Solicitor General Sides with Speaker Alvarez in Feud with Rep. Floirendo

In what might lead to a further crack in President Rodrigo Duterte’s supermajority coalition in the House of Representatives, the solicitor general sided with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and said that the deal between the government and the family of Rep. Antonio Floirendo should be declared void. Floirendo’s family corporation has a joint venture agreement, originally signed in 1969, with the Bureau of Corrections that turned 5,300 hectares of the Davao Penal Colony into a banana plantation. The solicitor general…

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