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More administration allies lead House committees

/ 08:26 PM August 02, 2016
Arthur Yap

Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap is the chairperson of the House committee on economic affairs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More allies of the present administration have been chosen to lead committees in the House of Representatives.

During the plenary session on Tuesday, majority floor leader Ilocos Norte Rep. Rudy Fariñas announced the following representatives as chairpersons of pertinent House committees:

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Agriculture: Anac IP Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr.

Basic education and culture: Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero

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Economic affairs: Former agriculture secretary and Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap

Foreign affairs: Bulacan Rep. Linabelle Ruth Villarica

Government enterprises and privatization: North Cotabato Rep. Jesus Sacdalan

Health: Quezon Rep. Angelina Tan

Local government: South Cotabato Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr.

Revision of laws: Pangasinan Rep. Marlyn Primicias Agabas

Rural development: Sorsogon Rep. Deogracias Ramos Jr.

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Welfare of children: Apayao Rep Eleanor Bulut Begtang

Bases conversion: Pasay City Rep. Emi Calixto Rubiano

Peace, reconciliation and unity: Tawi Tawi Rep. Ruby Sahali

Reforestation: Tarlac Rep. Noel Villanueva

Southern Tagalog development: Rizal Rep. Isidro Rodriguez Jr.

READ: Duterte allies get chairmanships of key House committees

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