House leaders agree to dance to Velasco’s Cha-cha

Xave Gregorio ( – January 12, 2021 – 6:14pm MANILA, Philippines — Leaders of political parties and blocs in the House of Representatives have agreed to support Speaker Lord Allan Velasco’s (Marinduque) push to amend “restrictive” economic provisions in the Constitution. The “consensus” among political leaders in the House was reached during a caucus presided by Velasco on Tuesday, a day before the House constitutional amendments committee restarts discussions on charter change. “There is a strong and united consensus among political leaders in the House to back Speaker Velasco’s i…

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