Sara Duterte nixes ‘counter-productive’ term sharing for House Speaker
Robie de Guzman • July 5, 2019 • 1667
MANILA, Philippines – Regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) head and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Friday rejected the proposed term-sharing set-up for the speaker of the House of Representatives of the 18th Congress.
Duterte-Carpio said term-sharing will only be “counter-productive” and may “slow down” the last three years of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
She also believes that this set-up would only create an environment of “deceit, dissent and distrust” in the House of Representatives, with other aspirants working to unseat the incumbent leader.
“In a term sharing situation, the House of Representatives will be racked with unseating the incumbent Speaker, deceit, dissent and distrust,” the presidential daughter said in a statement.
“We do not know why the term sharing influencers do not seem to care what will happen to the House. They just want to install a Speaker and do not think about what comes after,” she added.
The Davao mayor emphasized that members of the House, as well as political parties, should have the final say on the speakership issue.
“Let us leave the Speaker issue to the members of the House of Representatives and the political parties and that includes HNP and HTL (Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod),” she said.
The HNP earlier nominated Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab as its candidate for the speakership race while the president’s party, the PDP-Laban, vowed to support the bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco.
Talks on term-sharing for the Speaker floated after speakership contender, Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano claimed he had agreed to serve as speaker for 15 months and be succeeded by Velasco for 21 months.
Velasco denied agreeing to such a deal with Cayetano.
The matter on speakership even got more complicated after Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte announced his possible bid for the post.
He said he decided to gun for the highest House post to unite its members being divided by the race. He also proposed that the position be shared by representatives from Mindanao, Visayas, Luzon, and the party-list groups.
In line with his bid to unify the House of Representatives, Duterte and eight other solons said they formed a coalition which will be composed of congressmen who are committed to institute governance and development reforms that are necessary for the Philippines to secure its rightful place in the world stage of nations, particularly in the Southeast Asian region.
Pinalawig pa ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Davao City ang pagbabawal sa non-essential physical gatherings sa mga opisina ng gobyerno sa lungsod.
Sa bisa ng Executive Order No. 69 na nilagdaan ni Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, extended hanggang Setyembre ngayong taon ang pagbabawal sa mga non-essential face-to-face events sa lahat ng opisina ng gobyerno dahil na rin sa banta ng paglitaw ng Omicron at iba pang variant ng COVID-19.
Sakop ng kautusan ang mga barangay, local, national government offices, agencies at instrumentalities, gayundin ang Government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCC).
Layunin ng kautusan na maiwasan ang hawaan at muling pagtaas ng kaso ng COVID-19 sa lungsod.
Suspendido rin kahit ang mga maituturing na essential activities gaya ng face-to-face trainings at seminars, kung ito ay hindi naman emergency.
Ang pamamahagi ng food o non-food items na walang kaugnayan sa kalamidad at mga emergency na sitwasyon ay dapat ring ipamahagi via house-to-house sa pamamagitan ng contactless delivery.
Ang tangi lamang pinapayagang pagtitipon sa local government agencies ay ang pagsasagawa online ng mga sumusunod na aktibidad:
oath taking program
Sa kasalukuyan ay nasa 79 ang aktibong kaso ng COVID-19 sa Davao City.
Pero pinaghahandaan na ng lokal na pamahalaan ang posibilidad ng pagdami ng kaso sa susunod na mga linggo dahil sa kakatapos lamang na holiday season at posibleng pagpasok ng Omicron variant sa lungsod. (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lucille Lloren)
MANILA, Philippines – The tandem of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., and vice presidential bet Sara Duterte emerged as the most preferred candidates in the 2022 elections in the latest pre-election survey released by Pulse Asia on Wednesday.
The survey, conducted from December 1 to 6, 2022 using 2,400 adult respondents, showed that more than half or 53% said they would vote Marcos for president while 20% said they prefer his rival Vice President Leni Robredo.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Senator Manny Pacquiao both ranked third, who both got 8%.
Senator Panfilo Lacson scored 6%, while retired General Antonio Parlade Jr., Labor leader Leody de Guzman, and former Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales scored less than 1%.
The pollster noted that 3% of Filipino adults are still undecided about whom to elect as president next year, 1% refuse to identify their preferred presidential candidate, and 1% are not voting for any presidential bet.
In the vice presidential race, 45% of respondents said they prefer presidential daughter Sara while 31% said they would vote for Lacson’s running mate Senate President Vicente Sotto III.
Robredo’s running mate, Senator Francis Pangilinan, ranked third with a score of 12%.
Moreno’s running mate, Dr. Willie Ong got 6%, Pacquiao’s vice presidential bet Cong. Lito Atienza scored 1% while de Guzman’s running mate Walden Bello got less than 1%
Pulse Asia said the nationwide survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews with adults 18 years old and above.
MANILA, Philippines – Vice presidential candidate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has named the seven senatorial candidates on her list for the 2022 elections.
In a tweet on Tuesday Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) said Sara’s father, President Rodrigo Duterte, tops the list.
Duterte is seeking a Senate seat in next year’s polls.
Other candidates under her slate are former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, former senator Jinggoy Estrada, resigned Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, former Defense Secretary Gibo Teodoro, former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, and Antique Representative Loren Legarda.
Lakas-CMD Chairman Mayor Sara Duterte names Harry Roque, Jinggoy Estrada, Mark Villar, Gibo Teodoro, Herbert Bautista, and Loren Legarda as her six senate candidates. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is at the top of her list. pic.twitter.com/fNVJnLWuhO
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