COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
05-February-2020, Wednesday


Prepared/Updated as of: 27-May-2020, 05:38:42 PM

COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA
HEALTH
09:00 AM

HBs 279 & 2486 – Providing right of access to medical cannabis as a compassionate alternative means of medical treatment, expanding research into its medicinal properties (Reps. Antonio ‘Tonypet’ Albano and Enrico Pineda)

HB 3167 – Excluding cannabis and any form or derivative thereof cultivated, cultured, used, sold, distributed or dispensed exclusively for medicinal and medical research purposes from the list of dangerous drugs and substances under existing laws, amending for the purpose RA 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 as amended (Rep. Antonio ‘Tonypet’ Albano)

HB 3961 – Establishing the Philippine Cannabis Development Authority (PHILCADA), defining its powers and functions, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr.)

HBs 495, 777, 1154, 1530, 1786, 4292, 4438, 4499 & 4646 – Increasing the bed capacity of hospitals in certain parts of the country and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Raul Del Mar, Ma. Theresa Collantes, Yedda Marie Romualdez, Joey Sarte Salceda, Jumel Anthony Espino, Alyssa Sheena Tan, Nestor Fongwan (dec.), Jesus Crispin Remulla, and Datu Roonie Sinsuat Sr.)

HB 5536 – Establishing a 50-bed satellite hospital of the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in the Municipality of Catarman, Northern Samar, to be known as the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center Catarman Satellite Hospital, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Paul Ruiz Daza)
APPROPRIATIONS
09:30 AM

Substitute Bill to HB 5583 – Authorizing the use of the rice subsidy as provided for under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in the General Appropriations Act of 2019 for the purchase of palay from farmers, mandating for the purpose the Department of Social Welfare and Development in coordination with the Department of Agriculture, and the National Food Authority (NFA) to buy palay from local farmers, and distribute rice subsidy in the form of actual rice instead of cash assistance to qualified beneficiaries (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 163, 169, 197, 218, 251, 391, 436, 532, 862, 1190, 1339, 1392, 1563, 2120, 2200, 2682, 3818 & 3972 – Mandating the provision of comprehensive renal replacement therapy (RRT) to patients with end stage renal disease in national, regional, and provincial government hospitals, increasing for the purpose the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) package rate for members and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Jose Christopher Belmonte, Angelina 'Helen' Tan M.D., Estrellita Suansing, Deputy Speaker Roberto Puno, Reps. Ferdinand Gaite, Ma. Lourdes Arroyo, Strike Revilla, Joseph Stephen ‘Caraps’ Paduano, Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, Reps. Gerardo ‘Gerryboy’ Espina Jr., Mark Go, Alfred Vargas, Rommel Rico Angara, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero, Ph.D., Reps. 'Kuya' Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Lorna Silverio, Tyrone Agabas, and Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 167 – Strengthening the national program for the elimination of tuberculosis, amending for the purpose RA 10767 or the Comprehensive Tuberculosis Elimination Plan Act (Rep. Angelina 'Helen' Tan M.D.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 170, 296, 4011, 4264 & 5021 – Modernizing the regulation of health facilities and services and appropriating funds therefor, repealing for the purpose RA 4226, otherwise known as the Hospital Licensure Act (Reps. Angelina 'Helen' Tan M.D., Victor Yap, Henry Villarica, Geraldine Roman, and Deputy Speaker Michael Romero, Ph.D.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 303, 545, 2545, 2867, 2875, 3277, 4013, 4084, 4128, 4248, 4249, 4344 & 4492 – Establishing the National Academy of Sports System and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Victor Yap, Wilfrido Mark Enverga, Deputy Speakers Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr., Michael Romero, Ph.D., and Roberto Puno, Reps. Yedda Marie Romualdez, Henry Villarica, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Alyssa Sheena Tan, Jose Enrique 'Joet' Garcia III, Joy Myra Tambunting, and Lord Allan Jay Velasco)

Substitute Bill to HB 2423 – Creating two additional branches of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) and five additional branches of the Municipal Trial Court in cities (MTCC) in the Ninth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Sections 14(J) and 29 Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, otherwise known as the Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980, as amended (Rep. Glona Labadlabad)

Substitute Bill to HB 2510 – Creating one additional branch of the RTC in the Sixth Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Victorias, Province of Negros Occidental, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(G) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Francisco 'Kiko' Benitez)

Substitute Bill to HB 2523 – Creating four additional branches of the RTC in the Fourth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipalities of Rosario and San Juan, Province of Batangas, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(E) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Lianda Bolilia)

