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Peter chairs House utilities committee

REPRESENTATIVE Marco T. Peter is now chairman of the House Committee on Public Utilities, Transportation and Communications.

Marco Taisakan Peter

Last week, Vice Speaker Lorenzo I. Deleon Guerrero, the interim chair, turned over the chairmanship to Peter who was elected last month to fill the seat of the late Rep. Francisco S. Dela Cruz.

In his memorandum to Speaker Blas Jonathan Attao, the vice speaker said he was relinquishing the PUTC chairmanship to Peter.

Attao then appointed Peter to chair the committee.

In an interview on Monday, Peter said it is an honor to be named chairman of the committee. He plans to meet with Commonwealth Utilities Executive Director Gary Camacho and officials of the Commonwealth Ports Authority to discuss pressing issues they are facing right now.

Deleon Guerrero said the PUTC chairmanship was for Dela Cruz who passed away in January.

Attao said Peter “may be a new face in the House of Representatives but he’s not new to the issues facing the Commonwealth.”

The speaker said Peter understands the issues and PUTC will move forward under his leadership.