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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SOURCE: Committee Management Support Service I


WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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

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THURSDAY • 27-FEBRUARY-2020
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
09:00 AM
Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg.
Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 82 – Amending Sections 9 and 41 of RA 8291 or the Government Service Insurance Act of 1997, by defining "basic monthly pension" and increasing the membership of the Board of Trustees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) (Rep. Alfredo Garbin)

HBs 228, 1033 & 2787 – Further strengthening the GSIS (Reps. France Castro, Joey Sarte Salceda, and Rufus Rodriguez)

HBs 1651 & 4537 – Institutionalizing the rights of GSIS members, providing them additional representation in the GSIS Board (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III and Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto)

HB 2914 – Increasing the monthly income benefits for work-related permanent disability and death of workers and employees (Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo)

HB 4780 – Mandating the payment of retirement benefits to Social Security System (SSS) or GSIS members within a maximum period of 30 days from the retirement date (Rep. Ramon ‘Mon-Mon’ Guico III, DPM)

HB 4832 – Upgrading the pension benefits under the GSIS, further amending for the purpose PD 1146, as amended, also known as the Government Service Insurance Act of 1997 (Rep. Jericho Jonas Nograles)

HBs 5540 & 5714 – Providing for the automatic annual adjustment of the pension of retirees from the government who are members of the GSIS (Reps. Romeo Momo and Francisco Datol Jr.)

HB 5587 – Amending PD 1146, as amended (by extending the age of legal dependents from 18 to 23 years old) (Rep. Florencio Noel)

HBs 5833, 5962 & 6034 – Revised Charter of the GSIS (Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda and Deputy Speaker Johnny Ty Pimentel, and Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)
WEDNESDAY • 26-FEBRUARY-2020
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Agenda
09:00 AM
Sen. Claro M. Recto Rm., 2nd Flr., Senate of the Philippines Pasay City
Conference Committee Meeting on HB 5829 and SB 1224 – Institutionalizing values education in the curriculum by incorporating “Good Manners and Right Conduct” as a subject in Kindergarten up to the Grade 3 level (Speaker Alan Peter ‘Compañero’ Cayetano and Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri)
HEALTH
Agenda
09:00 AM
Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg.
Substitute Bill to HBs 173, 295, 956, 3353, 3488, 3839, 3932 & 4828 – Institutionalizing an emergency medical services system (EMSS), creating for the purpose the National EMSS Council, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Victor Yap, Ron Salo, Joel Mayo Almario, Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, Reps. Manuel Cabochan III, Alfred Vargas, and John Marvin 'Yul Servo' Nieto)

Substitute Bill to HBs 172, 437, 1451, 3078, 3079, 3332 & 4811 – Providing the mandatory immunization program, repealing for the purpose RA 10152, otherwise known as the Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act of 2011 (Reps. Angelina 'Helen' Tan M.D., Strike Revilla, Cristal Bagatsing, Irene Gay Saulog, Joy Myra Tambunting, and Marlyn ‘Len’ Alonte)

HB 6276 – Institutionalizing a National Oral Health Program and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)

HB 4093 – Establishing a free annual medical check up for Filipinos (Rep. Michael Defensor)

HB 2366 – Renaming the National Orthopedic Hospital (NOH) School for Crippled Children to Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) School for Differently Abled Learners (Rep. Anthony ‘Peter’ Onyx Crisologo)

HB 6140 – Establishing the Philippine Children's Medical Center for Visayas and Philippine Children's Medical Center for Mindanao and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Lorenz Defensor)

HBs 2614, 3439 & 3889 – Increasing the bed capacity of hospitals in certain parts of the country and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez, Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto, and Rep. Rosanna ‘Ria’ Vergara)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (Subcommittee on Police Administration)
Agenda
09:00 AM
Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
HB 1197 – Providing for the revitalization and capability enhancement of the Philippine National Police (PNP), appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal)
ECOLOGY (Technical Working Group) - CANCELLED
Agenda
09:30 AM
Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
HBs 103, 574, 635, 1754, 2484, 2811, 3140, 4339, 4435, 4644 & 5383 – Regulating the production, importation, sale, provision, use, recovery, collection, recycling, and disposal of plastic products (Reps. Lawrence 'Law' Fortun, Greg Gasataya, Deputy Speakers Loren Legarda and Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr., Reps. Estrellita Suansing, Rufus Rodriguez, Jumel Anthony Espino, Angelo Marcos Barba, Jose ‘Bong’ Teves Jr., Ria Christina Fariñas, and Florencio Noel)

HBs 139, 546, 2396, 3536 & 5489 – Phasing out and prohibiting the manufacture, importation, sale, and use of single-use plastic products, promoting recycling, and providing funds therefor (Reps. Geraldine Roman, Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Precious Hipolito Castelo, and Rodrigo Abellanosa)

