Arroyo rise to House Speaker sparks outrage
Thousands of protesters have jeered Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo’s rise to the position of House Speaker just minutes after she took her oath.
At the “United People’s SONA” rally in front of St. Peter’s Parish along Commonwealth Avenue, protesters were heard shouting, “Mas masahol pa ang pinalit kay Alvarez.”
Former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was removed after a manifesto seeking his ouster was reportedly signed by a majority of lawmakers.
Protesters also slammed Arroyo for seemingly siding with President Duterte despite his reported “misogynistic” remarks against women.