FOUR more congressmen were chosen during Wednesday's session to fill up House committee chairmanship posts. Among them were Representative Ramon Durano VI (fifth district, Cebu), who will head the Committee on Economic Affairs.

Durano chaired the same committee during the 14th Congress.

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The economic affairs committee will handle matters relating to economic development planning and programs inclusive of economic and socio-economic studies and development policies and strategies.

Also appointed were Representatives Andres Salvacion Jr. (third district, Leyte) on Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation, Jerry Trenas (lone district, Iloilo City) on Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability and Alfredo Maranon III (second district, Negros Occidental) on Committee on Health.

Majority Leader Neptali "Boyet" Gonzales has earlier assigned heads to the following committees:

Representative Mark Llandro Mendoza (fourth district, Batangas) - Committee on Agriculture and Food

Representative Henry Teves (third district, Negros Oriental) - Committee on Agrarian Reform

An Waray Representative Florencio Noel - Committee on Accounts

Representative Loreto Leo Ocampos (second district, Misamis Occidental) - Committee on Constitutional Amendments

Representative Sergio Antonio Apostol (second district, Leyte) - Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries

Representative Benhur Salimbangon (fourth district, Cebu) - Committee on Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources

Representative Salvador Escudero III (first district, Sorsogon) - Committee on Basic Education

COOP-NATCCO Representative Jose Ping-Ay - Committee on Cooperatives Development

Representative Vicente Belmonte (lone district, Iligan City) - Commitee on Dangerous Drugs

Representative Danilo Fernandez (first district, Laguna) - Committee on Ecology

Representative Erico Fabian (second district, Zamboanga City) - Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization

Representative Neptali "Boyet" Gonzales II (lone district, Mandaluyong) - Committee on Rules

Representative Niel Tupas Jr. (fifth district, Iloilo) - Committee on Justice

The House of Representatives has 59 regular committees and 11 special committees. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)