Salo takes oath as HRET member
MANILA, Philippines — Kabayan party-list Rep. Ron Salo took his oath on Thursday as a newly-elected member of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET).
On Monday, the House majority moved to designate Salo as HRET member to replace Oriental Mindoro 1st District Rep. Doy Leachon.
The House also chose him to lead the six-person contingent of lawmakers in the HRET.
He took his oath before Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, who is the chairperson of the HRET, at the Supreme Court.
HRET serves as the sole judge of all contests relating to the election, returns, and qualifications of House members.
It consists of nine members, three of whom come from the Supreme Court while the rest are members of the lower chamber of Congress.
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