7 months Leading bets welcome Duterte’s hands-off policy on speakership race MB
By Ben Rosario  The leading candidates for Speaker yesterday said they respected the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to let members of the House of Representative decide who the next leader of the legislative chamber will be. Leyte Rep. and Speaker of the House candidate Martin Romualdez speaks during a caucus with congressmen from different parties at a hotel in Quezon City, June 26, 2019. Those who showed support for his Speaker bid are representatives from Nacionalista Party, PDP Laban, Liberal Party, Independent National Unity Party, Lakas-CMD Party and Nationalist Peoples Coalition. (MARK BALMORES / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) At ... more