THE Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), National Unity Party (NUP), Nacionalista Party (NP), Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), Party-list Coalition Foundation Inc. (PCFI), Partido Navoteño, and Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) on late Monday afternoon signed an agreement with the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) reaffirming their solid political alliance.
Political leaders signed the alliance agreement with the Lakas-CMD separately where they cited the shared vision of a strong republic through the sustainable growth and development of the regions in the country.
“In view of the shared vision of LAKAS-CMD and [PDP-Laban, NUP, NP, NPC, Partido Navoteño, and CDP], the parties have agreed to reiterate their alliance in the House of Representatives,” the agreement read.
Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, Lakas-CMD President; Senior Deputy Speaker Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales of PDP-Laban, Agusan del Norte 1st District Rep. Jose “Joboy” S. Aquino II, Secretary General of Lakas-CMD; House Secretary General Reginald “Reggie” Velasco, and other House leaders witnessed the event.
The separate agreements were signed by House Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” M. Dalipe, Lakas-CMD executive Vice President; Palawan Rep. Jose Alvarez, PDP-Laban President; Deputy Speaker and Antipolo City 1st District Rep. Roberto Puno, NUP Vice Chairman for Internal Affairs; Romblon Lone District Rep. Eleandro Jesus F. “Budoy” Madrona of NP; Rizal 1st District Rep. Michael John R. Duavit, NPC President; Ako Bicol Party-list Rep. Zaldy Co, PCFI President; Navotas Lone District Rep. Tobias “Toby” Tiangco, Partido Navoteño Chairman; and Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, CDP President.
They highlighted their history of working together as they vowed to continue doing the same to push for the legislative agenda of the Marcos administration.
The alliance agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect until the 19th Congress adjourns in 2025, contains the following terms and conditions:
“Both parties agree to give their full and unqualified support to the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.” and “to give their full support on the legislative agenda of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.
“Both parties agree to give their full and unqualified support to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 19th Congress, Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez,” it said.
Speaker Romualdez welcomed the signing of the alliance agreement, saying it is a clear signal of their unwavering commitment to work together for the passage of the pro-people legislative agenda of President Marcos.
“It also emphasizes the importance of unity and cooperation among all political parties. This is a critical message at a time when the country is facing a number of challenges,” Speaker Romualdez said.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us. By working together, we can help address these challenges and build a better future for our fellow Filipinos,” he added.