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Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero (MNS Photo)

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero (MNS Photo)

MANILA  (Mabuhay)– The Senate announced more committee chairs and members on Tuesday.

Sen. Francis Escudero is now the head of the finance committee, which scrutinizes the national budget every year.

He was earlier named chair of the education committee, but the position was given to Sen. Pia Cayetano during Tuesday’s session.

Senators who retained their 15th Congress chairmanships are:

Sen. TG Guingona (Blue Ribbon),
Sen. Bongbong Marcos (local government),
Sen. Koko Pimentel (electoral reform), and
Sen. Lito Lapid (cooperatives).

The Blue Ribbon Committee is in charge of investigating erring public officials in aid of legislation.

Aside from remaining as chair of the committee on local government, Sen. Bongbong Marcos will also head the public works committee.

Sen. Sonny Angara, a neophyte senator, was named chair of the ways and means committee, whose main concern are tax measures. He will also chair the games and amusement committee.

“We welcome this new challenge,” Angara said in a statement. “We would like to concentrate our efforts at polishing and improving fiscal measures to ensure that the need for additional revenue is always balanced with the protection of our underprivileged from undue tax burdens.”

FINANCE
Chair: Sen. Francis Escudero
Members:
Sen. TG Guingona
Sen. Sergio Osmena
Sen. Loren Legarda
Sen. Bong Revilla
Sen. Pia Cayetano
Sen. Bongbong Marcos
Sen. Koko Pimentel
Sen. Grace Poe
Sen. Sonny Angara
Sen. Cynthia Villar

COOPERATIVES
Chair: Sen. Lito Lapid
Members:
Sen. Bongbong Marcos
Sen. Bong Revilla
Sen. Sonny Angara
Sen. Bam Aquino

WAYS AND MEANS
Chair: Sen. Sonny Angara
Members:
Sen. Loren Legarda
Sen. Bam Aquino
Sen. Antonio Trillanes
Sen. Francis Escudero
Sen. Koko Pimentel
Sen. Grace Poe
Sen. Bong Revilla
Sen. Lito Lapid
Sen. Pia Cayetano
Sen. TG Guingona

GAMES AND AMUSEMENT
Chair: Sen. Sonny Angara
Members:
Sen. Koko Pimentel
Sen. Lito Lapid
Sen. Loren Legarda
Sen. Antonio Trillanes
Sen. Cynthia Villar
Sen. Bam Aquino

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Chair: Sen. Bongbong Marcos
Members:
Sen. Antonio Trillanes
Sen. Bam Aquino
Sen. Pia Cayetano
Sen. Lito Lapid
Sen. Loren Legarda
Sen. Koko Pimentel
Sen. Cynthia Villar

PUBLIC WORKS
Chair: Sen. Bongbong Marcos
Members:
Sen. Sonny Angara
Sen. Pia Cayetano
Sen. Lito Lapid
Sen. Bong Revilla
Sen. Antonio Trillanes
Sen. Cynthia Villar

ACCOUNTABILITY OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND INVESTIGATIONS (BLUE RIBBON)
(partial list)
Chair: Sen. TG Guingona
Member:
Sen. Sergio Osmena

ELECTORAL REFORM
(partial list)
Chair: Sen. Koko Pimentel
Members:
Sen. Grace Poe
Sen. Francis Escudero
Sen. Cynthia Villar (MNS)

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