Loren Legarda becomes first Antique solon to become Deputy Speaker


Antique Rep. Loren Legarda has been named one of the Deputy Speakers for the 18th Congress.

Legarda is the first representative of the province to become deputy speaker.

“As the new Representative of Antique, I am mandated to serve my kasimanwas—to help them get out of poverty and drive the province to sustainable progress. That alone is already a challenge for me. But to represent the province, while serving the Bigger House as Deputy Speaker, that brings a greater responsibility that I am more than willing to humbly accept,” said the former lady senator.

Legarda, also the first Antiqueña representative elected in Congress, took her oath as Deputy Speaker before Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano today.

Legarda was elected Deputy Speaker by unanimous vote alongside South Cotabato Rep. Ferdinand Hernandez, Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte, Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero, ABONO party-list Rep, Conrado Estrella III, Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr., Antipolo City Rep. Robert Puno, CIBAC party-list Rep. Eduardo Villanueva, Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales Jr., Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel, and Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr.