LAKAS Lakas CMD President and Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez administers the oath to Bukidnon 2nd District Rep. Jonathan Keith Flores as Lakas CMD 71st House member at the Speaker’s office in the House of Representatives Tuesday afternoon. Witnessing the oath are (from left to right) Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez, Rep. Josefina Tallado, Rep. Maricar Zamora, Majority Leader Manuel Jose ‘Mannix’ Dalipe, Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Rep. Joboy Aquino, Deputy Speaker Sid Ungab, and Rep. Bingo Matugas. Photo by VER NOVENO

Lakas-CMD welcomes 71st member in House

May 16, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 283 views

A CONGRESSMAN on Tuesday afternoon joined Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), bringing the party’s strength in the House of Representatives to 71.

Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, Lakas-CMD president, welcomed and administered the oath to Bukidnon Representative Jonathan Keith Flores as the party’s 71st House member at the Speaker’s Office in Quezon City.

“I thank Cong. Flores for joining the right political party whose commitment is to work towards a better future for our nation. We are honored to welcome you today as the 71st House member of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, a dedicated advocate for positive change,” Speaker Romualdez said.

Other House officials, including former President-turned Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Lakas-CMD president emeritus; Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” M. Dalipe, Lakas-CMD executive vice president; and Agusan del Norte Rep. Jose “Joboy” S. Aquino II, Lakas-CMD secretary general, witnessed the oath-taking.

Welcoming the party’s new member, Romualdez said he is happy that Flores decided to join Lakas-CMD and “be a partner in providing the people with a stronger voice to effect positive transformations.”

He also urged the Lakas-CMD members to continue working with the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. for a more “inclusive and prosperous future” and effect a meaningful difference in addressing various problems besetting the country.

“As promised, we continue to grow in support of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Agenda for Prosperity and socio-economic development roadmap. Let us join together in our drive for meaningful progress in addressing our country’s critical issues,” Speaker Romualdez said.

Last February, Speaker Romualdez administered the oath to South Cotabato 2nd District Rep. Peter B. Miguel and Laguna 2nd District Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez as the 69th and 70th House members, respectively.