5 months Speakership race divides ruling PDP-Laban MB
By Ellson Quismorio Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) congressmen are issuing varying pleas to their colleagues ahead of the speakership vote next month. “PDP-Laban is the biggest party bloc in the 18th Congress and has the biggest chance of electing a Speaker,” Surigao del Sur 2nd district Rep. Johnny Pimentel said. “I am appealing to my partymates not to waste this opportunity and let us be united in supporting our chosen candidate in the person of [Marinduque lone district Rep. Lord Allan] Velasco,” said Pimentel. Senator Manny Pacquiao recently announced that Velasco has been picked as PDP-Laban candidate for ... more