Alvarez to withdraw bid if Paolo Duterte runs for Speaker

MANILA, Philippines --- If Davao 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte decides to vie for the House speakership, Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez said he would withdraw his own bid and support the presidential son instead.   "Pag tumakbo si Congressman Paolo na Speaker, susuportahan ko," Alvarez said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Monday.   "Kung mapapatunayan na magaling siyang Speaker at may liderato siya, why don't we give him a chance?" he added.   Asked further if he would withdraw his bid for Speaker should the President's son run for the position, Alvarez answered: "Yes, and I will support him 100 percent."   ...

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