10-December-2018 to 12-December-2018

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

09:00 AM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Privilege Speech 301 – On the alleged injustice committed by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Head and Acting Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Catalino Cuy to Governor Antonio Cerilles of Zamboanga del Sur over drug-related issue (Rep. Aurora Enerio-Cerilles)
09:30 AM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 5030 – Renewing for another 25 years the franchise granted to Audiovisual Communicators, Inc. under RA 8124 (Rep. Edward Vera Perez Maceda)

HCR 23 – Approving the transfer, sale, or assignment of the controlling interest of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Rep. Dakila Carlo Cua)
TRANSPORTATION (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HR 2022 – Inquiry into the status of pre-departure, on-site and other support services provided by government agencies to seafarers (Rep. Edgar Sarmiento)
10:00 AM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Discussion on the planned phase-out of ageing trucks by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and on the difficulty of returning empty containers to shipyards

Discussion with concerned local chief executives on the reported surge in the volume of garbage being collected in Metro Manila
01:00 PM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 58 – Institutionalizing support mechanisms for public school teachers and school personnel in matters of student discipline and mechanisms for classroom management and providing for their protection in cases related thereto (Rep. Antonio Tinio)

HB 5097 – Providing for the restoration of mandatory military training for all Grade 11 and 12 students by reinstating Sections 38 and 39 of RA 7077, otherwise known as the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reservist Act (Rep. Raul ‘Boboy’ Tupas)

HB 5113 – Amending RA 7077, mandating the institutionalization, development, training, organization, and administration of basic Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in Grades 11 and 12 in public and private educational institutions (Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu)

HB 8651 – Reviving the ROTC in all senior high schools in public and private educational institutions as a mandatory requisite for graduation, repealing for the purpose RA 9163, otherwise known as the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001 (Rep. Micaela Violago)

HB 6211 – Renaming Bangkulasi National High School as the Angeles Memorial High School (Rep. Tobias ‘Toby’ Tiangco)

HB 8273 – Establishing a junior high school in Barangay Maganhan, City of Baybay, Province of Leyte to be known as Maganhan Junior High School and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Jose Carlos Cari)
01:00 PM

Sen. A.B. Padilla Room 2/F Right Wing, Senate of the Philippines Bicameral Conference Committee meeting on the disagreeing provisions of HB 8637 & SB 1997 – Creating the Regional Investment and Infrastructure Coordinating Hub of Central Luzon and providing funds therefor (Rep. Lorna Silverio and Sen. Richard Gordon)
WAYS AND MEANS (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 8523 & 8558 – Imposing excise tax on plastic bags used in supermarkets, malls, shops, stores, sales outlets, and other similar establishments (Reps. Horacio Suansing Jr. and John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)
09:00 AM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. HB 8377 – Establishing the Philippine Cooperative Development Academy, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Dakila Carlo Cua)
09:00 AM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Forum on “Freedom of Religion and Belief for Parliamentarians”
09:30 AM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Committee Report on HB 5030 – Renewing for another 25 years the franchise granted to Audiovisual Communicators, Inc. under RA 8124 (Rep. Edward Vera Perez Maceda)

HCR 23 – Approving the transfer, sale, or assignment of the controlling interest of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Rep. Dakila Carlo Cua)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HB 6997 – Providing for a Rural Development Amelioration Fund (Rep. Deogracias Ramos Jr.)

Briefing by the Department of Agriculture–Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) on its six-year program for 2013-2018
10:00 AM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. HB 8097 – Urging the national government to set fish and meat tariffs to zero to combat inflation rate hike and ease financial constraints (Rep. Michael Romero Ph.D.)

