Villarica is new Central Luzon deputy speaker
Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica is the new deputy speaker for Central Luzon.
The Bulacan politiko was elected deputy speaker last August 9, replacing Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Arroyo was ousted as deputy speaker for voting against the reimposition of the death penalty last March.
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez earlier threatened lawmakers that they will be stripped of House leadership positions if they voted against the measure.
Eleven other lawmakers were replaced because of their anti-death penalty votes.
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