Quezon City 4th District Representative Feliciano Belmonte on Monday is appointed caretaker of Batanes, replacing Henedina Abad.
The Batanes politiko passed away on October 9.
Abad, a Liberal Party stalwart, was a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and founding dead of the Ateneo School of Government.
She is the wife of former Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Butch Abad.
Belmonte is vice chair of the Liberal Party.