Substitute Bill to HB 1419 – Creating the Manila Bay Development Authority, prescribing its powers, functions and duties, providing funds therefor (Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)

Substitute Bill to HB 2430 – Creating the Sustainable Bicol River Development Authority, prescribing its powers, functions and duties, providing funds therefor (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 2485 – Creating the Lake Mainit Development Authority, prescribing its powers, functions and duties, providing funds therefor (Rep. Erlpe John ‘Ping’ Amante)

Substitute Bill to HBs 7306, 6327, 4114, 7047 & 7165 – Creating the Philippine Airport Development Corporation and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez, Johnny Ty Pimentel, Manuel Jose ‘Mannix’ Dalipe, Rene Relampagos, and Erico Aristotle Aumentado)

Substitute Bill to HBs 3518 & 3557 – Expanding the coverage of the exemption from the payment of travel tax, amending for the purpose PD 1183 or the law amending and consolidating the provisions on travel tax of RA 1478, as amended, and RA 6141, as amended, prescribing the manner of collection thereof, providing penalties for violations thereof (Reps. Arlene Arcillas and Mark Go)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1029 & 1288 – Establishing the scope and procedure for Philippine ship registry, recognition and enforcement of maritime claims, and limitation of liability, as well as providing essential incentives, which collectively will promote a comprehensive and orderly Philippine Ship Registry System for the regulation of vessels carrying the flag state (Reps. Jesulito Manalo and Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 5629 – Enabling banks to expand service delivery channels through cash agents and providing guidelines therefor (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bills to HBs 28; 2672; & 5034 – Establishing special economic zones and freeports in certain parts of the country, appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Reynaldo Umali, Johnny Ty Pimentel, and Scott Davies Lanete M.D.)

HB 122 – Creating the Mindanao Power Corporation and providing funds therefor (Rep. Celso Lobregat)

HB 4415 – Recognizing and institutionalizing Indigenous People's Educational (IPED) systems within the Philippine educational systems, establishing the guidelines for the accreditation, management and evaluation of learning institutions serving IP learners, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr.)
11:00 AM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HBs 2649 & 5619 – Providing for the Magna Carta of the Out-of-School Youth (Reps. Wes Gatchalian and Victor Yap)

HBs 7737 & 8317– Establishing sports academy and training centers in the Municipality of San Jose in the Province of Occidental Mindoro and Municipality of Sta. Cruz in the Province of Marinduque, respectively (Reps. Josephine Ramirez-Sato and Lord Allan Jay Velasco)

HR 2277 – Commending and congratulating Christian Tio for winning a silver medal for his victory in Boys' International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) TwinTip:Racing of the sailing event of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 14 October 2018 (Rep. Mark Aeron Sambar)

HRs 2289 & 2299 – Commending and congratulating Carlos Yulo for winning a bronze medal in the floor exercise final of the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships held on 25 October to 3 November 2018 in Aspire Academy Dome in Doha, Qatar (Reps. Alfredo Vargas III and Mark Aeron Sambar)

HRs 2239, 2240, 2244, 2245, 2256-2259, 2276 & 2293 – Commending and congratulating Filipino athletes for winning gold medals in various sports in the 2018 Asian Paralympic Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 6-13 October 2018, and their coaches and the officials of the Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) for their able mentorship and support (Reps. Mark Aeron Sambar, Cristina ‘Chiqui’ Roa-Puno, and Conrado Estrella III)
01:00 PM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by concerned government agencies on their plans and programs in 2019 for Region V
01:00 PM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 7410 – Mandating the wireless telecom companies to transfer five-year-old cell towers to Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) corporations (Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap)

HB 8001 – Enabling the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) through the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to cancel licenses of internet service providers (ISPs) that allow websites to infringe or to facilitate infringement of copyright (Rep. Ron Salo)

HR 938 – Inquiry into the submitted roll out plans of the telecommunication companies relative to addressing the backlog of cell sites with the end in view of enacting regulations to support efforts that would ensure the improvement of the state of Philippine telecommunications (Rep. Enrico Pineda)
01:00 PM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Note: The joint meeting will follow immediately after the meeting of the Committee on ICT.

HB 4093 – Mandating the authentication of online and social media memberships in the country through registration of their accounts using any valid government-issued identification and/or barangay certificate (Rep. Arnolfo ‘Arnie’ Teves Jr.)

