The Senate on Monday elected nine more senators to sit as members of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA), joining Senators Cynthia Villar, Christopher Go, and Francis Tolentino in scrutinizing the appointments made by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
The chamber named Senators Imee Marcos, Alan Peter Cayetano, Francis Escudero, Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito, Jinggoy Estrada, Risa Hontiveros, and Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda as Senate contingents to the bicameral commission.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives on Monday adopted a resolution conveying its condolences to the family of the “Sprint Queen of Asia” Lydia De Vega-Mercado and paying homage to her contributions to the country as a world-class athlete.
House Resolution (HR) 231 is principally authored by Speaker Martin G. Romualdez, Majority Leader and Zamboanga City Rep. Manuel Jose Dalipe, Minority Leader and 4Ps Party-list Rep. Marcelino Libanan, Tingog Party-list Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez, senior Deputy Majority Leader and Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand Alexander Marcos and Deputy Majority Leader and Tingog Party-list Rep. Jude Acidre.
The adoption was in the consolidation of related HRs 214, 216, 217, 218, 219, and 228.
“Ms. Lydia De Vega-Mercado not only brought honor, pride, and unparalleled distinction to our beloved country, but inspired so many more athletes to follow suit and follow their dreams. Ms. De Vega has virtually put our country on the map by being, at one time, the ‘fastest woman in Asia,” Speaker Romualdez said.
“Her legacy will live on in the hearts of millions of Filipinos who will remember her name and her legacy as one of the best and brightest shining stars of Philippine sports,” the Speaker added.
The resolution will be presented to the family of Ms. De Vega, who passed away at the age of 57 last August 10.