Former House Speaker Prospero “Boy” Nograles could should thank his spouse for the great relations he nonetheless enjoys with President Rodrigo Duterte regardless of their long-standing political feud.
In a speech on the celebration of Nograles’ son, Karlo, in Davao City on September 2, Duterte dismissed his previous rivalry with the previous House Speaker as “just talks.”
He made one other “kill” comment to show all is nicely between him and the elder Nograles.
“Boy’s wife and I are cousins, so we’ll never get to the point that we’d actually kill each other,” he mentioned in Bisaya.
In jest, Duterte added that of all of the members of the Nograles household, it’s solely Boy “I’ll push over the…” He didn’t finish his sentence.
Boy misplaced to Duterte twice within the 1992 and 1998 mayoralty race. He tried his luck once more in 2010 however was defeated by the President’s daughter Sara.
The two households have since buried the hatchet, with Karlo, a lawmaker and head of the highly effective Appropriations committee within the House of Representatives, taking oath as a member of Duterte’s Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on his birthday.