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Speakership, according to Romualdez, is a team effort.

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – According to Leyte 1st district Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, whether he would be the future Speaker is largely dependent on the decision of the new group of members of the House of Representatives.

After learning that Romualdez is being considered for the position of House leader, the solon said he would be happy to accept any support.

In a brief interview on Thursday, Romualdez stated, “We leave it to the discretion and sound judgment of the members of the House of Representatives.”

With 181,480 votes, the House majority leader was re-elected as the representative of Leyte’s 1st congressional district for a second term. In this year’s elections, he ran unchallenged.

From 2007 to 2016, he served Leyte’s first district for three consecutive three-year terms, then returned to the seat for a new term in 2019, succeeding his wife, Yedda Marie Romualdez, who is currently a member of the Tingog party-list.

Presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s first cousin is Romualdez.

He is the younger brother of former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos and the son of former ambassador and Leyte governor Benjamin Romualdez.

Romualdez promised to help the province of Leyte recover from the pandemic’s effects by reviving the local economy.

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