COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
09-December-2019 to 11-December-2019

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

DATE COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA/RESOURCE PERSONS
09-December-2019
(MONDAY)
WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY
09:00 AM

Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Organizational meeting

Briefing by concerned government agencies/organizations on their respective mission, vision, advocacies, thrusts, legislative agenda, and other mutual women and gender equality concerns

HBs 111, 866, 1142, 1148, 3396 & 4113 – Ensuring the fundamental equality of men and women, amending for the purpose Articles 14, 96, 124, 211 and 225 of EO 209, otherwise known as the Family Code of the Philippines (Reps. Lawrence ‘Law’ Fortun, Michael Edgar Aglipay, Arlene Brosas, Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba, and Henry Villarica)

HBs 479, 2266, 3330, 4888 & 5223 – Defining electronic violence against women and their children, providing protective measures, and prescribing penalties for violations thereof, amending for the purpose RA 9262, otherwise known as the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 (Reps. Arlene Brosas, Lawrence ‘Law’ Fortun, Joy Myra Tambunting, Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles, and Rufus Rodriguez)
WAYS AND MEANS
09:30 AM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. HB 783 – Providing for a classification system for third parties under RA 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 784 – Providing for the acquisition of the services of a private auction house that shall undertake all public auctions at the Bureau of Customs (BOC), amending for this purpose RA 10863 (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 800 – Amending RA 10863 (by including a new provision that would allow the BOC to use part of its income for its modernization program) (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 2591 – Amending Section 440 of RA 10863 (by establishing a mandatory advance customs clearance and control on containerized cargoes) (Rep. Jose Atienza Jr.)

HB 5278 – Requiring the declaration of the value of imported goods in shipping and airline documents and prohibiting fraudulent alteration of cargo manifest, Bill of Lading, and airway bill, amending for the purpose RA 10863 (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)

HB 5548 – Amending for the purpose Sections 102, 119, 201, 307, 402, 405, 407, 431, 802, 806, 1135, 1100, 1129, 1147, 1400, and 1226 and deleting Section 709 of RA 10863 (by simplifying and clearly defining some processes in the customs clearance of imported goods and setting stricter provisions in granting the authority to operate a customs facilities warehouse, among others) (Rep. Sharon Garin)

Clarification on the issues raised during the briefing by the BOC regarding its operations
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
10:00 AM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HBs 135, 850, 2519 & 5201 – Instituting policies for the protection and welfare of caregivers in the practice of their profession (Reps. Geraldine Roman, Michael Edgar Aglipay, Jericho Jonas Nograles, and Florencio Noel)

HBs 508 & 2627 – Providing for the period of probationary employment of teaching and non-teaching personnel in private schools, thereby amending for the purpose PD 442 or the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended (Reps. France Castro and Raymond Democrito Mendoza)

HBs 274, 4236 & 5590 – Providing for the protection of workers in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry (Reps. Michael Edgar Aglipay, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, and Florencio Noel)
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. HBs 855, 3412 & 5640 – Promoting the use of urban agriculture in all urban areas in the Philippines, establishing for the purpose the urban agriculture program and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Michael Edgar Aglipay, Jose Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez, and Ruth Mariano-Hernandez)

HB 3213 – Declaring August of every year as National Farmers Month, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III)
INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (Technical Working Group)
04:30 PM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on the Substitute Bill to HBs 639 & 2281 – Recognizing the indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples (ICCs/IPs) community conserved territories and areas (ICCA), establishing for the purpose the National ICCA Registry and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and Rep. Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba)
10-December-2019
(TUESDAY)
GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS
09:30 AM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 221 – Investigation into the proliferation of Philippine offshore gaming operators or POGOs, and its effects on the Filipino people, the local economy, and national security (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)
JUSTICE
09:30 AM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Committee Reports on HBs 2423, 2510, 2523, 2655, 2668, 2698, 2884 & 2954 – Creating additional branches of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) and Municipal Trial Court (MTC) in various parts of the country, amending for the purpose Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, otherwise known as the Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980, as amended, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Glona Labadlabad, Jose Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez, Lianda Bolilia, Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos, Genaro Alvarez Jr., Marisol Panotes, Dale ‘Along’ Malapitan, and Peter John Calderon)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 2088, 3995, 4150 & 5465 – Providing support for the surviving spouse and children of slain justices and judges, amending for the purpose RA 910, as amended, or the law providing for the retirement of justices of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Appeals, for the enforcement of the provisions hereof by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), and to repeal Commonwealth Act 536, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Raneo ‘Ranie’ Abu, Reps. Tyrone Agabas, and Teodorico Haresco Jr.)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 597, 1603, 2327 & 2716 – Granting hazard pay to judges in the RTC and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Lorna Silverio, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero, and Rep. Ruwel Peter Gonzaga)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 4745, 4806, 4809, 4943, 5019, 5078 & 5348 – Strengthening the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) by rationalizing and further professionalizing its organization, upgrading the compensation, benefits, and positions of its officials and employees, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speakers Henry Oaminal and Michael Romero Ph.D., Reps. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Eric Olivarez, Rufus Rodriguez, Jericho Jonas Nograles, and Ruwel Peter Gonzaga)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 339, 1666, 1838, 4103 & 4178 – Modernizing the Bureau of Immigration (BI) by defining its powers and functions, expanding, rationalizing and further professionalizing its organization, upgrading the compensation and benefits of its officials and employees, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Xavier Jesus Romualdo, Manuel Cabochan III, Rufus Rodriguez, and Teodorico Haresco Jr.)

HB 3409 – Establishing the Office of Judiciary Marshals and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HBs 5403 & 5654 – Establishing the Office of the Philippine Marshals Service under the Supreme Court of the Philippines and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speakers Johnny Ty Pimentel and Pablo John Garcia)

HB 5528 – Creating the Philippine Marshal Service, defining its functions and powers, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HBs 5527 & 5584 – Further expanding the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Trial Courts (MeTC), Municipal Trial Courts in cities (MTCC), MTC, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts (MCTC), amending for the purpose Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr. and Rep. Doy Leachon)
REVISION OF LAWS
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. HB 146 – Providing for a prescriptive period from which the Commission on Audit (COA) may conduct audits and issue a decision on cases, amending PD 1445 or the State Audit Code of the Philippines (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)

HBs 1637 & 2090 – Imposing stiffer penalties for the stealing or vandalizing of government road signs and other risk reduction devices, accessories, and other facilities (Rep. Alfredo Vargas III and Deputy Speaker Raneo ‘Ranie’ Abu)

HBs 369, 2488, 3441, 3730, 4720, 4831, 5251 & 5460 – Declaring July 27 of every year a special national non-working holiday in the entire country to commemorate the founding anniversary of Iglesia Ni Cristo, amending for the purpose RA 9645 (Reps. Eric Olivarez, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto, Reps. Tyrone Agabas, John Marvin 'Yul Servo' Nieto, Cheryl Deloso-Montalla, Stella Luz Quimbo, and Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)

HB 2512 – Declaring the Fourth Thursday of November as National Thanksgiving Day (Rep. Joel Mayo Almario)
WAYS AND MEANS
09:30 AM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. HB 178 – Imposing excise tax on single-use plastic bags, creating for the purpose Section 150-C of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (Rep. Horacio Suansing Jr.)
DANGEROUS DRUGS - CANCELLED
10:00 AM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Bills amending RA 9165:

HBs 68 & 2765 – Strengthening drug prevention and control, amending for the purpose RA 9165, as amended, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (Reps. Robert Ace Barbers and Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 368 – Adopting the higher prescribed penalty, including death, of the national law of an alien found guilty of trafficking dangerous drugs and other similar substances, amending for the purpose RA 9165 (Rep. Victor Yap)

HB 742 – Amending certain provisions of RA 9165 [by strengthening the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and establishing the PDEA Academy, among others] (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HBs 896 & 1548 – Providing for the immediate destruction/disposition of the confiscated, seized and/or surrendered dangerous drugs, plant sources of dangerous drugs, and controlled precursors and essential chemicals, amending for the purpose RA 9165, as amended (Reps. Mario Vittorio ‘Marvey’ Mariño and Alfredo Garbin Jr.)

