Lord Allan Velasco Biography

Lord Allan Velasco is a Filipino lawyer and politician. Currently, he is the congressman of the lone district of Marinduque Province in Region 4B or MiMaRoPa. He is the next House Speaker of the 18th Congress if the term-sharing agreement with Representative Allan Cayetano will be honored.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Lord Allan Jay Quinto Velasco
Nickname –> Allan, P.A.
Birthdate –> November 9, 1977 (Age 41)
Birthplace –> Manila, Philippines

Family
Father –> Former Associate Justice and current Governor Presbiterio Velasco Jr.
Mother –> Torrijos Mayor Lorna Quinto Velasco
Brother –> Vincent Michael Velasco
Sister –> Atty. Tricia Nicole Velasco
Spouse –> Rowena Kristina “Wen” Amara (Chairperson of Pilipinong May Puso Foundation)
Daughter –> Sara

Educational Attainment
College – De La Salle University
Degree – Business Management
College – University of Santo Tomas
Degree – Bachelor of Laws

Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Energy
2010-2013, 2016-present – Congressman
2008-2009 – Provincial Administrator, Marinduque

Controversies
In 2013, Allan Velasco was defeated in his congressional bid by Regina Ongsiako Reyes. He filed an election protest on the ground that his opponent was an American Citizen and got a favorable decision from the COMELEC and also from the Supreme Court. Initially, Congress under Speaker Feliciano Belmonte refused to honor the Supreme Court Decision but on February 1, 2016, the House of Representatives allowed him to assume office.

In February 2020, Speaker Alan Cayetano accused Velasco for initiating a coup against the former which the latter denied.

RELATED: List Of Philippine Congressmen and Women, 2019 – 2022

See also: Top Government Officials under President Duterte

See also: Famous People from Marinduque

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