Sara Duterte Praises New House Speaker Arroyo

Amidst the controversy surrounding then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for being elected as the new House Speaker, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte thought otherwise and congratulated her for her new position.

In a short statement, Duterte’s eldest daughter said, “Congratulations to SPGMA, a strong leader.”

During a House session on Monday, July 23, Arroyo took over former House Representative Pantaleon Alvarez, whom Sara Duterte had a feud with last February for allegedly stating that she was a member of the opposition when she decided to create a different regional political party.

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On Monday, before President Duterte gave his speech for his third State of the Nation Address, Arroyo was elected as the new House Speaker with 184 positive votes, while a total number of 12 renounced.

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