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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte is hoping that House Speaker Alan Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco will honor their term-sharing agreement, his spokesman said.

Under an agreement brokered by Duterte in 2019, Cayetano will serve as speaker until October 2020 and Velasco for the remaining 21 months.

“[Duterte’s] hoping tutupad sa usapan ang partido,” according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

“Pero kung walang numbers si Lord Allan ay wala siyang magagawa,” Roque said quoting the chief executive.

House Deputy Speaker for Finance and Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. had said the majority of the members of House of Representatives preferred Cayetano to stay as House Speaker.

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