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HOUSE MEMBERS


Hon. Billones, Emmanuel "Tawi"

Hon. Billones, Emmanuel "Tawi"
District Representative
Capiz, 1st District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. NW-215
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7394
Direct: 8931-6733

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 18

HB00059
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT SETTING THE MINIMUM PAID-UP CAPITAL AND LOCALLY PRODUCED STOCK INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN RETAIL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8762, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌRETAIL TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACT OF 2000ꞌ

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-11

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-03-11, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-03-16 and received by the Senate on 2020-03-16

HB00078
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEFINITION OF PUBLIC UTILITY, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE COMMONWEALTH ACT NO. 146, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌPUBLIC SERVICE ACTꞌ, AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-02-18

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-10

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-03-10, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-03-11 and received by the Senate on 2020-03-11

HB00309
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTING A THIRTY-FIVE (35) HOUR WORKING WEEK SCHEME AS AN ALTERNATIVE WORK ARRANGEMENT FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Bill Status: Business for the day on 2020-08-11

HB03564
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-06

Full Title: AN ACT RECOGNIZING X-LINKED DYSTONIA PARKINSONISM (XDP) AS A RARE FILIPINO DISEASE, CREATING THE XDP CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES TO SPEARHEAD RESEARCH AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO PATIENTS OF SAID DISEASE, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREOF

Date Read: 2019-08-13

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2019-08-13

HB04157
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-22

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 4, 5, 20, 22, 27, 28, 34, 40, 50, 73, 112, 117, 204, 222, 237, 237-A, 255, 256, 257, 258, 261, 263, 264, 266, 275, 290, 291, 292 AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 6-A, 282-A, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315 AND 316 ALL UNDER THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-09-09

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-09-13

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01357

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-09-13, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-09-16 and received by the Senate on 2019-09-16

HB04348
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-03

Full Title: AN ACT RECOGNIZING X-LINKED DYSTONIA PARKINSONISM (XDP) AS A RARE FILIPINO DISEASE, CREATING THE XDP CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES TO SPEARHEAD RESEARCH AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO PATIENTS OF SAID DISEASE, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-09-10

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2019-09-10

HB04664
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-17

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTING REFORMS IN REAL PROPERTY VALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES, REORGANIZING THE BUREAU OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-09-17

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-11-19

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-11-25

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-11-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-11-26 and received by the Senate on 2019-11-26

HB05712
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Date Urgent: 2019-12-17

Full Title: AN ACT MODIFYING THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AND AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF ADDITIONAL BENEFITS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-12-09

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-16

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-18

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01219

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-01-08

Republic Act No.: RA11466

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11466 enacted on 2020-01-08

HB05989
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-22

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE, DEFINING ITS MANDATE, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-01-22

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-09-15

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-09-22

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-22, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-24 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-24

HB06815
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-26

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ECONOMIC STIMULUS STRATEGY FOR THE COUNTRY'S GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-05-26

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-01

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-04

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-04, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-08 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-08

HB06864
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-28

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING POLICIES, REGULATIONS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH SAFEGUARDS FOR THE BETTER NORMAL IN THE WORKPLACE, PUBLIC PLACES AND COMMUNITIES TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY FROM COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Date Read: 2020-05-28

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-10

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-10, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-08-11 and received by the Senate on 2020-08-19

HB06920
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-02

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT REDUCTION ECONOMIC STIMULUS (CURES) FUND AND INSTITUTING MECHANISMS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-06-02

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-02

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-05

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-05, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-08 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-08

HB07829
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-10-05

Full Title: AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MUNICIPAL AND HAZARDOUS WASTES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 20 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749, ENTITLED “THE PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999”

Date Read: 2020-10-05

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2020-10-05)

HJR0015
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-11

Full Title: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE RICE COMPETITIVENESS ENHANCEMENT FUND (RCEF) AS PROVIDED UNDER THE UNPROGRAMMED APPROPRIATIONS OF THE 2019 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT (GAA), THE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS' TARIFF COLLECTIONS FROM IMPORTED RICE AS OF 31 AUGUST 2019, AND OTHER POSSIBLE SOURCES, AS A SPECIAL EMERGENCY FUND FOR DIRECT CASH TRANSFERS TO RICE FARMERS

