Thu. May 13th, 2021
The Joint Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives on the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao commences in the Plenary of the Batasang Pambansa in which later results yielded 240 votes in the affirmative and 27 in the negative thus granting thus granting the request of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of extending Martial Law in Mindanao until the end of December 2018, yesterday, december 13. (PHOTO/ ALVIN KASIBAN)

The Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) saw its numbers increased to 45 with the addition of three lawmakers from the House of Representatives.

Lakas-CMD president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez disclosed that Cavite 2nd District Rep. Strike Revilla, Cagayan Rep. Samantha Vargas-Alfonso, and Davao Occidental Rep. Lorna Bautista-Bandigan have joined their ranks.

Revilla was formerly with the National Unity Party (NUP) and was sworn in as a member of the political party on Sunday in Imus, Cavite.

“It is time to go back home. Lakas-CMD is home to our family, and it feels good to be back home,” Revilla said.

Romualdez said the Lakas-CMD’s increasing its numbers in the House was meant to help President Rodrigo Duterte pass the remaining legislative agenda of his administration in the last 20 months of his administration.

“With Lakas-CMD gaining momentum in the House of Representatives, our party is ready and prepared to work closely with Speaker Lord Allan Velasco to wrap up the approval of the entire legislative agenda of President Duterte before our term ends in 2022,” Romualdez said. SOVEREIGNPH

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