THE president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) yesterday predicted that the once formidable ruling party could produce another future President.
Atty. Martin Romualdez, Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) President, said the party is now busy with their preparations for the May 2019 midterm polls.
“We look forward very well to local and national races. Lakas-CMD has produced two excellent Presidents. President Fidel V. Ramos and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and maybe someday, Lakas will produce another President,” said Romualdez, a former House Independent Bloc Leader of the 16th Congress representing the first district of Leyte.
Romualdez, President of the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa), said the Lakas-CMD has started oiling its political machinery and fine-tuning it.
He reiterated that former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., and Dr. Willie Ong, a renowned and patriotic medical expert, are the Lakas-CMD’s senatorial candidates in next year’s election.
“Dr. Ong, will be joining our party chairman, Sen. Bong Revilla Jr., in the race,” said Romualdez.
Romualdez said Revilla “is one of the most qualified senatorial aspirants.”
“His (Revilla) passion and dedication to serve the people will bring positive change and help improve the country’s good governance, policies, and lawmaking process,” said Romualdez.
“His experience as a two-term senator has helped him gain an understanding about the complexities of various problems besetting the nation. Sen. Bong’s integrity and honesty will make him a strong candidate for the Senate. With the people and God’s help, the Lakas-CMD is looking forward to his victory in next year’s midterm poll,” said Rimualdez.
He also said that “our respected and beloved Doktor ng Bayan, Dr. Ong, will give voice to the underprivileged people of the society who are in need of free medical assistance.”
Dr. Ong is far from ordinary in the medical profession. He devoted his 25 years in public service conducting medical missions and giving free health tips and advices.
According to Romualdez, Ong’s tireless work is driven by his will to show “malasakit”(compassion) to the plight of the marginalized sector by treating them fair and square.
“We believe and fully support the good intentions of Dr. Ong to seek an elective post in next year’s midterm poll and follow the footsteps of our late Sen. Juan Flavier, who established the Doctors to the Barrios program,” said Romualdez.