PRRD CALLS CAYETANO , VELASCO TO A MEETING IN MALACAÑANG
President Rodrigo Duterte called Representatives Alan Peter Cayetano and Lord Allan Velasco in a meeting on Tuesday in Malacañang ahead of the special session to resume the deliberations on the proposed 2021 national budget.
Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque said the President’s meeting with Cayetano and Velasco is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the Malacañang Golf Club. Roque said the meeting will focus on the passage of the proposed P4.506-trillion budget.
Laguna Representative Dan Fernandez, an ally of Cayetano, also confirmed the meeting.
Duterte’s decision to call for a meeting comes a day after lawmakers allied with Velasco “elected” him as Speaker at a gathering at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City.