Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said he welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s “stern warning” to the House of Representatives but insisted that his actions in abruptly terminating the session until November 16 and approving the budget on second reading to avoid a takeover were valid and constitutional.
It is quite hard – if not impossible – to understand the logic of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano in insisting on a “delayed” schedule in transmitting the House of Representatives’ version of the P4.5-trillion 2021 budget bill to the Senate.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco on Thursday called on his rival, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, to “set aside political differences” by resuming plenary session in order to allow the House to observe the full process of passing the budget.
Deputy Speaker Paolo “Pulong” Duterte on Thursday said Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco has the right “assert his claim” to the speakership in accordance to his term-sharing deal with Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) on Thursday denounced the recent actions of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano including the early suspension of House session, the abrupt termination of the budget debates, and the sudden removal of three chairpersons due to their being part of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco’s group.
Presidential son and Deputy Speaker for Political Affairs Paolo Duterte on Thursday finally broke his silence over the leadership row in the Lower House as Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano continues to defy his term-sharing agreement with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
Deputy Speaker Neptali Gonzales II on Wednesday defended Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s twin motions that led to the rush approval on second reading of the 2021 budget proposal and the suspension of session until November 16.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco on Tuesday slammed Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano for railroading the approval of the 2021 budget on second reading and suspending the session in the House of Representatives until November 16.
After securing P10-billion worth of government infrastructure projects for the current year, the congressional districts of couple lawmakers House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Taguig Rep. Lani Cayetano are reportedly getting an additional P11 billion in public works budget under the 2021 National Expenditure Program (NEP).
Deputy Speaker Lray Villafuerte on Monday mocked the camp of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco for claiming they now had the numbers against Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, saying they even counted the vote of a deceased congressman, Senior Citizens party-list Rep. Francisco Datol Jr.
Negros Oriental Rep. Arnie Teves on Monday said Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco should be able to garner “more than 160” votes if pitted against Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano in an election on October 14.
AAMBIS-OWA party-list Rep. Sharon Garin on Friday said the camp of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco is still holding Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano to the 15-21 term-sharing deal, noting that President Rodrigo Duterte has not retracted his instructions to the two men to honor their gentleman’s agreement.
PBA party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles on Friday slammed the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano for “wasting taxpayer’s money” in delaying the deliberation on the proposed 2021 budget due to the speakership squabble.
MANILA – Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza on Wednesday said Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano should resign from his post on October 14 to honor his word during the speakership meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco appealed to his colleagues on Wednesday night to “uphold the dignity” of the House of Representatives by allowing a peaceful transition of power between him and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
Oriental Mindoro Rep. Doy Leachon on Wednesday confirmed that Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco reached an agreement to honor their 15-21 term-sharing deal during their meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night.
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