Lord Allan Velasco is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is currently serving as Speaker of the House of Representatives and congressman of the lone district of Marinduque Province in Region 4B or MiMaRoPa.
Complete Name –> Lord Allan Jay Quinto Velasco
Nickname –> Allan, P.A.
Birthdate –> November 9, 1977 (Age 43)
Birthplace –> Manila, Philippines
Hometown –> Torrijos, Marinduque, Philippines
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
College – De La Salle University
Degree – Business Management
College – University of Santo Tomas
Degree – Bachelor of Laws
2020-Present – Caretaker Congressman of the 1st District of Cebu City
October 12, 2020-Present – Speaker of the House of Representatives
2010-2013, 2016-Present – Congressman
2019-2020 – Chairperson, House Committee on Energy
2008-2009 – Provincial Administrator, Marinduque
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.
On October 12, 2020, Lord Allan Velasco was elected as house Speaker by 187 congressmen outside the plenary session hall of the House of Representative. He replaced Congressman Alan Peter Cayetano who refused to honor their term sharing agreement.
See also: Famous People from Marinduque