11-October-2017, Wednesday

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

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (Subcommittee on Labor Standards)
09:00 AM

Discussion of the working draft bill on strengthening the security of tenure of workers in the private sector
REFORESTATION (Technical Working Group)
09:00 AM

Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 536, 3446, 3632, 4430 & 5549 – Requiring parents to plant one or two trees for every child born to them (Reps. Eric Olivarez, Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Mark Go, Harlin Neil Abayon III, and Elisa ‘Olga’ Kho)
09:30 AM

Substitute Bill to HB 2092 – Declaring February 4 of every year as the Philippine-American War Memorial Day (Rep. Antonio Tinio)

Substitute Bill to HBs 865 2989, 4708 & 4980– Protecting senior citizens from violence, defining elder abuse, and prescribing penalties therefor (Reps. Victor Yap, Wes Gatchalian, Magnolia Antonino, and Rodel Batocabe)

Substitute Bill to HBs 2310 & 2726– Regulating the practice of food technology in the Philippines, creating for the purpose the Board of Food Technology, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Evelina Escudero and Gary Alejano)

Substitute Bill to HB 1554 – Creating the Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sabilan, Tuba and Tublay Development Authority (BLISTTDA), defining its power and functions, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Mark Go)

Substitute Bill to HB 3163 – Providing policies and prescribing procedures on surveillance and response to notifiable diseases, epidemics, and health events of public health concern, amending for the purpose RA 3573 or the law providing for the prevention and suppression of dangerous communicable diseases, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 918 & 3657– Institutionalizing health promotion by establishing a National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Commission, providing for a health promotion fund and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Harry Roque Jr. and Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 491, 576, 3468 & 3895 – Prohibiting racial, ethnic and religious discrimination (Reps. Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, Jose Panganiban Jr., Shernee Abubakar Tan, and Evelina Escudero)

Substitute Bill to HBs 40, 436, 2445, 3534, 3560, 4107 & 4578 – Strengthening the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), further amending for the purpose PD 1467, otherwise known as the Charter of the PCIC, as amended by RA 8175, otherwise known as the Revised Charter of the PCIC Act of 1995 (Reps. Arthur Yap, Anthony Bravo Ph.D., Rosanna ‘Ria’ Vergara, Orestes Salon, and Christopher V.P. De Venecia)

Substitute Bill to HB 148 – Creating the Mega Cebu Development Authority, prescribing its powers, functions, and duties, providing funds therefor (Rep. Raul Del Mar)

HB 731 – Amending RA 7653, otherwise known as the New Central Bank Act (Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles)

HR 243 – Urging His Excellency President Rodrigo R. Duterte to issue an executive order (EO) amending EO 248 dated May 29, 1995, EO 248-A dated August 14, 1995 and EO 298 dated March 23, 2004 to implement an increase in travel allowances for local travels of government officials and personnel (Rep. Eugene Michael de Vera)
09:30 AM

HR 867 – Inquiry into the alleged grossly disadvantageous contract entered into by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc. (TADECO) (Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
09:30 AM

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)

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)

HB 6348 – Extending for another 25 years the franchise granted to Raven Broadcasting Corporation (RBC) under RA 8084 (Rep. Luis ‘Jon-Jon’ Ferrer IV)
09:30 AM

Draft Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 1128 & 1262 – Mandating the use of proceeds from the development, lease or use of certain government properties for payment of pensions and other benefits of the veterans (Reps. Gary Alejano and Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 6176 – Amending RA 7696, which amended RA 6948, to foster the socioeconomic security and general well-being of the country's veterans in recognition of their patriotic services, to promote the attainment of national unity, independence, and socioeconomic advancement (Rep. Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HR 1020 – Inquiry into the performance of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) as the primary medical facility for the hospitalization and medical care of eligible veterans and dependents with the end view of charting immediate policy measures and/or report substantial recommendations that will secure and promote the health care of military veterans and retirees in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) (Rep. Romeo Acop)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (Subcommittee on Labor Standards)
01:00 PM

Discussion of the working draft bill on strengthening the security of tenure of workers in the private sector
01:30 PM

HR 566 – Inquiry into the alleged midnight deals of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO)-affiliated generation companies and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) which may be disadvantageous to the public and may cause power rate hikes (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HR 1161 – Investigation into the immediate approval of the seven power supply agreements of MERALCO by the ERC (Minority Leader Danilo Suarez)
01:30 PM

HB 5088 – Providing for the creation of the Central Luzon River Control System Commission covering the Provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)
01:30 PM

Technical Working Group meeting on HR 885 – Inquiry into the implementation of Proclamations 137 (series of 1987), 458 (series of 1994), and 145 (series of 2002) (Rep. Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez)
01:30 PM

Technical Working Group meeting on:

HBs 2096 & 6184 – Amending RA 10175, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Reps. Antonio Tinio and Victor Yap)

HB 3295 – Repealing Section 4(c)(4), Chapter II of RA 10175 (Rep. Evelina Escudero)
01:30 PM

HB 3440 – Classifying the mine rehabilitation and the reserve fund as a public fund, amending for the purpose RA 7942 (Rep. Rodel Batocabe)

HB 5921 – Amending RA 7076, otherwise known as the Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991 (Rep. Michelle Antonio)

HB 5980 – Imposing an annual production limit in small-scale mining activities, amending for the purpose RA 7076 (Rep. Harry Roque Jr.)

