Lakas-CMD to carry 10 bets from LP, UNA

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LAKAS LEADERS Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. (right) and Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez after their appointment Tuesday as chairman and president, respectively, of the Lakas-CMD political party. Photo by Cynthia Marizze Mendoza

MANILA, Philippines – Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats will carry 10 senatorial candidates from both the Liberal Party (LP) and the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) coalition, its officials said on Tuesday.

In a press conference, new party chairman Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. said that aside from two candidates to be chosen by their members in the local level, they would choose five Senate bets from the LP and another five from UNA, to make up their 12-strong senatorial ticket.

But he said they would wait until a month before the election before deciding on which candidates to field for the May polls.

The only candidate they were sure to support is former Lakas-CMD member Zambales Representative Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay.

Magsaysay has earlier withdrawn her membership from Lakas-CMD to join the Vice President-led UNA coalition.

Leyte Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, who switched places with Revilla and now leads the party as president, said they would choose candidates who shared Lakas-CMD’s ideals.

“We will choose candidates who share our ideals and goals,” he said, adding that the 10 candidates they choose may not be equally split between LP and UNA due to this criteria.

Revilla and Romualdez will be going around the country to provide support for their senatorial ticket once they have chosen who to support.

“Senator Revilla said we will only choose ten and give our members in the local level leeway to decide on the two other candidates,” said Romualdez.

Last week, House minority leader Danilo Suarez, Lakas-CMD’s vice chairman, told the media that they were considering including in their senatorial slate President Benigno Aquino III’s cousin Paolo “Bam” Aquino, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s son Cagayan Representative Jack Enrile and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero.

Romualdez said that deciding one month before the polls was not too late and would even provide them ample time to support the senatorial candidates.

“It’s not too late, like they say, one week is a lifetime in politics. The target of one month is ample time,” he assured.

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  • Bunot-Supo

    If this is the case, they might as well dissolve and be adopted by significant political parties.  The slot is 12 but all they can field is 2, and you call that a political party? 

    • whipnsaddle

      Wala na kasing kumampi sa kanila kaya hihioram na lang sa ibang partido…

    • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

      IISA NGA LANG DAW SI MITOS MAGSAYSAY NA LUMIPAT SA UNA …

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXGOFVZR56DN5BBPIDILD7C7ZU dor

    shame to arroyo , ganyan ang napapala ninyo..ngaun mgadusa kayo…C Bong Revilla magiging presidente? hahahaha.. patawa…ayusin mo muna problema ng MGA pamilya mo bago ang buong pinas..pweee..hahaha

    • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

      IISA NGA SI MITOS LANG TAPOS HUMIWALAY PA SA KANILA LUMIPAT SA UNA.HE HE HE

  • morale_reform

    Unfortunately, your picks will fall on deaf ears… in short, it’s POINTLESS. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Akala mo naman may swing votes ang Lakas CMD!

  • billy gunner

    dapat baguhin ang kanilang pangalan from Lakas-CMD to Hina-RIP!

  • whipnsaddle

    KUng si Bong lang sana ang tumakbo, sigurado……….talo!!!!!!

  • boypalaban

    trapo sa trapo…trapo…

  • ed_nique

    the 2 major players for this year’s elections (LP and UNA) are composed of different political parties banding together to achieve victory.

    many still do not realize that an election is a political game. it is not as simple as it seems to many. it is a game played by polilticians thru their political parties. it utilizes their political machineries, it capitalizes on their strength – their people on the ground.

    whether we like it or not, the LAKAS party is still a potent political group. they have senators, congressmen, governors, mayors and other local officials. they have party members who may not be holding political positions but are still influential in their own bailiwicks. these local officials and party members have their own organizations, their district leaders and the ward leaders. and this counts big during elections, this is the organization which delivers the votes. this is the sad truth in our election, a big number of votes are still delivered by political machineries.

    in this election, we will be electing 12 senators. there are 21 candidates running between the 2 major players. do you expect each of them to abide by party rules, do you think that they will not find local contacts to boost their chances?

    LAKAS may not be fielding their own people, but the party is going to be a major force. they may make or break the candidates running for senator.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4WU36RRYPXIRR3NZ5DLIYBFY3E Eljay

    DATI ANG CONGRESSMAN SA MGA PROBINSYA MAY MGA POSTER NA KASAMA SI GMA…NGAYON KAHIT ANINO NI GMA DI NA MAKITA SA MGA POSTER NG MGA CONGRESSMAN NA KASAPI SA PARTIDO NI GMA…

    • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

      KISS OF DEATH…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4WU36RRYPXIRR3NZ5DLIYBFY3E Eljay

    MARAHIL KASI NAKA WHEEL CHAIR NA SI GMA KAYA DI NA PWD MAG INDORSO SA MGA KAPARTIDO NIYA.. HAHAHAHHA

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