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Sisipain na? Defensor blasts Romero’s unilateral move to throw party-list support for Velasco

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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.

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