Perfect attendance for Pampanga reps

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Monday, July 14, 2014


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Three Pampanga congressmen have posted perfect attendance in the House of Representatives' first regular session.

Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez, Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc and Butil Party-list Representative Agapito Guanlao were all in attendance during the 69 sessions of Congress.

Meanwhile, according to the House website, former President and now Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was absent in all 69 sessions despite her detention at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City.

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A footnote in the attendance report states that she has been on hospital arrest since the start of the session on July 22, 2013.

The three Kapampangan lawmakers join House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. in posting perfect attendance, along with Representatives Rodolfo Albano III, Isagani Amatong, Rommel Amatong, Sergio Apostol, George Arnaiz, Diosdado Arroyo, Lito Atienza, Jorge Banal, Elpidio Barzaga, Leopoldo Bataoil, Silvestre Bello III, Jose Christopher Belmonte, Winston Castelo, Lino Cayetano, Joaquin Chipeco, Enrique Cojuangco, Raul del Mar, Jonathan de la Cruz, Cheryl Montalla, Rodolfo Farias, Salvio Fortuno, Gwendolyn Garcia, Neptali Gonzales II, Magtanggol Gunigundo, Rosendo Labadlabad, Monique Lagdameo, Roy Loyola, Eleandro Madrona, Victoria Noel, Carlos Padilla, Marlyn Primicias Agabas, Romero Quimbo, Terry Ridon, Rufus Rodriguez, Mel Senen Sarmiento, Estrelita Suansing, Gustavo Tambunting, Marcelino Teodoro, Tobias Tiangco, Alfredo Vargas, Linabelle Villarica and Jose Zubiri.

The chamber’s website also noted of the top absentees which include Negros Occidental Representative Jules Ledesma, who attended only 32 sessions and was absent in 37, and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, who showed up in 38 sessions and was not in attendance in 31. (JTD)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 15, 2014.

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