Binati ng ilang political party leaders si Pampanga 3rd District Representative Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr. sa pagkakatalaga nito bilang bagong senior deputy speaker.
Ayon sa kanilang kapartido na si Palawan Representative Jose Alvarez, PDP-LABAN national president, ang pagkakapili kay Gonzales bilang SDS ay nagpapakita ng pagtitiwala ng Kamara sa mga ambag nito sa Kongreso.
Pinagtibay rin aniya nito ang ugnayan sa pagitan ng PDP-Laban at partido ni House Speaker Martin Romualdez na LAKAS-CMD.
“We consider the move of the House of Representatives to elevate Representative Gonzales to the second highest position in the chamber as a recognition of our partymates’ invaluable contribution to the unprecedented work that the House has accomplished less than a year in our term. We continue to work hand-in-hand and in close partnership with Speaker Martin Romualdez, who have mobilized a multi-partisan coalition in the House of Representatives to help President Marcos deliver his commitment to our people,” saad ni Alvarez.
Tiniyak din ng Palawan solon na mananatili silang kaisa sa pagsusulong ng liderato ni Romualdez na tulungan at suportahan ang Marcos Jr administration.
“We are in full support of the administration of President Marcos, Jr. and the leadership of Speaker Romualdez as we all vow to ramp up our efforts to boost the economy post-pandemic and to improve the living condition of the Filipino people,” dagdag ni Alvarez.
Ayon naman kay Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers isa si SDS Gonzales sa mga maaasahan at masipag na katuwang sa Kongreso.
Nananatili rin aniya ang suporta ng Nacionalista Party sa pamumuno ni Romualdez.
“Senior Deputy Speaker Gonzales is one of our reliable and diligent partners in the House of Representatives and a great addition to the working force of our hard-working Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez. We reiterate the party’s strong support to the leadership of Speaker Romualdez who is deeply committed to the well-being and progress of our nation,” saad sa statement ni Barbers.
Mananatili ring kaisa ang NP panawagan ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ng pagkakaisa.
“The Nacionalista Party expresses its unequivocal support to the leadership of Speaker Martin Romualdez of the House of Representatives as we remain fully committed to the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to its vision of a united and prosperous nation,” pahayag ni Deputy Speaker at NP Spokesperson Camille Villar.
Welcome din sa minorya sa Kamara ang pagkakatalaga kay Gonzales bilang SDS.
Ayon kay Minority Leader Marcelino Libanan, magiging bagong ‘asset’ ng Kamara si Gonzales sa kaniya bagong posisyon.
Nananatili rin aniya ang suporta ng minorya kay Romualdez at patuloy na makikipagtulungan para makapagpasa ng mga lehislasyon na makatutulong sa mga Pilipino.
“Representative Gonzales will be a huge asset to the House leadership in his new capacity…We reiterate our full support to the leadership of Speaker Martin Romualdez, who has ably steered the House in delivering unprecedented accomplishments less than a year in our terms. The minority is absolutely committed to our partnership with Speaker Romualdez and the entire House leadership, as we seek common ground to swiftly create more jobs and livelihood opportunities, lift a greater number of households from poverty, and move the country forward,” pagtitiyak ni Libanan. | ulat ni Kathleen Jean Forbes