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Duterte downplays coup talk vs Cayetano: Wishful thinking!

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte dismisses as “wishful thinking” talks of a possible coup against his choice for Speaker, Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano.

Talking to reporters on Thursday, Duterte said Cayetano will be elected when the 18th Congress reopens on July 22.

Asked if he is confident his vice-presidential running mate in the 2016 elections will get enough votes, the President asserted: “He will.”

In a speech in Malacanang last Monday, Duterte endorsed Cayetano as the next speaker of the House of Representatives.

The former senator will share his term with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, while Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez will serve as Majority Floor Leader, added the Chief Executive.

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