20231104_235721.jpgHouse Speaker Martin Romualdez (left), AFP Chief-of-Staff Romeo Brawner (Speaker’s office, MANILA BULLETIN)




House Speaker Martin Romualdez didn't have much to say Saturday, Nov. 4  about the alleged destabilization plot against President Marcos, but he nonetheless believed that "the rule of law will prevail". 

Romualdez, leader of the 300-plus strong House of Representatives, was asked by reporters about the destabilization plot after Saturday's special joint session at Batasan Complex in Quezon City. 

"Nagsalita na yata si [Armed Forces of the Philippines] Chief-of-Staff General [Romeo] Brawner kaya doon na lang tayo, iiwan na lang natin sa salita na lang niya," he said. 

(I think Chief-of-Staff General Brawner has spoken about it, so let's leave it to his statements.) 

Romualdez quickly added: "We are very confident that tama (yes), the rule of law will prevail in this society we have. 

The Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) president then dropped the topic as he was still understandably delighted by the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio at Batasan, where the House members hold office. 

The special joint session between the House and the Senate was specifically held for the purpose of hosting Kishida's historic address. 

Romualdez---the cousin of President Marcos--thanked the Senate, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Japanese government for making the visit possible. 

It was Brawner himself who bared the destabilization plot Friday, Nov. 3.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/4/destabilization-plot-vs-pbbm-house-speaker-says-rule-of-law-will-prevail)