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Velasco, Cayetano to meet with Duterte today

Velasco, Cayetano to meet with Duterte today.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesSep 29th, 2020

Two Visayan solons: Cayetano should recognize Velasco’s election, should step down

Two Visayan lawmakers said Tuesday (Oct. 13) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano should step down, given that the majority of the 299-man Lower Chamber already gave their support to Marinduque lone District Rep. Lord Allan Velasco as their new Speaker. Cebu City 2nd District Rep.  Rodrigo Abellanosa, and Negros Oriental 2nd District Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria said Cayetano should accept the fact that Velasco has the backing of the majority of their colleagues. “The proceedings, especially the voting are well-documented and can stand scrutiny, and even until now the number of members supporting LAV (Lord Allan Velasco) continues to grow,” Abellanosa said in a Viber message. “APC (Alan Peter Cayetano) might end up with only a handful for him if he insists he still has the number,” he said. On Monday, Oct. 12, Velasco was elected as the Speaker by 186 lawmakers in an assembly held at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City. Cayetano questioned such proceedings, saying that it was a “fake session.” Sagarbarria pressed on Cayetano to relinquish his post. “Cayetano should step down and honor the 15-21 agreement,” he said. Under the term-sharing agreement endorsed by President Duterte, Cayetano will serve as Speaker for the first 15 months of the 18th Congress or in October and will step down by the end of this period to allow Velasco to take over during the last 21 months. When asked on calls to formally elect the new Speaker in today’s plenary session, Sagarbarria, chairperson of the House Special panel on West Philippine Sea, said there is no need to conduct another election since Velasco got the support of 186 congressmen. The House leader said he will join today’s special session “with the new Speaker,” referring to Velasco. The House leader said as far as he is concerned, the new Speaker has been elected and that Cayetano has to give way to Velasco.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Duterte meets with speakership rivals

President Duterte was scheduled to meet last night with Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco to iron out their differences over the term-sharing agreement for the House leadership......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

Greenhills hostage taker a licensed guard, says police | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: PNP backpedals, says Greenhills hostage taker is licensed guard Filipinos most satisfied with Senate, least happy with Duterte Cabinet Cayetano to Velasco: You'll be Speaker if Duterte wants you to be Speaker Ungab, Leachon stripped of key House posts amid coup rumors Boracay tourist arrivals decline by 40% due to coronavirus – Rappler.com Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2020

Duterte’s 3-day ‘leave’ not pushing through | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte not going on leave after all – Panelo President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans of going on a 3-day leave. Velasco to Cayetano: 'I will see you next year as the next Speaker' Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco still hopes House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano will give way after 15 months and hold his end of their term-sharing deal. Lorenzana not inclined to recommend Mindanao martial law extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2019

Cayetano and Velasco to share term as House Speakers – Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte says Cayetano, Velasco to share term as House Speaker Final PCG-Marina report: Chinese ship failed to prevent sea collision At midterm mark, Duterte scores his highest satisfaction rating Thai beauty queen aspirant criticized for calling Catriona Gray 'fat' Prince Harry and Meghan's son Archie christened in private service Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico – Rappler.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2019

New-look House leadership off to a good start, say solons

House members can’t help but notice a sense of synergy between Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and Majority Leader Martin Romualdez in just their first few days of working together. Case in point, according to Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr., San Jose del Monte City Rep. Florida Robes, and Ang Probinsyano Party-list Rep. Alfred delos Santos, were the two important bills that the House leadership was able to deliver without a hitch during the conduct of special sessions this past week. The Majority Bloc solons were referring to the passage on third and final reading of measures House Bill (HB) No.7727, or the P4.506-trillion General Appropriations Bill (GAB) of 2021; and HB No.7884, or the proposed Act authorizing the President to expedite the processing and issuance of national and local permits, licenses and certifications. “The performance of the new leadership during special session was very commendable. This is a very encouraging sign in our mission to approve the legislative agenda of President Duterte,” Barzaga said. “The Velasco-Romualdez leadership (is) off to a good start,” added the veteran congressman and former Dasmariñas mayor. For her part, Robes said she is “extremely delighted that the leadership impasse in the House of Representatives had been resolved peacefully and amicably by our two honorable leaders, Lord Alan Velasco and former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.” “I look forward to a renewed, more united and inclusive leadership at the House of Representatives led by Speaker Velasco with Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez. I believe that Speaker Velasco and Majority Leader Romualdez are both righteous and committed to steer the House of Representatives to new heights to become a more effective and responsive institution to serve the Filipino people especially in these trying times,” she stressed. On the other hand, Delos Santos believes that the new-look leadership of the Lower Chamber will continue to work beyond 2020 even as he praised his colleagues for passing next year’s budget bill. “We are very happy that it (GAB) already finished the third reading. Our goal is always to fast-track the process to help out fellow Filipinos. These are not normal times, and gusto po nating matugunan agad yung mga pangangailangan ng mga kababayan natin (we want to quickly address the needs of our people),” Delos Santos said. “We want to assure government agencies (will have enough) resources for them to be able to function in the new normal,” he added. The passage of HB No.7884 or the Anti-Red Tape Bill followed soon after the chamber gave its final nod to the 2021 GAB. Both had been certified as urgent by President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

