Velasco holds private meeting with Pulong in Davao City
By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
Reelected Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco has visited a future colleague in the House of Representatives in the person of Davao City Congressman-elect Paolo Duterte.
Politiko learned that Velasco and his wife Wen went to the residence of the President’s son in Davao City early morning of Thursday wherein a private meeting took place between the couple and incoming lawmaker who just came from his European vacation.
The source refused to disclosed the topics which was discussed during the meeting gave Politiko a picture of the supposed meeting between the Velascos and the President’s eldest kin.
Velasco, one of the perennial contenders for the House leadership and his main rival for the post, incoming Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez joined President Rodrigo Duterte when the chief executive administered the oath to newly elected government officials of Cagayan de Oro City during a ceremony at the Xavier Sports and Country Club on Wednesday evening.
It was earlier reported that the President’s first-born son just like her sister, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte was supporting the Speakership bid of Marinduqe solon this coming July.
Many observers are monitoring the entry of the Presidential son in the Lower House since he can play a power-broker/kingmaker role in the chamber.
The former Davao City vice mayor earlier dismissed rumors that he himself is eyeing the Speakership after former House Speaker and reelected Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez said that he was willing to give way to the incoming solon if he shows interest in the top post.
President Duterte earlier vowed to resign if his eldest decides to seek the leadership of the Lower House in July.
The incoming lawmaker believed that someone has fed wrong information about the matter to his father.