House is divided, I might be able to help unite it: Paolo Duterte

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Davao City First District Representative Paolo Duterte said in a statement today, July 2 that he is not in favor of term sharing for in the speakership position in the House or Representatives being pushed by Taguig City-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano.

“The House is divided, I might be able to help unite it. Pareho lang kaming binoto ng mga tao ah. Kung term sharing, term sharing na kaming lahat,” Duterte said. “I will ask the Visayas bloc to elect their speaker for their term share, and so with the Mindanao bloc and the party-list coalition.”

“We are not talking about two persons here. We are talking about our beloved country,” he added.

“It is not about speakership alone, but who is the right person to unite Congress and I hope those running for the speakership stop influencing the Cabinet,” he said.