HNP chairperson Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte also assailed Cabinet officials for joining the fray in the speakership
race, saying the plot to re-introduce the already rejected term-sharing scheme should be rejected.
According to Cayetano, the camp of Velasco "ran" to Duterte when they found out he was running for Congress and brought up that there was a "promise" that he would take over the House speakership
after the term of Rep.
Jericho Nograles, in a news statement, said the party-list bloc is down to two choices in the fight for the speakership
Before the President's endorsement, five lawmakers were vying for the speakership
: Cayetano, Velasco, Romualdez, Davao City Rep.
Following Paolo Duterte's remarks about a possible 'coup' in Monday's vote on the speakership
, Cayetano met with him on Friday and offered the younger Duterte the position of deputy speaker for political affairs.
As leader of her own Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), Mayor Sara strongly objected to Cayetano's Speakership
bid due to the latter's purported political ambitions in the May 2022 presidential elections.
Paolo Duterte declared that the speakership
race is not yet over.
Meanwhile, in the past few months President Rodrigo Duterte urged Paolo that if he runs for speakership
, he should let the former know because he said he will resign.
'While we further our unflinching commitment to the principles and ethos of democracy, the PDP House Caucus has endorsed its members' decision to work with speakership
aspirants from the ruling party, thereby allowing all who feel thus inclined, the freedom to attend all meetings, participate in campaigns, strategy sessions and other activities of any speakership
aspirant of their choice.
Before the elections for speakership
got under way, the five MNA-elects who were yet to take oath of their office were sworn in, taking the tally of elected MNAs to 329.
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