7 months Solons consider as dead term-sharing for speakership MB
By Charissa Luci-Atienza With President Duterte’s declaration that he would not endorse his choice for speaker, lawmakers now consider the proposed term-sharing for the speakership as dead, and warned that reviving it would be a sign of “weakness” and “political sloth.” House of the Representatives (Manila Bulletin File Photo) Capiz Rep. Fredenil “Fred” Castro and Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor said having the term-sharing pact between Marinduque‘s Lord Allan Velasco and Taguig-Pateros’ Alan Peter Cayetano is aimed at eliminating Leyte’s Martin Romualdez, who already has the backing of more than 100 House members. “Insisting on term sharing is indicative of ... more