List of House committee chairs

List of House committee chairs
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III’s Liberal Party (LP) dominates the chairmanships of various committees in the new House of Representatives.

The committees and their LP chairs are:

Appropriations: Cavite Rep. Joseph Emilio Abaya

Justice: Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr.

Ways and means: Batangas Rep. Hermilando Mandanas

Dangerous drugs: Iligan City Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr.

Banks and financial intermediaries: Leyte Rep. Sergio Apostol

People’s participation: Manila Rep. Benjamin Asilo

Games and amusement: Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing.

Paranaque City Rep. Roilo Golez (LP) has been named head of the House contingent in the Commission on Appointments.

Among the names being floated as members of Golez’s team were Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Villafuerte and Valenzuela City Rep. Rex Gatchalian from the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC); Nueva Ecija Rep. Rodolfo Antonino, Palawan Rep. Antonio Alvarez, Maguindanao Rep. Simeon Datumanong, and Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano Sr. from Lakas-Kampi-CMD.


The non-LP members picked to head committees were:

Rural development: Quezon Rep. Mark Enverga of the Nacionalista Party (NP)

Foreign affairs: Albay Rep. Al Franchis Bichara (NP)

Government enterprises: Zamboanga City Rep. Erico Basilio Fabian (NP)

Suffrage and electoral reforms: Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)

Public order and security: Cebu Rep. Pablo John Garcia (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)

Transportation: Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)

Labor and employment: Valenzuela Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)

Youth and sports: Camarines Sur Rep. Renato Unico (Lakas-Kampi-CMD).

Agriculture: Batangas Rep. Mark Llandro Mendoza (NPC);

Health: Bacolod City Rep. Rep. Anthony Golez (NPC)

Local government: Negros Oriental Rep. George Arnaiz (NPC)

Basic education: Sorsogon Rep. Salvador Escudero (United Opposition)

Higher education: Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara (Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino)

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