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Duterte calls Lord Allan Velasco ‘up and coming Speaker of the House’

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By Prince Golez

“Up and coming Speaker of the House.”

This was how President Rodrigo Duterte addressed Rep. Lord Allan Velasco during the inauguration of the Bataan Government Center and Business Hub “The Bunker” in Balanga City Thursday.

“Tutal wala man dito si Aquino, ah si (House Speaker Alan Peter) Cayetano,” Duterte said, eliciting a laugh from the audience.

Cayetano and Velasco are under a term-sharing arrangement as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Cayetano would serve for the first 15 months, with Velasco serving last 21 months of the thee-year term.

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