5 months Speakership race rendered a free-for-all with Malacañang’s hands off policy – Partylist Head MB
By Ben Rosario It is now a “free for all” among aspirants for speaker of the House of Representatives as a result of a Malacañang pronouncement that President Rodrigo Duterte will adopt a hands-off policy in the leadership choice of congressmen. 1PACMAN partylist Rep. Michael “Mikee” Romero (RIO DELUVIO / MANILA BULLETIN) 1Pacman Partylist Rep. Michael Romero, who heads an emerging power bloc of at least 55 partylist congressmen, said his group will possess the “swing vote” in the speakership election if Duterte decides to keep off Lower House politics. The claim that Duterte will not meddle with the House ... more