HB 1351 – Amending Sections 23 and 24 of RA 9165, by restoring plea bargaining and probation laws (Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo)

HB 1547 – Providing for the legal procedure in the disposition and rehabilitation of drug dependents and/or drug pushers or dealers who voluntarily surrender, amending for the purpose RA 9165, as amended (Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr.)

HB 2995 – Exempting journalists from acting as anti-drug operations witnesses and amending RA 10640 or the law further strengthening the anti-drug campaign of the government, amending for the purpose Section 21 of RA 9165 (Rep. France Castro)

HB 3755 – Amending Section 36 of RA 9165, on drug testing (by requiring random drug testing instead of a mandatory one) (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 4104 – Further amending Section 21 of RA 9165, as amended by RA 10640 (by allowing the presence of media to cover anti-drug operations for journalism purposes only) (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HBs 533, 629, 929, 1308, 1549, 1572, 2975, 3208, 3427, 3631, 3726, 5068 & 5482 – Establishing drug rehabilitation centers in every city/municipality/province/ region and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Joseph Stephen ‘Caraps’ Paduano, Joel Mayo Almario, Manuel Cabochan III, Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr., Deputy Speaker Raneo ‘Ranie’ Abu, Reps. Manuel Sagarbarria, Eric Olivarez, Erico Aristotle Aumentado, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Joy Myra Tambunting, and Ria Christina Fariñas)
AGRARIAN REFORM
01:00 PM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Committee Report on HB 1045 – Granting full insurance coverage to all qualified agrarian reform beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), amending for the purpose Section 14 of RA 9700, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (Rep. Kristine Singson-Meehan)

Committee Report on HB 4735 – Transferring the Provincial Agrarian Reform Office of Lanao del Norte from Iligan City to the Municipality of Tubod, Lanao del Norte and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo)

Committee Report on HB 5083 – Providing for the restructuring and condonation of unpaid interests, penalties, and surcharges on loans secured by farmers, fisherfolk, and agrarian reform beneficiaries from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Agriculture (DA), People's Credit and Finance Corporation (PCFC), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), National Food Authority (NFA), and Quedan and Rural Credit Guarantee Corporation (QUEDANCOR) (Rep. Sabiniano Canama)

HB 3451 – Authorizing the grant of a full crop insurance coverage to qualified beneficiaries of the CARP, amending for the purpose Section 14 of RA 9700 (Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto)

HB 3029 – Penalizing the conversion or causing the conversion of irrigated and irrigable lands, amending for the purpose RA 6657, as amended, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1998 (Rep. Wilter ‘Sharky’ Wee Palma II)

HB 4360 – Prohibiting the conversion of irrigated and irrigable agricultural lands for non-agricultural uses, amending for the purpose Section 20 of RA 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 (Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto)

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)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Briefing by the Manila Water and Maynilad on the alleged 780% increase in water rates on account of the Supreme Court’s fine, pass-on charges from corporate income tax, operating expenses, advanced collection for future projects, and redundant collection of foreign exchange recovery adjustments
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
01:00 PM

Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HBs 41, 180 & 650– Changing the term of office of barangay officials and members of the Sangguniang Kabataan from three to five years, amending for the purpose Section 43 of RA 7160, as amended, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 (Reps. Francisco 'Kiko' Benitez, Horacio Suansing Jr., and Joy Myra Tambunting)

HBs 89, 2176 & 3756 – Changing the term of office of all barangay officials from three years to five years and providing a system for recall, amending for the purpose Sections 43 and 74 of RA 7160, respectively (Reps. Alfredo Garbin Jr., Precious Hipolito Castelo, and Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 201 – Creating the Metro Bataan Development Authority, defining its powers and functions, providing funds therefor (Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)

HBs 384, 656 & 1497 – Declaring special non-working holidays in certain parts of the country to commemorate special events (Reps. Manuel ‘Way Kurat’ Zamora, Francis Gerald Abaya, and Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)

