PDP-Laban to look for ways to solve speakership impasse’

Published July 5, 2019, 5:34 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Mario Casayuran 

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said Friday his Partido Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP)- Laban party would continue to look for ways to resolve the House of Representatives speakership impassé.

Senator Koko Pimentel (ALBERT GARCIA / MANILA BULLETIN)
Senator Koko Pimentel (ALBERT GARCIA / MANILA BULLETIN)

As there are many aspirants to the topmost House position, Pimentel said term-sharing is just one possibility of breaking the deadlock.

‘’If the terms of the term-sharing deal have been negotiated well and publicly backed up by all concerned then there will be no deceit, unseating, backstabbing involved,’’ Pimentel, PDP-Laban party president, said.

‘’Pwede namang “maayos na term-sharing,’’ he added. (A term-sharing agreement could be arranged.)

‘’What’s important is that the choice of the leadership of the House reflects the true will of its members,’’ he added.

In a related development, Pimentel, a former Senate President, also said his party welcomes any effort to “unite” the members of the House.

Pimentel, likewise, said his party has been backing and would continue to back the bids for House Speaker of its very qualified nominee(s) ‘’and for as long as we have a party member as a serious contender for House Speaker we will continue to call for party discipline and unity in supporting our party nominee.’’

 
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