#Former House Speaker Jose C. De Venecia Jr.

Into the ambit of politics

Since early 2020, we have been spending most of our time in our Dagupan City home, which is a short walking distance from the Lingayen Gulf, where General Douglas MacArthur and, earlier, General Masaharu Homma landed on Jan. 9, 1945 and Dec. 22, 1941, respectively.

A tri-continental alliance of political parties

In April 2016, the organizations of political parties of Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa convened for the first time in Jakarta to explore ways and means of economic and political cooperation among our three continents.

The beginnings of Lakas-CMD

The recent happenings in the Lakas-CMD (Christian-Muslim Democrats) brought back memories of the beginnings of the party as well as the many challenges and struggles we and our partymates faced together.