Martin House Majority Leader and Lakas-CMD Party President Martin Romualdez leads the Lakas-CMD Executive Committee (Execom) hybrid meeting adopting three resolutions. Photo by VER NOVENO

Lakas-CMD officially adopts BBM-Sara tandem

November 24, 2021 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 261 views
The tandem of Presidential aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. and vice-presidential aspirant Inday Sara Duterte.

Vows to enter into alliance agreements with other political parties

THE Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) on late Wednesday afternoon adopted three resolutions, one officially adopting Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. as presidential candidate and another confirming Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as its vice presidential candidate in the 2022 elections.

During Lakas-CMD’s Executive Committee (Execom) hybrid meeting, the party also adopted a resolution authorizing House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez, party president, to enter into alliance agreements with other political parties.

Lakas-CMD Deputy Secretary General and Zamboanga Sibugay Rep. Wilter “Sharky” Wee Palma II read and moved for the adoption of three resolutions during the Execom meeting presided by Romualdez and attended by Duterte via Zoom.

The three resolutions were signed by Duterte, Lakas-CMD co-chairperson and Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., Romualdez, and other Execom members.

The party first adopted Resolution No. 09, Series of 2021 confirming and affirming the nomination of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as the party’s candidate for vice president.

“Resolved as it is hereby resolved, that Mayor Sara Zimmerman Duterte shall be the official candidate and standard bearer of Lakas-CMD for vice president in the 09 May 22 national and local elections,” the resolution said, adding the party gave Duterte the power to choose her presidential running mate.

The Lakas-CMD then adopted Resolution No. 10, Series of 2021 to formalize the party’s adoption of Marcos, standard-bearer of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), as its presidential candidate.

The Lakas-CMD pointed out that national unity is very important to propel the country to economic recovery following the continued devastations of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Whereas, as Chairman of Lakas-CMD, Mayor Sara Zimmerman Duterte was given the authority and power to choose her presidential running mate,” the resolution said.

Duterte, Lakas-CMD and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Chairperson, picked Marcos as her presidential candidate.

“Resolved, as it is hereby resolved, that presidential candidate senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. is hereby unanimously adopted as the candidate for President of Lakas-CMD and running mate of vice-presidential candidate of Lakas-CMD, Mayor Sara Zimmerman Duterte,” the resolution added.

The Lakas-CMD also adopted Resolution No. 11, Series of 2021 allowing Romualdez to forge an alliance with other political parties in preparation for next year’s national elections.

It underscored the importance of building alliances with different political groups to strengthen the party’s political resources and assets aimed at enhancing the winning chances of Lakas-CMD candidates.

“Whereas, the leaders of several political parties, have expressed interest in establishing an alliance with Lakas-CMD for the May 9, 2022 national and local elections,” the resolution reads.

“Resolved as it is hereby resolved, that the President, Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez is hereby authorized to set the terms and conditions of the joint undertakings of Lakas-CMD and the preferred political parties toward the victory of their official candidates in the May 09, 2022 national and local elections,” it added.

The resolution said the alliance agreement to be negotiated by Romualdez in behalf of the party shall be confirmed by the Lakas-CMD’s National Executive Committee.