Soon after Sara Duterte-Carpio withdrew her certificate of candidacy (COC) as Davao City mayor, she joined the political party Lakas-CMD (Christina Muslim Democrats), leaving her former Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP).
MANILA, Philippines — Duterte-Carpio took her oath at the Revilla Farm in Silang, Cavite, 6 p.m., Thursday.
Present during her oathtaking was House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, who is also the president of the party, with Senator Ramon Revilla Jr.
“The officials and members of Lakas-CMD are elated to welcome Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as new member of our party,” Romualdez said.
“We had long been inviting Mayor Inday to join our party as we are all impressed with her sterling qualities as a leader and we saw up close her exemplary work ethic as chief executive of Davao City,” he added.
According to Romualdez, Duterte-Carpio “will be a very promising leader and a tremendous asset to the Lakas-CMD.”
This recent move further induced conversations of her going after a national post for the May 2022 elections.
However, Duterte-Carpio has not yet released an official statement on her decision. (HMP/JuanManila)