2 weeks Velasco chooses loyalty over fame and power MB
He would have become the Speaker at the very start of the 18th Congress but Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco chose loyalty over fame and power. Marinduque lone district Rep. Lord Allan Velasco (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Velasco, despite a clear voting advantage over Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, agreed to President Duterte’s suggestion to allow Cayetano to become the House leader through a term sharing agreement that would give Cayetano the first 15 months as speaker and the next 21 to him. The gentleman’s agreement that Duterte brokered was broken as Cayetano, citing a slew of excuses, refused to ... more