HB 6336 – Declaring the Province of Marinduque a mining-free zone (Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco)
01:30 PM

Briefing by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on their budget, plans and programs for North Luzon
01:30 PM

HB 1571 – Promoting local arts and entertainment industry by providing the local movie and film industry corporate tax breaks and exempting venue operators from the payment of amusement tax when using locally produced films and music events featuring Filipino artists (Rep. Alfredo Vargas III)

HB 2624 – Providing a five-year tax holiday for the film industry, by amending RA 9167 or the law creating the Film Development Council of the Philippines, defining its powers and functions, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Jose Atienza Jr.)

HB 685 – Providing for the venue of the criminal and civil action in libel cases against community journalists, publications or broadcast stations (Rep. Raul del Mar)

HB 737 – Requiring all broadcast media to provide adequate public service time to enable the government to reach the population and educate the people on important public issues relative to health, road and traffic discipline, public safety, good values, welfare rights and benefits, and disaster preparedness programs (Rep. Evelina Escudero)

HB 6070 – Requiring all television and radio facilities to allocate at least five minutes a day for airtime for public service announcements and infomercials on laws, social welfare, public safety, procedures and other matters of national interest to increase awareness and inform the public of their rights, duties, and responsibilities as citizens of the country and providing penalties for violation thereof (Rep. Mario Vittorio ‘Marvey’ Mariño)

HB 4503 – Amending RA 8370, otherwise known as the Children's Television Act of 1997 (Rep. Christopher V.P. de Venecia)

HB 2382 – Declaring July 25 of every year as the National Campus Press Freedom Day (Rep. Evelina Escudero)

HB 3702 – Declaring August 30 of every year as Marcelo H. Del Pilar National Responsible Press Freedom Day (Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)
01:30 PM

HB 1082 – Reforesting 3,000 hectares of public land in Placer, Cawayan, Esperanza, Pio V. Corpus, Cataingan, Dimasalang, Palanas And Uson, all in the Province of Masbate, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Scott Davies Lanete M.D.)

HB 3763 – Providing for the reforestation of 100 hectares of public land in Barangay Magsaysay, Municipality of Infanta and Barangay Pagsangahan, Municipality of General Nakar in the Province of Quezon and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Anna Katrina ‘Trina’ Enverga)

HB 1423 – Providing incentives for and encouraging conservation and maintenance of forest cover and tree planting in ancestral lands (Rep. Ronald Cosalan)

HB 1509 – Providing for the conservation, reforestation, and rehabilitation of mangrove forests in the Philippines, and providing penalties thereof (Rep. Gary Alejano)

HB 3520 – Mandating each city or municipality to set aside a portion of its territorial jurisdiction for forest parks and providing for the maintenance thereof (Rep. Arlene Arcillas)

HB 4002 – Providing for the urban and countryside greening in the Philippines (Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr.)

HBs 1901, 1902 & 2117 – Providing for the rehabilitation and reforestation of the timberlands of the City of Bislig, and in the Municipalities of Lingig and Hinatuan, all in the Province of Surigao del Sur (Rep. Johnny Ty Pimentel)

HBs 2469 & 2470 – Establishing an arboretum in the Municipality of Kolambugan to be known as the Kolambugan Arboretum and in the Municipality of Tagoloan to be known as the Mighty Cave Park Arboretum in the Province of Lanao del Norte and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo)

HB 3696 – Establishing the Mindanao State University - Lanao del Norte Agricultural College Arboretum in Barangay Ramain, Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo)

HB 4610 – Declaring November 8 of every year as the Day of Rising - a day to plant trees, to meaningfully remember Arbor Day, and to rekindle the bayanihan spirit-venerating years of survival after Typhoon Yolanda (Rep. Doy Leachon)

HB 4801 – Amending certain provisions of RA 10176 or the law reviving the observance of Arbor Day by authorizing the local government units the responsibilities for celebrating the day for tree planting as an annual event (Rep. Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)
01:30 PM

Presentation by the Departments of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Health (DOH), and Education (DepEd) on their plans and programs for sustainable development goals (SDGs)
01:30 PM

HR 1087 – Inquiry into the roadmap, programs, projects and action plans of the Department of Tourism (DOT) that aim to regulate tourist spots in order to promote sustainability (Rep. Edgar Sarmiento)