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Cayetano says session outside House ‘fake’

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:56 PM October 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano labeled as “fake” the session being held by lawmakers outside the premises of the House of Representatives.

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“Ang Celebrity Sports Club ay hindi naman Kongreso, it creates a disturbing precedent. Ngayon may fake session na ginagawa,” he said in a press conference.

Majority of lawmakers held a session on Monday at the Celebrity Sports Complex in Quezon City where they elected new House officials, particularly the Secretary General and Sergeant-at-Arms.

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At the beginning of the session, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, citing the Constitution and rules of the lower chamber, pointed out that a majority of House members, constituting a quorum, can resume the session.

Rodriguez also said that a majority of members in attendance can also hold sessions outside the regularly designated session halls pursuant to the Constitution.

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