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.
House of Representatives and Speaker of the House (2010-present)
After serving as Mayor of Quezon City, Belmonte made a successful bid for a fourth term in the House of Representatives. At the opening of the 15th Congress, Belmonte was again elected as Speaker. of the House, defeating Edcel Lagman of the former ruling party Lakas Kampi CMD with a vote of 227-29. He succeeded Prospero Nograles, whose term had ended almost a month earlier.