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HIGHLIGHTS: House Speakership fight between Cayetano and Velasco

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HIGHLIGHTS: House Speakership fight between Cayetano and Velasco

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The fight over the speakership heats up between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his rival Lord Allan Velasco, stalling the budget process and prompting President Rodrigo Duterte himself to intervene.

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JUST IN: 186 lawmakers vote to ratify the election of Velasco as new House Speaker

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Villafuerte tells DZMM: ‘Kung mayroon talaga silang numero, sana nilabas na nila’

Velasco presides over session inside the plenary hall

Velasco now seated on the Speaker’s rostrum

Lawmakers to formalize Velasco election in Batasan, says Leachon

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Now on our way to Batasan

HIGHLIGHTS: House Speakership fight between Cayetano and Velasco
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Duterte meeting with Cayetano, Velasco set at 12:30 pm today

Below is a full statement issued by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque:

This is to confirm that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has called Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano and Rep. Lord Allan Velasco for a meeting at 12:30 pm in Malago today regarding the passage of the 2021 budget.

Fight of e-signatures?

Both the Velasco and Cayetano camps are rampantly using e-signatures, some without direct permission from the legislators, in this fight over the speakership, says a source. Who do you think will prevail?

Majority of Lakas-CMD now backing Velasco – sources

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