Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives

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The Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives. In the line of succession for the presidency, the Speaker is third in the line, after the Vice President of the Philippines and the President of the Senate of the Philippines.

The current Speaker is Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., a representative from Quezon City.


Contents

List of Presiding Officers

Speaker Party Province Period Start of service End of service Era
Sergio Osmeña NP Cebu Philippine Assembly 1907 1916 United States Occupation
House of Representatives 1916 1922
Manuel Roxas Capiz 1922 1933
Quintin Paredes Abra 1933 1935
Gil Montilla Negros Occidental National Assembly 1935 1938 Commonwealth
Jose Yulo Capiz 1938 1941
Benigno Aquino, Sr. KALIBAPI Tarlac National Assembly 1943 1944 Second Republic
Jose Zulueta NP Iloilo House of Representatives 1945 1945 Commonwealth
(Restored)

List of Speakers of the House of Representatives

# Speaker of the House Party Province/City Congress Start of service End of service Era
1 Eugenio Perez LP Pangasinan 1st 1946 1949 Third Republic
2nd 1949 1953
2 Jose B. Laurel NP Batangas 3rd 1953 1957
3 Daniel Romualdez Leyte 4th 1957 1961
5th 1961 1962
4 Cornelio Villareal LP Capiz 1962 1965
6th 1965 1967
5 Jose B. Laurel NP Batangas 1967 1971
7th 1971 1971
6 Cornelio Villareal LP Capiz 1971 1972

The House of Representatives - and the bicameral system including the Senate - was discontinued and was replaced by the unicameral Interim National Assembly, which was itself replaced with the Regular National Assembly.

List of Speakers of the National Assembly

Speaker of the House Party Province/City Parliament Start of service End of service Era
Querube C. Makalintal KBL NCR Interim National
Assembly
1978 1984 Fourth Republic
Nicanor E. Yñiguez Region VIII National
Assembly
1984 1986

After the ratification of the 1986 Constitution, the bicameral setup was restored.

List of Speakers of the House of Representatives (restored)

# Speaker of the House Party Province/City Congress Start of service End of service Era
7 Ramon Mitra LDP Palawan 8th 1987 1992 Fifth Republic
8 Jose de Venecia Lakas Pangasinan 9th 1992 1995
10th 1995 1998
9 Manuel Villar PMP Las Piñas City 11th 1998 2000
10 Arnulfo Fuentabella NPC Camarines Sur 2000 2001
11 Feliciano Belmonte Lakas Quezon City 2001 2001
12 Jose de Venecia Pangasinan 12th 2001 2004
13th 2004 2008

See also

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