath of membership.

Those who attended the oath-taking event were Roberto “Pinpin” Uy Jr. and former Zamboanga del Norte Gov. Roberto Uy Sr.; incumbent Mayors Lorrymir Adasa (Mutia), Marissa Manigsaca (Rizal), Rosendo Labadlabad (Sindangan), Allan Ferrater (Jose Dalman), Jose Micheal Meiko Wong (Katipunan), Eugene Caballero (Manukan), Ismael Renquijo Jr. (President Manuel Roxas), Alberto Bongcawel (Siayan), Salvador Antojado Jr. (Kalawit), Jelster Ed Tiu Quimbo (Labason), and Norabeth Tuse Carloto (Tampilisan); and Julita, Leyte Councilor Jude Andrei Romualdez.

Those who submitted their oath of membership were Evelyn Uy, and incumbent Mayors Eufracio Caidic (Sibutad), Darel Dexter Uy (Dipolog City), Eddie Justin Quimbo (Gutalac), Roberto “Jun” Uy Jr. (Liloy).

Lakas-CMD is now the largest political party in Congress.

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