12 Jan 2017
- By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa - firstname.lastname@example.org - Variety News Staff
THE Senate has yet to announce who will chair its standing committees.
Of the nine members, seven are Republicans and of the two independents, only Paul A. Manglona of Rota is not aligned with the leadership.
Manglona is interested in chairing the four-member Rota legislative delegation, but Senate Vice President Steve Mesngon also wants to be chairman.
Mesngon, in an interview, said nothing has been finalized yet, adding that he is hoping they can resolve the matter among the four of them.
Variety learned that while Rep. Glenn Maratita has already committed his support to Mesngon, Sen, Teresita Santos is backing Manglona.