HB 1566 – Declaring every 28th of April of every year as a special working holiday in the Province of Aurora to commemorate the death anniversary of Doña Aurora Aragon-Quezon (Rep. Rommel Rico Angara)

HB 596 – Creating a barangay to be known as Barangay Tigpalas in the Municipality of San Miguel, Bulacan (Rep. Lorna Silverio)
MINDANAO AFFAIRS
01:00 PM

Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by concerned government agencies on the status of the ongoing Mindanao railway project and other airport projects
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
01:00 PM

Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg. HBs 3754 & 4718 – Establishing financial assistance programs for poor litigants (Reps. Rufus Rodriguez and John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

HB 4014 – Providing free legal assistance to all indigent Filipinos, amending for the purpose Chapter 5, Title III, Book IV of EO 292, otherwise known as the Administrative Code of 1987 and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Henry Villarica)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (Subcommittee on Police Operations)
01:00 PM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HBs 745, 3971, 5252 & 5628 – Prohibiting the dissemination of false information of any threat concerning bombs, explosives or any similar device or means of destruction and imposing penalties for violation thereof (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund “LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Reps. Stella Luz Quimbo, and Manuel Cabochan III)

HBs 503 & 5399 – Requiring mandatory autopsy on bodies of crime victims and deaths under mysterious and suspicious circumstances (Reps. Robert Ace Barbers and Manuel Cabochan III)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
01:00 PM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HBs 40, 500, 1508, 1510, 1703, 2277, 2862, 2929, 3049, 3083, 4816, 5072, 5099, 5310, 5510, 5561 & 5630 – 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, and Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr.)
VISAYAS DEVELOPMENT
01:00 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 4801 – Declaring the month of January every year as Visayan Heritage Month (Rep. Sonny ‘SL’ Lagon)

Briefing on the regional profile of and budget allocation for Visayas

Roundtable discussion with concerned government agencies on the budget for Regions VI, VII, and VIII
11-December-2019
(WEDNESDAY)
AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES RESOURCES - CANCELLED
09:00 AM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HBs 1119-1123, 1125, 1126, 1132-1134, 1727, 1728, 1931, 1932, 2162, 2408, 3234, 3264, 3890, 4442, 4627, 4787, 4882, 4883, 5302, 5413 & 5416 – Establishing multi-species marine hatcheries in various parts of the country and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Raul ‘Boboy’ Tupas, Fernando Cabredo, Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Reps. Abdullah Dimaporo, Estrellita Suansing, Edgar Mary Sarmiento, Vicente ‘Ching’ S.E. Veloso III, Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez, Gil ‘Kabarangay’ Acosta, Geraldine Roman, Manuel Jose ‘Mannix’ Dalipe, Isagani Amatong, Carl Nicolas Cari, Isagani Amatong, and Leonardo Babasa Jr.)

HB 2255 – Establishing a fisheries research center in the Municipality of Abulug in the Second District of Cagayan and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Samantha Louise Vargas Alfonso)

HBs 2407 & 4557 – Establishing aquatic research and experimental breeding stations in the First District of the Province of Nueva Ecija and in the University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City, respectively, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Estrellita Suansing and Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)

HB 4623 – Establishing a coastal aquaculture center in the Municipality of Lala, Province of Lanao del Norte and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo)
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 869 – Amending certain sections of RA 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 (by promoting, propagating, developing further and implementing the practice of organic farming and other sustainable agricultural practices) (Deputy Speaker Conrado Estrella III)

HB 1290 – Strengthening sustainable agriculture and enhancing support for small organic farmers, amending for the purpose certain sections of RA 10068 (Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HBs 2656 & 3599 – Strengthening the implementation of the national organic agriculture program by enhancing regulatory capacity, establishing coordinating offices, augmenting human resource complement, and repealing RA 10068, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Ian Paul Dy and Sharon Garin)

