Sandro Marcos elected as House leader
MANILA, Philippines — Neophyte lawmaker Ilocos Rep. Sandro Marcos has been elected as one of the high-ranking leaders in the House of Representatives.
The majority bloc nominated Marcos as Senior Deputy Majority Leader during Tuesday’s session.
His nomination was unopposed, so he got the job.
The 28-year-old lawmaker is the son of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and a nephew of House Speaker Martin Romualdez.
His first term in the House of Representatives comes after winning as a member of the Ilocos Norte district in the 2022 elections.
Prior to being a lawmaker, Marcos served as a staffer of Romualdez, who was then the House Majority Leader.
As Senior Deputy Majority Leader, Sandro will be a member of the House Committee on Rules.
The said committee deals with the Rules of the House, Rules of Procedure Governing Inquiries in Aid of Legislation, Rules of Procedure in Impeachment Proceedings, Order of Business, Calendar of Business, the referral of bills, resolutions, speeches, committee reports, messages, memorials and petitions, and the creation of committees inclusive of determining their respective jurisdictions.
The committee is chaired by the House Majority Leader, while the House Deputy Majority Leaders, including Sandro, will serve as vice chairpersons.
Apart from Marcos, the following lawmakers were nominated and elected as:
Deputy Majority Leaders
-Malabon Rep. Josephine Veronic Lacson-Noel
-Pangasinan 6th District Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas
-Batangas 4th District Rep. Lianda Bolilia
-Quezon 3rd District Rep. Franz Pumaren
-TINGOG Party-list Rep. Jude Acidre
Assistant Majority Leaders
-Leyte 3rd District Rep. Anna Victoria Veloso-Tuazon
-Misamis Occidental 2nd District Rep. Fernando Sancho Oaminal
-Tarlac 1st District Rep. Jaime Cojuangco
-Leyte 4th District Rep. Richard Gomez
-AKO-BICOL Party-list Rep. Raul Angelo Bongalon
-Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino Dy
-La Union 1st District Rep. Francisco Paulo Ortega
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