Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats


Arroyo, De Venecia reunite as Lakas-CMD vow to ‘win’ members back

Mar 09, 2020 - 11:33 PM

The once formidable Lakas-CMD is slowly increasing its numbers in the House, where its party president Martin Romualdez is the influential Majority Leader

GOING STRONG. Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (center), former House speaker Jose de Venecia Jr (3rd from L, front row) pose for a photo with other Lakas-CMD members in the House on March 9, 2020. Photo from the Office of House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez

PDP-Laban loses another member as Biliran congressman joins Lakas-CMD

Feb 19, 2020 - 3:20 PM

Though not a major party in the House with just 30 allies, Lakas-CMD remains influential given its ties to former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez

OATH-TAKING. Biliran Representative Gerardo Espina Jr (3rd from R) takes his oath as Lakas-CMD member before party president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on February 19, 2020. Photo from Romualdez's staff

8 more party-list lawmakers forge alliance with Lakas-CMD

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Lakas-CMD now has a total of 26 members and allies in the House – 13 district representatives as party members and 13 party-list legislators as allies

ALLIES. Lakas-CMD stalwarts Martin Romualdez, Mikey Arroyo, and Prospero Pichay pose with 3 of their new party-list allies on September 30, 2019. Photo from Romualdez's Facebook page

Lakas-CMD recruits 2 new lawmakers, allies with 5 party-list groups

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:57 PM

Lakas-CMD will 'continue to strengthen our political influence nationwide,' says party president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez

GETTING STRONGER. Lakas-CMD president Martin Romualdez administers the oath of new members, Representatives Hector Sanchez and Wilter Wee Palma II. Lakas-CMD member Juan Miguel Arroyo witness the oath-taking. Photo courtesy Romualdez's office

Around 50 lawmakers attend Lakas-CMD dinner at Arroyo's house

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:40 PM

While Lakas-CMD did not actively recruit members during the gathering, two lawmakers took their oath as new members of the party

LAKAS GETTING STRONGER. Lakas-CMD president and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez (3rd from L) administer the oath of their new members Representatives Fredenil Castro (center) and Fidel Nograles (4th from R) on August 7, 2019. Photo from Romualdez's office

Lakas-CMD eyes Bong Revilla, Martin Romualdez for senator in 2019

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Both party bets, however, have yet to express their intention to run in the mid-term polls. Revilla is being tried for plunder, while Romualdez lost in the 2016 senatorial race.

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES? Former senator Bong Revilla and ex-Leyte representative Martin Romualdez are among the people being considered by Lakas-CMD for its senatorial slate. File photos by Rappler

Senatorial bets galore on Day 3 of COC filing

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

On Wednesday alone 28 senatorial aspirants filed their candidacies along with 20 aspirants for president and 4 for vice president

Bong Revilla visits vote-rich barangays ahead of arrest

Jun 16, 2014 - 9:31 PM

The senator who has not abandoned plans to run for president in 2016 despite facing plunder charges insists this is a thank you tour and not early campaigning

'NOT ACTING.' Senator Bong Revilla says his privilege speech and music video were heartfelt and 'not showbiz.' Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Bong Revilla speech not for you – Lakas president

Jun 11, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The Lakas CMD stands by its chairman Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr

PARTYMATES. Leyte Rep Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Senator Ramon

Solons hit De Lima: Cancelation of passports 'premature'

Oct 26, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Malacañang says it would be better to just wait for the final decision of DFA

UNA in the House: What now?

May 22, 2013 - 7:35 PM

Will the constructive opposition coalesce with the Liberal Party in the House of Representatives?

'CONSTRUCTIVE PARTNERS.' UNA vows to continue its role of being "constructive partners" of the administration. File photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

The symbolic races in 2013 elections

May 11, 2013 - 12:34 PM

The Senate is not the only battleground Malacañang has waged wars against local candidates who are bent on keeping their fiefdoms

Tarlac mayoral candidate dies in shooting

May 06, 2013 - 11:29 PM

Rudy Abella a former barangay captain running for San Jose mayor under Lakas was shot 7 times by armed men on motorcycles

Lakas endorses 4 UNA, 2 Team PNoy bets

Apr 10, 2013 - 9:48 PM

The former ruling party will meet again next week to endorse 4 more candidates