HB 5021 – Regulating the use of social media, prescribing penalties for violations thereof (Rep. Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)

HR 777 – Investigation into the failure of various social media networks to provide an effective method or system to ascertain the authenticity of accounts registered with them, leading to prevalence of fake, malicious, and spurious social media accounts, which results to unchecked and rampant acts of online identity theft (Rep. Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)

Privilege Speech 66 – On online bashing (Rep. Arnolfo ‘Arnie’ Teves Jr.)
01:00 PM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 8313 – Allowing for single party consensual recording in law enforcement (Rep. Enrico Pineda)
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. Organizational meeting

HB 4022 – Amending Section 4(c) of RA 9994, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens' Act of 2010 (by granting 5% discount to a senior citizen on the first 150 kilowatt and on the first 50 cubic meter relative to the monthly utilization of electricity and water) (Rep. Estrellita Suansing)

HB 4635 – Further amending Section 5(f) of RA 7432, as amended, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens' Act of 2010 (by providing for the development of a program to assist senior citizens in fully gaining access to public transport facilities) (Rep. Horacio Suansing Jr.)

HB 8238 – Amending RA 9994 (by granting graduated discount to senior citizens) (Rep. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

HBs 8280 & 8307 – Amending RA 7432, as amended (by granting exemptions to senior citizens from all parking fees and from number coding scheme (Reps. Edgar Erice and John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

HB 8593 – Amending pertinent provisions of RA 9257, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003, relative to the provisions on the contribution to the community, and privileges for the senior citizens (Rep. Mercedes ‘Didi’ Cagas)

HB 8561 – Strengthening the national policy for the maintenance and welfare of senior citizens by providing a comprehensive system of benefits, government assistance and subsidy and other privileges, further amending RA 7432, as amended (Rep. Imelda Marcos)

HB 8473 – Exempting senior citizens from the payment of real property tax under certain conditions, amending for the purpose RA 7432, as amended (Rep. Gary Alejano)

HB 8335 – Providing for a universal social pension for senior citizens, further amending for the purpose RA 7432, as amended (Rep. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

HB 8298 – Granting free parking privilege to all senior citizens and persons with disability, amending for the purpose RA 7432, as amended, and RA 7277, as amended, also known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability (Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HB 8242 – Requiring land, air, and sea transport providers to provide priority seating for the elderly, further amending for this purpose RA 7432, as amended (Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HB 8208 – Amending Section 2 of RA 10868, otherwise known as the Centenarians Act of 2016 (by advancing the grant of privileges to our elderlies upon reaching the ages of 85, 90, 95, and 100 respectively) (Rep. Mark Go)

HB 8274 – Amending RA 10868 (by allowing all Filipinos to avail, in advance, of the cash benefit given to centenarians upon reaching the age of 80) (Rep. Emi Calixto-Rubiano)

HB 8559 – Providing for an automatic annual adjustment of the centenarian gift, amending for the purpose RA 10868 (Rep. Ronaldo Zamora)

Briefing by concerned government agencies on their programs and policies for senior citizens
01:00 PM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Draft Substitute Bill to HB 4595 – Amending RA 8762, otherwise known as the Retail Trade Liberalization Act (by removing the equity and capitalization requirements in the law to create a more favorable investment climate in the country) (Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap)
01:30 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 8018 – Enhancing the use of national wealth for local development by amending certain provisions in Book II of RA 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 (Rep. Gary Alejano)

HBs 4066 & 7955 – Creating barangays to be known as Barangay Tulalian in Sto. Tomas, Province of Davao del Norte and Barangay Bagong Buhay in the City of Palayan, Province of Nueva Ecija, respectively (Reps. Antonio Floirendo and Rosanna ‘Ria’ Vergara)

HB 8433 – Separating the City of Santa Rosa from the first legislative district of the Province of Laguna to constitute the lone legislative district of the City of Santa Rosa (Rep. Arlene Arcillas)

HB 248 – Strengthening the barangay unit through support for barangay officials and barangay volunteer workers, amending RA 7160, providing funds therefor (Rep. Gabriel Bordado)

