19-February-2020, Wednesday

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

09:30 AM

Determination and votation on the proposals of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Federalism and Constitutional Reform (IATF) and the Constitutional Reform (CoRe) Movement to amend the Constitution
09:30 AM

HR 524 – Inquiry to clarify the provisions and implementation of the Joint Administrative Order No. 1-2019 and its implication to the issued Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) memorandum circulars and the memoranda issued by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) to cooperatives in compliance with RA 9520, otherwise known as the Cooperative Code of 2008 (Rep. Virgilio Lacson)
09:30 AM

Bills amending RA 9165:

HBs 68, 2765 & 5932 – Strengthening drug abuse prevention and control, amending for the purpose RA 9165, as amended, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (Reps. Robert Ace Barbers, Rufus Rodriguez, and Manuel Cabochan III)

HB 368 – Adopting the higher prescribed penalty, including death, of the national law of an alien found guilty of trafficking dangerous drugs and other similar substances, amending for the purpose RA 9165 (Rep. Victor Yap)

HB 742 – Amending certain provisions of RA 9165 [by strengthening the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and establishing the PDEA Academy, among others] (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HBs 896 & 1548 – Providing for the immediate destruction/disposition of the confiscated, seized and/or surrendered dangerous drugs, plant sources of dangerous drugs, and controlled precursors and essential chemicals, amending for the purpose RA 9165, as amended (Reps. Mario Vittorio ‘Marvey’ Mariño and Alfredo Garbin Jr.)

HB 1351 – Amending Sections 23 and 24 of RA 9165, by restoring plea bargaining and probation laws (Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo)

HB 1547 – Providing for the legal procedure in the disposition and rehabilitation of drug dependents and/or drug pushers or dealers who voluntarily surrender, amending for the purpose RA 9165, as amended (Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr.)

HB 2995 – Exempting journalists from acting as anti-drug operations witnesses and amending RA 10640 or the law further strengthening the anti-drug campaign of the government, amending for the purpose Section 21 of RA 9165 (Rep. France Castro)

HB 3755 – Amending Section 36 of RA 9165, on drug testing (by requiring random drug testing instead of a mandatory one) (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 4104 – Further amending Section 21 of RA 9165, as amended by RA 10640 (by allowing the presence of media to cover anti-drug operations for journalism purposes only) (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

Bills on the establishment of rehabilitation centers:

HBs 533, 629, 929, 1308, 1549, 1572, 2975, 3208, 3427, 3631, 3726, 5068, 5482,5545 & 5719 – Establishing drug rehabilitation centers in every city/municipality/province/ region and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Joseph Stephen ‘Caraps’ Paduano, Joel Mayo Almario, Manuel Cabochan III, Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr., Deputy Speaker Raneo ‘Ranie’ Abu, Reps. Manuel Sagarbarria, Eric Olivarez, Erico Aristotle Aumentado, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Joy Myra Tambunting, Ria Christina Fariñas, Rufus Rodriguez, and Joseph “Jojo” Lara )

HB 5761 – Strengthening the drug abuse prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, amending for the purpose RA 9165 (Rep. Jose Christopher Belmonte)

HB 5805 – Institutionalizing a community-based drug rehabilitation program in every municipality and city (Rep. Edgar Erice)
JUSTICE (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 5527 & 5584 – Further expanding the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Trial Courts (MeTC), Municipal Trial Courts in cities (MTCC), Municipal Trial Courts (MTC), and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts (MCTC), amending for the purpose Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr. and Rep. Doy Leachon)
09:30 AM

Briefing by the Department of Energy (DOE) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation on the Philippine plan for energy sufficiency and sustainability in relation to the latter’s uncollected receivables.
09:30 AM

Update by the Department of Health (DOH) on the effects of 2019 novel coronavirus(COVID-19) on the transportation industry

Update by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) on the status of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit

HB 4129 - Providing for fare discount privileges to teachers on all modes of public transportation, institutionalizing the mechanism therefor (Rep. Virgilio Lacson)

HBs 94 & 6066 – Converting the satellite offices of the MARINA in Calbayog City, Province of Samar and in Maasin City, Province of Southern Leyte into extension offices and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Edgar Mary Sarmiento and Roger Mercado)

HB 4700 - Creating an extension office of the MARINA in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor 'DV' Savellano)
10:00 AM

