3 weeks Velasco wins support of 200 lawmakers Manilatimes
REP. Lord Allan Velasco has won the support of at least 200 members of the House of Representatives, more than enough to oust Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, according to former House Deputy Speaker and 1-Pacman party-list Rep. Michael Romero. Romero was among Velasco’s allies who lost key leadership positions amid the speakership row. Valenzuela City Rep. Eric Martinez, who also lost a committee chairmanship because of the infighting, told The Manila Times that the number of Velasco’s supporters “is climbing alarmingly fast.” The statement came following reports that Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio met with Velasco on Friday. According to ... more