Date Read: 2019-09-13

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on AGRICULTURE AND FOOD since 2019-09-13

HR00154
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-30

Full Title: A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY, THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE, AND THE VISAYAS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE SPATE OF KILLINGS IN THE ISLAND OF NEGROS AND TO URGE ALL CONCERNED AUTHORITIES TO WORK TOWARDS THE IMMEDIATE DELIVERY OF JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS

Date Read: 2019-08-06

Primary Referral: PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY since 2019-11-27

HR00412
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-02

Full Title: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE STRONG OPPOSITION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRESS TO THE PLANNED LIBERALIZATION OR DEREGULATION OF THE IMPORTATION OF SUGAR FOR THE PURPOSE OF SAFEGUARDING THE WELFARE OF SUGAR FARMERS, FARM AND MILL WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Date Read: 2019-11-04

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Substituted by HR01242

Mother Bill Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2020-09-23)

HR00639
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-06

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES TO REPORT OUT WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY FOR PLENARY ACTION A CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF EIGHT (8) PENDING BILLS PROPOSING FOR THE RENEWAL FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS OF THE LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISE OF ABS-CBN CORPORATION

Date Read: 2020-01-20

Primary Referral: LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES since 2020-01-20

HR01242
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-22

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE STRONG OPPOSITION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE PLANNED LIBERALIZATION OR DEREGULATION OF THE IMPORTATION OF SUGAR, IN RECOGNITION OF THE THREAT THIS POSES TO THE WELFARE OF SUGAR FARMERS AND FARM AND MILL WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Date Read: 2020-09-23

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2020-09-23)

 

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED 55

HB00030
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Bill Status: Substituted by HB05989

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-22, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-24 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-24

HB00077
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2019-07-23

HB00219
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM SALARIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND AUGMENTING THE PERSONNEL ECONOMIC RELIEF ALLOWANCE

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB05712

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11466 enacted on 2020-01-08

HB00279
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING RIGHT OF ACCESS TO MEDICAL CANNABIS AS A COMPASSIONATE ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF MEDICAL TREATMENT, EXPANDING RESEARCH INTO ITS MEDICINAL PROPERTIES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2019-07-23

HB00304
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 37, 38, 39, 42, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 73, 108, 121, 122, 123, 174, 176, 179, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, AND 199; AND REPEALING SECTIONS 127, 175, 177, 178, 180, 192, AND 193; ALL UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-09-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-09-09

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-09-09, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-09-10 and received by the Senate on 2019-09-10

HB00305
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTING REFORMS IN REAL PROPERTY VALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES, REORGANIZING THE BUREAU OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Bill Status: Substituted by HB04664

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-11-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-11-26 and received by the Senate on 2019-11-26

HB00306
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE POLICIES FOR THE FORMULATION OF THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY FOR THE PHILIPPINES TO 2050, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: TRANSPORTATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRANSPORTATION since 2019-07-23

HB00308
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTING A THIRTY-FIVE (35) HOUR WORKING WEEK SCHEME AS AN ALTERNATIVE WORK ARRANGEMENT FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION since 2019-07-23

HB00310
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE REGULATORY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ECONOMIC AFFAIRS since 2019-07-23

HB00311
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE IN TECHNOLOGY, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-07-23

HB00312
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE POOR INTERNET SPEED AND CONNECTIVITY IN THE COUNTRY AS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY, AND GRANTING PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE EMERGENCY POWERS AND PRESCRIBING URGENT MEASURES NECESSARY AND PROPER TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS SUCH PREDICAMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY since 2019-07-23

HB00313
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 4, 5, 20, 22, 27, 28, 34, 40, 50, 73, 112, 117, 204, 222, 237, 237-A, 255, 256, 257, 258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 275, 288, 290 AND ADDING SECTIONS 6-A, 282-A, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 301-A, 301-B, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313 AND 314 UNDER THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB04157

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-09-13, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-09-16 and received by the Senate on 2019-09-16

HB00466
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9136, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY REFORM ACT OF 2001 OR EPIRA', AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ENERGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2019-07-23

