Rift Between President’s Allies as House Speaker Takes on Duterte’s Biggest Campaign Contributor

A rift between key allies of President Rodrigo Duterte was revealed after Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez moved to investigate the government’s contract with companies owned by fellow congressman Antonio Floirendo Jr., who was the president’s biggest campaign contributor. The speaker alleged Floirendo of unlawful business interest while serving as an elected official. He added that the company of the family of Floirendo is prejudicing the government of up to P107 million ($2.14 million) every…

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