Belmonte withdraws from speakership race

QUEZON City Representative Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Saturday he will withdraw from Monday’s speakership race and will instead join the so-called “super majority” in the House of Representative.

In a text message sent to reporters, Belmonte said he and most of the remaining members of the Liberal Party (LP) reiterated their original decision last June to join “Coalition for Change” in the House led by Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) secretary-general and Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez. (READ MORE)

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