Andaya 'ready to go' amid ouster rumors

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) — House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya said he is "ready" to leave his post "any time," amid talks of an ouster plot against him.

"If I go to session today and they say it's time to go, I won't even put up a fight. Let's just go on," Andaya told CNN Philippines' The Source on Monday.

But Andaya denied that there are plots to remove him from his post, to which he was elected just six months ago after the ouster of Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as Speaker and his right-hand man Ilocos Norte 1st District Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas as majority leader.

Still, Andaya said he is considering to resign from his post in preparation for his gubernatorial run in Camarines Sur – but not until he finishes probing the alleged flood control project "scam" in the 2019 budget.

READ: Andaya sees plunder in flood control 'scam' linked to Budget chief

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo belittled the supposed ouster move against Andaya, telling reporters on Friday that "the majority supports the incumbent."

Arroyo also said that if ever the move is put to a vote, she would be voting for Andaya, who once served as her Budget secretary when she was president.