COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
21-February-2018, Wednesday

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

COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA/RESOURCE PERSONS
ECOLOGY
09:00 AM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 142, 540, 1528, 6596, 2964, 3610, 5901 & 4287 – Providing for a comprehensive hazardous and radioactive wastes management and providing penalties for violations thereof (Reps. Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba, Victor Yap, Alexandria Gonzales, Michael Romero Ph.D., Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Scott Davies Lanete M.D., and Emmi De Jesus)

HRs 705 & 709 – Inquiry into the status of initiatives being implemented by the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) and the government in general relative to the rehabilitation of Laguna de Bay (Reps. Rozzano Rufino Biazon and Enrico Pineda)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION
09:00 AM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. HB 6198 – Establishing a government owned radio station in Maasin City, Southern Leyte (Rep. Roger ‘Oging' Mercado)

HBs 59, 136, 361, 471, 734, 871, 1017, 1087, 1097, 1608, 1671, 1780, 1880, 2449, 2569, 3127, 3453, 4205, 4641, 4733, 4746 & 5426 – Proposing amendments to RA 8291 or the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Act of 1997, by lowering the retirement age of government employees, providing additional benefits to retirees, and strengthening the GSIS, among others (Reps. Antonio Tinio, Rodel Batocabe, Maria Carmen Zamora, Evelina Escudero, Rogelio Espina M.D., Leopoldo Bataoil, Scott Davies Lanete M.D., Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo, Mercedes ‘Didi’ Cagas, Strike Revilla, Nancy Catamco, Jerry Treñas, Arthur Yap, Maximo Rodriguez Jr., Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Tom Villarin, Marisol Panotes, Joey Sarte Salceda, and Gary Alejano)
BASES CONVERSION (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HB 3685 – Amending Sec. 15 of RA 7227, as amended otherwise known as the Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992, by allocating five percent tax on gross income to be paid by all registered business enterprise within the Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) in lieu of national and local taxes (Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)
COOPERATIVES DEVELOPMENT
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. HR 44 – Inquiry into the establishment of an apex organization of all cooperatives as a unifying body of the cooperative movement (Rep. Anthony Bravo Ph.D.)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY - CANCELLED
09:30 AM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 1126 – Inquiry into the utilization of the tobacco excise tax and determination of the tangible benefits acquired by tobacco farmers of Ilocos Norte (Rep. Ariel ‘Ka Ayik’ Casilao)

Motu proprio inquiry into various transactions of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte in 2012
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
09:30 AM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HBs 175, 711 & 1908 – Rationalizing government interventions in labor disputes by adopting the essential services criteria in the exercise of the assumption or certification power of the Secretary of Labor and Employment, and decriminalizing violations thereof, amending for the purpose Articles 263, 264 and 272 of PD 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (Reps. Karlo Alexei Nograles and Bellaflor Angara-Castillo)

HBs 277 & 710 – Strengthening the regulation of employment of foreign nationals, amending for the purpose Articles 40, 41, and 42 of Title II, Book 1 of PD 442, as amended (Reps. Karlo Alexei Nograles and Bellaflor Angara-Castillo)

HB 1358 – Providing for the remedy of filing a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court to review the decisions of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), amending for the purpose Articles 223 and 224 of PD 442, as amended (Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT jt. w/ MUSLIM AFFAIRS and PEACE, RECONCILIATION, AND UNITY
09:30 AM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 92, 6121, 6263 & 6475 – Providing for the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro and abolishing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), repealing for the purpose RA 9054, or the law strengthening and expanding the Organic Act for the ARMM, and RA 6734 or the law providing for an Organic Act for the ARMM (Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, Reps. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo, and Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
TRANSPORTATION
09:30 AM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HBs 5, 3071 & 5530 – Providing for stiffer penalties for persons driving under the influence of alcohol, dangerous drugs, and similar substances, amending for the purposes RA 10586, otherwise known as the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 (Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, Reps. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas and Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 279 – Prohibiting tricycles to ply along the national highways and providing penalties for violation thereof (Rep. Evelina Escudero)

HB 6274 – Establishing the National Land Transportation Authority, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Arnulfo Fuentebella)

HB 6776 – Creating the Land Transportation Authority, repealing for the purpose EO 202 and EO 226, which created the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Land Transportation Office (LTO), respectively (Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
WAYS AND MEANS (Executive Meeting)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Executive Meeting
YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT - CANCELLED
09:30 AM

Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg. HR 1073 – Investigation into the arbitrary exclusion of Mary Joy Tabal, Philippine marathoner, as well as all others who may be similarly situated, from the Philippine delegation to the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur (Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia)
CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
10:00 AM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. HBs 4259 & 4319 – Environmental Engineering Act of the Philippines (Reps. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. and Celso Lobregat)

HB 3475 – Amending RA 9298, otherwise known as the Philippine Accountancy Act of 2004 (Rep. Evelina Escudero)

HBs 4749, 5330, 5812, 6403, 6480 & 6546 – Regulating the practice of speech language pathology in the Philippines and providing funds therefor (Reps. Gary Alejano, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Michelle Antonio, and Alfredo Vargas III)

HB 3565 – Providing for a more responsive and comprehensive regulation for the practice, licensing, registration, and certification of sanitary and environmental engineers and sanitarians in the Philippines, amending for the purpose RA 1364 (Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr.)
AGRARIAN REFORM
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. HB 1719 – Institutionalizing micro-credit financing, amending for the purpose RA 3844, as amended, otherwise known as the Code of Agrarian Reform of the Philippines, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)
GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION jt. w/ OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS (Technical Working Group meeting)
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on the Substitute Bill to HBs 192, 227, 288, 543, 822, 1936, 2334, 3255 & 4899 – Creating the Department of Migration and Development, defining its powers and functions, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Aniceto John Bertiz III, Deputy Speaker Eric Singson, Reps. Michael Romero Ph.D., Rose Marie ‘Baby’ Arenas, Arthur Yap, Mark Villar, Carlos ‘Charlie’ Cojuangco, Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, and Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 1355 – Reducing the minimum membership requirement for registration of unions or federations and streamlining the process of registration, amending for this purpose Articles 234, 235, 236 and 237 of PD 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles)

HB 4928 – Strengthening union organization and disallowing cancellation of union registration, amending for the purpose PD 442, as amended (Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza)
NATURAL RESOURCES
01:30 PM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HB 678 – Fixing the limits of forest lands within five kilometers from either side of the Aspiras Highway (formerly known as Marcos Highway) from Agoo, La Union to Baguio City, repealing for the purpose Proclamation 1754 (Rep. Sandra Young Eriguel M.D.)

Substitute Bill to HB 4116 – Providing for the Institutionalization of the Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (Rep. Ramon ‘Rav’ Rocamora)

Substitute Bill to HB 6242 – Granting another period to file manifestation of intention to validate titles issued under Civil Reservation Case No. 1, GLRO Record No. 211, pursuant to RA 931, as amended, and as provided under PD 1271 (Rep. Mark Go)

HB 6505 – Instituting a new water code, amending for the purpose PD 1067, otherwise known as the Water Code of the Philippines (Rep. Michelle Antonio)
NORTH LUZON GROWTH QUADRANGLE
01:30 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by the following government agencies:

• National Tobacco Administration (NTA) – on its plans and programs for tobacco farmers;
• Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) – on the participation of district representatives in the Barangay/Local Development Council; and
• Department of Budget and Management (DBM) – on its implementation of RA 7171, or the law promoting the development of the farmer in the Virginia tobacco-producing provinces, and RA 8240, or the law on amending Sections 138, 140, and 142 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC)
PEOPLE'S PARTICIPATION
01:30 PM

Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Discussion on the letter of the Chairperson of the Philippine Coalition on Volunteerism (PCV) dated 30 January 2018 on proposals to amend RA 9418 or the Volunteer Act of 2007
POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS
01:30 PM

Speaker's Social Hall, 2/F Main Building Substitute Bill to HBs 116, 1062, 2380 & 6027 – Instituting absolute divorce in the Philippines (Reps. Edcel Lagman, Robert ‘Ace’ Barbers, Emmi de Jesus, and Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr.)
YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. HB 5032 – Defining the crime of game-fixing and providing penalties therefor (Rep. Enrico Pineda)

HB 6420 – Preserving indigenous games of the Philippines (Rep. Salvador Belaro)