5 months Alvarez denies he resorted to bribery in 2016 speakership race MB
By Ben Rosario Former speaker and re-elected Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez Wednesday denied he bribed his way into speakership in 2016. Pantaleon Alvarez(Photo by Ali Vicoy | Manila Bulletin File Photo) Alvarez said he is also not being backed by big business in his bid to regain his old seat. In a press conference Wednesday, House Minority Leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez dared Alvarez to publicly reveal whether or not he resorted to bribery when he ran and won the top House post in 2016. Suarez aired the challenge in reaction to Alvarez’s disclosure that speakership hopeful ... more