Sonny Belmonte leaves politics
FORMER House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. has resigned from the Liberal Party to retire from politics.
He is on his third term as the congressional representative of Quezon City’s Fourth District.
When asked if he had resigned from the party and why, Belmonte replied in a text message, “To retire from politics at age 82.”
“Worked in various capacities for over 36 years. Oknayundb (That’s enough, isn’t it?) On and off since I was 26 or 27 years old,” he said.
Belmonte served as a lawmaker at the House of Representatives from 1992 to 2001.
From 2001, he was Quezon City mayor. Belmonte has been serving as a House lawmaker again since 2010.
He was House Speaker during the presidency of Benigno Aquino 3rd.
Feliciano ‘Sonny’ Belmonte Jr.