2 weeks As House drama ends, Duterte calls on Velasco, Cayetano to ensure 2021 budget’s passage Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has urged rival lawmakers Alan Peter Cayetano and newly installed Speaker Lord Allan Velasco to work together to ensure the timely passage of the 2021 national budget during a meeting in Malacaang on Tuesday afternoon. According to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, the two lawmakers "agreed to work together as one majority [to] ensure the timely passage of the 2021 budget and other priority legislation of the Duterte administration." Duterte's former aide and now Senator Christopher "Bong" Go also confirmed the President's appeal for unity. "All is well. Parang tatay si Tatay Digong (na) kinausap ... more