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JURISDICTION: All matters directly and principally relating to the grant, amendment, extension or revocation of franchises.


Hon. Alvarez, Franz
Hon. Alvarez, Franz

District Representative
Palawan, 1st District


MEMBERS : 45 Members


3/F RVM Building, House of Representatives, Quezon City
Telephone no. 9315001 local 7159, Telefax no. 9323906
Committee Secretary: Ms. Portia. P. Silang

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Unless otherwise indicated, all committee meeting venues are located at the House of Representatives Complex.

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Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
Agenda/Resource PersonNATURAL RESOURCES jt. w/ LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES (Technical Working Group)09:30 AM
Conf. Rms. 3&4 RVM Bldg.
Consolidated Bill on HBs 5674, 6259, 2165, 2915 & 3229 - Amending RA 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995, by promoting the development of mineral processing, banning the export of unprocessed mineral ores, prohibiting mining in watersheds, and requiring legislative franchise for mining operations (Rep. Luisa Lloren Cuaresma, Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez, Reps. Erlpe John ‘Ping’ Amante, Joseph Stephen Paduano, and Francisco Jose ‘Bingo’ Matugas II)
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
Agenda/Resource PersonLEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES09:30 AM
Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
Committee Report on HB 6347 – Extending for another 25 years the franchise granted to Advanced Media Broadcasting System, Inc. under RA 8061 (Rep. Luis ‘Jon-Jon’ Ferrer IV)

Committee Report on HB 6348 – Extending for another 25 years the franchise granted to Raven Broadcasting Corporation (RBC) under RA 8084 (Rep. Luis ‘Jon-Jon’ Ferrer IV)

HB 4974 – Renewing the franchise granted to Ultrasonic Broadcasting System Incorporated (UBSI) under RA 8081 for another 25 years from the effectivity of this Act (Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil)

HB 6023 – Renewing the franchise granted to Panay Electric Company, Inc. under RA 5360 and extended by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to establish, operate, and maintain a distribution system for the conveyance of electric power to end users in the City of Iloilo (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo)