Inday Sara shoots down Alvarez and Cayetano's bid for House Speakership

Inday Sara shoots down Alvarez and Cayetano's bid for House Speakership

There is storm brewing in the House of Representatives.
With former president and current Speaker of the House Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo fulfilling his term this coming June 30.
There is a vacuum in the person who will be fit for the House’s speakership.

President Duterte raising the hand of noe elected Taguig representative Alan Peter Cayetano 
 (photo credit to Philstar)

As early as now there are three names are cropping up – former speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, former Foreign Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano, and Lord Allan Velasco of Marinduque.
In the mix of all this, presidential daughter and re-elected Sara Duterte-Carpio is the kingmaker.
Alvarez’s feeler to the Davao mayor was rejected.
It may be recalled Inday Sara described Alvarez as : ““He was and he remains to be a very dangerous, Machiavellian individual who does not deserve peace,”

As for the newly elected Taguig representative and former vice president candidate of his father in the last elections, Inday Sara alleged that Cayetano threatened to break up the administration coalition if she would endorse Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco for speaker.

“I have no intention of accepting Rep. Bebot Alvarez’s offer of reconciliation because the offer was deceiving and utterly lacked sincerity. Unknown to him, he was surreptitiously videotaped when he threatened, after his win in the recent elections in Davao del Norte, ‘Ipapahiya ko si Sara’ (I will put Sara to shame),’” Carpio said in a statement yesterday.
She said Cayetano’s “veiled threat” came during his visit here last year.
“Cong-elect Alan Peter Cayetano was correct when he said that he did not seek my endorsement when he came to Davao to talk to me sometime last year. He, however, came with a veiled threat, that if I endorse Rep. Velasco for Speaker, I would break up the ‘group.’ And this, he said, will affect the presidential elections of 2022,” the mayor said. 

Pulong as Speaker?
There are unconfirmed reports that Davao city representative Paolo Duterte is also eyeing the speakership.
Inday Sara in her reply regarding the matter said: “The question on the interest of Cong-elect Paolo Duterte to vie for speaker of the (House of Representatives) should best be addressed by our father because he is the President and our patriarch,” Carpio said. 
“In sum, I am only the mayor of Davao City. I am not the correct person to endorse someone to be the next speaker. I only have a personal bet but do not intend to influence Congress,” she said.
“It is best if the newly elected members of the House of Representatives individually decide who among those who are interested to become the next speaker can truly bring good governance and positive change to Congress, to the Filipino people and to our country,” she said.

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