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
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Incumbent
Joseph Stephen Paduano

since October 19, 2020
StyleThe Honorable
AppointerAffirmed by the House of Representatives
Inaugural holderVicente Singson Encarnacion
Formation1907
WebsiteHouse 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.

The Minority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives for the 18th Congress of the Philippines is Joseph Stephen Paduano, who was elected on October 19, 2020.[1] He is the first party-list representative to hold such position.[2]

List of Minority Floor LeadersEdit

Minority Floor Leader Party Term start Term end Legislature
House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
1945-1946
Eugenio Pérez
Member for Pangasinan-2nd
(1896–1957)
Nacionalista 1945 1945 1st Congress
Cipriano P. Primicias Sr.
Member for Pangasinan-4th
(1901–1965)
Nacionalista 1946 1946 2nd Congress
House of Representatives of the Philippines
1946-1972
Cipriano P. Primicias Sr.
Member for Pangasinan-4th
(1901–1965)
Nacionalista 1946 1949 1st Congress
José Laurel Jr.
Member for Batangas-3rd
(1912–1998)
Nacionalista 1950 1953 2nd Congress
Eugenio Pérez
Member for Pangasinan-2nd
(1896–1957)
Liberal 1954 1957 3rd Congress
Cornelio Villareal
Member for Capiz-2nd
(1904–1992)
Liberal 1958 1962 4th Congress

5th Congress

Daniel Romuáldez
Member for Leyte-1st
(1907–1965)
Nacionalista 1962 1965 5th Congress
José Laurel Jr.
Member for Batangas-3rd
(1912–1998)
Nacionalista 1966 1969 6th Congress
Justiniano Montano
Member for Cavite
(1905–2005)
Liberal 1970 1971 7th Congress
Ramon Mitra Jr.
Member for Palawan
(1928–2000)
Liberal 1971 1972 7th Congress
Ramon Felipe Jr.
Member for Camarines Sur-1st
(1920–2017)
Liberal 1972 1972 7th Congress
Batasang Pambansa
1978-1986
Hilario Davide Jr.
Member for Region VII
(born 1935)
Pusyon Bisaya 1978 1984 Interim Batasang Pambansa
José Laurel Jr.
Member for Batangas
(1912–1998)
UNIDO 1984 1986 Regular Batasang Pambansa
House of Representatives of the Philippines
1987-present
Rodolfo Albano
Member for Isabela-1st
(1934–2019)
NPC 1987 1989 8th Congress
Mohammed Ali Dimaporo
Member for Lanao del Sur-2nd
(1918–2004)
KBL 1989 1990 8th Congress
Salvador Escudero
Member for Sorsogon-1st
(1942–2012)
Nacionalista 1990 1991 8th Congress
Victor Ortega
Member for La Union-1st
(born 1934)
Nacionalista 1991 1992 8th Congress
Hernando Perez
Member for Batangas-2nd
(born 1939)
LDP 1992 1995 9th Congress
Ronaldo Zamora
Member for San Juan-Mandaluyong
(born 1944)
NPC 1995 1998 10th Congress
Feliciano Belmonte Jr.
Member for Quezon City-3rd
(born 1936)
Lakas 1998 2001 11th Congress
Arnulfo Fuentebella
Member for Camarines Sur-3rd
(1945–2020)
NPC 2001 2001 11th Congress
Carlos M. Padilla
Member for Nueva Vizcaya
(born 1944)
LDP 2001 2004 12th Congress
Francis Escudero
Member for Sorsogon-1st
(born 1969)
NPC 2004 2007 13th Congress
Ronaldo Zamora
Member for San Juan
(born 1944)
NPC 2007 2010 14th Congress
Edcel Lagman
Member for Albay-1st
(born 1942)
Lakas-Kampi 2010 2012 15th Congress
Danilo Suarez
Member for Quezon-3rd
(born 1942)
Lakas-Kampi 2012 2013 15th Congress
Ronaldo Zamora
Member for San Juan
(born 1944)
Nacionalista 2013 2016 16th Congress
Danilo Suarez
Member for Quezon-3rd
(born 1942)
Lakas 2016 2019 17th Congress
Bienvinido M. Abante Jr.
Member for Manila-6th
(born 1951)
Asenso Manileño 2019 2020[3] 18th Congress
Joseph Stephen Paduano
Member for Abang Lingkod
(born 1965)
Abang Lingkod 2020 Incumbent

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ReferencesEdit

  • Pobre, Cesar P. (2000). Philippine Legislature 100 Years. ISBN 971-92245-0-9.
  1. ^ Mercado, Neil Arwin (October 19, 2020). "Party-list Rep. 'Caraps' Paduano is new House minority leader". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Rosario, Ben (October 19, 2020). "Rep. Paduano, Velasco's supporter, elected House minority leader". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Cepeda, Mara (October 16, 2020). "House Minority Leader Abante Steps Down, Joins Velasco-Led Majority". Rappler. Retrieved October 17, 2020.