Suarez: LP wants to monopolize power in the House

MANILA, Philippines – Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez slammed the House independent minority bloc called the "Magnificent 7" for challenging his minority leadership before the Supreme Court (SC). 

In a statement on Wednesday, November 16, Suarez said the Liberal Party (LP), which has members among the Magnificent 7 and the House supermajority blocs, are aiming to control the House of Representatives.

This comes after the following lawmakers questioned Suarez's controversial election as minority leader:

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