Posts Tagged House Speakership

Party-list lawmakers question change of deputy speaker amid House speakership row

Marje Pelayo   •   October 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some 54 congressmen in the House of Representatives expressed dismay over the recent ouster of 1-Pacman Rep. Michael Romero as deputy speaker last Friday (October 2). The...

Velasco slams Cayetano for delays in House budget deliberation

Marje Pelayo   •   October 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Marinduque Representative Alan Jay Velasco expressed dismay over the delays in budget deliberations on Wednesday (September 30). He attributed the delays to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano...

Cayetano offers to resign as House Speaker, lawmakers immediately move to reject

Marje Pelayo   •   September 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — In a sudden decision, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday (September 30) offered his resignation but the Lower House immediately moved to reject it. “I will...

Duterte meets with House speakership rivals

Marje Pelayo   •   September 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte met with speakership rivals, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco at Malacañang on Tuesday night (September 29). The two...

Solon confirms manifesto circulating among lawmakers expressing support for Speaker Cayetano

Marje Pelayo   •   September 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Barbers confirmed on Monday (September 28) that a manifesto is now circulating among lawmakers from the majority bloc. This is to support...

Duterte son clarifies rumors of him initiating an ouster plot against House speakership

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Rumors of a possible ouster in the House leadership have been circulating over the weekend following last week’s deliberation on the proposed budget for the Department of...

Term-sharing with Rep. Velasco, not an issue – HS Cayetano

Maris Federez   •   November 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano insists that the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte on the leadership in the lower chamber of Congress must be respected. This is...

Koko Pimentel says PDP-Laban to still support Velasco’s speakership bid

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III has called on members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to support their party mates who are vying for...

Road to Speakership: who to stick with to be House Speaker

Maris Federez   •   June 27, 2019

The battle for the next House Speaker is still on among these names: Velasco, Romualdez, and Cayetano. They are all making headlines and are seen to be always with President...

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