Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines

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 people as deputy speakers, but House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said in August 2016 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 powersEdit

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.


# Name Party District Legislature Start of service End of service Era
1 Antonio de las Alas Nacionalista Batangas 6th Legislature 1922 1925 American Insular Government
7th Legislature
2 Quintín Paredes Abra 8th Legislature 1928 1931
3 Antonio de las Alas (2nd time) Batangas 9th Legislature 1931 1933
4 Quintín Paredes (2nd time) Abra 9th Legislature 1933 1933
10th Legislature 1933 1955
5 José Zulueta Iloilo-1st 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 June 30, 1992 Fifth Republic
16 Raul Daza Liberal Northern Samar–1st 9th Congress 1992 June 30, 1995
10th Congress 1995 June 30, 1998
17 Simeon Datumanong Lakas Maguindanao–2nd
18 Hernando Perez Batangas–2nd
19 Alfredo Abueg LAMP Palawan–2nd 11th Congress 1998 2000
20 Eduardo Gullas Cebu–1st
21 Daisy Fuentes NPC South Cotabato–2nd June 30, 2001
22 Agapito Aquino LDP Makati–2nd 2000
23 Erico Aumentado
24 Nur Jaafar Tawi-Tawi 2001
25 Carlos M. Padilla Nueva Vizcaya
26 Raul Gonzalez Lakas Iloilo City
27 Raul del Mar Cebu City–1st 12th Congress 2001 June 30, 2004
28 Gerry Salapuddin Basilan
29 Emilio Espinosa Jr. NPC Masbate–2nd
30 Benigno Aquino III Liberal Tarlac–2nd
13th Congress 2004 June 30, 2007
(29) Emilio Espinosa Jr. (continuation of 1st term) NPC Masbate–2nd
(28) Gerry Salapuddin (continuation of 1st term) Lakas Basilan
(27) Raul del Mar (continuation of 1st term) Cebu City–1st
31 Eric Singson Liberal Ilocos Sur–2nd February 21, 2006
14th Congress July 23, 2007 June 30, 2010
(27) Raul del Mar (continuation of 1st term) Cebu City–1st
32 Pablo P. Garcia Lakas Cebu–2nd
33 Simeon Datumanong Maguindanao–2nd
34 Maria Amelita Villarosa Occidental Mindoro
35 Arnulfo Fuentebella NPC Camarines Sur–3rd
15th Congress July 26, 2010 June 30, 2013
(32) Pablo P. Garcia (continuation of 1st term) NUP Cebu–2nd
36 Jesus Crispin Remulla Nacionalista Cavite–7th
37 Lorenzo Tañada III Liberal Quezon–4th
38 Raul Daza (2nd time) Northern Samar–1st
39 Maria Isabelle Climaco Salazar Zamboanga City–1st
40 Dina Abad Batanes 16th Congress July 22, 2013 June 30, 2016
41 Sergio Apostol Leyte–2nd
42 Pangalian Balindong Lanao del Sur–2nd
43 Carlos M. Padilla (2nd time) Nacionalista Nueva Vizcaya
44 Giorgidi Aggabao NPC Isabela–4th
45 Roberto Puno NUP Antipolo–1st
46 Miro Quimbo Liberal Marikina–2nd 17th Congress July 25, 2016 present
47 Eric Singson (2nd time) PDP-Laban Ilocos Sur–2nd
48 Mercedes Alvarez NPC Negros Occidental–6th
49 Fredenil Castro NUP Capiz–2nd
50 Raneo Abu Nacionalista Batangas–2nd
51 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Lakas Pampanga–2nd August 15, 2016 March 15, 2017
52 Pia Cayetano Nacionalista Taguig–2nd present
53 Sharon Garin AAMBIS-OWA Party-list
54 Gwendolyn Garcia PDP-Laban Cebu–3rd
55 Mylene Garcia-Albano Davao City–2nd
56 Bai Sandra Sema Maguindanao-1st
57 Rolando Andaya, Jr. Camarines Sur–1st August 16, 2016 July 30, 2018
58 Ferdinand Hernandez NPC South Cotabato-2nd present
59 Frederick Abueg Liberal Palawan–2nd
60 Linabelle Villarica Bulacan–4th August 9, 2017

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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mara Cepeda (4 August 2016). "House to appoint more deputy speakers to prepare for federalism". Rappler. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "HOUSE LEADERS INFORMATION - DEPUTY SPEAKERS". House of Representatives of the Philippines. Retrieved 26 September 2016.

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