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Hon. Romualdez, Ferdinand Martin G.
Hon. Romualdez, Ferdinand Martin G.

19th Congress of the Philippines

THE SPEAKER, in the hierarchical order of political leadership, is the fourth highest official in the Philippine government. He presides over the session; decides on all questions of order, subject to appeal by any member; signs all acts, resolutions, memorials, writs, warrants and subpoenas issued by or upon order of the House; appoints, suspends, dismisses or disciplines House personnel; and exercise administrative functions.

The Speaker is elected by a majority vote of all the Members at the commencement of each Congress.