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Alis mga misis! Alvarez wants org of solons’ spouses out of House


The Congressional Spouses Foundation Inc. (CSFI) will have to look for a new office space soon since they will soon be evicted from the House of Representatives.

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants CSFI out of Batasang Pambansa complex to make space for new offices and function rooms.

Even though his wife, Emelita, is the head of CSFI, Alvarez said finding a new office for the organization is none of his business.

“Ay hindi ko na problema yun, maghahanap sila ng ano,” he said.

The Speaker said CSFI does not need an office inside Batasang Pambansa since their functions are not related to legislative work.

“Wala silang magagawa pag sinabi ko move out sila kasi kakailanganin ng Kongreso. Eh siyempre we are doing here a function of government, di ba? Hindi naman natin pwedeng basta nandyan na lang yan at susuportahan natin eh maybe I will be dispensing public money for a private purpose,” he said.

Alvarez said he has ordered the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office to vacate their space in Batasan so new offices could be built. He has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to abolish the agency, saying its job is redundant.