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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez joins Nacionalista Party

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez (third from left) takes his oath as new member of the Nacionalista Party. With him are NP president Sen. Manuel Villar(fourth from left), Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (left), wife Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez(second from left), Sen. Antonio Trillanes (right), Sen. Ferdinand Marcos (second from right) and Sen. Pia Cayetano (behind Villar) at Villar's office in Manila. photo by Jamin Verde for
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The nephew of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos has joined the Nacionalista Party and will be sworn in this afternoon, the party's president Senator Manuel Villar said. 

“Sen. Manny Villar, president of the Nacionalista Party (NP), will swear in Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez as NP member today, 3 pm at his Senate office,” Villar’s office said.

The mayor, who belongs to the famous Romualdez clan of Leyte, is the cousin of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. 

Nacionalista Party Senators Pia Cayetano, Alan Peter Cayetano, Marcos, Jr., and Antonio Trillanes IV are invited to witness the oath-taking. 

Trillanes is the latest lawmaker who joined NP, who will be among the party’s senatorial slate in 2013 mid-term elections. NP has coalesced with the ruling party, the Liberal Party, recently.