Batangas 6th district Rep. Ralph Recto was named as the seventh deputy speaker in the House of Representatives.

Ilocos Norte 1st district neophyte Rep. and Senior deputy majority leader Sandro Marcos nominated Recto during the second day of the first regular session of the 19th Congress.

There were no objections towards Marcos’s motion. Recto took his oath before House Speaker Martin Romualdez immediately after his election.

Recto is the newest deputy speaker elected following 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.


Ronald Espartinez