COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
06-February-2018, Tuesday

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

COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA/RESOURCE PERSONS
BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. HB 3148 – Amending Section 22 and repealing Section 23 of RA 3518 or the law creating the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB), by allocating 20% of the net profits of the PVB after deducting the guaranteed earnings of the preferred shares to the Veteran’s Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) (Rep. Gary Alejano)

HR 335 – Calling for a review of the structure of the PVB to protect the benefits and rights of World War II Philippine veterans (Minority Leader Danilo Suarez)

Briefing by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) on its current financial and investment program

Briefing by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on its financial inclusion program
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
09:30 AM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by the Departments of Budget and Management (DBM) and Finance (DOF) on the administration of resource generation and fiscal allocation in a federal system of government
RURAL DEVELOPMENT
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. HB 6997 – Providing for a Rural Development Amelioration Fund (Rep. Deogracias Ramos Jr.)
LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES
01:30 PM

Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HB 4906 – Extending for another 25 years the franchise granted to Delta Broadcasting System, Inc. to establish, maintain and operate radio and television broadcasting stations within the Philippines under RA 7723 (Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco)
NATURAL RESOURCES
01:30 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 1032 – Inquiry into the clearing of 7,000 old-growth trees by the Ipilan Nickel Corporation (IN)-Global Ferronickel Holdings in Brooke's Point, Province of Palawan and its serious environmental impacts to Palawan's communities and ecosystems (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HR 1084 – Inquiry into the alleged violation of the IN in Brooke's Point, Province of Palawan (Deputy Speaker Frederick ‘Erick’ Abueg)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 1833, 6670 & 5541 – Amending RA 8439, or the law providing for a Magna Carta for scientists, engineers, researchers and other science and technology (S&T) personnel in government, by providing additional benefits and privileges to S&T professionals (Reps. Alfredo Vargas III, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., and Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 2163 – Instituting reforms in the existing policy on access and benefit-sharing from the utilization of Philippine genetic resources (Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato)

HB 4690 – Improving DNA facilities in the country (Rep. Mario Vittorio ‘Marvey’ Mariño)

HR 11 – Congratulating and commending Arianwen Rollan for honoring the country with her award from the Qatar Foundation for her research on the anti-tumor properties of malunggay seeds featured in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia)

HR 1592 – Congratulating and commending Filipino student Hillary Andales from the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas campus for winning the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge (Rep. Gary Alejano)