Bongbong’s cousin, Majority Leader Martin re-elected as Leyte solon – Manila Bulletin
House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, who experts say will play a vital role in the upcoming 19th Congress, has officially won a new term as representative of Leyte’s 1st District.
Romualdez, the president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), ran unopposed in his district and garnered a total of 181,480 votes in the May 9 election.
His proclamation took place at 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday May 11 at the Old Leyte Province Legislative Building.
“We hereby proclaim the aforementioned winning candidate (Romualdez) a duly elected member of the House of Representatives for Leyte’s 1st Legislative District,” said Provincial Council of Canvassers Chairman and Provincial Election Supervisor Attorney Antonio Gulay Jr. presentation of the certificate to the re-elected veteran legislator.
In an ambush interview after his proclamation, Romualdez said he would focus on providing additional services to his constituents in education, health, livelihoods and recovery from the effects of the Covid pandemic. -19.
“Nandito pa tayo sa pandemya, endemic sana na po (we are still in a pandemic, I hope it will be endemic soon). Kailangan talaga (What we have to do is), we have to bring our economy back,” the Lakas-CMD chairman said.
He pledged to work hard so that his constituents have “money in their pocket so that they have food on their table, so that they can send their children to school and that the family is followed medically “.
Romualdez is one of the campaign managers for the main running mate, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte. Duterte chairs the Lakas-CMD.
He is also the cousin of presidential race favorite Bongbong Marcos. He was the one who trained Marcos’ eldest son, Sandro, in legislative work in preparation for the latter’s candidacy to become a congressman for the 1st district of Ilocos Norte.
Romualdez, an attorney, is a product of the University of the Philippines (UP). He is president of the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) – the oldest and most respected association of legal luminaries in the country.
He completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1985.
In 1988, he earned an Honors Certificate in Administration and Management from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. He then continued his law studies, earning his Bachelor of Laws from UP College of Law at UP Diliman, Quezon City in 1992.
Prior to his time in government, Romualdez served as concurrent administrator and president of the Doña Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation and the Dr. Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation.
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