MANILA — The House of Representatives on Monday elected its 30th Deputy Speaker, the most in the Chamber's history.
A Deputy Speaker is considered as one of the Chamber's top leaders, having a voice and vote in all of the committees as an ex-officio member.
Aside for the election of Revilla as deputy speaker, Negros Occidental Rep. Francisco Koko Benitez was also picked as the new chair of the Housing panel.
Meanwhile, COOP-NATCCO party-list Rep. Sabiniano Canama is new Special Committee on East Asian Growth Area committee, replacing Deputy Speaker Rogelio Pacquiao.
PHILRECA party-list Rep. Presley de Jesus was likewise appointed as the new chair of the Committee on Cooperatives Development, vice Canama.
Last week, 9 allies of House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco were named Deputy Speakers.