Rep. Edward Delos Santos on Monday took his oath as the new representative of Ang Probinsyano party-list group.
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco administered the oath of Delos Santos, who was accompanied by fellow Ang Probinsyano party-list Rep. Alfred delos Santos.
Rep. Edward replaced Ronnie Ong, who transferred to another party-list group last year.
Ong announced late last year that he has transferred to the Alliance of Public Transport Operators party-list as the sectors it represents are “aligned with our advocacies and the sectors we wanted to serve.”
The House leadership, through Deputy Secretary-General Jocelia Bighani Sipin, earlier advised Ang Probinsyano party-list to secure a resolution from the Commission on Elections or a Certificate of Proclamation recognizing Ong’s replacement.
Based on the Comelec certification signed by lawyer Maria Norina Tangaro-Casingal, Director IV, on Dec. 21, 2021, Delos Santos “is the Nominee No. 3 next-in-rank to Rep. Ronnie L. Ong of Ang Probinsyano Party-list in the 2019 National and Local Elections.”
The Ang Probinsyano party-list group represents farmers, fishers, and other marginalized groups in the provinces or rural areas of the country.