12-February-2020, Wednesday

Prepared/Updated as of: 18-September-2020, 11:27:51 PM

09:00 AM

Assessment by concerned government agencies on the effect of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus on tourism and the whole economy, and also their plans to cushion its impact
09:30 AM

HB 144 – Providing for the establishment of a national framework for mandatory environmental insurance coverage for certain environmentally critical projects (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)
HB 1870 – Declaring and establishing rivers, river systems, beaches, shores and waterways as ecological zones (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)
HBs 1678, 2805, 4012 & 4856 – Prohibiting the dumping of sewage sludge and industrial waste into the seawaters and providing for penalties in violation thereof (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr., Reps. Rufus Rodriguez, Henry Villarica, and 'Kuya' Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)
09:30 AM

Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 100, 838 & 2263 – Instituting absolute divorce and dissolution of marriage in the Philippines (Reps. Edcel Lagman, Arlene Brosas, and Pantaleon Alvarez)
10:00 AM

HB 1116 – Amending RA 10361 (by adding Section 36-A on the Liability of Private Employment Agencies (PEAs) to private employers (Rep. Jose Atienza Jr.)

HBs 274, 4236 & 5590 – Ensuring the welfare and protection of business process outsourcing (BPO) workers in the Philippines (Reps. Michael Edgar Aglipay, John Marvin 'Yul Servo' Nieto, and Florencio Noel)

HBs 1527, 2019, 3219 & 3951 – Providing protection and incentives for freelance workers (Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Alfred Vargas, Deputy Speaker Eduardo "Bro. Eddie" Villanueva, and Rep. Christopher De Venecia)
10:30 AM

Organizational meeting

Briefing by agencies providing support to persons with disabilities (PWDs) on their plans and programs for this sector
Presentation by nongovernment organizations on the PWD situationer
01:00 PM

Continuation of the deliberation on the proposed amendments to the Constitution by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Federalism and Constitutional Reform (IATF) and the Constitutional Reform (CoRe) Movement
01:00 PM

HBs 42, 156, 2861, 3227 & 4869 - Establishing a local government resettlement program that implements an on-site, in-city or near-city strategy for informal settler families in accordance with a people's plan and mandating relocating local government units (LGUs) to provide other basic services and livelihood components in favor of the recipient LGU, amending for the purpose RA 7279, otherwise known as the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992, as amended (Reps. Jose Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez, Jose Christopher Belmonte, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Ron Salo, and Rufus Rodriguez)

HBs 236 & 4245 – Establishing an on-site, in-city or near-city resettlement program for informal settler families and, in connection therewith, mandating that local government units provide livelihood assistance and other basic services, amending for the purpose RA 7279, as amended (Reps. Alfred Vargas and Francis Gerald Aguinaldo Abaya)

HB 3041 – Establishing a comprehensive resettlement program for the underprivileged and homeless citizens, amending for the purpose RA 7279, as amended (Rep. Naealla Bainto Aguinaldo)
01:00 PM

HBs 36, 266, 462, 1130, 1447, 1775, 2267, 2790, 3212 & 4420 – Establishing/declaring national park/watershed reservations/forest land/protected landscapes/monument as protected areas pursuant to RA 7586, otherwise known as the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992, providing for their management (Reps. Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Josephine Ramirez-Sato, Elisa ‘Olga’ Kho, Raul ‘Boboy’ Tupas, Kristine Singson-Meehan, Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong, Lawrence ‘Law’ Fortun, Rufus Rodriguez, Rommel Rico Angara, and Deputy Speaker Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)
01:00 PM

Briefing by Future Earth Philippines on its assessment of the status and performance of existing water reservoir and dam projects and the recommended policy framework on sustainable water resource development
01:00 PM

HB 786 – Requiring personnel of business establishments, members of organizations or associations, and all other persons providing tourism services to undergo basic first aid training (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HBs 1206, 3684, 3954 & 4839 – Establishing an intergovernmental task force for the protection and assistance of tourists (Reps. Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo, Jake Vincent Villa, Alfred Vargas, and Francisco Jose ‘Bingo’ Matugas II)

HB 5523 – Mandating hotels and resorts with swimming pools and beach fronts to employ lifeguards (Rep. Sol Aragones)
01:00 PM

HBs 2810 & 3081 – Establishing resource development and crisis assistance centers for women and children in every province and city of the country, amending for the purpose RA 8505, otherwise known as the Rape Victim Assistance and Protection Act of 1998 (Reps. Rufus Rodriguez and Irene Gay Saulog)

HB 5826 – Establishing a refuge and assistance center for young pregnant women in every province, city, and municipality of the Philippines, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Alfred Vargas)
01:30 PM

Committee Case No. SC-2020-01, entitled: Jorge R. Bengua, complainant, versus Rep. Rolando Aureo G. Andaya Jr., respondent, for grave misconduct, serious dishonesty, gross neglect of duty, and illegal solicitation in violation of Presidential Decree No. 910 (Creating an Energy Development Board, defining its powers and functions, providing funds therefor)
PEOPLE'S PARTICIPATION (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Technical Working Group meeting on:

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

Substitute Bill to HBs 832 & 4244 – Creating a system of partnership between local governments and CSOs through the establishment of a people’s council in every local government unit, prescribing its powers and functions (Reps. Gabriel Bordado and Francis Gerald Aguinaldo Abaya)
01:30 PM

Briefing by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) on their plans and programs and major accomplishments

HBs 1553 & 1922 – Declaring November 23 of every year as Philippine Press Freedom Day (Reps. Alfredo Garbin Jr. and 'Kuya' Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HB 2741 – Providing for a Magna Carta for Journalists (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 5553 – Providing for mandatory additional insurance coverage and benefits for journalists, employees of media entities on field assignment and freelance journalists (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HB 6114 – Providing for a Magna Carta for Media Professionals (Rep. Ron Salo)

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