Arroyo not backing anyone in Speaker race

She has no horse in the race for the next leader of the House. Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo refused on Sunday evening to be drawn into endorsing any of the two candidates who separately received the backing of President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. "I don't want to comment on the next Congress because I am not going to be a part of it," the former President told reporters in Bacolod City. Mayor Duterte, leader of the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago who helped orchestrate the coup staged by Arroyo last year against the previous Speaker, Pantaleon Alvarez, endorsed different congressional candidates as the next Speaker in two election campaign ...

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