“We have to change the Constitution. Whether federal or what not,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during the mass oath-taking ceremony of newly appointed government officials at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang Palace on July 8.
“Sabi ko doon sa tatlo kinausap ko – si speaker and that is [Alan Peter] Cayetano, [Lord Allan Jay] Velasco, he will be assuming sa term-sharing maybe kung buhayin pa siya, maabutan pa niya, tapos si majority floor leader [Martin Romualdez], sabi ko: If you want to change the Constitution, do it now, nandiyan pa ako,” he said.
“And I can tell the military: No, no, no. You better ano… Kasi ang military mainit na. And I have told you all the corruption sa gobyerno, ang pinakamalaki nandiyan sa itaas,” he added.
President Duterte said that Cayetano will be sharing term with Velasco. He also said that Romualdez will be Majority Floor Leader.