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Presidential son and newbie solon gets senior deputy majority leader post 

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ILOCOS Norte Rep. Ferdinand Alexander A. Marcos III stands behind his father, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., during the latter’s oath-taking ceremony on June 30 in Manila. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ KRIZJOHN ROSALES

ILOCOS Norte Rep. Ferdinand Alexander A. Marcos III, son of the President and on his first term in the House of Representatives, has been given the post of senior deputy majority leader during Tuesday’s session.  

With the post, Mr. Marcos will also be a member of the House Committee on Rules, which determines procedures on inquiries, impeachment, and scheduling of proposed bills, among others.   

Albay Rep. Jose Ma. Clemente “Joey” S. Salceda retained his post as chairperson of the House Committee on Ways and Means while AKO BICOL Party-list Rep. Elizaldy S. Co was appointed as chairperson of the House Committee on Appropriations.   

For the minority, 4Ps Party-list Rep. Marcelino C. Libanan will stand as leader while Northern Samar Rep. Paul R. Daza was named senior deputy minority leader. — Matthew Carl L. Montecillo