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Romualdez tells why Romualdo’s jump to Lakas-CMD is a ‘homecoming’

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No turncoats here–just a politiko who wants to “come back home”.

That was how former House Independent Bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez described Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo’s transfer from the Liberal Party (LP) to Lakas-CMD.

The move was announced by Lakas-CMD president Romualdez Thursday (February 2).

“It’s a welcome development, as we know the late grandfather of Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo, Congressman [Pedro] Loloy Romualdo and also his father, [Camiguin] Gov. Jayjay [Romualdo] were once with Lakas,” Romualdez said.

“This is also a homecoming and we are very happy because Congressman Romualdo will be a good addition to the party,” he added of the Mindanao lawmaker’s party switch.

Romualdo, for his part, reckoned that it would be good for him to “to go back to our party”, referring to Lakas.

The LP was the dominant political faction during the past 15th and 16th Congresses.