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Incoming PDP-Laban legislators back Romualdez’ speakership

Emmanuel Tupas - The Philippine Star
Incoming PDP-Laban legislators back Romualdezâ speakership
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, president of the PDP-Laban faction, revealed yesterday that all 65 newly elected representatives of their party have decided to endorse Romualdez’s bid for the speakership.
STAR / Boy Santos, file

MANILA, Philippines — Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin Romualdez, who is poised to take the House speakership in the 19th Congress, is now assured of the unanimous support of members of President Duterte’s ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party faction.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, president of the PDP-Laban faction, revealed yesterday that all 65 newly elected representatives of their party have decided to endorse Romualdez’s bid for the speakership.

Cusi said this decision by party officials and members was made not only to continue and sustain Duterte’s legacy programs and services, but also to proactively support the new legislative agent of presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

“These are unprecedented and milestone programs that are needed to be continued, and everyone agrees that Cong. Romualdez is the right leader for the job,” he said in a statement.

Cusi said their party’s elected representatives are also ready to support Marcos in the 19th Congress.

“Our legislators are glad that after a long time, it is only now that projects of the current administration are assured of continuity in the term of the next president,” he said in Filipino. “They are confident of a successful transition if Cong. Romualdez leads in Congress.”

MARTIN ROMUALDEZ

PDP-LABAN

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