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Allen Jesse Mangaoang: I’ll vote along party lines for next Speaker

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Kalinga Representative Allen Jesse Mangaoang said he will vote along party lines in the race for the next Speaker of the 18th Congress.

The Kalinga politiko said that while he has been invited to become Speaker, he has never made any commitments for the post.

Mangaoang belongs to the Nacionalista Party (NP).

He is party mates with former Foreign Affairs secretary and Taguig 1st District Representative Alan Peter Cayetano.

Cayetano is eyeing the Speakership.

Mangaoang said that whoever will get the post will needs President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement.

The NP is part of the House super majority.

“We will vote as a party but we will still have to await for the last-minute decision of the President on whom to support as the next House Speaker because we belong to the majority block,” he said.

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