Chaotic congress row delays Duterte speech, rebel deal

  • Representative and former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo bangs the gavel after taking the oath as the new house speaker, at the House of Representatives in Quezon city, metropolitan Manila, Philippines Monday July 23, 2018. A leadership row erupted in the Philippine House of Representative, delaying President Rodrigo Duterte’s delivery of his annual state of the nation address and passage of a crucial Muslim rebel autonomy deal. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines — A leadership row erupted in the Philippine House of Representatives on live TV Monday, delaying President Rodrigo Duterte’s delivery of his annual state of the nation address and passage of crucial Muslim autonomy legislation aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest Islamic rebellions.

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