Opposition pa rin! Albay Rep. Lagman backs Velasco’ s leadership


Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said that he will support the leadership of House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, but maintained that he remains part of the opposition.

“I fully recognize the ratification in plenary session of the election of Rep. Lord Allan Velsaco as Speaker of the House of Representatives with an overwhelming mandate,” the Bicolano solon said.

“Even as I remain a member of the independent opposition or as an authentic minority Representative, I am ready to support Speaker Velasco’s policies and advocacies which will redound to the welfare of the Filipino people, particularly the disadvantaged and marginalized,” he added.

An overwhelming majority of lawmakers ratified the election of Velasco as their House Speaker today, effectively ousting Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano.

“I am also ready, as usual, to be critical of policies and programs of the administration which are patently partisan and inimical to the public interest,” added Lagman.

“I will remain a steadfast and vigilant sentinel for the observance of the rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution,” he added.