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House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco has no plans of running for higher office—such as the position of senator—in 2022.

Velasco told The Daily Tribune Tuesday (October 20) that he doesn’t want to run for senator even if President Rodrigo Duterte were to include him in the administration’s 2022 ticket.

“I would want to serve kaya lang I still have a lot to do in my province. So I have to finish my work muna sa aking probinsya,” he said.

Velasco, a two-term lawmaker, said his disinterest in a national position is the reason why he shuns the spotlight as much as possible.

“Ako naman kasi I don’t have any national ambitions. That’s the reason why I always remain in the background,” he said.

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