ENG - Feliciano "Sonny" Racimo Belmonte, Jr. (born October 2, 1936, in Manila) is a member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the Fourth District of Quezon City. He is also the house speaker of the Congress from 2010 to present. He was the mayor of Quezon City from 2001-2010.
Mayor of Quezon City (2001-2010)
In 2001, he ran for the position of Mayor of Quezon City and won, and was re-elected in 2004 and in 2007.
In 2007, Quezon City was ranked No. 7 Asian City of the Future, based on a survey commissioned by the London Financial Times through a consultancy based in Singapore.
In a 2008 Tholons special report on global services, Quezon City ranked as the number 21 emerging global outsourcing city, the highest among all nine new entrants.
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TL.wiki: Si Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr. ay isang politiko sa Pilipinas. Kilala ring bilang SB, sila ang kasalukuyang alkalde ng Lungsod ng Quezon (Quezon City). Ngayon, siya ang ngayong Ispiker ng , positive
This chamber is burdened with heavy duties. Constitutionally, we are mandated not only to enact laws, consistent with our powers of legislation, but also to hold accountable public officers to the standards of utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty and efficiency. Politically, we are now called to rebuild trust in our institutions, founded upon the tenets of democracy and justice. Socially, we are beckoned to salvage our people from years of dehumanizing poverty, and to lead the country to an age of prosperity.
No legislature in recent history has been put in a maelstrom of this ...
Manila, Philippines - President Aquino and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday separately said they saw no need to apologize to the Catholic Church over government inquiries into PCSO funds and resources being released to the bishops and dioceses.
The President said he sees no reason to say sorry, even amidst a palpably deteriorating relationship with Catholic leaders.
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. echoed the President's stance.
"No need to apologize. (The) bishops should not have solicited (the vehicles) in the first place," Belmonte said.
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In the recent SONA of Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, we saw ex-Quezon City Mayor now 4th district of QC Congressman Feliciano Belmonte Jr. acting as the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress. He is a veteran lawmaker, at 73, who garnered the support of 227 out of the total 287 members during the selection of House Speaker.
Previously, he held 3 consecutive terms QC Representative since 1992 and was elected as the House Minority Leader and House Speaker in the 11th Congress. He was also awarded as Most Outstanding Mayor in 2003.
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