Allan K could not help but laugh after a person said he should have won the post of House Speaker, instead of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
A certain Joel Stewart made the remark in the comments section of a livestream of Velasco’s election today, Oct. 13. His sentiment eventually reached Allan K, who posted a screenshot of it on his Instagram page.
“May nagforward lang sa akin (Someone just forwarded this to me),” he said alongside three laughing emoji.
Following his post, singer Erik Santos joked that he was rooting for the comedian.
Along with the two celebrities, Senate Majority Floor Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri also earlier poked fun at the ratification of Velasco’s election.
“So the Lord be with us,” he joked after learning that Velasco is now the new House Speaker. Zubiri made the remark as he was about to leave the budget hearing of energy agencies earlier today.
Amid the speakership fight between former House leader Alan Peter Cayetano and Velasco in the past few days, concerns about the delay in passing the 2021 budget hounded Congress.
Cayetano had previously moved to suspend sessions at the House until Nov. 16 after approving on second-reading the proposed spending measure for next year.
However, President Rodrigo Duterte eventually intervened and called for a special session today to avoid delays in passing the budget. During the said session, the House moved to reconsider the second reading approval of the 2021 budget bill. JB
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