Lakas mulls supporting mixed slate for May polls

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Jan. 30 – A leader of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party on Wednesday said the party might support a "mixed slate" of senatorial candidates in the May 13 elections.

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, Lakas vice president, said his party would likely support Liberal Party's Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV and Senator Francis Escudero and Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile and Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

“Number one of course is Mitos. Bam Aquino’s father is a good friend while Jack is a colleague in the House. We would likely support Chiz too,” Suarez said.

Meanwhile, Lakas is set to undergo reorganization in a meeting of its members next week.

Suarez said that Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez is expected to be elected president of Lakas, replacing Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., who will be elected as chairperson.

Besides being young, bright, a good lawyer and coming from prominent political roots, Suarez said “Romualdez could physically attend to the needs of the party during the campaign period.”

Revilla, he explained, would be busy with the local campaign in Cavite as three of his family members are running for local positions.

"The consensus is that we will actively participate to make sure Lakas will have an important role in the elections," Suarez said. (PNA)



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