LAKAS-cmd still a force to reckon with
Published : Saturday, June 14, 2014 00:00
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HOUSE independent minority bloc leader and Leyte (1st District) Rep. Ferdinand Martin “FM” G. Romualdez yesterday said the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) remains a strong force to reckon with in the 2016 presidential polls. This despite the plunder case filed before the Sandiganbayan against its chairman, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., in connection with his alleged involvement in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam. Romualdez said Lakas-CMD will still field national candidates despite the looming detention of Revilla.
Romualdez, president of Lakas-CMD, said Lakas remains strong and efforts are being made to reinvigorate it after its ranks was diminished with the change of administration.
In fact, Romualdez disclosed that Revilla and other party leaders have met before the Office of the Ombudsman filed plunder charges against the solon before the Sandiganbayan.
“We shall continue to make efforts to reinvigorate the party but the elections are still over a year and a half away so we’re not to emphatic on working on a day-to-day basis because right now we’re (party members) busy doing our jobs as legislators as well as with the councilors, mayors and other local officials, so these things are still in the back burner,” said Romualdez.
“If we continue doing our jobs well, everything else will follow,” Romualdez added.
The Leyte congressman expressed confidence Lakas will have a deep bench of national and local candidates for the 2016 elections.
He said Lakas also open to forging alliances with other parties to form a stronger front for the 2016 elections.Ryan Ponce Pacpaco