Bicol congressmen bag prime house commitees


As the plenary session wound down its business last Monday, 08 August 2016, 3 Bicolano politicos stood tall among the rest of the 256-member House of Representatives for having bagged some of the prime committee chairmanships in the chamber.

Given powerful functions in equally tedious committees were Reps. Christopher Co and Rep. Rodel Batocabe of Ako Bicol partylist and Rep Elisa Kho of the lone district of Masbate.

Ako Bicol’s Rep. Co was chosen to chair the Committee on Globalization and world trade organization while his co-nominee, Rep. Batocabe was elected into one of the seats in the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal.

Masbate’s Rep. Elisa Kho will serve as chairperson of the House Committee on Sustainable development goals.