More than 100 lawmakers already signed the manifesto expressing their support to remove House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez from being the leader of the lower House.
Several hours ago, three lawmakers confirmed the move to oust Alvarez and Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte even called them to ask their support.
Five months ago, Inday Sara lambasted Alvarez for calling her part of the ‘opposition’ saying that he ‘mess with the wrong girl’
After that, rumors that Inday Sara wants former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo to replace Alvarez circulated.
The manifesto titled “Manifesto of support for Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as House Speaker for the 17th Congress of the House of the Representatives,”.
According to the manifesto, the lawmakers believe that a ‘credible and competent House leadership’ is needed as there are many critical issues are needed to discuss.
“It is in consideration of these grave concerns that we believe, that the House of Representatives, and the nation, will benefit from the experience, competence, sobriety, the steady and unifying leadership of Former President and Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, as Speaker of the House of Representatives.” the manifesto reads.
In the photo published by Henry Uri on, it shows that the first lawmakers who signed the Manifesto include Quezon City 3rd District Rep. Danilo Suarez and Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza.
Meanwhile, there’s some rumor that the seven members of Makabayan opposition bloc are set to nominate ACT-Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio as Speaker of the House.
Alvarez is not yet speaking on the issue.