4 months Palace-endorsed Speaker bet will win even if ‘weak’ – solon MB
By Ellson Quismorio A ranking House member reckoned Friday that the chamber would always carry the President’s pick for the Speakership, even if that particular congressman is a “weak” leader by perception. ANAC-IP Party-List Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr. (ANAC-IP Partylist) According to ANAC-IP Party-List Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr., the biggest advantage or “trump card” that an aspirant for Speaker can have is being in good graces with the Chief Executive, or in this case Rodrigo Duterte. “[The biggest trump card is] closeness to the president, unfortunately,” lamented Panganiban, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Food. “The congressmen will ... more