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Ang lakas ng hina: Alvarez gets no co-sponsorship speech at confirmation hearing

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This was one occasion where House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez could not make a show of his power.

Alvarez, one of eight lawmakers whose promotion as reserve military officers were heard at the Commission on Appointments, had no one to “co-sponsor” him Wednesday.

He was to be confirmed to a reserve Colonel in the Philippine Navy. Others whose confirmation the CA took up included:

– Sen. Lorna Regina Legarda to reserve Colonel, Philippine Air Force
– Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao to reserve Colonel, Philippine Army
– Rep. Rodolfo Farinas to reserve Colonel, Judge Advocate General Service
– Rep. Roy Loyola to reserve Colonel, Philippine Army
– Rep. Joel Mayo Almario to reserve Colonel, PAF
– Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia to reserve Colonel, PA
– Rep. Bai Sandra Sema to reserve Lt. Col., PA

Sen. Panfilo Lacson, vice chairman of the CA defense panel, delivered co-sponsorship speeches for Legarda and Loyola.

Rep. Ronaldo Zamora and Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri also delivered co-sponsorship speeches for other lawmakers.