HBs 297, 331, 1627, 1958, 7615 & 7872 – Changing the term of office of elective barangay officials and members of the Sangguniang Kabataan from three years to five years, amending for the purpose Section 43 of RA 7160, as amended, and RA 9164, or the law providing for synchronized barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections, as amended (Reps. Horacio Suansing Jr., Xavier Jesus Romualdo, Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo, Gus Tambunting, Maximo Rodriguez Jr., and Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez)
09:00 AM

Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 2249 – Urging the national government to expeditiously address the rapid spikes on inflation and the effects of the same to the general population, in view of the results of the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey revealing that Filipinos who consider themselves as poor is at its highest level since 2014 (Rep. Gary Alejano)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on its operations
09:30 AM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HBs 1991, 2641, 3073 & 4382 – Regulating the sale of motor vehicles in Metro Manila and in other highly urbanized cities in the country by requiring a proof-of-parking space or facility from motor vehicle buyers as a pre-requisite for the purchase of a motor vehicle and registration with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) (Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu, Reps. Wes Gatchalian, Lord Allan Jay Velasco, and Yedda Marie Romualdez)

HB 8063 – Creating the Office of Commuter Affairs in the Department of Transportation (DOTr), defining its functions and responsibilities, and providing funds therefor (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

Update by concerned government agencies on the following port-related concerns:
• Shortage of container yards
• Phase-out of trucks-for-hire
• Imposition of destination charges
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Briefing by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on the result of its investigation on the recent landslides that occured in the Municipality of Naga, Province of Cebu and Municipality of Itogon, Province of Benguet
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. HBs 3686, 3810 & 5311– Requiring the mandatory labeling and regulation of food, food products and their derivatives, agricultural products, meat, and poultry products which are genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) or containing substances derived from GMOs and those produced by genetic engineering technologies (Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr.)
01:30 PM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 621, 2466, 3924, 4391, 5503, 5914, 6356, 6526, 6667 & 6969 and HRs 244, 1048 & 1490 – Providing a comprehensive renal replacement therapy (RRT) for patients with end stage renal disease in national, regional, and provincial government hospitals and increasing the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) package rate for renal replacement therapy of members and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano, Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap, Reps. Alfredo Vargas III, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Mark Go, Lorna Silverio, Deputy Speaker Linabelle Ruth Villarica, Reps. Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Ann Hofer, Carlos Isagani Zarate, Scott Davies Lanete M.D., and former Rep. Eugene Michael De Vera)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1828 & 2963 – Establishing an intergovernmental task force for the protection and assistance of tourists (Rep. Alfredo Vargas III and Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)

Substitute Bill to HB 2163 – Strengthening the national policy on wealth generation from access and benefit-sharing from the utilization of Philippine genetic resources (Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato)

Substitute Bill to HBs 2258 & 3953 – Institutionalizing the convergence strategy for sustainable rural development, providing the implementing mechanisms therefor (Reps. Anna Katrina Enverga and Elisa ‘Olga’ Kho)

Substitute Bill to HB 2354 – Authorizing higher education curriculum development and graduate training in advanced energy and green building technologies (Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)

Substitute Bill to HBs 6158, 7574 & 8257 – Creating the Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission and providing funds therefor (Reps. Rogelio Pacquiao, Maximo Rodriguez Jr., and Enrico Pineda)

HB 4002 – Providing for the urban and countryside greening in the Philippines (Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr.)

HB 4127 – Authorizing the Department of Health (DOH) to set and approve the bed capacity of all DOH hospitals (Rep. Mark Go)

Substitute Bills to HBs 2299, 4841, 4914, 5055, 5247, 5624, 6510 & 6751 – Creating additional court salas in various parts of the country (Reps. Melecio Yap Jr., Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Oscar ‘Richard’ Garin Jr., Roy Loyola, Greg Gasataya, Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo, Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero and Rep. Isagani Amatong)
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. Review of the status of implementation of government resettlement projects, particularly the resettlement projects for the informal settler families (ISFs) affected by the Philippine National Railways (PNR) South Commuter and Long-Haul Projects