Lakas-CMD elects new national officers, members
MANILA, Philippines — The Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party elected new national officers as well as new members, said Speaker Martin Romualdez on Sunday.
According to Romualdez in a statement, he and Vice President Sara Duterte were reelected to their positions as president and chairperson of the party, respectively.
Meanwhile, former president and now Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was elected as chairperson emeritus, former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. as co-chairperson emeritus, Sen. Bong Revilla Jr. as co-chairperson, Capiz Gov. Fredenil Castro as vice chairperson, and House Majority Leader and Zamboanga City Rep. Manuel Jose “Mannix” M. Dalipe as executive vice president.
Other elected officers were Representatives Jose Aquino ll of Agusan del Norte as secretary general, Samantha Santos of North Cotabato as deputy secretary general, and David Suarez of Quezon as treasurer.
The above-named officers were also chosen as members of the national executive committee.
Meanwhile, Romualdez announced that the party has formed a national advisory council “to support the executive committee.”
Members of the council include Juan Miguel Arroyo, Diosdado Ignacio Arroyo, Lourdes Arroyo, Prospero Pichay Jr., Wilter Wee Palma, Aleta Suarez, Hector Sanchez, Paz Radaza, Leonardo Babasa Jr., Anthony Peter Crisologo, Mari Grace Preciosa Castelo, Sandra Eriguel, Former executive secretary Eduardo Ermita, former secretaries Gabriel Claudio and Nasser Pangandaman Sr., and Agriculture Undersecretary Zamzamin Pamintuan.
Romualdez said the installation of the new Lakas-CMD leaders “will strengthen and reinvigorate our party in support of the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his Agenda for Prosperity and socio-economic roadmap.”
“We hope to further grow our membership with new recruits who share our ideals, programs and goals, and aspirations for our people and our nation,” he said.
Lakas-CMD now counts 68 representatives as members, aside from hundreds of governors, city and town mayors, provincial board and city and municipal council members, and other local officials.
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