‘Wag atat! Duterte has final say on House term-sharing deal, Leachon says
A senior official of the ruling PDP Laban party reminded die-hard supporters of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano that only President Rodrigo Duterte has the final on whether or not the term-sharing deal for the House leadership will still push through.

‘Wag atat! Duterte has final say on House term-sharing deal, Leachon says

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

A senior official of the ruling PDP Laban party reminded die-hard supporters of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano that only President Rodrigo Duterte has the final on whether or not the term-sharing deal for the House leadership will still push through.

House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) chair and Mindoro Oriental Rep. Salvador “Doy” Leachon said supporters of Cayetano shouldn’t preempt the President if the term-sharing deal he brokered still in effect between the former Foreign Affairs secretary and Marindique Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.

Leachon’s statement came after last week’s pronouncement made by National Unity Party (NUP) President and Cavite Rep. Elpidio “Pidi” Barzaga that the gentlemen’s agreement between Cayetano and Velasco may not proceed as plan.

Barzaga’s remarks was in reference in the recent high trust and approval ratings gained by the Taguig-Pateros solon during the latest survey figures released by Social Weather Station (SWS) and Pulse Asia.

Leachon urged his colleagues to put an end to talks about granting Cayetano the full thre-year term as Speaker considering that term-sharing deal emanated from no less than Duterte as a win-win solution to finally end the infighting among his allies in the Lower House.

“At the end of the day, let’s just wait for the green light of the President—for after all, the term sharing emanated form him,” said Leachon.

Leachon agreed that he and other House members are proud of Cayetano’s high trust rating “as it also reflects, apart from his commendable management, the society’s collective and individual perception among us congressmen.”

Velasco like Leachon came from the ruling administration party.

Earlier, Party-list Congs. Mike Defensor (Anakalusugan) and Eric Go Yap (ACT-CIS) admitted that they were also having second thoughts on whether or not the term-sharing deal for the House leadership will still push through.

But Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel said the President’s decision on the term-sharing between his two top allies in Congress still “remains controlling” and it must be followed by members of the PDP Laban-led super majority in the House of Representatives

“At this point it would be useless to speculate. Instead we should devote our time to pass the priority bills of the president,” said Pimentel.

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