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Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco met with presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte last week as the speakership row heats up.

Velasco flew to Davao City to meet with Sara on October 9. A photo from the lawmaker’s camp showed the two of them eating a meal.

Politiko reported that Sara had been calling and texting leaders of political parties to rally support for Velasco.

Sources told Politiko that Sara has mustered enough support to install Velasco as House Speaker this week.

Velasco has been adamant about following the term sharing agreement on the speakership, which involves Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano stepping down on October 14.

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