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Inday Sara endorses Romualdez speakership bid

Tacloban City—Rising political kingmaker, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Tuesday declared that former Leyte 1st district Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez would be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives in the coming 18th Congress. 

Inday Sara endorses romualdez speakership bid
THE NEXT SPEAKER? Davao City mayor and Hugpong ng Pagbabago Regional Party chairperson Sara Duterte-Carpio introduces Lakas-CMD Party president and Leyte 1st district congressional candidate Martin Romualdez as the next Speaker of the House during the HNP’s Grand Campaign Rally at Tacloban City’s Astrodome attended by more than 25,000 government officials and supporters. Joining them on stage are Rep. Yedda Romualdez,  also Tingog party-list first nominee, and  HNP senatorial candidate Christopher “Bong” Go. Ver Noveno
Prior to introducing the 13 senatorial candidates being backed by the Hugpong ng Pagbabago, the president’s daughter announced that Romualdez would be the next House Speaker.

READ: Romualdez confirms bid for speakership

“The next Speaker of the House,” Carpio said, referring to Romualdez on two occasions during the HNP’s campaign caravan in the city held at the Tacloban Astrodome. 

Romualdez is a returning congressman in the province’s first district which he served for three terms— June 30, 2007 until June 30, 2016. 

He was succeeded by his wife, former Bb. International Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt- Romualdez,  who is the first nominee of Tingog party list in the upcoming midterm elections in May.

Romualdez is also the author of House Bill 1039, which was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III as Republic Act No. 10754 or an act on expanding the benefits and privileges of people with disabilities.

For his part, Romualdez, a lawyer and a banker, thanked the presidential daughter for the trust and confidence in him. 

“I was humbled by the mere mention of my name,” said Romualdez towards the end of the program before courting the votes of his constituents.  

READ: ‘Leytenos for Hugpong’

Topics: Sara Duterte-Carpio , Ferdinand Martin Romualdez , House of Representatives , Hugpong ng Pagbabago
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