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Pulong withdraws from Speakership race, backs Ungab
« on: July 08, 2019, 01:51:27 AM »
Pulong withdraws from Speakership race, backs Ungab
July 7, 2019644
By Che Palicte/Philippine News Agency

DAVAO CITY — First District Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte said Saturday he has withdrawn from an earlier plan to enter the House Speakership race following a meeting with his father, President Rodrigo Duterte.

In a statement released to the media, the Presidential son bared that he had spoken to President Rodrigo R. Duterte about his plan to run for the top House post.

“We both agreed that this will not be the right time for me to be Speaker and I can still help his administration from the House in a different capacity,” the younger Duterte said.

Instead, the lawmaker said he will be supporting the candidacy of 3rd District Rep. Isidro Ungab, who was earlier endorsed by the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) and the Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (HTL).

HNP is a regional party co-founded by Pulong’s sister, Mayor Sara Z. Duterte, while HTL is a local political organization founded by President Duterte when he was mayor of Davao City.

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