Substitute Bill to HB 2655 – Creating one additional branch of the RTC in the First Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of La Paz, Province of Abra, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(A) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos)

Substitute Bill to HB 2668 – Creating five additional branches of the RTC in the Sixth Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Kabankalan, Province of Negros Occidental, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(G) Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Genaro Alvarez)

Substitute Bill to HB 2698 – Creating two additional branches of the RTC in the Fifth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipalities of Daet and Labo, Province of Camarines Norte, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(F) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Marisol Panotes)

Substitute Bill to HB 2884 – Creating eight 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 Batas Pambansa Bilang 129, as amended (Rep. Dale ‘Along’ Malapitan)

Substitute Bill to HB 2954 – Creating one additional branch of the RTC in the Seventh Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of Moalboal, Province of Cebu, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(H) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Peter John Calderon)
ENERGY
09:30 AM

Briefing by the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) on its role/functions and legal basis for its establishment
METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT
09:30 AM

Discussion on the efforts of the Department of Health (DOH) and other concerned agencies against the entry of Novel Coronavirus (NCov) and the proliferation of poliomyelitis and HIV/AIDS in Metro Manila
POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS
09:30 AM

HBs 100, 838 & 2263 – Instituting absolute divorce and dissolution of marriage in the Philippines (Reps. Edcel Lagman, Arlene Brosas, and Pantaleon Alvarez)
AGRARIAN REFORM
01:00 PM

HB 5507 – Instituting the second phase of agrarian reform in the country, thereby completing the coverage of agricultural lands under the 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)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION
01:00 PM

HB 501 – Creating the Lake Mainit Development Authority, prescribing its powers, functions and duties, and providing funds therefor (Rep. Robert Ace Barbers)

HB 584 – Creating the Chico River Basin Development Authority, defining its powers, functions and responsibilities, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Allen Jesse Mangaoang)

HB 740 – Strengthening the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), thereby repealing RA 4850, as amended, otherwise known as the Laguna Lake Development Authority Act of 1966 (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 1250 – Creating the Sustainable Bicol River Development Authority, prescribing its powers, functions and duties, providing funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HB 1337 – Creating the Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay Development Authority (BLISTTDA), defining its powers and functions, and providing funds therefor (Rep. Mark Go)

HB 2653 – Creating the Abra River Basin Development Authority, prescribing its powers and functions and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos)

HBs 2793 & 5372 – Creating the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Development Authority, defining its powers and functions and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Rufus Rodriguez and Joseph ‘Jojo’ Lara)

HBs 3665 & 3877 – Creating the Lake Lanao Development Authority, defining its powers, functions and duties (Reps. Ansaruddin Abdul Malik Adiong and Yasser Alonto Balindong)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (Subcommittee on Labor Standards)
01:00 PM

HBs 271, 3032, 3184, 3367, 3381 & 4845 – Strengthening the security of tenure of workers, amending for the purpose PD 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (Reps. Michael Edgar Aglipay, Jose Christopher Belmonte, Lawrence 'Law' Fortun, Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva, Reps. Ferdinand Gaite, and Joy Myra Tambunting)

HB 1018 – Effectively authorizing the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to ban and avert the practice of private companies of contractualization of employment and any form of flexibilization of labor thereby assisting said companies toward a shift to regularization of employment and security of tenure for contractual workers, laborers, and employees (Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo)

HB 3267 – Regulating the outsourcing of work, amending for the purpose Article 106 of PD 442, as amended (Rep. Mark Go)

HB 4892 – Strengthening workers right to security of tenure and criminalizing labor-only contracting, amending for the purpose Articles 106 to 109 of Book III, Articles 294 [279] to 296 [281] of Book VI, and Articles 303 [288] of Book VII of PD 442, as amended (Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza)

HB 1670 – Amending Article 83 of PD 442, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended (by removing the limit of normal work hours to a more flexible work duration) (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr.)