HBs 499, 3338, 3537, 5623, 5772, 5773, 6076 & 6085 – Banning the production and usage of single-use plastic products nationwide, and providing penalties for violations thereof (Reps. Robert Ace Barbers, Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera-Dy, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Eric Go Yap, Josefina Tallado, Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante, Reps. Ramon ‘Mon-Mon’ Guico III DPM, and ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HB 2969 – Prohibiting the use of plastics, other non-biodegradable materials, and hazardous substances in advertising goods, services, or events, including election propaganda, and providing penalties therefor (Rep. Lorenz Defensor)

HB 3725 – Prohibiting the use of disposable polystyrene food container, disposable nonrecyclable plastic food container, and disposable nonrecyclable content paper container (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)

HB 4724 – Prohibiting the use and bringing in of single-use plastics by individuals and commercial establishments inside tourist sites/destinations (Rep. Kristine Alexie Tutor)

HR 213 – Urging the prohibition of single-use plastics in all government offices (Rep. Angelo Marcos Barba)

HR 261 – Adopting an institutional policy disallowing the use of disposable plastic water bottles (Rep. Alberto ‘Bobby’ Pacquiao)

HR 553 – Prohibiting or regulating the use of plastic water bottles in the House of Representatives' South Lounge in order to help the environment and conserve water (Rep. Francisco Jose 'Bingo' Matugas II)

HBs 1837 & 4827 – Mandating the use of recyclable or biodegradable materials for the packaging of consumer products (Reps. Rufus Rodriguez and John Marvin 'Yul Servo' Nieto)

HB 3723 – Institutionalizing the creation of the Plastic Bag Recycling Act of 2019 (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)

HBs 5048 & 5312 – Establishing a solid waste redemption and recovery systems, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Frederick Siao)

HB 5411 – Mandating all retailers of consumer products to provide a packaging waste collection system at source (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 6180 – Mandating all commercial establishments and manufacturing companies to maintain a system of recovery, collection, recycling, and disposal of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials (Rep. Mark Go)
GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS
Agenda
09:30 AM
Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
Update by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on the status of its Peryahan ng Bayan games and small town lottery (STL)
REVISION OF LAWS
Agenda
09:30 AM
Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg.
Substitute Bill to HBs 478, 507, 1622, 1939, 2538, 2661, 3088, 3513, 3533, 3703, 3902, 3911, 4040, 4242, 4782, 4971, 5059, 5497, 5708, 5819 & 6051– Granting additional benefits to solo parents, amending for the purpose RA 8972, otherwise known as the Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000 (Reps. Arlene Brosas, Robert Ace Barbers, Lawrence ‘Law’ Fortun, Enrico Pineda, Deputy Speaker Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr., Reps. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Anna Marie Villaraza-Suarez, Sol Aragones, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Deputy Speakers Dan Fernandez, Loren Legarda, and Ferdinand Hernandez, Reps. Francis Gerald Abaya, Ramon Guico III, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Tyrone Agabas, Alfred Delos Santos, Alberto ‘Bobby’ Pacquiao, Alfred Vargas III, and Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HB 408 – Amending Article 2 of RA 386, otherwise known as the Civil Code of the Philippines, by providing for the publication of laws in the print or online version of the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines, as a requirement for their effectivity (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo)
TRANSPORTATION
Agenda
09:30 AM
Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg.
Motu proprio inquiry on the following issues/concerns:
• Quezon City Government’s suspension of MRT-7 construction;
• Realignment of Metro Manila subway project;
• Status of MRT-3 maintenance;
• Status of LRT-2 rehabilitation;
• Status of Philippine National Railways (PNR) projects

Update on the status of LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project
WAYS AND MEANS
Agenda
09:30 AM
R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg.
Substitute Bill to HB 422 – Establishing the Cagayan de Oro Special Economic Zone in Barangay Balubal, Cagayan de Oro City, Province of Misamis Oriental, creating for this purpose the Cagayan de Oro Special Economic Zone Authority, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

Substitute Bill to HB 901 – Establishing the Special Economic Zone and Freeport in the Municipalities of Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen, and Lanuza, Province of Surigao del Sur and providing funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 1252 – Establishing the Camarines Sur Special Economic Zone in the Province of Camarines Sur, creating for such purpose the Camarines Sur Special Economic Zone Authority, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 1419 – Converting and expanding the Leyte Industrial Development Estate into the Leyte Ecological Industrial Zone, creating for this purpose the Leyte Ecological Industrial Zone Authority, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez)

Substitute Bill to HB 2220 – Establishing the special economic zone and freeport in the Province of Ilocos Norte, creating for this purpose the Ilocos Norte Special Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Angelo Marcos Barba)

