Atienza said it was up to Cayetano to decide whether he would take advantage of the special session of Congress from October 13 to 16 and respect the agreement on the sharing of the term. Leachon also contradicted the source`s assertion that there was an agreement between Cayetano and Velasco to maintain the current governing body in the House. MANILA, Philippines – The Nationalist People`s Coalition (NPC) is honoring the mandate-sharing agreement between current spokesman Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, the leader of the political party contingent in the lower chamber said on Friday. “Now that his term is coming to an end and Cong. Velasco is about to begin his term, why supporters of the spokesman are wondering if Cong. Velasco has the numbers? It is totally unfair to make it a condition now. “If Speaker made it clear that he would honor. But he was also clear – not indeed, Hindi siya nagde-defy his coalition. Sabi niya, “Mr President, I will respect the agreement, I will resign if I have to at some point, but I cannot speak on behalf of my supporters, colleagues and members of this House,” Villafuerte said.
Romualdez, on the other hand, is expected to serve the entire three-year term as majority leader. Leachon said velasco, leader of all PDP-Laban members, easily won the race at the door, because he clearly had the numbers last year. He recalled that MPs Rolando Andaya and Joey Salceda shared the chairmanship of the Appropriations Committee at the 12th Congress, an agreement that was to be repeated at the 14th Congress of Lagman and Junie Cua. Deputy spokesman Neptali Gonzales II could not recall an agreement on the division of the mandate of the House of Representatives in the history of the House of Representatives, but he remembered a common use of the chairs of the committees and the seats of the nominating committee. According to Atienza, “Cayetano did not carry the majority number” when term sharing stores were negotiated,” and Cong. Velasco did not ask for this to be a condition before accepting the agreement. Alvarez doesn`t need to look for the latest example of the bad ending of a date-sharing agreement. A source said that members of Cayetanno`s team rang Velasco right in front of Duterte, after the president expressed his wish that the Lord`s agreement for a 15-21 month division be respected in the office of Cayetano and Velasco. As part of the mandate-sharing agreement, Cayetano was to lead the House of Representatives for the first 15 months after his election on July 22, 2019, and Velasco would resume the remaining 21 months of the 18th Congress.
At the 15th Congress, MPs Edcel Lagman and Danilo Suarez reportedly reached an agreement on the division of the mandate of the minority leadership.