Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez recently welcomed four lawmakers and a mayor to the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD), bringing the total party’s strength at the House of Representatives to 86, a press release from the House of Representatives said.
“Our heartfelt welcome to our new members. We are delighted and excited to have you on board. With your exceptional skills, experience, and dedication, we look forward to the unique contributions and perspectives you will bring to Lakas-CMD to help the Marcos administration champion people’s interests,” Romualdez said.
“Your commitment to serving the Filipino people will play a major role in the continued success of Lakas-CMD and positively impact our constituents nationwide. We will support and take care of you, and please do not hesitate to reach out to the party leadership,” he said.
Reps. Rosemarie Conejos Panotes (Camarines Norte, 2nd District), Dale Corvera (Agusan del Norte, 2nd District), Lordan Suan (Cagayan de Oro, 1st District), and Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy (Caloocan City, 2nd District), and San Jose Del Monte City Mayor Arturo Robes took their oath as new Lakas-CMD members before Romualdez, party president and leader of the 300-plus strong House of Representatives.
Romualdez administered the oath-taking in simple rites at the Social Hall of the Office of the Speaker at Batasan Complex in Quezon City.
Panotes, Corvera, Cajayon-Uy, and Robes were former members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) while Suan was a former member of the Nacionalista Party (NP).*