There’s no indication that House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez ever felt threatened by former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo after they met at the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan’s (PDP-Laban) Tuesday (August 1).
Alvarez regarded snug sitting beside Arroyo as they talked through the oath-taking held in Lubao, Pampanga.
They additionally stood subsequent to one another flashing PDP-Laban’s signature clenched fist signal after a number of of Arroyo’s cabalen politikos formally took their oath as PDP-Laban members.
Just just a few months again, rumors have been rife that Arroyo will exchange Alvarez as Speaker. Fueling the speak was the rift between the House’s high chief and his former BFF, Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr.
It was mentioned that Floirendo was behind strikes to oust Alvarez and set up Arroyo as Speaker.
Alvarez apparently felt the rumor was all too actual. His resolution to take away Arroyo as deputy speaker as a result of she voted in opposition to the passage of the death penalty invoice was seen as a transfer to clip her powers and ship the message he’s nonetheless the boss of the House.
But based mostly on how fondly President Rodrigo Duterte has spoken about Arroyo, in addition to her presence in necessary occasions the place the Chief Executive was, it’s clear she stays highly effective even when she’s now not in Malacanang.