Sisipain na? Defensor blasts Romero’s unilateral move to throw party-list support for Velasco
By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
MANILA – Incoming Anakalusugan Party-list Rep. Mike Defensor ia nor happy with the decision of Partylist-Coaltion president and 1Pacman Party-list Rep. Mikee Romero in signing the manifesto of support for the Speakership bid of Marinduque Party-list Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
Defensor said members of the party-list coalition have condemned the unilateral action of Velasco in signing the said manifesto because the 54-man Party-list Coalition Foundation, Inc. (PCFI) has not yet made up its mond on who to support in the hotly contested Speakership race.
“We never had a decision, we never had an agreement at hindi namin sinusuportahan yung desisyon sa manifesto,” said Defensor.
“Wala kaming ganyang napag-usapan,” he added.
Romero signed Tuesday the manifesto supporting the speakership bid of Velasco without the consensus of the entire party-list bloc according to Defensor.
“(Him being) the president, that was really against the agreements that we filed,” said Defensor.
“He cannot represent the bloc—signing it as a signature of support for Cong. Lord Velasco,” said Defensor.