Cayetano on getting the Speakership - Answered prayer:

Cayetano on getting the Speakership - Answered prayer:

A long last, the wait is over…the 18th Congress has finally a Speaker of the House.

Taguig representative was chosen to be the bext Speaker of the House of representatives, this after getting President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement for the House of Representatives speakership. 

Cayetano will have to share the term with rival Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, as announced by the President. 

President Duterte raising the hand of Taguig Rep. Allan Cayetano
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Cayetano vowed to make the House of Representatives a "congress of the people."

"We prayed to the Lord to give the president good health and wisdom...we thank him for the announcement that he has made," said Cayetano in a video addressing his Facebook followers, minutes after Duterte's made his choice public.

Cayetano will be the Speaker in the first 15 months, then Velasco will take over for the rest of the term, which is around 21 months.

It was decided that Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez will be the Majority Floor Leader.
Cayetano offered his victory to the Lord, and even quoted a Bible verse. 
"Para sa ating Panginoon, para sa ating bayan, let's all work together and lets not make it about politicians, about ourselves, about the Duterte administration, something that will uplift kabuhayan ng bawat Pilipino," Cayetano added. 

Call to Unity

Cayetano also urged fellow lawmakers to unite.
"Sa lahat ng congressman, please join the Die-hard Duterte Super Majority-- the DDSM-- has come to town. We're going to show that it's not only the president ang pwedeng magkaroon ng political will kundi po pati ang ating House of Representatives," he added. 

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