More Senate panel heads elected; Imee Marcos gets 4 chairmanships
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos, the sister of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., will now lead four committees in the Senate.
On Tuesday, Imee Marcos was named head of two more committees: electoral reforms and people’s participation, as well as cooperatives.
This is on top of the two panels — foreign relations and social justice — earlier assigned her to lead in the upper chamber.
Meanwhile, neophyte Senators Mark Villar and Robin Padilla were elected chairman of the Senate committees on banks and public information, respectively.
Villar was also earlier named chairman of the trade panel, while Padilla has been chosen to lead the committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes.
Senator Grace Poe is the new head of the committee on economic affairs, while Senator JV Ejercito will lead the committee on urban planning, housing, and resettlement.
Aside from economic affairs, Poe will continue to lead the public services panel.
Five senators — Cynthia Villar, Nancy Binay, Sonny Angara, Christopher “Bong” Go, and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. — will keep the chairmanship of their committees in the 18th Congress.
Villar will continue to lead the environment committee, Binay is still the panel tourism head, and Angara will remain chairman of the youth panel.
Go will keep the committee’s chairmanship on sports, while Revilla will continue to head the committee on civil service, government reorganization, and professional regulation.
Aside from the environment panel, Cynthia Villar was also earlier elected chairperson of the committee on agriculture, food, and agrarian reform.
Meanwhile, Binay also got the committee on accounts, Go was elected health panel chairman, Angara was chosen head of finance, while Revilla will lead the committee on public works.
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