Rumors of a coup against House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco are gaining buzz after he removed a number of former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s allies from leadership posts.
The Speakership of the House had been a battle of birthdays with Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano.
House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco will continue the removal of lawmakers loyal to his predecessor, Alan Peter Cayetano, from leadership posts after a contentious speakership row.
President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed exasperation over the leadership row involving House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
The Lakas–CMD (Lakas–Christian Muslim Democrats) led by House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez and its party-list allies are expected to play a decisive role on whether Speaker Alan Cayetano will stay in his post or be replaced by Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco met with presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte last week as the speakership row heats up.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for “respecting” the overwhelming support of the House of Representatives for his leadership.
The battle for Speakership is becoming messier by the day.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco has lost the fight for the House speakership because he is “an absentee congressman and ‘tamad (lazy)’,” according to Deputy Speaker Lray Villafuerte.
MANILA – Lawmakers from different political parties on Wednesday expressed their support for Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano to keep his post as top leader of the House of Representatives throughout the 18th Congress despite an existing term-sharing agreement with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco broke his silence on his simmering feud with House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano in a Facebook post on Tuesday night.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano reportedly has no plans of relinquishing the speakership anytime soon to Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco even if his agreed term is only until October this year.
As expected, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano reportedly has no plans to step down from the House leadership this October despite his supposed term-sharing with Marinduque Rep. Lord Alan Velasco.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday reiterated his commitment to honor his “gentleman’s agreement” to yield the speakership to Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco after 15 months.
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is bent on keeping his influence in Batasan even after he steps down in seven months as part of a power-sharing deal brokered by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte himself.
Special envoy for public diplomacy to China Mon Tulfo is blaming Speaker Alan Cayetano for creating a lot of trouble in Batasan just to stay in power longer.
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco should honor the existing set-up in the House of Representatives including committee chairmanships if he is really sincere with their term-sharing agreement.
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.
Those behind the “loose talks” on a speakership coup must have a “different agenda,” according to Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel.
The ruling PDP Laban party has denied that the leader of their Lower House contingent, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco has been plotting the ouster of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said he is willing to give up the Speakership if he thinks he already lost the support of majority of congressmen.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco said organizers of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) should be held accountable following the series of blunders and logistical problems of the event.