Revolving-door policy in House chairmanships seen due to ‘disruptive’ 15-21 deal
1-Pacman party-list Rep. Mikee Romero on Sunday said he expects a “revolving-door policy” in House leadership positions as a result of the 15-21 term-sharing deal between Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
“Yung rules of the game ay hindi pa ho klaro sa aming mga congressman, lalo na sa mga leader ng House. There might be a revolving door policy,” the leader of the House party-list bloc said in an interview on dzBB radio.
“Meaning, kung sino yung uupo as chairman for 15 months mapapalitan on the 16th month or the next 21 months. So, mukhang ganuon ang direksyon, magkakaroon tayo ng revolving door,” Romero said.
What does this mean for the House?
“Well, it will be disruptive and counterproductive pero may pinag-uusapan sila ngayon between the camp of Cayetano and Velasco na ang chairmanship for the first 15 months and then the senior vice chairmen kumbaga yung pangalawa would be coming from Velasco group, and then mag-su-switch lang sila on the 16th month,” Romero said.
“That formula might just work,” he said.
“Same members pa rin, walang galawan, yun naman ang ipinaglalaban namin. Yung ang makaka-disrupt talaga. Biro mo nagtatrabaho ka ng 15 months tapos mapupunta ka sa ibang komite, hindi kami papayag sa ganyan,” Romero said.
“Ang Kamara kailangan talaga na pakinggan yung signals ng Presidente. We don’t like to have a destructive type of government,” he said.