MANILA – Former Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez has denied that he is colluding with the camp of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco in an alleged attempt to sabotage and derail the quick passage of the proposed 2021 national budget.
The energy panel of the House of Representatives on Thursday started discussion of a substitute bill that seeks to create a think tank that will harmonize policies and address gaps in the energy sector in order to ensure a sustainable, secure and steady supply of energy in the country.
Marinduque Rep, Lord Allan Velasco on Wednesday backed the priority measures outlined by President Rodrigo Duterte in his fifth State of the Nation Address, saying these are “necessary steps” that will help the Philippines move forward amid the pandemic.
Malacañang has reportedly thwarted the alleged non-inclusion of Marinduque Rep. Lord Alan Velasco in the list of congressmen approved by the House leadership that will be physically present during President Rodrigo Duterte’ fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA).
The ruling PDP Laban party has vowed to work “harmoniously” with Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano amid the issue of an alleged foiled House coup being linked to the party head delegation in the Lower House, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza on Saturday admonished House Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano to “stop creating a scenario of uncertainty” in the issue of the speakership, saying it was the Taguig-Pateros congressman who was the one trying to get out of the deal with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
Cebu Rep. Raul del Mar has urged the camp of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco not to seek the ouster of House Speaker Alan Peter amid tensions over the distribution of the national budget and the highly-contested discussion over the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN.
Despite the exodus of close to two dozen members, a stalwart of the ruling PDP Laban in the House of Representatives is still confident that it won’t affect the term sharing agreement between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday acknowledged a supposed clamor from his allies that he stay on as leader of the chamber, but insisted Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco had nothing to worry about.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco on Wednesday said he has filed House Resolutions No. 437 and 438 commending gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo and boxer Nesthy Petecio for their respective gold-medal performances in Germany and Russia.
To address future water shortages, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco has asked Congress to set up a new agency that would primarily focus on the country’s water resources – the Department of Water Resources.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco on Monday rallied electric cooperatives to maintain a sustainable and efficient power supply in the countryside, saying rural electrification was key to the country’s economic progress.
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