Martin & Duterte Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has expressed elation over President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s endorsement of House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez as vice presidential candidate.

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June 19, 2021 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 887 views

FORMER President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez is very much qualified to be the next vice president of the country.

Arroyo, a former Speaker, expressed elation over President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s endorsement of Romualdez as vice presidential candidate.

The former President vowed to back Romualdez, president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD), should the House leader decides to run for the second highest position of the land.

“I am happy for Martin. Indeed, he is very qualified,” Arroyo said in a statement.

Deputy Majority Leader and Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, said leaders and members of the once-ruling Lakas-CMD party will definitely close ranks to ensure Romualdez’s victory if he joins the vice presidential race in 2022.

“I am truly elated and grateful for President Rodrigo Duterte’s virtual endorsement of our party president, Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, as vice presidential candidate in the 2022 elections,” said Mikey Arroyo, son of former President and Speaker Arroyo.

“If ever Majority Leader Romualdez accepts the challenge, we will assure President Duterte that we in Lakas-CMD will throw in our full support to our party president, not only in his quest to emerge victorious, but also in his obligation to deliver quality services to the Filipino people” Arroyo said.

He noted that Lakas-CMD remains the only political party to have produced two presidents in the post-EDSA era as well as top leaders in the Senate and House of Representativies.

“It has been the subject of a vicious political attack by the past administration as manifested through its incessant vilification campaign hurled towards party personalities during its time in power,” Arroyo said.

“But today, the Party stands tall as ever, the scars of the past administration’s political attack gone. And President Duterte’s virtual endorsement of Congressman Romualdez for the second highest post in the land in next year’s polls, is proof that Lakas-CMD remains to be the foremost breeding ground of quality leaders,” he added.