GMA’s party reunites to join Duterte House coalition

May 24,2016 - 11:33 AM

THE Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrat (Lakas-CMD) and the National Unity Party (NUP) yesterday signed a coalition agreement to jointly support the incoming administration of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

In a press conference, Lakas-CMD president Martin Romualdez said the coalition agreement sought to further strengthen the ties of both parties considering their shared history.
Allies of former President and reelected Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo, who is under hospital detention while facing charges for plunder over a charity funds mess, dominated Congress during her term through the coalition of her party Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi) and the Lakas-CMD of former President Fidel Ramos.
Lakas-CMD and Kampi merged in 2008, but the merger was short-lived after some members of Lakas and Kampi bolted out and established themselves as the NUP in the 15th Congress. /INQUIRER.NET

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