Siniraan si Sara! Alan Cayetano warns Duterte of doom if he doesn’t endorse anyone for Speaker
President Rodrigo Duterte will tear the country apart if he doesn’t endorse anyone for House Speaker, Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano has warned.
Politiko’s source said Cayetano warned Duterte about the consequences of keeping a hands off approach on the speakership race when they met in Tokyo, Japan on May 29.
Also present at the meeting were Cayetano’s opponents for Speaker: Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez.
Cayetano’s warning appears to be a jab Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who’s seen as a force to be reckoned with in the speakership race.
Sara is known to be rooting for Velasco, though she has said she will let lawmakers decide on who should be the next Speaker.
Duterte previously proposed a term sharing agreement between Cayetano, his running mate in the 2016 polls, and Velasco, but the Marinduque lawmaker is cool to the idea.
Malacañang, for its part, has said Duterte will not meddle in the speakership race.