Valenzuela Rep. Eric Martinez on Wednesday said former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano may join the “genuine opposition” in the House of Representatives after rejecting Speaker Lord Allan Velasco’s offer of deputy speakership.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano seems to be waving the white flag after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte openly expressed support for his rival for the speakership, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco.
In July 2018, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte flexed her political might by rallying lawmakers to oust Davao Del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker after threatening to impeach her father, President Rodrigo Duterte.
Even Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque can’t bring himself to spin President Rodrigo Duterte’s growing displeasure at the leadership row in the House of Representatives, which is widely believed to be the doing of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman believes President Rodrigo Duterte rebuked House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano by calling for a special session of Congress next week amid the leadership row in the House of Representatives.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano made President Rodrigo Duterte appear like a “lame duck” politiko when he moved to stay in his post despite the term sharing agreement on the speakership, Special Envoy to China Mon Tulfo said.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said he welcomed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to call Congress to a special session in order to expedite the passage of the 2021 budget amid a leadership crisis.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said he relayed his apology to Senate President Tito Sotto for previous statements implying he was blaming the senators if the passage of the 2021 budget was delayed.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano pulled a shocker on Tuesday by forcing the approval on second reading of the proposed 2021 budget and the suspension of session until November 16, preventing the chance of a leadership change on October 14.
Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has called out the House leadership to allow more congressmen to attend in-person sessions and plenary debates on vital pieces of legislation, including the proposed P4.506-trillion national budget for next year.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday said he plans to “confront” former Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero and Negros Oriental Rep. Arnie Teves about certain business practices in which the two allies of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco allegedly used their position as congressmen for illegitimate purposes.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco apologized Friday (October 2) to President Rodrigo Duterte and the public over the stunts pulled off by House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his allies in a bid to shelve the term sharing agreement.
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