6 reps from 5 parties vie for Speaker post

MANILA, Philippines --- The next Speaker may not necessarily come from the ranks of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), according to Majority Leader Fredenil Castro, another rumored candidate in the looming battle for House leadership. "It's not the numbers of a political party that guarantee the election of someone to be Speaker of the House," said Castro, a stalwart of the National Unity Party, which is allied with the administration. Castro suggested that though PDP-Laban might still have the most members in the 18th Congress, the majority might end up backing another party due to divergent interests. "Because while it is true that members of p...Keep on reading: 6 reps from 5 parties vie for Speaker post

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