Alvarez stays as Speaker before SONA

Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 23 2018 01:20 PM | Updated as of Jul 23 2018 04:09 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads the opening session of the House of Representatives hours before President Duterte's State of the Nation Address (SONA), Monday, July 23, 2018. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- The House of Representatives adjourned at noon Monday, with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez staying in his post, and without its approval for the Bangsamoro Organic Law.

The House will reconvene later Monday at 4 p.m., but in a joint session with the Senate for President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address.

According to multiple sources, Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo was being pushed by the majority to replace Alvarez, who had been at odds with the President's daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.