Rep. Camille Villar declines deputy speakership

MANILA, Philippines — Las Pias Rep. Camille Villar declined the post of House deputy speaker just hours after being elected on Wednesday.

“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 amid the past disasters and the pandemic,” Villar said in her letter dated Nov. 18 to House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco.

“But the greater tact is adherent responsibility to our constituents, the adroit loyalty to allies and friends and the constant affinity to the leadership and nation,” she added.

Villar expressed the hope that her turning down the po…

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