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JURISDICTION: All matters directly and principally relating to domestic and foreign trade, intellectual property rights, patents, trade names and trade marks, standards, weights and measures, designs, quality control, consumer protection, prices and marketing of commodities, handicrafts and cottage industries, and the development, regulation and diversification of industry and investments.

MEMBERS : 55 Members


3/F Annex Building, House of Representatives, Quezon City
Telephone no. 9315001 local 7137, Telefax no. 9514332
Committee Secretary: Mr. Valentino R. Palanca

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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 PersonHEALTH jt. w/ TRADE AND INDUSTRY (Technical Working Group)09:00 AM
Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg.
Technical Working Group meeting on:

HBs 884 – Amending certain sections of RA 9211, otherwise known as the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 [by removing a representative from the Tobacco Industry among the members of the Inter-Agency Committee-Tobacco (IAC-Tobacco); prohibiting smoking in public and private conveyances; and requiring the posting of smoking and non-smoking signages for the issuance and/or renewal of business permits] (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)

HB 885 – Increasing to 21 years old the minimum age in the sale of tobacco products, thereby amending for this purpose RA 9211 (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)

HBs 917 & 925 – Strengthening the IAC-Tobacco to ensure compliance with Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), thereby amending for this purpose Sections 2, 4, 29, 31, 32, 36 and 39 of RA 9211 (Former Rep. Harry Roque Jr., and Rep. Francis Gerald Abaya)

HB 4129 – Prohibiting smoking in public places nationwide and prescribing penalties for violation thereof (Rep. Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo)

HB 4713 – Providing for the comprehensive banning of all forms of tobacco advertising, promotions and sponsorships in the Philippines, thereby amending RA 9211 (Rep. Lawrence ‘Law’ Fortun)

HB 5204 – Requiring the mandatory posting of graphic health warnings in designated smoking areas, amending for this purpose Section 6 of RA 9211 (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 6462 – Prohibiting the sale of tobacco products and of objects in the form of cigars, tobacco and similar tobacco products to minors (Rep. Lorna Silverio)

HR 973 – Urging the Department of Health (DOH) to adopt harm reduction measures, particularly the use of electronic cigarettes as an alternative for smokers, as part of its national tobacco control strategy (Rep. Anthony Bravo Ph.D.)