Allan Ty takes oath as LPGMA congressman

Mara Cepeda
Allan Ty takes oath as LPGMA congressman
The lawyer turned lawmaker replaces the late Rodolfo Albano Jr, who passed away due to heart failure

MANILA, Philippines – Lawyer Allan Ty is now representing the LPG Marketers Association in the 18th Congress.

Ty, the party-list group’s second nominee, took his oath during the plenary session at the Batasang Pambansa on Wednesday, November 20.

The lawyer turned lawmaker replaced the late Rodolfo Albano Jr, who died on November 5 due to heart failure. (READ: Tonypet Albano mourns late dad Rudy: ‘How do I say goodbye?’)

Ty first made headlines during the May elections, when he suffered a broken nose and a swollen mouth after figuring in a brawl during a sortie in Barangay Fely, Mocanacon, Isabela in April.

According to a Philippine Star report, the fight erupted between supporters of then-reelectionist Mayor Lycelle Vicente and her opponent, trader Abdulwali Villanueva. –

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Mara Cepeda

Mara Cepeda specializes in stories about politics and local governance. She covers the Office of the Vice President, the Senate, and the Philippine opposition. She is a 2021 fellow of the Asia Journalism Fellowship and the Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship of the UN. Got tips? Email her at or tweet @maracepeda.