LAS Piñas City Rep. Camille Villar declined the position of deputy speaker at the House of Representatives.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the honor and opportunity offered me. Allow me, however, to humbly decline the nomination and designation as Deputy Speaker,” Villar said in a letter to Speaker Lord Allan Velasco.
“It is an opportune time to work with my fellow congressmen and the leaders of the House of Representatives on policy measures that would give personal and economic relief to our kababayans (countrymen) amid the past disasters and the pandemic. But the greater tact is adherent responsibility to our constituents, and the constant affinity to the leadership and nation”, she said.
The House elected three lawmakers, including Villar, as deputy speakers. She was elected deputy speaker to replace Batangas 2nd District Rep. Raneo Abu.