Higher number of deputy speakers meant to accommodate lawmakers: Barzaga

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 12 2019 09:30 AM

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NUP President and Congressman Elpidio Barzaga defends the higher number of deputy speakers in the House of Representatives, calling it necessary for better legislation. There are currently 18 deputy speakers in Congress, including the president's son, Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte. Barzaga says the new positions were created as House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano's way of accommodating lawmakers who supported him.