LOOK: Duterte meets incoming lawmakers in Malacañang

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 18 2019 11:54 PM

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MANILA - Incoming lawmakers for the 18th Congress gathered in Malacañang Tuesday night for a dinner meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.

Among them was the President's eldest son Paolo, who clinched the congressional seat of Davao City's first district during the midterm polls.

Also seen in the meeting held at Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park were Marinduque Lone District Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco and Pampanga Rep. Dong Gonzales, who are vying for the House speakership.

The President's allies are expected to dominate in the lower House in July, which observers said could become a rubber stamp of the administration's legislative agenda.