HB00467
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT MODIFYING THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR AND CREATING A SCREENING COMMITTEE IN THE ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF THE DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 26-A AND 26-B OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 269 AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10531, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION REFORM ACT OF 2013

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ENERGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2019-07-23

HB00470
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO POWER CORPORATION AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ENERGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2019-07-23

HB00471
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE LINEMAN TRAINING ACADEMY OF THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING FOR ITS POWERS, STRUCTURE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ENERGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2019-07-23

HB00472
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROCLAIMING THE FIRST MONDAY OF AUGUST EVERY YEAR AS LINEMEN APPRECIATION DAY

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ENERGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2019-07-23

HB00473
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA FOR WORKERS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR OF THE PHILIPPINES, AUTHORIZING THE COLLECTION AND APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT since 2019-07-23

HB00618
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MUNICIPAL AND HAZARDOUS WASTES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 20 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749, ENTITLED 'THE PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999'

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ECOLOGY

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07829

Mother Bill Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2020-10-05)

HB01026
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-02

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 141, 142 AND 143 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-08-14

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-08-20

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01074

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-01-22

Republic Act No.: RA11467

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11467 enacted on 2020-01-22

HB01217
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-03

Full Title: AN ACT REGULATING THE SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN METRO MANILA BY REQUIRING A PROOF-OF-PARKING SPACE OR GARAGE FACILITY FROM MOTOR VEHICLE BUYERS AS A PREREQUISITE FOR THE PURCHASE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND REGISTRATION WITH THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: TRANSPORTATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRANSPORTATION since 2019-07-24

HB01218
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-03

Full Title: AN ACT TO CONSTRUCT OVERPASS IN ALL NATIONAL ROADS WITH PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2019-07-24

HB01219
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-03

Full Title: AN ACT REQUIRING THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE EDUCATIONAL BONDS FOR THE BENEFIT OF TERTIARY STUDENTS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Bill Status: Measure approved by the Committee on 2019-11-05

HB01221
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-03

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 4 AND 8 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7042, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ACT OF 1991'

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB00300

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-09-09, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-09-10 and received by the Senate on 2019-09-10

HB01222
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-03

Full Title: AN ACT SETTING THE MINIMUM PAID UP CAPITAL AND LOCALLY PRODUCED STOCK INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN RETAIL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8762, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE RETAIL TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACT

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB00059

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-03-11, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-03-16 and received by the Senate on 2020-03-16

HB01527
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-04

Full Title: AN ACT PROTECTING FREELANCE WORKERS IN THE GIG ECONOMY SECTOR

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT since 2019-07-24

HB02477
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-23

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE BASIC SALARY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREOF

Date Read: 2019-07-30

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB05712

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11466 enacted on 2020-01-08

HB03247
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-31

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL INSURANCE COVERAGE AND BENEFITS FOR ALL LINEMEN AND OTHER POWER LINE WORKERS AND OTHER RELATED PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-06

Primary Referral: ENERGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2019-08-06

HB03248
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-31

Full Title: AN ACT EXEMPTING THE SALE OF ELECTRICITY BY POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES, PARTICULARLY NON-STOCK NON-PROFIT ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, FROM THE IMPOSITION OF VALUE- ADDED TAX, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE, SECTIONS 108(A) AND 109(1) OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NOS. 9337 AND 10863, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-06

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on WAYS AND MEANS since 2019-08-06

HB03985
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING AND INSTITUTIONALIZING THE BARANGAY PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM, PROVIDING SECURITY OF TENURE, BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2019-08-27

HB04314
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-02

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE GRANT GIVEN TO SENIOR CITIZENS FROM TWENTY PERCENT (20%) TO TWENTY FIVE PERCENT (25%) DISCOUNT, FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7432, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "AN ACT TO MAXIMIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF SENIOR CITIZENS TO NATION BUILDING, GRANT BENEFITS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

Date Read: 2019-09-09

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-09-09

HB04608
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-16

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR REPRESENTATION IN ALL LEVELS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, CREATING THE SANGGUNIANG SENIOR CITIZENS, THE KATIPUNAN NG SENIOR CITIZENS, PROVIDING THEIR POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991"

