The 18th Rota Legislative Delegation and Tinian Legislative Delegation will hold their organizational sessions next week to, among other things, select their officers and adopt their interim rules.
Senate President Jude Hofschneider (R-Tinian) said yesterday that the Tinian delegation comprised of three senators and one representative has already reached an agreement to select Sen. Francisco Borja (Ind-Tinian) as delegation chair.
“Senator Borja has vast experience in public service. And we reviewed the rules, the delegation chairman does not need to be among the most senior members,” said Hofschneider, the Tinian delegation chairman in the previous Legislature.
The Tinian delegation session is set for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10am on Capital Hill.
Sen. Victor Hocog (R-Rota) and Rep. Teresita Santos (R-Rota) separately said yesterday that the Rota Legislative Delegation's session is set for Monday, Jan. 28, at 2pm on Capital Hill. However, this may be moved to a later date.
Unlike the Tinian lawmakers, the Rota lawmakers have yet to reach a consensus on who to elect as chairman.
Besides Hocog and Santos, the two other Rota lawmakers are Sen. Jovita Taimanao (Ind-Rota) and Sen. Juan Ayuyu (Ind-Rota). Ayuyu remains in prison related to a smuggling of endangered fruit bats case, so he won't be able to attend the organizational session.
Hocog said he would give way to either Santos or Taimanao for chairmanship of the Rota delegation.