President Rodrigo Duterte has officially endorsed Alan Peter Cayetano and Lord Allan Velasco for House Speaker in a shared term.
In his speech during the oathtaking of newly-appointed officials in Malacañang Monday, President Duterte said Cayetano will hold the post for the first 15 months while Velasco will hold the remaining 21 months.
Rep. Martin Romualdez will meanwhile be the Majority Floorleader.
The final decision however still lies with the more than 300 members of the Lower House who will be the ones voting for their choice speaker.
According to insiders, Rep. Romualdez still has the most number of congressmen on his side.