In an important political development, former Pangasinan fourth district representative Ma. Georgina “Gina” de Venecia, along with 15 other individuals from the same district, recently took their oath as new members of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) political party. This event took place in Manila, Philippines, with Speaker and Lakas-CMD President Ferdinand Martin Romualdez administering the oath in the Social Hall of the Speaker’s Office in the House of Representatives.
Romualdez expressed his gratitude and warm welcome to the new members, particularly highlighting the significance of Gina de Venecia’s presence. As the wife of Lakas-CMD Co-Chairman Emeritus and former speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., she not only brings her own respected reputation but also strengthens the party’s ties with her esteemed spouse. Romualdez’s office shared his statement, which emphasized the party’s commitment to the values of integrity, service, and progress that Lakas-CMD holds dear. Additionally, he expressed the party’s support for President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s vision of socioeconomic transformation towards a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient society.
During the oath-taking ceremony, Gina de Venecia was accompanied by her husband, de Venecia Jr., and their son, Pangasinan 4th District Representative Christopher de Venecia. This gathering of prominent individuals signifies the growing influence and support for Lakas-CMD in the region.
The new members who took their oath alongside Gina de Venecia include San Fabian Mayor Marlyn Agbayani, as well as Councilors Hercules Magliba, Errol Sison, Rolando Pedralvez, Marieta Cuaresma, Chelsea Narvasa, and Kimberly Bandarlipe. Joining them are San Jacinto Mayor Leo de Vera, Manaoag Mayor Jeremy Agerico Rosario, and individuals such as Winston Chutan, Eduardo Paraan, Nemo de Vera, Pedro Palaganas, Merlinda Tantay, and Arnold Saragoza.
This development in the political landscape of the Philippines highlights the ongoing efforts of Lakas-CMD to expand its membership and strengthen its presence in the country. By welcoming influential figures like Gina de Venecia and the other new members, the party aims to further its mission of promoting the values of integrity, service, and progress.
It is important to note that Lakas-CMD is a political party that has been active in the Philippines for several years. The party’s name, Lakas-CMD, stands for “Lakas ng Tao, Christian Muslim Democrats,” representing its commitment to representing the interests of the people, regardless of religious affiliation. The party’s ideology centers around the principles of good governance, economic development, and social justice.
In conclusion, the recent oath-taking ceremony of former representative Gina de Venecia and 15 others as new members of Lakas-CMD marks a significant development in the political landscape of the Philippines. With the party’s commitment to integrity, service, and progress, and its support for President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s vision of socioeconomic transformation, Lakas-CMD continues to strengthen its position as a prominent political force in the country.
Source: The Manila Times