Visayan bloc to decide soon on House speakership

Abang Lingkod Partylist Congressman Stephen Paduano

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Abang Lingkod Partylist Congressman Stephen Paduano on June 28, 2019 said the Visayan bloc of the House of Representatives will soon decide on the race for the House speakerhip in the 18th Congress.

In a radio interview, Paduano said they will have to choose between Rep. Martin Romualdez (Leyte, 1st district), and Lord Allan Velasco (Marinduque).

Earlier, Bacolod City lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya said there are four potential candidates for Speaker.

Aside from Romualdez and Velasco, Taguig-Pateros lone district Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano and Davao del Norte first district Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez are also eyeing the top House post.

Paduano said the Visayan bloc is due to meet before July 15 in order to reach a consensus on the matter.