2 weeks From quiet Marinduque to raucous speakership trek: Who is Lord Allan Velasco? Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco has been making headlines over the past few weeks mainly due to his speakership row with Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano that has been hounding the House of Representatives -- with even the proposed 2021 national budget seemingly caught in the crossfire. On Monday, however, a surprise turning point unraveled when Velasco's allies finally pulled the trigger to eject Cayetano from the House leadership and subsequently install Velasco as the new Speaker of the Housein a session held at the Celebrity Sports Complex in Quezon City. One hundred eighty-six (186) lawmakers "elected" ... more