Substitute Bill to HB 3071 – Establishing the special economic zone and freeport in the Municipality of Mansalay, Province of Oriental Mindoro, creating for this purpose the Oriental Mindoro Special Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Alfonso Umali Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 3898 – Establishing the special economic zone and freeport in the Province of Ilocos Sur, creating for the purpose the Ilocos Sur Special Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)

Substitute Bill to HB 4138 – Establishing the Southern Palawan Special Economic Zone in the Province of Palawan, creating for the purpose the Southern Palawan Special Economic Zone Authority, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Cyrille 'Beng' Abueg-Zaldivar)

Substitute Bill to HB 4285 – Establishing a special economic zone in the City of Bislig, Province of Surigao del Sur, creating for the purpose the Bislig Economic Zone Authority, appropriating funds thereof (Deputy Speaker Johnny Ty Pimentel)

HB 200 – Establishing a special defense economic zone (SpeDEZ) inside the Government Arsenal Defense Industrial Estate located in Camp Gen. Antonio Luna, Lamao, Municipality of Limay, Province of Bataan, creating for this purpose the Special Defense Economic Zone Authority (SpeDEZA) and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)
CLIMATE CHANGE
Agenda
10:00 AM
Conf. Rm. 5, RVM Bldg.
HB 2184 – Promoting a low carbon economy, establishing for this purpose the emission Cap-and-Trade System in the industry sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the climate (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)

Update by concerned government agencies on the Philippine Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)

Briefing on the key outcomes agreed upon at the United Nations climate talks in Madrid last December 2019
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY jt. w/ PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Agenda
01:00 PM
Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
HR 695 – Inquiry into the Philippine plan for energy sufficiency and sustainability in relation to the uncollected receivables of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation (Rep. Michael Defensor)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
01:00 PM
Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg.
Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 3665 & 3877 – Creating the Lake Lanao Development Authority, defining its powers, functions, and duties and providing funds therefor (Reps. Ansaruddin Abdul Malik Adiong and Yasser Alonto Balindong)
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Agenda
01:00 PM
Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg.
HB 2000 – Declaring certain portions of the Welfareville property located in the City of Mandaluyong open for disposition to bona fide residents without public bidding (Deputy Speaker Neptali Gonzales II)
PEOPLE'S PARTICIPATION
Agenda
01:30 PM
Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg.
Substitute Bill to HBs 832, 4244 & 6151 – Creating a system of partnership between local governments and civil society organizations (CSOs) through the establishment of a people’s council in every local government unit, prescribing its powers and functions (Reps. Gabriel Bordado Jr., Francis Gerald Aguinaldo Abaya, and Alfonso Umali Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 230 – Institutionalizing the participation of CSOs in the preparation and authorization process of the annual national budget, providing effective mechanisms therefor (Rep. Alfred Vargas)

HB 1959 – Amending Section 2 of RA 1827, or the law regulating the lobbying in the Congress of the Philippines and in the Commission on Appointments, so as to impose higher penalties for those engaged in unfair and unethical lobbying practices (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III)
PUBLIC INFORMATION
Agenda
01:30 PM
Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg.
HBs 361, 1293, 2143 & 2278 – Prohibiting/penalizing the dissemination of false or manipulated information (Rep. Victor Yap, Deputy Speakers Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr. and Michael Romero Ph.D., and Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)

HR 174 – Inquiry into the actions of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Philippine Star relative to the alleged spreading of false news, unfair reporting, out of context, and other acts of irresponsible reporting (Rep. Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera-Dy)
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
02:00 PM
Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
Technical Working Group meeting on:
HBs 62, 3563 & 4110 – Strengthening the powers of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), amending for the purpose RA 7925, otherwise known as the Public Telecommunications Policy Act of the Philippines (Reps. Victor Yap, Luis Campos Jr., and Francis Gerald Abaya)
HB 4886 – Providing for a comprehensive Public Telecommunications Policy Program, providing for penalties and sanctions (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 5317 – Promoting open internet access, strengthening the NTC, and expanding the rights of end-users, amending for the purpose RA 7925 (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo)

HB 5973 – Expanding the coverage and strengthening the powers of the NTC, amending for the purpose RA 7925 (Rep. Eric Olivarez)
MONDAY • 24-FEBRUARY-2020
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
WAYS AND MEANS
Agenda
09:00 AM
R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg.
HB 4742 – Amending RA 7103, otherwise known as the Iron and Steel Industry Act, providing for stiffer penalties and sanctions (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)
WAYS AND MEANS (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
09:00 AM
R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg.
Technical Working Group meeting on:

HR 556 – Inquiry into the unabated smuggling of goods into the country by unscrupulous operators of customs bonded warehouses to the detriment of local manufacturers and producers and the Philippine economy, with the end in view of recommending measures to stop smuggling using the warehousing system by revisiting the provisions of the Customs Modernization Tariff Act on bonded warehouses and limiting the type, nature, and number of bonded warehouses (Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay Jr.)

