Posts Tagged House Speaker

Velasco files bills granting president power to suspend PhilHealth, SSS rate hikes

Robie de Guzman   •   January 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Thursday said he has filed two separate bills seeking to grant the president the power to suspend the scheduled increases in...

Duterte administers oath to Velasco as House speaker

Robie de Guzman   •   November 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte administered the oath of office to Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Malacañang said. The oathtaking...

House to transmit 2021 budget to Senate ahead of Oct. 28 deadline – Velasco

Robie de Guzman   •   October 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives is set to transmit to the Senate its version of the P4.506-trillion proposed 2021 national budget, a day before the promised date of...

Velasco assumes post as new House Speaker

Robie de Guzman   •   October 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco on Tuesday officially assumed as the new speaker of the House of Representatives, replacing Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano, following his election...

Sara Duterte denies hand in Velasco election as House Speaker

Robie de Guzman   •   October 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has denied involvement in the changes that ensued in the leadership of the House of Representatives, which saw the...

Velasco elected as new House Speaker, Cayetano calls out ‘fake session’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 12, 2020

With 186 votes, Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco has been elected as the new House Speaker. During a session held on Monday (October 12) at a sports club in Quezon...

Cayetano heeds President’s ‘stern warning’, vows to send budget to Senate on Nov. 5

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 9, 2020

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has acknowledged President Rodrigo Duterte’s “stern warning” over the speakership row. “We welcome the President’s stern warning to all parties to stop all the politicking...

Velasco has right to run for House Speaker —Palace

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 6, 2020

Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco has the right to run as speaker of the House of Representatives, according to the Malacañang. During a press briefing on Tuesday (October 6), Presidential...

Cayetano suggests hiring financial forensic experts to investigate corruptions in gov’t agencies

Marje Pelayo   •   August 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines –  House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano suggests hiring of financial forensic experts to help investigate irregularities in government transactions and to hold accountable any official involved in corruption. ...

Cayetano seeks review of National Building Code

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 30, 2019

House of Representatives (HOR) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is pushing for a review of the National Building Code after the 6.6 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday in parts of Mindanao (October...

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