DAGOY JOINS LAKAS-CMD — House Majority Leader and Lakas-CMD Party President Martin Romualdez (left) is assisted by Lakas-CMD Secretary General and Surigao Del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. (R) in administering the oath to new Lakas- CMP Party member, former Army General Lope Dagoy (center) during a simple ceremony at the House of Representatives.Dagoy is running for mayor of Albuera, Leyte.
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CAVITE Vice Governor Ramon “Jolo” Revilla III on Tuesday afternoon led several local government officials of Cavite who joined the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party.
Lakas-CMD President and House Majority Leader Martin G. Romualdez of the 1st District of Leyte administered the oath to Revilla, Cavite City Vice Mayor Denver Christopher Chua who will run for mayor, re-electionist Noveleta Mayor Dino Carlo Reyes Chua, and Board Member Christian Davey Chua as new Lakas-CMD members.
Revilla, a former member of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), will run for Congress in the 1st District of Cavite. The Chuas were former members of the Nacionalista Party (NP).
The entire team-members of Cavite City Vice Mayor Chua and Noveleta Mayor Chua also joined the Lakas-CMD party.
The whole ticket-members of Kawit City Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo and Rosario Mayor Jose Voltaire Ricafrente, both members of Lakas-CMD, were also sworn in Tuesday as new Lakas-CMD members.
Romualdez, chairman of the House Committee on Rules, was assisted by Lakas-CMD party chairman and Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., Lakas-CMD Secretary General and Deputy Speaker Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr. of Surigao del Sur and Lakas-CMD Cavite Provincial Chairperson and Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla during the physical oath-taking held in Rosario, Cavite.
“Welcome to the ever growing Lakas-CMD. We will maximize the strength of the party to help our people in this time of COVID 2019 (coronavirus disease-19) pandemic. Let us not forget our true priority: to serve the Filipino people,” said Romualdez, Lakas-CMD President. “Thank you, despite the pandemic, we are here working very hard to strengthen our party.”
“Lakas-CMD is re-emerging as a major political force, just in time for the coming elections. We will protect and safeguard the interest of our members and we are going to be a resilient and victorious team in 2022 elections,” added Romualdez, a lawyer from the University of the Philippines (UP) and President of the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa).
On Monday night, retired-Gen. Lope C. Dagoy was personally sworn into the Lakas-CMD party by Romualdez at his Batasan Pambansa Complex office in Quezon City.
“We are doing everything to strengthen the Lakas-CMD party for the upcoming 2022 national and local elections,” Romualdez said. “We are very proud to welcome them with pride and confidence that they exude the leadership and character that Lakas-CMD advocates for.”
Lakas-CMD produced two presidents, namely former Presidents Fidel V. Ramos and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.