1 week Amid looming plenary showdown, Velasco bloc gather to tackle budget Inquirer
  MANILA, Philippines --- Amid the looming speakership showdown at the plenary, the supporters of newly-installed Speaker Lord Allan Velasco gathered once again Tuesday, a day after holding a session and election that incumbent Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has called a sham, to tackle the resumption of budget deliberations. A number of lawmakers are gathered at the Celebrity Sports Club in Quezon City for a "breakfast meeting," which includes discussions on the budget deliberations that will take place in Batasan Pambansa later this afternoon. "[The meeting] is just a talk of Speaker Lord and siyempre paano 'yung gagawin para naman ... more