Date Read: 2019-09-18

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2019-09-18

HB04801
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-24

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE MONTH OF JANUARY EVERY YEAR AS VISAYAN HERITAGE MONTH

Date Read: 2019-09-30

Primary Referral: VISAYAS DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on VISAYAS DEVELOPMENT since 2019-09-30

HB05713
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING AS AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE WHEN THE VICTIM OF A CRIME IS A SENIOR CITIZEN AND MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCE WHEN THE OFFENDER IS A SENIOR CITIZEN AND AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ACT NO. 3815, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE

Date Read: 2019-12-09

Primary Referral: JUSTICE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2019-12-09

HB05714
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AUTOMATIC ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE PENSIONS OF RETIREES FROM THE GOVERNMENT WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM

Date Read: 2019-12-09

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION since 2019-12-09

HB05715
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE DIFFERENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-12-09

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2019-12-09

HB05716
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AS EMPLOYEES IN PRIVATE ENTITIES BY GRANTING INCREASE INCENTIVES TO PRIVATE ENTITIES THAT EMPLOY SENIOR CITIZENS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE CERTAIN PROVISION OF R.A. NO. 9994, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010

Date Read: 2019-12-09

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-12-09

HB05717
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Full Title: AN ACT TO AMEND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10868, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CENTENARIANS ACT OF 2016 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSE

Date Read: 2019-12-09

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-12-09

HB05718
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Full Title: AN ACT TO AMEND REPUBLIC ACT 9994,OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSE

Date Read: 2019-12-09

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-12-09

HB05753
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-09

Full Title: AN ACT RENEWING FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO ABS-CBN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, PRESENTLY KNOWN AS ABS-CBN CORPORATION, UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7966, ENTITLED "AN ACT GRANTING THE ABS-CBN BROADCASTING CORPORATION A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

Date Read: 2019-12-11

Primary Referral: LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES since 2019-12-11

HB05943
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-15

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE HEAD OF OFFICE OF THE SENIOR CITIZENS AFFAIRS (OSCA) AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 6, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9994, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010"

Date Read: 2020-01-21

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2020-01-21

HB05968
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-20

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING LIFETIME VALIDITY OF PHILIPPINE PASSPORTS ISSUED TO SENIOR CITIZENS/ELDERLY, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 10 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8239 AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT 10928 (R.A. 10928), OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "PHILIPPINE PASSPORT ACT OF 1996", AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2020-01-21

Primary Referral: FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS since 2020-01-21

HB06096
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-29

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE CENTER FOR DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL, PROVIDING MECHANISMS FOR EPIDEMIC CONTROL, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-02-03

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2020-02-03

HB06140
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-03

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER FOR VISAYAS AND PHILIPPINE CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER FOR MINDANAO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-02-05

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2020-02-05

HB06623
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-04-27

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING POLICIES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE NEW NORMAL FOR THE WORKPLACE AND PUBLIC SPACES AND INSTITUTING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF

Date Read: 2020-05-04

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06864

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-10, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-08-11 and received by the Senate on 2020-08-19

HB06709
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-11

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT REDUCTION ECONOMIC STIMULUS (CURES) FUND AND INSTITUTING MECHANISMS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-05-11

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06920

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-05, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-08 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-08

HB06732
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-13

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING THE ABS-CBN CORPORATION A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-13

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-13

Bill Status: Measure reconsidered on 2020-05-18

HB07884
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-10-14

Date Urgent: 2020-10-16

Full Title: AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL PERMITS, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS IN TIMES OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY

Date Read: 2020-10-15

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-10-16

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-10-16

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01844

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-10-16, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-10-20 and received by the Senate on 2020-10-20

HR00102
 [Text As Filed][Adapted Resolution/RBH]Journal #3
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-24

Full Title: A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING SENATOR EMMANUEL "MANNY" PACQUIAO FOR SUCCESSFULLY GAINING THE WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION (WBA) WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE, TRIUMPHING OVER KEITH "ONE TIME" THURMAN ON JULY 21, 2019 AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral:

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-07-24

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00003 on 2019-07-24

HR00655
 [Text As Filed][Adapted Resolution/RBH]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-20

