Newbie senators get key committee chairmanships

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:13 PM July 23, 2019
Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, Sen. Francis Tolentino, Sen. Imee Marcos, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go,

From Left to Right: Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, Sen. Francis Tolentino, Sen. Imee Marcos, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go. FILE PHOTOS

MANILA, Philippines — As earlier agreed, neophyte senators got the chairmanships over some of the important committees in the Senate.

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go was elected as chairman of the committee on health while Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is the new chairman of the committee on public order and dangerous drugs.


Meanwhile, newbie Senator Imee Marcos got the chairmanship over the committee on economic affairs and Senator Francis Tolentino was elected the chairman of the committee on local government.

Imee Marcos arrival orientation

Senator-elect Imee Marcos arrives at the Senate in time for the orientation. INQUIRER.net photo / Daphne Galvez

Below is the list of committee chairmanships the senators took for the first round of election:


  1. Finance – Sonny Angara
  2. Tourism – Nancy Binay
  3. Ways and Means – Pia Cayetano
  4. Social Justice, Welfare, and Rural Development – Leila de Lima
  5. Energy – Sherwin Gatchalian
  6. Accountability of Public Officers & Investigations (Blue Ribbon) – Richard Gordon
  7. Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality – Risa Hontiveros
  8. National Defense and Security – Panfilo Lacson
  9. Games and Amusement – Lito Lapid
  10. Public Works – Manny Pacquiao
  11. Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes – Francis Pangilinan
  12. Foreign Relations – Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III
  13. Public Services – Grace Poe
  14. Public Information and Mass Media – Bong Revilla
  15. Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development – Joel Villanueva
  16. Agriculture and Food – Cynthia Villar

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