Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
|Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines|
Ispiker ng Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan ng Pilipinas
Lord Allan Velasco
since October 12, 2020
(Informal and within the House)
|Appointer||Elected by the Philippine House of Representatives|
|Term length||3 Years|
|Inaugural holder||Sergio Osmeña|
|Formation||October 16, 1907|
|Succession||Third in the Presidential Line of Succession|
|Website||Speaker of the House|
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines (Filipino: Ispiker ng Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan ng Pilipinas) is the presiding officer and the highest-ranking official of the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives as well as the fourth highest and most powerful official of the Government of the Philippines.
The Speaker is elected by a majority of all of the Representatives from among themselves. The Speaker is the third and last in line in succession for the presidency, after the President of the Senate of the Philippines, and Vice President of the Philippines.
Living former Speakers of the House[change | change source]
Currently there are six living former Speakers of the House:
Jose de Venecia Jr. (Lakas–CMD), served 1992–1998; 2001–2008
Manuel Villar (LAMMP), served 1998–2000
Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (Liberal), served 2001; 2010–2016
Pantaleon Alvarez (PDP–Laban), served 2016–2018
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PDP–Laban), served 2018–2019
Alan Peter Cayetano (Nacionalista), served 2019–2020
Legend: A person's name in boldface means that the person is an actively serving Member of the House of Representatives.