Minority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
The Minority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, or simply the House Minority Floor Leader, is the leader elected by the minority bloc of the House of Representatives of the Philippines that serves as their official leader in the body. He also manages the business of the minority party in the Senate. He is expected to be vigilant in the defense of the minority's rights. It is his function and duty to criticize constructively the policies and programs of the majority, and to this end employ parliamentary tactics and give close attention to all proposed legislation.
|Minority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives of the Philippines|
|Appointer||Affirmed by the House of Representatives|
|Inaugural holder||Vicente Singson Encarnacion|
|Website||House of Representatives of the Philippines|
Traditionally, the defeated contender in the speakership election becomes the minority leader, but the rules were amended for the 17th Congress and now the minority bloc elects their minority leader among themselves.
List of Minority Floor LeadersEdit
- Vicente Singson Encarnacion (Progresista; Ilocos Sur–1st), from 1907 to 1909 (1st Philippine Legislature)
- Data of minority leaders from the 2nd Philippine Legislature to the 10th Philippine Legislature are missing.