Battle for speaker’s post rages

MANILA, Philippines — Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco might still pursue the speakership post on Oct. 14 despite the move by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his allies last Tuesday to suspend session until Nov. 16.Cayetano dared Velasco to show his numbers in the House.Velasco’s allies claimed yesterday that more congressmen have started to express support for a change in the House leadership under the term-sharing agreement brokered by President Duterte himself.Cayetano’s allies reiterated that they were not bound by the term-sharing arrangement.Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza and AAMBI…

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