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Celebrities React to Former Pres. Gloria Arroyo Replacing Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker

GLORIA ARROYO – Celebrities reacted to Pampanga Congresswoman and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo replacing Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez as the speaker of the House of Representatives.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2018 at the Batasang Pambansa, yesterday, July 23. It gathered his fellow politicians, their families, and as well as prominent personalities in politics and showbiz.

Based on a report, several celebrities including Heart Evangelista-Escudero, Jinkee Pacquiao, and Tootsy Angara arrived with head-turning outfits that perfectly match their beauty.

However, one thing that was really unexpected took place yesterday – former Pres. Gloria Arroyo reportedly replaced Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Photo Courtesy of Philstar.com/AJ Bolando

The third SONA of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte did not start on time although the 73-year-old Chief Executive arrived at the venue on time.

While former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Tito Sotto waited at the entrance to welcome Pres. Duterte, something was happening inside the hall where the SONA would be held. However, the audio was turned off and former Pres. Gloria Arroyo could be seen on the rostrum talking to other representatives.

Former Pres. Gloria Arroyo took the oath and replaced Alvarez as Speaker of the House. The President reportedly talked to her and former House Speaker Alvarez separately. It was the Davao del Norte Representative who performed as the Speaker of the House at the event.

Following the delivery of Pres. Duterte’s third SONA, the members of the House gathered and voted – 184 members of the House voted for the former President making her the new House Speaker.

Several celebrities reacted to former Pres. Gloria Arroyo replacing Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker:

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Read also the previous article: President Duterte Dropped By Hospital Before 3rd SONA

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