Bong Revilla on way out as Lakas head


03:00 AM January 30th, 2013

By: Christian V. Esguerra, January 30th, 2013 03:00 AM

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The political party of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, is poised for a major leadership shakeup ahead of the May elections.

The party will have an assembly at the Manila Golf and Country Club in Forbes Park in Makati City Wednesday afternoon to discuss a “change in leadership,” said House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, Lakas-CMD vice chairman.

“The executive committee will make a decision and it will be circulated among the key members and officials for their consideration,” he told the Inquirer in a phone interview.

Included in the agenda is the possibility of Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez replacing Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. as party president, he said.

“The leadership issue is part of the agenda,” he said, but declined to categorically state whether the leadership change was a done deal.

Suarez declined to say what new position Revilla would now occupy. But the senator, who assumed the post in 2011, would reportedly be promoted as party chairman.

“It will depend on things like his comfort level. The elections are nearing and there are questions as to how you would like to participate. He might say he would want to have a new profile. That will be the beginning and end of it,” he said.

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