Bernardo Vergara Politician
Bernardo M. Vergara is a Philippines government official living in Baguio City. He served as Congressman from the lone district of Baguio for three terms from 1992 to 2001, and as mayor of Baguio for one term from 2001 to 2004. Through his leadership as congressman, he has been instrumental in the upliftment of Baguio City ruined by the July 1990 devastating earthquake. He was awarded as the Philippines' Ten Most Outstanding Congressman for two times during his 9 year-tenure. He is most known for his involvement in the reconstruction of Marcos Highway and magnanimous efforts to improve Baguio's economy by way of extensive infrastructure projects. Vergara is a former Department of Public Works and Highways District Engineer. At a young age of 30, he has been known as the country's youngest District Engineer. He has been in public service since the 1960s and has catapulted the Northern Philippines in particular the La Union and Ilocos areas to its premier state, as it is now today. As District Engineer for La Union, he was then tapped by Former President Ferdinand E. Marcos and Former Tourism Secretary Jose D.
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Lakas–CMD is a center-right political party in the Philippines. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy. The current party originated in 2009 with the merger of the original Lakas–CMD party with the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino; it was known as Lakas Kampi CMD until 2012. The party produced one president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who was president when the two parties merged in 2009. With Arroyo unable to run for a new term due to term limits, the party lost the 2010 presidential election with Gilberto Teodoro as its presidential nominee. The party retained its two senators, both incumbents, in the Senate election and became a part of the Liberal Party-led majority coalition; in the House of Representatives election, it won 47% of the seats contested in the district election, but most of its members were split into three groups, with naby defecting to the Liberal Party, some formed the National Unity Party, and the remaining members were split into the majority and minority blocs, with its members heading the minority. On May 11, 2012, the party decided to revert to its original name and drop Arroyo's KAMPI from the coalition.