3 weeks Romualdez: Speakership ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to be honored after budget OK Inquirer
  MANILA, Philippines --- The "gentlemen's agreement" between House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco will be honored once the national budget is finally approved in the House of Representatives, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said Sunday. "I assure my esteemed colleagues that the gentlemen's agreement will be honored after the approval of the national budget for 2021 on third and final reading on Friday, October 16," Romualdez said in a statement. Under the term-sharing agreement brokered by President Rodrigo Duterte himself in 2019, Cayetano should only serve as speaker in the first 15 months of ... more