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February 18, 2023 Jester P. Manalastas 249 views

THE Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) is getting bigger and stronger with new members composed of incumbent and former local officials from Davao de Oro and Davao del Norte.

Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez has administered the mass oath taking of more than 200 new members of the Lakas-CMD.

“I’m glad that you are here with us and that you have joined the party,” said Romualdez, president of Lakas-CMD, during the oath taking rites held at the Tagum City Historical and Cultural Center in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte.

To date, Lakas-CMD is the dominant political party in the House of Representatives and has already produced two presidents.

And with the party’s growing strength, Romualdez said the party will play a very important role in supporting President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.’s Prosperity Agenda.

He noted that Congress has already adopted the Chief Executive’s medium-term fiscal framework meant to drive the momentum of the country’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

The mass oath taking was witnessed by stalwarts of the Lakas-CMD Executive Committee, including Vice President Sara Duterte, the party’s chairperson; former President-turned Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, House Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” Dalipe, and Capiz Gov. Fredenil Castro.

Also present in the oath taking are other allies and members of Lakas, including Davao Oriental Rep. Nelson Dayanghiran, Davao Del Norte Rep. Aldi Dujali, Davao del Norte Vice Gov. Carlo “Oyo” Uy, Davao de Oro Vice Gov. Tyron Uy, Tagum Mayor Rey Uy, Monkayo Mayor Manuel ”Way Kurat” Zamora, former Davao del Norte Govs. Rodolfo Del Rosario and Anthony del Rosario, and Former Davao de Oro Gov. Arturo Uy.