All is well

The House of Representatives will have passed by today the 2021 General Appropriations bill as its new leadership of House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco promised President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Sara, discontent shift tide to Lord

The endorsement of the President’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, moved legislators to shift their support to newly elected Speaker Lord Allan Velasco from Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, one of Velasco’s allies said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Endorsement ni Mayor Sara kay Velasco nagpabago sa boto ng mga mambabatas

Manila, Philippines – Resulta ng naging pag-endorso ni Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte kay Marinduque Rep Lord Allan Velasco ang dahilan ng biglang pagbawi ng suporta ng mga mambabatas kay Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano. Ayon kay Oriental Mindoro Rep Salvador Leachon,mahalaga ang suporta ng executive at legislative branch para maisakatuparan ang mga programa ng […] The post Endorsement ni Mayor Sara kay Velasco nagpabago sa boto ng mga mambabatas appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Mayor Sara Duterte nasa likod ng pagpapatalsik kay Cayetano

Sinabi ni re-elected Deputy Speaker Michael “Mikee” Romero na si presidential daughter at Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte ang nasa likod ng pagpapatalsik kay dating House Speaker Alan Cayetano matapos naman niyang iendorso si House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco. “She did it twice and we’re very happy,” sabi ni Romero sa panayam sa mga […] The post Mayor Sara Duterte nasa likod ng pagpapatalsik kay Cayetano appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

All& rsquo;s well that ends well: Rivals agree to work as one

President Rodrigo Duterte played peacemaker for the last time between Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco shortly after the latter formally assumed the speakership of the House of Representatives on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Velasco, Cayetano agree to work for swift passage of 2021 national budget

  BY GENALYN KABILING   House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and his predecessor Taguig Rep. Alan Cayetano have agreed to work as “one majority” to facilitate the swift passage of the proposed 2021 national budget, Malacañang said Tuesday. The agreement was reached when President Duterte met with two lawmakers at the Malago clubhouse inside Malacanang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Pulong ni Pangulong Duterte kina Cayetano, Velasco: “All is well” – Sen. Go

“All is well.” Ito ang naging pahayag ni Senador Christopher “Bong” Go matapos pulungin, araw ng Martes (October 13), ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sina Taguig Congressman Alan Peter Cayetano at Marinduque Congressman Lord Alan Velasco na una nang nagbangayan sa pagka-Speaker. Ayon kay Go, parang isang tatay si Pangulong Duterte na kinausap ang kanyang mga […] The post Pulong ni Pangulong Duterte kina Cayetano, Velasco: “All is well” – Sen. Go appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Rody: May the best man win

Malacanang on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte maintained a hands-off policy in the feud between current House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco over the leadership of the House of Representatives, saying what matters is the passage of the 2021 national budget before the year ends......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Still a numbers game

The call of President Duterte for a special session at the House of Representatives on October 13-16 mayhave saved the P4.15-trillion budget from further delay. But it has not solved the leadership impasse between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Duterte nagagalit, ayon kay Velasco nadenggoy!

