Recto named 7th House deputy speaker
MANILA, Philippines — Batangas 6th district Rep. Ralph Recto was elected as the seventh deputy speaker in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Recto was nominated by Ilocos Norte 1st district Rep. and Senior deputy majority leader Sandro Marcos during the second day of the first regular session of the 19th Congress.
No objections were made towards Marcos’ motion, which allowed Recto to take his oath before House Speaker Martin Romualdez immediately after his nomination.
Recto is the latest deputy speaker named after Davao City 3rd district Rep. Isidro Ungab; Antipolo 1st district Rep. Roberto Puno; Las Pinas lone district Rep. Camille Villar; Ilocos Sur 2nd district Rep. Kristine Singson-Meehan; and TUCP Party-list Rep. Raymond Mendoza.
It can be recalled that Pampanga 2nd district Rep. and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, meanwhile, was designated as senior deputy speaker.
Before Recto’s nomination and oath-taking, Singson-Meeha and Villar also took their oath as deputy speakers.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.