Saling-pusa lang! Villafuerte has no business meddling in budget row – Andaya
By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
House Majority Floor Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. took a swipe at the sudden meddling of Camarines Sur second district Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte in the ongoing budget row between Congress and Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno.
“Hindi ko na pinapatulan ‘yan… saka saling-pusa, nakikihalo pa,” said Andaya.
Villafuerte earlier said it was time for the pro-Duterte majority coalition to kick out Andaya as House Majority Leader and chair of the rules panel for allegedly “subverting” Malacañang with his attempts to derail the passage of the proposed 2019 national budget.
Andaya also denied the allegations made by Villafuerte that only opposition and minority bloc solons attended the recent probe conducted by the rules panel on the alleged flood-control scam in Naga City last January 3.
Villafuerte didn’t attend the probe held in Naga City last week even though he lives the nearby town of Pili.
“’Yun kasi yung problema kapag absent ka… simula pa noong isang break, hindi itong break na ito ah. Noon pang nakaraang break, simula noon ‘yan eh. So paano niya nalaman? ‘Yung ang problema kapag absent ka. Hindi mo alam kung ano ang pinaguusapan,” Andaya said.