My crystal ball tells me that the hardest, insurmountable obstacle that House Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez will hurdle, and never will, in the coming 2019 election is Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.
With presidential daughter Inday Sara’s political clout, even in Alvarez’s own district in Davao del Norte, the Speaker’s reelection is in peril, nay doomed!
Inday Sara is Alvarez’s biggest calvary having vowed to campaign against the Speaker’s reelection.
Added to Inday Sara’s muscle is the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), a regional party she formed with governors of the Davao Region’s five provinces.
My crystal ball gives me this scenario: the governors descending on DavNor’s First District come 2019 to campaign side by side with Inday Sara to deliver the political death sentence on Congressman Alvarez.
Inday Sara and the governors have a chainsaw roaring ugly ready to cut Alvarez neck — the Speaker has called HNP an “opposition party” without the blessing of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Alvarez has accused Inday Sara and the governors of organizing the HNP against President Rody!
For this mortal sin, Inday Sara has vowed to campaign against Alvarez in 2019.
My crystal ball trembles and what do I see? A very angry Inday Sara shouting “ASSHOLE!”
While Inday Sara is the most painful calvary for Alvarez, there are many other calvaries that the Speaker must face.
His ouster as Speaker of the House of Representatives; but if he survives
His former friend and political ally Congressman Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo, Jr. who is expected to open the Central Bank of Tadeco to fund a massive anti-Alvarez campaign.
Alvarez, the estranged wife, if she grabs the HNP overture to run against her gallivanting husband, and her children on the campaign stage telling voters the truth about the Speaker during the election campaign.
Former Governor Rodolfo “Dolfo” del Rosario challenging his reelection.
Governor Anthony “AGR” del Rosario, whom Alvarez threatened to slap.
The Catholic Church which condemned Alvarez for his authorship of House Bill 7303 allowing absolute divorce in the Philippines.
Rank and file of Tadeco, whose JVA with BuCor has been questioned by Alvarez.
Business and the community for threatening Tadeco and the local banana industry, DavNor’s biggest employer and taxpayer.
Municipal mayors and barangay officials and voters of the 1st District fooled by the Speaker’s boast about release of billions of pesos of congressional funds
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez could be the most hated government official in the kingdom of politics today.
He has quarreled practically with everybody, to the point that his ouster as Speaker is swirling in the halls of Congress.
He has been declared as “persona non grata” by a bloc inside the ruling PDP-Laban party of which he is secretary general, for his massive recruitment that opened the floodgates for narco-politicians.
He has threatened PDP-Laban members of the House with expulsion if they don’t toe party lines; he has warned zero budget for congressmen who would not vote yes to bills he endorsed.
Power is air, plenty of it and Alvarez’s is not only Speaker: He thinks and acts like he is the President!
What is my crystal ball’s prediction of the future of Mr. Loudspeaker, errr, Botbot, errr, Panty, errr, este Alvarez?