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
Seal of the Philippine House of Representatives
(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.
The current House Speaker of the 17th Congress of the Philippines is Congressman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from Pampanga. He was elected to the office on July 25, 2016; and is the 21st person to serve as Speaker.
Living former Speakers of the House[change | change source]
Currently there are five living former Speakers of the House:
Legend: Boldface means still an incumbent Congressman.