MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives under Speaker Lord Allan Velasco now has 32 deputy speakers after the chamber elected two more lawmakers to the position.
During the last day of the session for 2020 on Wednesday, the House elected Cavite8th District Rep.Abraham”Bambol”Tolentino and Davao City 3rd District Rep. Isidro Ungab as the new deputy speakers.
Last March, Ungab was removed as chair of the House appropriations committee under the leadership of then former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
Defensor loses chairmanship
Meanwhile, Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor was stripped of his chairmanship to the chamber’s Committee on Public Accounts.