Next Speaker bared

July 08, 2019

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday that Taguig City Representative 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 former foreign affairs secretary.

He said Cayetano will share the term with Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco.

Duterte said Leyte Representative 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.