Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines

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The Deputy Speakers of the House of Representatives of the Philippines are the second highest-ranking officials of the Philippine House of Representatives. During the absence of the House Speaker, one of the House Deputy Speakers will preside over the House of Representatives.

Usually the house just names 6 as deputy speaker, but House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said in August that they will increase the numbers to cater to the supposed move to federalism.[1]

The current Deputy Speakers of the House of Representatives are the following:[2]

Duties and powers[edit]

The duties and powers of the House Deputy Speakers, as contained in the House Rules, are the following:[2]

  • to assume the duties and powers of the Speaker when so chosen by a majority vote or by lot among themselves, as the case may be, when the Speaker is absent or temporarily incapacitated, until such time that the Speaker returns to the performance of his/her duties; and, in case of resignation, removal, permanent incapacity or death of the Speaker, until such time that a new Speaker is elected and qualified;
  • to preside over the session when, even if present, the Speaker does not preside, or has not designated any other member as temporary presiding officer as provided in Section 14(h) of Rule IV;
  • to monitor, coordinate and facilitate action on measures filed, requests, and other concerns of members representing constituencies in any of the island groups namely Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, to which they may be assigned by the Speaker;
  • to recommend to the Speaker appropriate policies, strategies and programs of action to improve the pace and quality of legislation and to effectively address issues and concerns of members on matters affecting them, their constituencies, and the overall operations and integrity of the House;
  • to appoint personnel of the House when so authorized by the Speaker; and
  • to perform such other duties and functions as may be assigned and/or delegated by the Speaker.



Single position[edit]

# Name Party District Legislature Start of service End of service Era
1 Antonio de las Alas Nacionalista Batangas 6th Legislature - 7th Legislature 1922 1928 American Insular Government
2 Quintín Paredes Abra 8th Legislature 1928 1931
3 Antonio de las Alas (2nd Time) Abra 9th Legislature


1931 1933
4 Quintín Paredes (2nd Time) Abra 9th Legislature-10th Legislature 1933 1933
5 José Zulueta Iloilo-1st 10th Legislature 1933 1935
1st Assembly 1935 1938 Commonwealth
2nd Assembly 1939 1941
6 Francisco Ortega Liberal La Union–1st 1st Congress 1946 1949 Third Republic
7 Domingo Velasco Leyte–2nd 2nd Congress 1949 1953
8 Daniel Romualdez Nacionalista Leyte–4th 3rd Congress 1954 1957
9 Constancio Castañeda Tarlac–2nd 4th Congress 1958 1961
10 Salipada Pendatun Liberal Cotabato 5th Congress 1962 1965
6th Congress 1966 1967
11 Jose Aldeguer Nacionalista Iloilo–5th 1967 1969
7th Congress 1970 1972
12 Blah Sinduat KBL Region XII Interim Batasang Pambansa 1978 1984 Fourth Republic
13 Salipada Pendatun (2nd Time) Maguindanao Regular Batasang Pambansa 1984 1985
14 Macacuna Dimaporo Lanao del Sur 1985 1986
15 Antonio Cuenco LDP Cebu City–2nd 8th Congress 1987 1992 Fifth Republic
16 Raul Daza Liberal Northern Samar–1st 9th Congress 1992 1995

Multiple positions[edit]

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Party, district
Legislature Start End Era
Raul Daza
(Liberal, Northern Samar–1st)
Simeon Datumanong
(Lakas, Maguindanao–2nd)
Hernando Perez
(Lakas, Batangas–2nd)
N/A 10th Congress 1995 1998 Fifth Republic
Alfredo Abueg
(LAMP, Palawan–2nd)
Eduardo Gullas
(LAMP, Cebu–1st)
Daisy Fuentes
(NPC, South Cotabato–2nd)
11th Congress 1998 2000
Agapito Aquino
(LDP, Makati–2nd)
Erico Aumentado
(LAMP, Bohol–1st)
2000 2001
Raul Gonzalez
(Lakas, Iloilo City)
Nur Jaafar
(LAMMP, Tawi-Tawi)
Carlos M. Padilla
(LAMMP, Nueva Vizcaya)
2001 2001
Benigno Aquino III
(Liberal, Tarlac–2nd)
Raul del Mar
(Lakas, Cebu City–1st)
Emilio Espinosa Jr.
(NPC, Masbate–2nd)
Gerry Salapuddin
(Lakas, Basilan)
N/A 12th Congress 2001 2004
Eric Singson
(Lakas, Ilocos Sur–2nd)
N/A 13th Congress 2004 2007
Simeon Datumanong
(Lakas, Maguindanao–2nd)
Arnulfo Fuentebella
(NPC, Camarines Sur–3rd)
Pablo P. Garcia
(Lakas, Cebu–2nd)
Amelita Villarosa
(Lakas, Occidental Mindoro)
N/A 14th Congress 2007 2010
Maria Isabelle Climaco Salazar
(Liberal, Zamboanga City–1st)
Raul Daza
(Liberal, Northern Samar–1st)
Pablo P. Garcia
(NUP, Cebu–2nd)
Jesus Crispin Remulla
(Nacionalista, Cavite–7th)
Lorenzo Tañada III
(Liberal, Quezon–4th)
N/A 15th Congress 2010 2013
Dina Abad
(Liberal, Batanes)
Giorgidi Aggabao
(NPC, Isabela–4th)
Sergio Apostol
(Liberal, Leyte–2nd)
Pangalian Balindong
(Liberal, Lanao del Sur–2nd)
Carlos M. Padilla
(Nacionalista, Nueva Vizcaya)
Roberto Puno
(NUP, Antipolo–1st)
N/A 16th Congress 2013 2016
Eric Singson
(PDP–Laban, Ilocos Sur–2nd)
Mercedes Alvarez
(NPC, Negros Occidental–6th)
Fredenil Castro
(NUP, Capiz–2nd)
Raneo Abu
(Nacionalista, Batangas–2nd)
Miro Quimbo
(Liberal, Marikina–2nd)
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
(Lakas, Pampanga–2nd)
Gwendolyn Garcia
(PDP-Laban, Cebu–3rd)
Pia Cayetano
(Nacionalista, Taguig)
Sharon Garin
of the AAMBIS-OWA Partylist
Mylene Garcia-Albano
(PDP-Laban, Davao City–2nd)
Bai Sandra A. Sema
(Liberal, Maguindanao–1st)
Ferdinand L. Hernandez
(NPC, South Cotabato–2nd)
Frederick Abueg
(Liberal, Palawan–2nd)
Rolando Andaya Jr.
(PDP-Laban, Camarines Sur–1st)
17th Congress 2016 present
Linabelle Villarica (4th District of Bulacan)

Note: Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines was previously called Speaker Pro-Tempore of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. The title was used until 1995.

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