HB 4483 – Amending RA 10068, providing stiffer penalties and sanctions appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 5641 – Amending RA 10068 (by recognizing the “participatory guarantee system” in the certification and labeling of organic products and bringing together the appropriate agencies and stakeholder groups to develop and strengthen such alternative certification mechanisms, among others) (Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez)
ENERGY (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 2099 – Strengthening the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) by expanding and streamlining its bureaucracy, upgrading employee skills, augmenting benefits, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco)

HB 2427 – Enhancing the governance structure of the ERC (Rep. Alfredo Vargas III)
FOOD SECURITY
09:30 AM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HBs 2031, 2186, 3342, 3370, 3849, 3973, 4524 & 4616 – Providing for a system of redistributing and recycling food waste to promote food security (Rep. Jose Antonio ‘Kuya Jonathan’ Sy-Alvarado, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Reps. Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera-Dy, Sharon Garin, Tyrone Agabas, Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Reps. John Marvin 'Yul Servo' Nieto, and Romulo ‘Kid’ Peña Jr.)

HBs 2189, 4450, 4465 & 4903 – Mandating all food establishments and other similar businesses to donate to charitable institutions any and all unsold food and providing penalties for violations thereof (Reps. Precious Hipolito Castelo, Ron Salo, Anthony Peter ‘Onyx’ Crisologo, and John Marvin 'Yul Servo' Nieto)

HB 5467 – Establishing the Pagkain Para Sa Lahat Program (Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)
POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. Briefing by the Department of Health (DOH) on the Philippine health situation

Briefing by the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) on the Philippine population management program
WAYS AND MEANS
09:30 AM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. Continuation of the briefing by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) regarding its operations
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY jt. w/ PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
10:00 AM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by the Manila Water and Maynilad on the alleged 780% increase in water rates on account of the Supreme Court’s fine, pass-on charges from corporate income tax, operating expenses, advanced collection for future projects, and redundant collection of foreign exchange recovery adjustments
BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES (Whole day)
11:00 AM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HBs 4256, 4622 & 5143 – Strengthening rural banks in the Philippines, amending for the purpose RA 7353, otherwise known as the Rural Banks Act of 1992, as amended (Rep. Sharon Garin, Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, and Rep. Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba)
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (Executive meeting)
01:00 PM

Committee on Constitutional Amendments Room, North Wing Basement, House of Representatives Executive meeting
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION - CANCELLED
01:00 PM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. 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)
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. HB 798 – Creating a local housing board in all cities and first to third class municipalities, providing for its powers and functions (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HB 5432 – Strengthening the National Shelter Program, mandating the creation of the position of a human settlements officer in all provinces, cities, and first to third class municipalities, providing for its qualifications and functions (Rep. Strike Revilla)
MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. HBs 5 & 5610 – Institutionalizing microfinance programs and access to capital to support and grow micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), allocating funds therefor (Speaker Alan Peter ‘Compañero’ Cayetano and Rep. Jose Antonio ‘Kuya Jonathan’ Sy-Alvarado)

HB 4878 – Institutionalizing development, assistance, and microfinance programs for livelihoods, establishing and promoting anti-poverty and inclusive growth policies which are supportive of MSMEs, allocating funds therefor (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)
NATURAL RESOURCES
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. HB 824 – Declaring the Paskuhan Village in the City of San Fernando, Province of Pampanga as cultural heritage and further declaring it as property of the public domain (Deputy Speaker Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)

HB 1124 – Declaring Davao Oriental a mining-free zone (Rep. Joel Mayo Almario)

HB 2795 – Establishing five memorial eco-parks and shrines to be known as Cagayan de Oro Sendong Memorial in different areas in Cagayan de Oro to serve as a final resting place for the dead and missing caused by Typhoon Sendong last December 16, 2011 and as a constant reminder that we all have to protect our environment to prevent calamities (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 4100 – Declaring the month of May of every year as the Marine Turtle Awareness Month (Rep. Mujiv Hataman)

HBs 4185 & 4491 – Renaming La Mesa Eco Park to Gina Lopez Eco Park (Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo)

