Ex-House Speaker Belmonte named special envoy to Japan

Former House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as a special envoy to Japan.

In a report, Belmonte, a former Liberal Party stalwart, was assigned Tuesday as special envoy to Japan for trade and market access.

Belmonte served as Speaker of the House of Representatives under former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Belmonte is a former representative of the 4th District of Quezon City before he retired from politics last year.

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