Inihayag ni Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco na sinabi ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na “nadenggoy” sila dahil sa hindi pagtupad sa term-sharing agreement sa pagitan niya at ni House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. Sa isang panayam, inamin ni Vealsco na nagagalit ang Pangulo sa nangyayari sa Kamara, dahil umano “nadenggoy” silang dalawa sa issue ng […] The post Duterte nagagalit, ayon kay Velasco nadenggoy! appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

As COVID-19 ravages the Philippines, a bible thumper insults our intelligence

RJ Nieto We have been made too aware of the speakership catfight in the House of Representatives. On one side is Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano who, last year, agreed to a term sharing deal that entails his voluntary resignation this month. On the other side, the PDP-Laban Lord Allan Velasco, head of the House’s biggest political party. If Cayetano just complied with the term-sharing agreement that he himself insisted on having, then the nation could have moved on and returned its focus on the COVID-19 pandemic that has been ravaging the erstwhile flourishing Philippine economy. But that was not the case: after getting a taste of his lucrative position for 15 months, Cayetano didn’t want to let go. In mid-September, Cayetano said he should remain as the speaker as he claims to enjoy majority support. Days later, his camp even went a step further when Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte accused Velasco of planning to delay the passage of the crucial 2021 National Budget. President Rodrigo Duterte, acting as head of the Kilusang Pagbabago Coalition, mediated the rift when he called for a meeting with Cayetano and Velasco. There are various versions of what happened during the meeting, but what’s clear is that both sides agreed to a vote on the speakership on October 14th. At this point, minus the speakership drama, pretty much everything else in the House, especially the 2021 budget deliberations, was going quite smoothly . At this point, the Cayetano-Velasco catfight was still a purely political skirmish. But things took a turn for the worse during the October 7 House session. While the budget debates were still ongoing, Cayetano abruptly declared the end of debates. He then moved to suspend House sessions until mid-November, effectively cancelling the October 14th vote for speaker. Cayetano’s move squarely violated Section 16(5), Article VI, of the Constitution, which forbids the House from adjourning for more than three days without the Senate’s nod. The term he used — “suspension” — is just semantic acrobatics for adjournment. Cayetano’s move effectively delayed the transmission to the Senate of the budget’s House version from October 14 to mid-November at the earliest. For the sake of holding onto power, he escalated the purely political skirmish into a full-blown national crisis. If Cayetano and his allies did not want a speakership change because his replacement will just delay the budget, then why did he delay the budget himself? The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a New Normal, and we need a national budget that takes this New Normal into account. However, the speaker’s latest political stunt risks the reenactment of the previous national budget, a budget that was written before COVID-19 ravaged us. How can the nation address the rampaging pandemic without a national budget that recognizes COVID-19 as a national disaster? We need more IT infrastructure funding as more Filipinos engage in e-commerce and as schools shift to online learning. We need more healthcare funding as Filipinos continue to get infected with this virus. We need more fiscal support for ailing businesses as thousands have gone bankrupt after the economy ground to a halt. But all of these may not happen because of what Cayetano did. He can bicker with anyone as much as he wants, but he should not sacrifice the welfare of this nation for the sake of his ambitions. Cayetano loves to quote the Bible every chance he gets, but it appears that the Bible he reads excludes all the verses that mention greed. I know for a fact that politicians want power. Running for office, after all, is inherently a quest to gain power. But power is sought not for power’s sake. Power is just a means to towards an end, and that end should be public welfare. Too bad for us earthlings, Cayetano may not share the same view of power. And even if he does, his notion of power is a warped, twisted version that serves his aspirations more than those of the Filipino people. And despite what he’s done, he has the gall to insult our intelligence by claiming that he has the nation’s best interests in mind. If there’s anything we can learn from Cayetano, that would be new and more creative ways to cringe. Alan Peter Cayetano’s latest stunt suggests that while Alan Peter Cayetano may still love this country, Alan Peter Cayetano happens to love Alan Peter Cayetano more. For comments and reactions, please email TP@ThinkingPinoy.net or visit Facebook.com/TheThinkingPinoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

President& rsquo;s son vows: I& rsquo;m for unified House

The President’s son, Deputy Speaker and Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte on Thursday distanced himself from the term-sharing deal that his father brokered between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

Rody warns Speaker rivals

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday warned Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco to resolve the leadership row at the House of Representatives and pass next year’s P4.5 trillion budget on time or else he will be forced to make his move......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

PDu30 nagpasaring sa speakership:  Ako ang maglulutas para sa inyo

Manila, Philippines – “If you do not solve the problem, then I will solve the problem for you. Mamili kayo” Sa Virtual Press Conference ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte sa Malacañang Golf Clubhouse, Malacañang Park, Manila, Huwebes ng gabi ay binalaan nito sina Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano at Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco na resolbahin […] The post PDu30 nagpasaring sa speakership:  Ako ang maglulutas para sa inyo appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020