‘It’s about time’: In historic first, two powerful women flank US president

Reuters 04/29/2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s address to Congress broke a historic glass ceiling on Wednesday, as two women – Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – sat behind the president for the first time in United…

When the present reads like the past

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 10/02/2020

History can be depressing when one reads the present like the past. The current squabble over who should be House Speaker is not new. It comes in cycles, often at the start of a new president’s term.…

Go: Duterte could have skipped Sona if Speakership row wasn’t resolved

07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte earlier threatened not to attend his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) if the House of Representatives did not settle the Speakership issue, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go revealed Monday. Go…

House obeys Duterte, elects Cayetano as Speaker

Inquirer.net 07/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives elected Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano as its Speaker on Monday, July 22, in a win for President Rodrigo Duterte who has tightened his grip on the chamber dominated by…

Paolo Duterte sets sights on House speakership

07/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines – After earlier declaring that he is not keen on becoming speaker of the House of Representatives,  presidential son and Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte suddenly had a change of heart and said…

Duterte: I will resign if Paolo runs to become House Speaker

/INQ.net 05/27/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that he will resign if his son, Davao City congressman-elect Paolo “Pulong” Duterte will vie to become Speaker of the House of Representatives. “Itong si Paolo, sinabi ko sa kanya,…

LOOK: Netizens reacts to Gloria Arroyo’s sudden oath-taking as House Speaker

Raul Constantine Tabanao 07/25/2018

If Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s sudden replacement of Pantaleon Alvarez as Speaker of the House of Representative Speaker is not dramatic, then Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s 47-minute speech would even be more memorable. An ordinary citizen would not…

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo elected as House Speaker

Inquirer 07/23/2018

PAMPANGA Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo officially became the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Monday after her colleagues convened in a session following the third State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Rodrigo Duterte. With 184…

Arroyo is new House Speaker

Inquirer 07/23/2018

In a surprise move on Monday, former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took her oath as new Speaker of the House of Representatives. Minutes before President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address, Arroyo…

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