Substitute Bill to HBs 52, 248, 820, 953, 1081, 2623, 2692, 2809, 3643, 4320, 5582, 5594, 6021 & 6045 – Providing civil service eligibility and permanent appointment to all government casual and contractual employees under job orders, contract of service, memorandum of agreement/memorandum order or understanding and other similar contracts who have rendered at least five years of very satisfactory government service (Reps. Manuel Cabochan III, Ferdinand Gaite, Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Ron Salo, ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Raymond Democrito Mendoza, Greg Gasataya, Rufus Rodriguez, Mercedes ‘Didi’ Cagas, Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera-Dy, Joel Mayo Almario, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva, and Rep. Alfred Vargas)

HB 1485 – Regulating the practice of microbiology in the Philippines and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Joaquin Chipeco Jr.)
AGRARIAN REFORM (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Technical Working Group meeting on HB 5507 – Instituting the second phase of Agrarian Reform Program, providing state subsidy in the acquisition and distribution of agricultural lands to agrarian reform beneficiaries and creating the mechanisms for its implementation (Rep. Geraldine Roman)
DISASTER MANAGEMENT (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 3418, 3543 & 3922 – Providing for monetary compensation for the loss or destruction of residential and commercial properties during the Marawi siege in the City of Marawi, Province of Lanao del Sur, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Ansaruddin Abdul Malik Adiong, Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman, and Rep. Yasser Alonto Balindong)
01:00 PM

HB 147 – Excluding the services performed by employees of religious entities from employment services covered by Social Security System Law, amending for the purpose RA 8282, otherwise known as the Social Security Act of 1997 (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)

HB 1155 – Creating the Eastern Visayas Development Authority (EVDA), defining its powers and functions, providing funds therefor (Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez)

HB 2791 – Adding two representatives from the local government units (LGUs) of the Municipalities of Villanueva and Tagoloan in the Province of Misamis Oriental as members of the board of directors of the Philippine Veterans Investment Corporation (PHIVIDEC) Industrial Authority, amending for the purpose PD 538, creating the PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority, as amended by EO 1031 (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 5588 – Amending RA 8282, otherwise known as the Social Security Law, as amended (by extending the age of legal dependents from 21 to 23) (Rep. Florencio Noel)
01:00 PM

Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 7, 122, 1542, 2827, 3010, 3240, 3471, 4350, 4480 & 6185 – Creating the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, providing for its powers and functions, appropriating funds therefor (Speaker Alan Peter ‘Compañero’ Cayetano, Reps. Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo, Alfredo Garbin Jr., Rufus Rodriguez, Raul ‘Boboy’ Tupas, Janice Salimbangon, Anna Marie Villaraza-Suarez, Deputy Speakers Vilma Santos-Recto and Michael Romero Ph.D., and Rep. Ron Salo)
01:00 PM

HBs 969 & 3952 – Establishing a productivity improvement program, repealing for the purpose RA 6971, otherwise known as the Productivity Incentives Act of 1990 (Reps. Francis Gerald Aguinaldo Abaya and Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo)

HB 1171 – Amending Section 11 of RA 6971, increasing its penalties and sanctions, rationalizing its coverage and benefits (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 2439 – Providing productivity improvement programs with fiscal incentives (Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda)

HB 246 – Establishing a national minimum wage for private sector workers and imposing stiffer penalties for violations thereof, amending for this purpose the Labor Code of the Philippines (Rep. Ferdinand Gaite)

HB 276 – Establishing a standard determination of the regional wage levels through the National Wage and Productivity Commission and imposing a stiffer penalty for violation thereof, amending for the purpose the relevant provisions of PD 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (Rep. Michael Edgar Aglipay)

HBs 541 & 2878 – Providing for the rationalization of wage levels on a national and industrial basis, amending for this purpose PD 442, as amended (Rep. Argel Joseph Cabatbat and Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez)

HB 668 – Institutionalizing the daily minimum wage for private sector workers, amending for the purpose RA 6727, otherwise known as the Wage Rationalization Act, Articles 121-127 of PD 442, as amended (Rep. Ron Salo)

HB 2972 – Amending Articles 99, 121, and 122 of PD 442 (by considering government employees with Salary Grade 1 as minimum wage earners pursuant to the Labor Code (Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria)
01:00 PM

Briefing by the Department of Education (DepEd) on its plans and programs and budget for Regions I & II, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
01:00 PM

Briefing by the Department of Energy (DOE) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation on the Philippine plan for energy sufficiency and sustainability in relation to the latter’s uncollected receivables
01:30 PM

Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 1188 - Amending RA 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012, to adopt a more systematic, comprehensive and effective protection program, to foster the imposition of all existing policies and guidelines, increasing its penalties and sanctions (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero, Ph.D.)

HB 5612 – Amending RA 10173 (by addressing data privacy challenges and other cross-border data processing concerns in support of the country’s digital transformation towards a knowledge-based economy) (Rep. Victor Yap)

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