Romualdez says Lakas-CMD and PDP alliance 'possible'

Romualdez says Lakas-CMD and PDP alliance ‘possible’

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 11:59 AM May 08, 2024

House Speaker Martin Romualdez at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City on May 8, 2024. Photo from Jean Mangaluz

House Speaker Martin Romualdez at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City on May 8, 2024. (Photo from Jean Mangaluz)

MANILA, Philippines — Lakas–Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) President and House Speaker Martin Romualdez said that an alliance with Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) was possible.

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In an ambush interview on Wednesday during the alliance signing of Lakas-CMD and President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), Romualdez was asked if there was a chance of a partnership with former president Rodrigo Duterte’s PDP.


“Anything is possible,” said the Speaker.

Relations between Duterte and Marcos have progressively soured since the former hurled drug accusations against the President.

READ: Marcos shoots back: Ex-president Duterte takes fentanyl

Romualdez also said that an alliance with Hugpong ng Pagbabago was also open for discussion. Pushed further for other possible parties that could be part of the alliance, the Speaker said he did not want to preempt anything.

Lakas-CMD is also currently fielding a senatorial slate for the 2025 midterm elections, according to Romualdez.

“There are many, many considerations there; we leave it to the collective wisdom of the alliance leadership,” said Romauldez when asked what qualifications they are looking for in candidates.


Romualdez also said that candidates would preferably be in favor of constitutional amendments.

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