Martin LAKAS-CMD OATH-TAKING – Lakas-CMD officers led by President and Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, Chairperson and Vice President Sara Duterte, Chairman Emeritus and Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, House Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” M. Dalipe, and other officers from Davao De Oro and Davao Del Norte flash the thumbs-up sign together with new members during the mass oath-taking at the Tagum City Historical and Cultural Center Friday morning. Photo by VER NOVENO


February 17, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 255 views

As Lakas-CMD gains more than 200 new members from the south

SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez administered on Friday the mass oath-taking of more than 200 new members of the Lakas-CMD, comprised of incumbent and former local officials from Davao de Oro and Davao del Norte.

“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.

Pointing out that Lakas-CMD has already produced two of the country’s presidents and is now the dominant political party in the House of Representatives, Romualdez told the new party members that they are “in great company.”

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.

“Maraming, maraming salamat for your attendance and participation and now your involvement with Lakas,” Romualdez added.

The mass oath-taking was witnessed by members 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 during the oath-taking were 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.

Likewise, hundreds of barangay chairmen from various areas in Davao de Oro and Davao del Norte witnessed the mass oath-taking of new party members.

Before the mass oath-taking, the prospective new Lakas-CMD members underwent an orientation to inform them of their duties and responsibilities once they are formally included into the roster of Lakas-CMD.