Cayetano resigns as House Speaker, House ratifies Velasco’s election

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Alan Peter Cayetano resigns as House Speaker, House ratifies Velasco’s election

 

MANILA – Alan Peter Cayetano has resigned as House Speaker, citing “untenable political situation” at the House of Representatives, which has ratified the election of his replacement.

Cayetano on Tuesday (October 13) said he is leaving his post “with a clear conscience”. He served as Speaker since July last year.

On Tuesday, a total of 186 lawmakers voted to ratify Lord Allan Velasco’s election as the new Speaker, ousting Cayetano.

“From the start I have always said that I will abide by what the President, as leader of our coalition, will say,” Cayetano said in a Facebook post.

“Today, given the untenable political situation that Congress has been placed, and the possible damage to the country if the 2021 budget is not passed on time — I take his admonition to put aside all politics and focus on the budget to heart, and with this, tender my irrevocable resignation as Speaker of the House of Representatives effective immediately.”

Cayetano said he is hopeful that his resignation will help the constitutional transition for the new leadership.

“I have done my best, I have given my all, I leave with no regrets, and I hold no rancor in my heart towards anyone,” he said. DAJ/Expat Media


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