Presidential son and Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte has gotten another plum post at the House of Representatives following the election of House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco.
Duterte was elected as the chairman of the House accounts committee at the start of the special session Tuesday afternoon (October 13). He replaced Cavite Rep. Abraham Tolentino, who led the panel under former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
The accounts committee is in charge of all matters related to the House’s internal budget.
Duterte resigned as Deputy Speaker for Political Affairs Monday (VOctober 12), the same day 186 lawmakers voted to oust Cayetano as Speaker and elect Velasco as his replacement.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s son had said he didn’t want to take sides in the feud between Cayetano and Velasco, but said the term sharing agreement must be honored.