Gina de Venecia and 15 Others Join Lakas-CMD

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Former Pangasinan 4th District representative, Ma. Georgina “Gina” de Venecia, along with 15 others from the same district, were sworn in as new members of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) political party. The oath-taking ceremony was conducted by Speaker and Lakas-CMD President Ferdinand Martin Romualdez at the Social Hall of the Speaker’s Office in the House of Representatives.

In a statement issued by his office on Thursday, Speaker Romualdez expressed his gratitude and welcomed the new members, particularly Gina de Venecia, who is not only a respected figure in her own right but also the spouse of Lakas-CMD Co-Chairman Emeritus and former speaker Jose de Venecia Jr.

Gina de Venecia previously served as the congressional representative of Pangasinan’s 4th district from 2010 to 2016. During the oath-taking ceremony, she was accompanied by de Venecia Jr. and their son, Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Christopher de Venecia.

Romualdez emphasized the party’s commitment to working closely with the new members as they continue to uphold the values of integrity, service, and progress that Lakas-CMD holds dear. He also expressed their support for the vision of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. in achieving socioeconomic transformation towards a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient society.

The newly sworn-in members include San Fabian Mayor Marlyn Agbayani and Councilors Hercules Magliba, Errol Sison, Rolando Pedralvez, Marieta Cuaresma, Chelsea Narvasa, and Kimberly Bandarlipe. Also joining the party are San Jacinto Mayor Leo de Vera and Manaoag Mayor Jeremy Agerico Rosario.

Witnessing the event were Tingog Party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez, House Majority Leader and Zamboanga City 2nd District Rep. Manuel Jose “Mannix” Dalipe, Agusan del Norte 1st District Rep. Jose “Joboy” Aquino, and Pangasinan 5th District Rep. Ramon Guico Jr., among others.

The addition of these new members strengthens the Lakas-CMD party’s presence and influence in the political landscape. With their diverse backgrounds and experiences, they bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the table, contributing to the party’s mission of promoting the welfare of the Filipino people.

Lakas-CMD has long been known for its commitment to good governance, social justice, and economic development. By welcoming new members like Gina de Venecia and the others, the party continues to build a strong foundation for the future, ensuring that the voices and concerns of the people are heard and addressed.

As Lakas-CMD moves forward, it is expected that these new members will actively participate in shaping policies and initiatives that will benefit their constituents and the nation as a whole. Their dedication to public service and their alignment with the party’s core values make them valuable assets in the pursuit of progress and inclusive growth.

In conclusion, the addition of former representative Gina de Venecia and the other new members to the Lakas-CMD party signifies a significant development in Philippine politics. With their induction, the party gains experienced and dedicated individuals who will contribute to its mission of advancing the welfare and interests of the Filipino people. This move further strengthens Lakas-CMD’s position as a prominent political force in the country, ready to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Source: The Manila Times

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