“But the greater tact is adherent responsibility to our constituents, the adroit loyalty to allies and friends,” explains Villar in her letter to Velasco.
“Magpatayo ka ng maganda, sasabihin may kalokohan na,” says Sen. Pia Cayetano.
House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco revealed that he felt “ostracized” when Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano was Speaker because he wasn’t invited to meetings.
“Please start calling me Alan again,” Cayetano said as he concluded his Facebook live video where he resigns as Speaker of the House.
Newly-installed Speaker Lord Allan Velasco vowed Tuesday to restore the “sense of statesmanship” in the House of Representatives following a tense speakership battle with Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano.
Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday tendered his irrevocable resignation but claimed he still had the majority of votes as of Monday night with 152-153 supporters while the new Speaker Lord Allan Velasco only had about 121
Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday tendered his irrevocable resignation as House Speaker, saying the “untenable political situation” at the House of Representatives has prompted him to “put aside all politics.”
President Rodrigo Duterte’s message to his allies in the House of Representatives was basically: “Hindi na lang ako pupunta kung magulo kayo,” according to Albay Rep. Joey Salceda.
Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano is the chairman of the the Sea Games foundation which President Rodrigo Duterte wants investigated for corruption.
The ruling PDP-Laban will respect the wishes of President Rodrigo Duterte to see Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano installed as House Speaker on Monday, Pampanga Rep. Dong Gonzales said on Sunday.
There’s practically zero possibility for a coup in the House speakership race, according to Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman.
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate on Tuesday said the speakership contest was not yet resolved in the House of Representatives despite the presidential anointment of Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano.
1-Pacman party-list Rep. Mikee Romero on Sunday said he has heard of rumors of a looming coup in the speakership race, but added he doesn’t believe it will amount to anything.
Senator Risa Hontiveros has delivered a sick burn to Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano for proposing to extend the term of House members beyond three years.
Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano wants senators’ terms slashed to three years after his proposal for extending lawmakers drew flak from the Senate.
Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday requested his peers to retain all House leadership positions, except Speaker and chair of the accounts committee, after his 15 months are over in the term-sharing deal with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday clarified that he was not pushing for term extension for members of House of Representatives in order to have a longer term of office than the 15-21 month term-sharing deal he has with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano thanked his rivals Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco for supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of a term-sharing agreement between him and Velasco.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of a shared speakership between Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco removed all shred of any remaining semblance of independence in the House, according to Gabriela party-list.
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate on Monday said cracks in the House supermajority coalition forced President Rodrigo Duterte to intervene in the speakership race.
Fresh from his meeting in Malacañang in which he finally received President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement as Speaker, Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano went on Facebook live to call on his colleagues to join him in the “Diehard Duterte Supermajority.”
1-PACMAN party-list Rep. Mikee Romero has denied that he is gathering support for the possible speakership bid of presidential son and Davao City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte.
San Miguel Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ramon Ang has revealed that Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano sought his help “many times” after the lawmaker accused him of supporting the speakership bid of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco.