03-October-2017, Tuesday

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

09:00 AM

Updates on the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), particularly on the following:

• Zamboanga-Sandakan air connectivity;
• Davao-General Santos-Bitung shipping project; and
• Trade mission to Indonesia
09:30 AM

Substitute Bill to HB 2746 – Creating two additional branches of the City Trial Court in the Fourth Judicial Region, to be stationed in the City of Biñan, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 29 of Batas Pambansa (BP) Blg. 129, otherwise known as the Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980, as amended (Rep. Marlyn Alonte)

Substitute Bill to HB 3608 – Creating two additional branches of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) and one additional branch of the Municipal Trial Courts (MTC) in the Fourth Judicial Region, to be stationed in the City of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14 (e) and Section 29 of BP 129, as amended (Rep. Arlene Arcillas)

Substitute Bill to HB 3464 – Creating four additional branches of the RTC in the Fourth Judicial Region to be stationed in San Pablo City, Province of Laguna, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14 (e) and Section 29 of BP 129, as amended (Rep. Sol Aragones)

Substitute Bill to HB 4644 – Creating four additional branches of the RTC in the National Capital Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Caloocan, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14 (d) of BP 129, as amended (Rep. Dale ‘Along’ Malapitan)

Substitute Bill to HBs 5215, 167, 1513 & 2308 – Creating the positions for judges-at-large, amending for the purpose BP 129, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Tricia Nicole Velasco-Catera, and Roy Loyola)

Substitute Bill to HBs 321, 437, 2349, 3043 & 3943 – Regulating the importation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of children’s products containing hazardous chemicals, and providing penalties for violations thereof (Reps. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Anthony Bravo Ph.D., Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Harry Roque Jr., and Orestes Salon)

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

Substitute Bill to HBs 53, 253, 538, 581, 663, 1106, 1804, 1973, 2023, 2511, 2674, 3146, 3161, 3536, 3978, 4276 & 5145 – Strengthening the Philippine comprehensive policy on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention, treatment, care and support, and establishing the Philippine National HIV and AIDS Plan, repealing for the purpose RA 8504, otherwise known as the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Kaka Bag-ao, Harry Roque Jr., Victor Yap, Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano, Reps. Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr., Sandra Young Eriguel M.D., Estrellita Suansing, Imelda Marcos, Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Gary Alejano, Gus Tambunting, Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin, Reps. Tom Villarin, Ron Salo, and Raymund Democrito Mendoza)

Substitute Bill to HBs 133 & 177 – Ensuring the preservation and management of protected areas, amending for the purpose RA 9486, otherwise known as the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992 (Reps. Rodel Batocabe and Josephine Ramirez-Sato)

Substitute Bill to HBs 61, 256, 1465 & 3938 – Providing a framework for the right to adequate food (Reps. Karlo Alexei Nograles, Harry Roque Jr., Harlin Neil Abayon III, and Kaka Bag-ao)

Substitute Bill to HBs 5366, 5586 & 5600 – Institutionalizing the Philippine qualifications framework (PQF) and establishing the PQF-National Coordinating Council (Reps. Sherwin Tugna, Evelina Escudero, and Ann Hofer)

Substitute Bill to HBs 449, 1518, 1721, 3375, 1721, 3375, 3639 & 5114 – Creating the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, defining its mandates, powers and functions, providing funds therefor (Reps. Jose Christopher Belmonte, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo, Michael Romero Ph.D., and Cristal Bagatsing)

Substitute Bill to HBs 6286, 898, 2166, 2951, 3472, 3586, 5990, 6213, 4025 & 6361 – Establishing a medical scholarship and return service program for qualified students and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Ann Hofer, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Vilma Santos-Recto, Bernadette Herrera-Dy, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Alfredo Vargas III, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Salvador Belaro Jr., and Eric Olivarez)

Substitute Bill to HBs 5134 & 6383 – Establishing a retirement benefit system in the Office of the Ombudsman, augmenting its employee benefits, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Sherwin Tugna and Ann Hofer)
09:30 AM

Continuation of the discussion on the proposed amendments to Articles III, IV, V, VIII, IX and XVII of the 1987 Constitution in connection with the proposed shift from a unitary to a federal type of government
09:30 AM

HR 1188 – Inquiry into the alleged grossly disadvantageous lease contract entered into by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT), and the Manila Exposition Complex, Inc. (MECI) (Rep. Ben Evardone)

Draft Committee Report on HR 654 – Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the sale of Paskuhan Village in Pampanga by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) to SM Development Corporation (SMDC) reportedly under the former’s Asset Privatization Program (Rep. Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)
JUSTICE (Subcommittee on Judicial Reforms)
09:30 AM

Substitute Bill to HBs 350, 547, 3275, 4748, 5216 & 5233 – Further strengthening the Office of the Solicitor General by providing for its powers and functions, and redefining, expanding, and rationalizing its organization, repealing for the purpose Republic Acts 9417 and 2327, and Executive Orders 1 and 2, s. 1986, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Romero ‘Miro’ Quimbo, Reps. Evelina Escudero, Harry Roque Jr., Gary Alejano, Joaquin Chipeco Jr., and Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)

HBs 2288, 2878, 3113, 5718, 5985, 6085 & 6086 – Creating additional branches of the Regional Trial Court (RTC), Metropolitan Trial Court (MeTC), and Municipal Trial Court (MTC) in certain parts of the country (Reps. Richard Eusebio, Juliette Uy, Lianda Bolilia, Joel Mayo Almario, Ramon ‘RAV’ Rocamora, and Suharto Mangudadatu)
01:00 PM

Committee Report on HR 646 – Inquiry into the persistent delays in the issuance of passports to Filipino applicants and the utilization of the passport revolving fund (Rep. Aniceto ‘John’ Bertiz III)

Committee Report on HR 45 – Allocating funds for the conduct of a mapping survey to identify the metes and bounds of the area, east of Luzon known as the ꞌBenham Rise,ꞌ which was approved by the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as part of the Philippine territory, including the marine exploration for mineral deposits which may be used as alternative source of energy and other resources that will be found therein (Rep. Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)

HB 1276 – Amending RA 7157, otherwise known as the Philippine Foreign Service Act of 1991 (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 6064 – Seeking to adjust, update and rationalize the allowances and benefits of the Philippine foreign service personnel (Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr.)

HB 5389 – Creating a Foreign Policy Advisory Board (Rep. Gary Alejano)

HRs 412 & 1142 – Calling for the return by the United States government of the three bells of Balangiga and other artifacts taken from the Province of Samar as war booty during the Philippine-American War (Reps. Carlos Isagani Zarate and Ben Evardone)
01:30 PM

HB 527 - Establishing the National Coastal Greenbelt Program, providing funds therefor (Rep. Rodel Batocabe)
01:30 PM

Briefing by various agencies and associations on the state of micro-insurance in the country