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JP Sablan is acting speaker

HOUSE Floor Leader John Paul “Pacho” Sablan on Tuesday took over as acting speaker.

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Acting Speaker John Paul Sablan, 2nd left (seated) gestures as he confers with Reps. Joel Camacho, Janet Maratita, Ivan Blanco and Joseph Leepan Guerrero, right (standing), during a previous session.  Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

In a memorandum, Speaker Blas Jonathan Attao said he will he off-island on personal business from Sept. 17 to Oct. 2.

He designated Vice Speaker Lorenzo I. Deleon Guerrero as the acting speaker, but Deleon Guerrero said he will also be off-island from Sept. 17 to 29 to attend to a personal matter.

Variety learned that Attao and Deleon Guerrero had to accompany family members who need urgent medical care.

As floor leader, Sablan was designated as acting speaker.

In an interview, Sablan said he will monitor the work of the different House committees, especially those that are in the process of finalizing committee reports on important pieces of legislation.

If there are measures that require immediate action, Sablan said he will definitely call for a House session.

But at the moment, he said, he doesn’t see any urgency for a session.