Status of the recommendation to suspend the implementation of the National Valuation Verification System (NVVS)

Non-tax revenues, particularly user fees and charges on motor vehicle inspection system and emission testing
BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
Agenda
09:30 AM
Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg.
HB 6174 – Further strengthening the Anti-Money Laundering Law, amending for the purpose RA 9160, otherwise known as the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001, as amended (Rep. Junie Cua)
ENERGY
Agenda
09:30 AM
Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
HB 468 – Strengthening the National Electrification Administration (NEA) by converting it into the National Electrification Authority, defining and enhancing its powers, functions, and operations to achieve the government’s policy for total rural electrification, providing funds therefor (Rep. Presley De Jesus)

HR 81 – Conducting a review and assessment of the performance of electric cooperatives in the Philippines in the context of their role in the attainment of total rural electrification and economic development in the country (Rep. Sergio Dagooc)

HR 180 – Recognizing the important role of NEA and honoring the gains of the Rural Electrification Program through its partnership with electric cooperatives in providing electricity to rural areas (Rep. David ‘Jay-Jay’ Suarez)
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD (Subcommittee on Rice)
Agenda
01:00 PM
Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg.
Briefing by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other concerned government agencies on their respective programs to cushion the impact of RA 11203, otherwise known as the Rice Tariffication Law, to the rice industry especially to the small farmers
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS jt. w/ TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Agenda
01:00 PM
Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg.
Substitute Bill to HBs 6163 & 6291 – Providing for the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)-sponsors reinvestment plan, amending for the purpose Sections 3, 8 & 9 of RA 9856, otherwise known as the REIT Act of 2009 (Reps. Sharon Garin and Rufus Rodriguez)

Substitute Bill to HB 1419 – Converting and expanding the Leyte Industrial Development Estate into the Leyte Ecological Industrial Zone, creating for this purpose the Leyte Ecological Industrial Zone Authority, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez)

Assessment by concerned government agencies on the effects of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economy and plans to cushion its impact
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
Agenda
01:00 PM
Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
HB 5338 – Requiring industries engaged in the exploitation of natural resources to give preferential employment to local residents, amending for the purpose the Labor Code of the Philippines (Rep. Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino)
MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Agenda
01:00 PM
Conf. Rm. 5, RVM Bldg.
Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 5, 4878 & 5610 – Institutionalizing microfinance programs and access to capital to support and grow micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), allocating funds therefor (Speaker Alan Peter ‘Compañero’ Cayetano, Reps. Rufus Rodriguez and ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 1068, 1070, 2121, 2771, 2842, 3991, 4512, 5055 & 6004 – Further promoting entrepreneurship by strengthening, empowering and enhancing the financing programs for MSMEs, amending for the purpose RA 6977, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for MSMEs, as amended (Rep. Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Rufus Rodriguez, Tyrone Agabas, Jericho Jonas Nograles, Florencio Noel, and Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)
HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION jt. w/ BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
01:30 PM
Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
Technical Working Group meeting on the Substitute Bill to HBs 2695, 2660 3230, 553, 1783, 3762, 1788, 2537, 3642, 3712, 4145, 4155, 4262, 4543, 5449, 606, 1118, 1192, 1241, 1309, 2087, 2447, 2559, 2613, 2685, 3181, 3337, 3376, 3497, 3835, 4345 & 5242 – Instituting the Citizen Service Training Course, establishing the Citizen Service Corps and creating the Citizen Service Mobilization Commission for the purpose, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Isidro Ungab, Antonio ‘Tonypet’ Albano, Alfonso Umali Jr., Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Jumel Anthony Espino, Rufus Rodriguez, Eduardo ‘Eddie’ Gullas, Deputy Speaker Aurelio 'Dong' Gonzales Jr., Reps. Mercedes ‘Didi’ Cagas, Erico Aristotle Aumentado, Angelo Marcos Barba, Teodorico Haresco Jr., Deputy Speakers Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano and Vilma Santos-Recto, Reps. Francis Gerald Aguinaldo Abaya, Resurreccion Acop, Raul 'Boboy' Tupas, Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Wes Gatchalian, Deputy Speakers Raneo Abu and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Reps. Micaela Violago, Jericho Jonas Nograles, Joaquin Chipeco Jr., Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, 'Kuya' Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Joseph Stephen ‘Caraps’ Paduano, Joy Myra Tambunting, and Eric Olivarez)

Last Updated: 24-February-2020, 05:33:43 PM