Cayetano, Velasco to share speakership

July 08, 2019

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday announced Taguig City Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano is his bet for Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Duterte made the announcement at the oath-taking ceremony of newly appointed officials in Malacañang.

“Your Speaker will be Alan Peter Cayetano,” Duterte said.

Cayetano was Duterte’s running mate in the 2016 elections and was former Foreign secretary.

The President said Cayetano would share the term with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.

Duterte said Leyte (1st District) Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez will be the next majority leader.

The new officers of the House will be elected at the opening of the 18th Congress on July 22, the day Duterte will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address.