HB 4781 – Declaring the acacia trees in the Municipality of Binalonan, Province of Pangasinan, as local heritage trees and appropriating funds for its protection, preservation, and conservation (Rep. Ramon Guico III)
POVERTY ALLEVIATION (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on the proposed plan of action to implement RA 11315 or the law establishing a community-based monitoring system for years 2020 to 2022
REFORESTATION
01:00 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 3977 – Establishing an arboretum in the premises of the community environment and natural resources office in the Municipality of Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte to be known as the Kolambugan Arboretum and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo)

HB 3979 – Establishing an arboretum in the Municipality of Tagoloan, Lanao del Norte with the Mighty Cave Park in it, to be known as the Mighty Cave Park Arboretum and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo)

HBs 371, 1340 & 3733 – Requiring parents to plant two trees for every child born to them (Reps. Eric Olivarez, Mark Go, and Tyrone Agabas)

HB 464 – Requiring parents to plant one tree for every child born to them (Rep. Elisa ‘Olga’ Kho)

HBs 56 & 3854 – Requiring all graduating elementary, high school, and college students to plant at least 10 trees each as a prerequisite for graduation (Reps. Manuel Cabochan III and Tyrone Agabas)

HB 1869 – Requiring every student to plant trees every year (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 4813 – Requiring all graduating senior high school and college students to plant two trees each as a civic duty for environment protection and preservation, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Mark Go)
TOURISM
01:00 PM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 786 – Requiring personnel of business establishments, members of organizations or associations, and all other persons providing tourism services to undergo basic first aid training (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HBs 1206, 3684 & 3954 – Establishing an intergovernmental task force for international visitor assistance (Reps. Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo, Jake Vincent Villa, and Alfredo Vargas III)

HB 4839 – Providing for the protection of and enhanced services to tourists and providing funds therefor (Rep. Francisco Jose ‘Bingo’ Matugas II)

HB 5523 – Mandating hotels and resorts with swimming pools and beach fronts to employ lifeguards (Rep. Sol Aragones)
OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS
01:30 PM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 530 – Creating the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Sovereign Fund (Rep. Joseph Stephen ‘Caraps’ Paduano)

HB 826 – Providing for protection of the remittances of OFWs (Deputy Speaker Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)

HBs 1812 & 5097 – Expanding the use of the legal assistance fund, amending for the purpose Section 26 of RA 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, as amended (Reps. Rogelio ‘Ruel’ Pacquiao and Victor Yap)

HR 420 – Inquiry into the continued recruitment and deployment of minors and under-aged workers to the Middle East as domestic workers (Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza)

Letter-communication from Ms. Sorahayda Samporna-Enriquez, wife of an OFW in Saudi Arabia who is an alleged victim of illegal recruitment and/or prohibited act under RA 8042, as amended
PEOPLE'S PARTICIPATION
01:30 PM

Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 99 & 1974 – Institutionalizing industry cluster-based programs and projects through inter-local cooperation and people’s participation (Rep. Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba and Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1643, 2003, 2036, 2856, 3474, 3852, 4967 & 5200 – Encouraging volunteerism during emergencies by protecting volunteers from liability (Reps. Alfredo Vargas III, Jose Antonio ‘Kuya Jonathan’ Sy-Alvarado, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera-Dy, Tyrone Agabas, and Florencio Noel)

HB 3475 – Declaring December of every year as the National Volunteer Month in the entire country, amending for the purpose RA 9418, otherwise known as the Volunteer Act of 2007 (Rep. Jorge Antonio Bustos)
TRANSPORTATION
01:30 PM

Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HBs 333 & 5222 – Providing for a Maritime Code for the full and effective implementation and enforcement of international maritime instruments of which the Philippines is a state-party (Deputy Speaker Rose Marie ‘Baby’ Arenas and Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HR 71 – Calling on the Inter-Agency Council on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) member state audit scheme (IMSAS) to provide the appropriate committees of the House of Representatives with regular progress reports (Rep. Carlo Lisandro Gonzalez)

Update by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) on the International Maritime Organization’s 31st Assembly

Update by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) on the status of the Motor Vehicle Inspection System Project