Revilla wants civil service, public info Senate committees
MANILA, Philippines — Returning Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has expressed interest in holding leadership roles in two Senate committees, Senate President Vicente Sotto III revealed on Thursday.
Sotto said Revilla wanted to get the Senate committee on civil service, government reorganization, and professional regulation and the committee on public information and mass media.
“Ang gusto niya [Revilla] ay ‘yung civil service at public information and mass media,” Sotto told reporters in a phone interview.
The Civil Service committee is currently chaired by outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV while the Public Information committee is headed by Senator Grace Poe.
Sotto said Poe will give up the Public Information committee. However, it is still up to the majority bloc on who will get the said committee as Senator-elect Imee Marcos has also expressed desire to get the leadership roles of those committees.
“Nasa majority bloc ‘yun kung sino ie-elect. Pag-uusapan pa namin. Baka sakaling magbigayan. Baka sakaling magbigay si Bong kay Imee,” the Senate President said. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)
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