Incoming Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Z. Duterte met with some of the new incoming congressmen of the 18th Congress.

The meet and greet happened inside Malacañang Palace grounds Tuesday evening, June 18.

The young Duterte said the activity is a simple gathering for the newbie solons to know each other.

He said Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, who is gunning for the House speakership, helped him in the preparation and in inviting the incoming congressmen.

Paolo Duterte also thanked the Presidential Management Staff for the help in organizing the dinner which was later attended by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Among those seen in attendance were Rep. Velasco, Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS partylist and Carlo Gonzalez of Marino partylist..

Representative-elect Duterte said the incoming House Speaker will be known by June 28. He confirmed that there are only two congressmen up for Speaker position.

It was reported that aside from Velasco, another strong contender is Martin Romualdez who was seen recently in the company of President Duterte.

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