House Speaker Velasco To Make An Offer to Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano
HOUSE SPEAKER VELASCO – House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco revealed his offer for Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano.
The conflict over the house speakership is now over. Previously, it has caused divisions inside the House of Representatives in relation to the term-sharing agreement between then House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
The camp of Velasco was pushing for the term-sharing agreement while Cayetano’s camp believed it was not the perfect time to change leadership. Under the term-sharing agreement, the Marinduque Representative will be the house speaker starting October 15.
A session was held at the Celebrity Sports Complex in Quezon City. The lawmakers declared the house speaker position vacant and the Marinduque Representative was elected.
Then, Cayetano did not welcome the election of Velasco for the house speakership. Both lawmakers were summoned by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
The Palace previously clarified that Pres. Duterte is not taking any side. Cayetano resigned. According to him, he does not want conflict as it is the nation that suffers.
House Speaker Velasco has an offer to Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Marinduque Representative will offer the position of the deputy speaker to the former house speaker.
“He’s the former Speaker and I truly believe that he deserves the position,” Velasco said.
Based on the report, Velasco expressed that Cayetano may choose between the position of the deputy speaker or a committee chairmanship. According to him, he has yet to talk to the Taguig-Pateros Representative personally.
The 2021 national budget was already passed in the final reading. It was the concern of the President and the members of the Senate amid the conflict for the house speakership.
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