HB 1904 – Increasing the normal work hours per day under a compressed work week scheme, amending Articles 83, 87 and 91 of PD 442, as amended (Rep. Mark Go)

HB 5471 – Allowing the adoption of alternative work arrangements, amending for the purpose PD 442, as amended (Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY jt. w/ HEALTH (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 40, 500, 1508, 1510, 1703, 2277, 2862, 2929, 3049, 3083, 4816, 5072, 5099, 5310, 5510, 5561, 5630, 5702 & 5752 – Regulating the manufacture, importation, packaging, use, sale, distribution, and advertisement of electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS/ENNDS) and heated tobacco products (HTPs) (Reps. Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Robert Ace Barbers, Alfredo Garbin Jr., Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr., Reps. Jose Enrique 'Joet' Garcia III, Ron Salo, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Angelina 'Helen' Tan M.D., Eric Olivarez, Kristine Singson-Meehan, Geraldine Roman, Sharon Garin, Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera-Dy, Marlyn ‘Len’ Alonte, Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr., Reps. Rufus Rodriguez and Cheryl Deloso-Montalla)
TRANSPORTATION
01:00 PM

HBs 1191 & 1956 – Instituting a driver education program, providing the implementing mechanisms therefor (Reps. Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III and Manuel Cabochan III)

HB 3196 – Providing for mandatory re-education program for all motor vehicle drivers once every five years (Rep. Lorenz Defensor)

HB 4122 – Requiring driver's education for all professional truck drivers and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Henry Villarica)

HB 153 – Proposing amendments to Section 3 of RA 10054, or the law mandating all motorcycle riders to wear standard protective motorcycle helmets while driving and providing penalties therefor (Rep. Arnolfo ‘Arnie’ Teves Jr.)

HB 505 – Requiring both new applicants for driver’s license as well as existing licensed drivers to undergo mandatory roadworthy driving seminar and actual driving test before the issuance or renewal of their driver’s licenses (Rep. Robert Ace Barbers)

HB 766 – Further making Philippine roads safer, amending for this purpose RA 10913, otherwise known as the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 892 – Reinstituting the mandatory drug testing for application/renewal of driver’s license, thereby repealing a portion of Section 19 of RA 10586, otherwise known as the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 (Rep. Mario Vittorio ‘Marvey’ Mariño)

HB 1165 – Accelerating the imposition of anti-drunk and drugged driving policies, providing stiffer penalties and sanctions, to promote an effective awareness program, to improve existing security and safety functions (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero, Ph.D.)

HB 1573 – Providing for stiffer penalties for persons driving under the influence of alcohol, dangerous drugs, and similar substances, amending for the purpose RA 10586 (Deputy Speaker Raneo ‘Ranie’ Abu)

HB 4163 – Ensuring the safety of passengers by mandating all public transportation drivers who have been apprehended to bring them to a safe place with easy access to public transportation before the vehicle is impounded and providing penalty for violation thereof (Rep. Claudine Diana Bautista)

HB 827 – Prohibiting the construction of mall, sports center, convention center and exhibition center within a three-kilometer radius from the exit and entrance of an expressway to prevent traffic congestion therein and providing penalties therefor (Deputy Speaker Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales)

Briefing by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) on the status of implementation of the Motor Vehicle Inspection System Project
BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
01:30 PM

Briefing by the Anti-Money Laundering Council on the proposed amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Law
PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Technical Working Group meeting on:
HBs 175, 238, 825, 923, 4008 & 5605 – Regulating the planning, design, construction, occupancy, and maintenance of buildings, enacting a New Building Act, repealing PD 1096 or the law adopting a National Building Code of the Philippines (NBCP) thereby revising RA 6541 (Reps. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Alfred Vargas, Deputy Speaker Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr., Rep. Bayani Fernando, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., and Rep. Romeo Momo)

HB 364 – Providing for the telecommunications technology readiness of buildings and structures, amending certain sections of PD 1096, otherwise known as the National Building Code (Rep. Victor Yap)

HB 1650 – Expediting and streamlining the application process for securing building permits and certificates of occupancy, amending for the purpose certain provisions of RA 6541, otherwise known as the National Building Code of the Philippines (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III)

HB 1891 – Strengthening PD 1096, as amended, by mandating a comprehensive nationwide inspection of buildings and imposing stiff penalties against building officials who violate the pertinent provisions of the said Code (Rep. Alfred Vargas)

HB 723 – Promoting the safety of residents, tenants and guests, especially children, in buildings, whether public or private, with two or more floors, through the installation of protective devices or structures to prevent accidental falling or suicide (Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez)

HR 32 – Inquiry into the compliance with the guidelines and implementing rules on earthquake recording instrumentation for buildings as provided for by PD 1096 (Rep. Enrico Pineda)

HR 132 – Conducting an accessibility audit of all public buildings and infrastructures to address the needs and requirements of persons with disability (PWDs) pursuant to Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 (Rep. Alfred Vargas)

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