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Palace on Paolo Duterte’s possible speakership bid: Karapatan niya yun!

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By Prince Golez

Malacanang sees nothing wrong if Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte decides to run as House Speaker.

Spokesman Salvador Panelo said this Tuesday after Duterte, the eldest son of President Rodrigo Duterte, announced that he “might vie” for the highest post in the House of Representatives.

“Every person has the right to any position… if he is qualified and if he is elected,” Panelo added.

“You cannot prevent people naman from running e. Now it’s between the father and the son ibang usapan naman yun. Pero as general principle, if you are qualified to run, then you can run,” he added.

The elder Duterte previously said he would resign if his son pursues the House speakership.

“Itong si Paolo, sabihin ko sa kanya, if you run for speakership, let me know. Kasi kung tatakbo ka, magre-resign ako. Kasi marami na tayo,” according to him.

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