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iNo term sharingfor House committee chiefs'
OLLOWING the term-shar- president of the Party-list Coali- will have 60 standing committees of the House of Representatives
ing proposal of President tion, said cohsistencies are impor- and 15 special committees. is now facing delays due to the
Duterte, the 54-member tant for smooth and fast approval The Party-list Coalition is ask- speakership issue,
Party-list Coalition on Tuesday ap- of priority measures. ing for a 2O-percent allocation or According to Salceda, there's a
pealed to Taguig Rep. Alan Peter "For us congressmen, we like to 15, committee chairmanships of little time left after the election of
Cayetanb and Marinduque Rep. make it as consistent as possible.If the House of Representatives. the Speaker sincethe organization
Lord Allan Velasco to ensure con- theywill choose the chairmanship ofthe lower chamberis first on the
sistencies in committee chairman- itshouldbe for three vears because Delays agenda when the 18th Congress
ship this 18th Congress. it is very hard to change midway," EARLIER,AlbayRep. Joey Salcqda convenes on July 22.
1-Pacman Rep. Michael Romero, sa.id Romero. The 18th Congress admitted that the organizatiori SBB "No rBRM sFAnrNc," A2
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Five lawmakers are vying for
the speakership, namely, Cayetano,
Velasco, Romualdez, Davao City
"During the time of lspeakers It will be the first time that the Rep.lsidro Ungab and Bayan Muna
Mannyl Villar, [Jose] De House of Representative will have Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate.
Venecia and [Pantaleon] a term-sharing setup as proposed The President's son and Davao
Alvarez, by May or June by president.
a City Rep. Paolo Duterte, mean-
we already know who will Under the term-sharing agree- while, hasbackedout from the race
be the next Speaker and mert, Cayetano will occupy the and supported the bid of Ungab
chairmen of the commit- Speaker's post for the first 1.5 from Hugpong ng Pagbabago, the
tees," Salceda recalled. months while the remaining 21 party founded by his sister, Davao
The Party-list Coali- months of the 36th month of the City Mayor Sara Duterte.
tion, meanwhile, said it 18th Congress will be taken by The 18th Congresswill convene
will adhere to Duterte's Velasco. and elect the next Speaker on July
decision endorsing Cayet- Accordingto Duterte, Leyte Rep. 22, the same dayas the FourthState
ano as well as Velasco ip a Martin Romualdez will be the ma- ofthe Nation Address of President
term- sharing agreement. iority floor lead*. I
, Duterte. loYee llafie N.0ela Ouz

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