House speakership rivals Velasco, Cayetano, Romualdez meet

Three congressmen vying for the speakership of the House of Representatives met on Thursday night, July 11.

Taguig Representative Alan Peter Cayetano, Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco, and Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez were all smiles as they were photographed after a PDP-Laban meeting.

Cayetano is with the Nacionalista Party. Velasco is a PDP-Laban member. Romualdez is with Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats.

Duterte’s Speaker bet Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano meets with other Speaker candidates Marinduque Rep. Lord Velasco and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, along with PDP-Laban solons. Photo by APC staff /

President Rodrigo Duterte recently endorsed Cayetano, his running-mate during the 2016 elections, as his bet for next House Speaker in the 18th Congress.

During the meeting with some PDP-Laban congressmen, Cayetano vowed that the lower chamber of the 18th Congress, under his possible leadership, would have full debates on significant issues that will affect the welfare of the Filipino people. – This story was first published on GMA News Online

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