Cayetano, has resigned as speaker of the House
Taguig-Pateros Rep. Has already filed his irrevocable resignation as House speaker. Alan Peter Cayetano.
Cayetano did this on his Facebook live in the middle of a speech by Speaker-elect Marinduqure Rep. Lord Allan Velasco in the lower house of Congress this morning.
Cayetano thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for the trust given to him in recent years especially when he took him as Vice presidential candidate in the 2016 elections until he was given the opportunity to be secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and later leader of the House .
But he also apologizes to the President for his misunderstanding that he wants to continue discussing and passing the 2021 national budget.
“As far as I know, I was to handle the budget. I was told that until the budget is over for no disruption. I invited Cong. Velasco to join me, ”Cayetano promised.
“Mr. President, if I made a mistake. I read wrong, I misunderstood that you want to continue and I will finish the budget. It is not my intention, never, not to follow you, ”he added a few hours before President Duterte also called a meeting between the two of them in Malacanang.
Cayetano is also very grateful to those who support him in the House, but he appealed to just support the budget process.
Cayetano asserted that the congress had been too divided in recent days.
He said the only thing he is happy about is the opposition because they see the President’s allies in turmoil.
But the congressman criticized the alleged violence of Velasco’s camp this morning.
They allegedly broke down the door of the House so he advised the officers in the assembly to allow them to use the facilities in the assembly so as not to get hurt.
It is learned that Velasco’s supporters rushed to the plenary of the House to confirm his appointment as the leader of the assembly.
It will be noted that yesterday, during the historic session at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City, 186 congressmen voted to make Velasco the new speaker of the House.
This number was the proceeds of the nominal voting in this morning’s session.