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF FUNDS FOR THE AID, RELIEF, RESETTLEMENT, REHABILITATION, LIVELIHOOD, DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO COMMUNITIES ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THE TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION, AND DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE TO IMMEDIATELY CALL THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL (NDRRMC) FOR A HOUSE COMMITTEE BRIEFING TO ASSESS THE SITUATION AND DETERMINE THE NEEDS OF THE AFFECTED LOCALITIES AND THE TOTAL BUDGET REQUIREMENTS TO ADDRESS THE CALAMITY

Date Read: 2020-01-21

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-01-22

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00030 on 2020-01-22

HR00656
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-20

Full Title: RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ALLEGED ANOMALOUS AND ILLEGAL DELAY OR LACK OF DISBURSEMENT OF THE SOCIAL PENSION FUND TO SENIOR CITIZENS

Date Read: 2020-01-27

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2020-02-18

HR00659
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-21

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE PHILIPPINE PORTS AUTHORITY (PPA) TO IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE THE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF ITS ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 05-2019

Date Read: 2020-01-27

Primary Referral: TRANSPORTATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRANSPORTATION since 2020-01-27

HR00662
 [Text As Filed][Adapted Resolution/RBH]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-21

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO WORK WITH ALL THE CONCERNED AGENCIES TO PASS THE PROPOSED SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET TO EXPEDITE EFFECTIVE AND RESPONSIVE ASSISTANCE TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION

Date Read: 2020-01-22

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-01-22

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00031 on 2020-01-22

HR01225
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-21

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS TO ALLOCATE AN ADDITIONAL ONE BILLION PESOS (P1,000,000,000) FOR THE IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM UNDER THE BUDGET OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Date Read: 2020-09-22

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2020-09-22

HR01254
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-25

Full Title: RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE AND FULL LIFTING OF THE BAN ON THE OPERATION OF PUBLIC UTILITY JEEPNEYS

Date Read: 2020-09-29

Primary Referral: TRANSPORTATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRANSPORTATION since 2020-09-29

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

CommitteePosition
1. Flagship Programs And ProjectsJournal #32Member for the Majority 
2. Visayas DevelopmentJournal #11Member for the Majority 

 

PROFILE

EARLY LIFE

Born Ace S. Barbers on May 31, 1969 in Manila, Philippines. He is the second of the four siblings by ROBERT ZABALA BARBERS and VIRGINIA FLORES SMITH.

Ace as he is fondly called, successfully ventured into several business endeavors with his friends after college. He was engaged in importation business, cargo movement/logistics, and in agri/aquaculture in the countryside. After years of gaining experience in the private sector, He decided to enter politics to follow the footsteps of his father. He ran as congressman and won in the district his father once served in the province of Surigao del Norte in the north eastern part of the island of Mindanao. He served as member for three (3) consecutive terms of the Philippine House of Representatives during the 11th, 12th and 13th congresses. As member of the Philippine congress, he was elected as chairman of several committees’, such as committee on economic affairs, committee on accounts and committee on dangerous drugs. He was one of the young elected representatives of the 11th congress who played a crucial role in the ESTRADA impeachment for alleged corruption and violation of the constitution. His advocacies and principled stand on several national issues together with his equally young colleagues did not go unnoticed, the media coined a name for their group and called them THE SPICE BOYS’.

He is currently a member the 17th and 18th congresses of the House of Representatives and chairs the COMMITTEE ON DANGEROUS DRUGS.

WORK HISTORY
  • 1990-1998: President, Vintage Specialist Philippine Village Hotel
  • 1992-1995: Director of Marketing, AASMI Anglo Asian group of companies
  • 1995-1998: Chief of staff, office of Rep. Robert "Bobby" Z. Barbers
MEMBERSHIP
  • Knights of Columbus, St. Andrew Parish Council
  • Rotary Club of Pasig
  • Political Science Society, DLSU - Member
  • DLSU/LSGH Alumni Association
  • Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity
  • Couples for Christ, Quezon City - Member
  • Surigaonon Association Inc. (Manila Chapter) External - Vice- President
  • Los Suriguenos, Inc. Chairman - Committee on Livelihood Chairman
INTERESTS
  • Community Organizing
  • Development of Youth Programs
  • Politics
  • Sports (Golf, basketball, soccer, table tennis, swimming)
  • Arts (Visual)
  • Dog lover/breeder