MINORITY Leader Danilo Suarez is again a member of the Lakas-CMD.
According to Suarez he will be joining the party and wanted to help strengthen it again with its president, former Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez.
“I will go back to Lakas, I will join Congressman Martin and Congressman Pichay. And Lakas will be lakas again,” Suarez said.
Suarez also said that he expects Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to be part of the party again.
“I think eventually, she (Arroyo) will take her oath in Lakas again,” Suarez told media in a weekly press conference.
Suarez’ last party affiliation was the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) of Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay. He was replaced as its party president last week without being informed..
At present, Arroyo is a member of Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
Sources said that Arroyo is set to go back to Lakas one of these days and that the party will be forming an alliance with Mayor Sarah Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago.
It was Mayor Sarah who allegedly convinced solons to sit Arroyo as Speaker of the House and replace Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez.
Another source said the Lakas is eyeing the speakership in the 18th Congress.