09-October-2017, Monday

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

09:30 AM

Continuation of the discussion on the proposed amendments to Articles XI, XIII, XIV & XV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution in connection with the proposed shift from a unitary to a federal type of government
09:30 AM

HR 882 – Inquiry into the use by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte of its shares from the excise taxes on locally manufactured Virginia-type cigarettes or the Special Support Fund under RA 7171 for a purpose other than those provided for by the said law, and into its highly irregular purchase of motor vehicles made through cash advances without the benefit of public biddings for the total amount of P66.45 million (Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas)

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 the various transactions made by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte in 2012
09:30 AM

Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 4642 & 5057 – Amending RA 7924, to enhance the effectiveness of the Metropolitan Manila Council in the formulation of policies, rules, regulations, and laws for Metro Manila and providing funds therefor (Reps. Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo and Bayani Fernando)

Update by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on the funds intended for medical and other assistance to the beneficiaries in Metro Manila
01:00 PM

HBs 217, 74, 320, 741, 1454, 1667, 1709, 1969, 2218, 2236, 2704, 2954, 3391, 3646, 3824, 4034, 4625, 4488 & 5698 – Instituting inclusive education and establishing the inclusive education learning resource centers for children and youth with special needs in all public schools divisions, providing for standards and guidelines, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Linabelle Ruth Villarica, Reps. Alfredo Vargas III, Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, Salvador Belaro Jr., Strike Revilla, Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Estrellita Suansing, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo, Pedro Acharon Jr., Magnolia Antonino, Deputy Speaker Rolando Andaya Jr., Reps. Eric Olivarez, and Wes Gatchalian)

HBs 2099, 2414, 2420, 2640, 4504 & 5561 – Establishing national high schools in certain parts of the country and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Emi Calixto-Rubiano, Abdullah Dimaporo, Wes Gatchalian, Henry Oaminal, and Luisa Lloren Cuaresma)

HBs 1329, 4907 & 4908 – Separating national high schools in the City of Valenzuela and in the Province of Iloilo, converting them into independent national high schools and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Wes Gatchalian and Oscar ‘Richard’ Garin Jr.)

HB 2733 – Providing for the establishment of alternative learning system (ALS) community learning centers for every city and municipality and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)

HB 3706 – Institutionalizing ALS for indigent adults, out-of-school youth, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and special needs, and senior citizens, providing funds therefor (Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez)

HB 4029 – Allowing kasambahays to enjoy distance learning and home-based study program (Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr.)

HB 4307 – Establishing an alternative education facility for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) to be known as LGBT Specialist School and situated in the City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Florida ‘Rida’ Robes)

HBs 3292, 4386 & 6039 – Institutionalizing the Abot-Alam Program of the Department of Education (DepEd) (Reps. Tom Villarin, Bernadette Herrera-Dy, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HBs 2070 & 2914 – Establishing a bureau of private schools to administer, supervise, and regulate private schools offering primary and secondary education in the country, appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Eric Olivarez and Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)
01:00 PM

Substitute Bill to HBs 133 & 177 – Ensuring the preservation and management of protected areas, amending for the purpose RA 7586 or the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992 (Reps. Rodel Batocabe and Josephine Ramirez-Sato)

Substitute Bill to HB 230 – Declaring the Bessang Pass Natural Monument in the Municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur as a protected area, and providing for its management (Deputy Speaker Eric Singson)

Substitute Bill to HB 610 – Declaring the Agoo – Damortis protected landscape and seascape in the Province of La Union as a protected area and providing for its management (Rep. Sandra Young Eriguel M.D.)

Substitute Bill to HB 2789 – Declaring Pamitinan Cave in the Municipality of Rodriguez, Province of Rizal as a protected area under the category of protected landscape providing for its management (Rep. Isidro Rodriguez Jr.)

HB 2362 – Establishing the Bongsanglay Mangrove Forest Reserve and Natural Park in the Province of Masbate and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Maria Vida Bravo)

Substitute Bill to HBs 3927 & 5243 – Separating the Southern Philippines Agriculture, Business, Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST)-Digos Campus in the City of Digos, Davao del Sur from the SPAMAST in Malita, Davao Occidental and converting it into a state college to be known as the Davao del Sur State College and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Lorna Bautista-Bandigan and Mercedes ‘Didi’ Cagas)

HB 3929 – Converting the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College into a state university to be known as Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic State University (Rep. Celso Lobregat)

HB 4218 – Converting the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology in the City of Mati and all its satellite campuses located in the Province of Davao Oriental into a state university to be known as the Davao Oriental State University, integrating therewith the Governor Generoso College of Arts, Science and Technology in the Municipality of Governor Generoso, Province of Davao Oriental and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Joel Mayo Almario)

HB 3222 – Establishing a national vision screening program for kindergarten pupils and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano)

Substitute Bill to HB 438 – Establishing a comprehensive system for registration and licensing of social welfare and development agencies and accreditation of social welfare and development programs and services, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Anthony Bravo Ph.D.)
01:00 PM

HBs 173, 1163 & 3887 – Recognizing and strengthening alternative care of children, providing incentives to agencies providing the same (Reps. Karlo Alexei Nograles, Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba, and Evelina Escudero)

HB 5090 – Codifying the alternative child care laws of the Philippines (Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)

HB 6228 – Strengthening and reorganizing the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) (Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)
01:30 PM

HR 598 – Investigation into the proliferation of “online sabong” (Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr.)
01:30 PM

HBs 5729, 5889, 5923 & 6287 – Instituting a Philippine Labor Force Competencies Competitiveness Program, and establishing free access to technical and vocational training programs (Reps. Alfredo Vargas III, Sherwin Tugna, Bernadette Herrera-Dy, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)