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Hon. Cortes, Jonas C.

Hon. Cortes, Jonas C.
District Representative
Cebu, 6th District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. N-606
Phone: (632) 931-5001, Local: 7425
Direct: 9315547

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 32

HB03384
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AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Substituted by HB03504

HB03404
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AN ACT DECLARING THE 30TH OF AUGUST OF EVERY YEAR AS A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF MANDAUE, PROVINCE OF CEBU IN COMMEMORATION OF ITS CHARTER DAY

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-05-22, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-05-24 and received by the Senate on 2017-05-24

HB03504
 
 

AN ACT POSTPONING THE OCTOBER 2016 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Republic Act RA10923 enacted on 2016-10-15

HB04011
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AN ACT ENHANCING REVENUE ADMINISTRATION AND INCREASING REVENUE COLLECTION BY GRANTING AN AMNESTY ON ALL UNPAID INTERNAL REVENUE TAXES IMPOSED BY THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT FOR TAXABLE YEAR 2015 AND PRIOR YEARS

Status: Pending with the Committee on WAYS AND MEANS since 2016-10-17

HB04100
 
 

AN ACT MANDATING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY FROM INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL THREATS, THEREBY CREATING A CRIME PREVENTION COMMITTEE FOR THIS PURPOSE

Status: Approved by the House on 2016-11-14, transmitted to the Senate on 2016-11-16 and received by the Senate on 2016-11-16

HB04117
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AN ACT SEPARATING THE CITY OF MANDAUE FROM THE 6TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE OF CEBU TO CREATE THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF MANDAUE CITY

Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2016-11-07

HB04149
 
 

AN ACT EXEMPTING FROM THE POPULATION AND LAND AREA REQUIREMENTS THE CONVERSION OF A MUNICIPALITY INTO A COMPONENT CITY IF IT HAS A LOCALLY GENERATED AVERAGE ANNUAL INCOME OF AT LEAST TWO HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION PESOS (P250,000,000.00), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 450 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO.7160, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-05-29, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-05-31 and received by the Senate on 2017-05-31

HB04618
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AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE EVERSLEY CHILDS SANITARIUM HOSPITAL IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU FROM FIFTY (50)-BED CAPACITY TO TWO HUNDRED (200)-BED CAPACITY, UPGRADING ITS SERVICE FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2016-12-13

HB04619
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AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF EVERSLEY CHILDS SANITARIUM HOSPITAL TO EVERSLEY CHILDS SANITARIUM AND GENERAL HOSPITAL

Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2016-12-13

HB04631
 
 

AN ACT RENEWING FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO GMA NETWORK, INC. (FORMERLY REPUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.) UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7252 ENITLED "AN ACT GRANTING THE REPUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC. A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES" [FOR TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS FROM THE EFFECTIVITY OF THIS ACT]

Status: Republic Act RA10925 enacted on 2017-04-21

HB04982
 
 

AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION (SOGIE) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-09-20, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-10-03 and received by the Senate on 2017-10-03

HB04989
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AN ACT RENEWING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO WORD BROADCASTING CORPORATION UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7485 ENTITLED "AN ACT GRANTING WORD BROADCASTING CORPORATION FORMERLY FILIPINAS BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC. (AS AMENDED ON JULY 20, 1991) A FRANCHISE TO CONTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES RADIO BROADCASTING AND TELEVISION STATIONS IN THE VISAYAS AND MINDANAO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES." FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS YEARS FROM THE EFFCTIVITY OF THIS ACT

Status: Substituted by HB05212

HB05082
 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING WOMEN'S AND LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) PROTECTION DESKS IN ALL PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE STATIONS NATIONWIDE, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE TITLE VII OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBER 8551, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE REFORM AND REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1998'

Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2017-02-21)

HB05152
 
 

AN ACT REQUIRING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO REPORT PARTICIPATION AND PROGRAM SUPPORT EXPENDITURES IN ALL COLLEGE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-05-02, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-05-04 and received by the Senate on 2017-05-04

HB05171
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AN ACT CHANGING THE NUMERICAL NAMES OF THE CEBU 1ST, 2ND, AND 4TH DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICES (DEOs) IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU TO CONFORM TO THE NUMERICAL NAMES OF THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WHERE THE DEOs EXERCISE JURISDICTION, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NOS. 9043 AND 9218

Status: Substituted by HB06634

HB05212
 
 

AN ACT RENEWING FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO FILIPINAS BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC., PRESENTLY KNOWN AS WORD BROADCASTING CORPORATION, UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7485 ENTITLED " AN ACT GRANTING FILIPNAS BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC. A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES RADIO BROADCASTING AND TELEVISION STATIONS IN THE VISAYAS AND MINDANAO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Passed by the Senate with amendments on 2017-08-22

HB05299
 
 

AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM BARANGAY SAN VICENTE TO BARANGAY ILOCANOS NORTE, ALL IN THE CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, AND THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM BARANGAY SEVILLA, SAN FERNANDO CITY TO BARANGAY ILI SUR, MUNICIPALITY OF SAN JUAN, ALL IN THE PROVINCE OF LA UNION, INTO NATIONAL ROADS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-05-15, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-05-17 and received by the Senate on 2017-05-17

HB05306
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT CONVERTING THE CONSOLACION PUBLIC COLLEGE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CONSOLACION, PROVINCE OF CEBU INTO A STATE COLLEGE TO BE KNOWN AS THE CONSOLACION STATE COLLEGE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION since 2017-05-02

HB05307
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AN ACT SEPARATING THE CABANGAHAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - CORDOVA ANNEX IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CORDOVA, PROVINCE OF CEBU FROM THE CABANGAHAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS THE CORDOVA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Referred to Stakeholders on 2017-06--07

HB05633
 
 

AN ACT PROMOTING UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO QUALITY TERTIARY EDUCATION BY PROVIDING FOR FREE TUITION AND OTHER SCHOOL FEES IN STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES AND STATE-RUN TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, STRENGTHENING THE UNIFIED STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Republic Act RA10931 enacted on 2017-08-03

HB05784
 
 

AN ACT PROVIDING UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FOR ALL FILIPINOS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO.7875, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE ACT OF 1995"

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-09-06, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-09-07 and received by the Senate on 2017-09-07

HB05811
 
 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA OF THE POOR

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-08-09, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-08-14 and received by the Senate on 2017-08-14

HB06202
 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SOUTH COTABATO STATE COLLEGE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SURALLAH, PROVINCE OF SOUTH COTABATO, INTEGRATING THEREWITH THE SURALLAH NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SURALLAH, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-08-29, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-08-31 and received by the Senate on 2017-08-31

HB06203
 
 

AN ACT CONVERTING THE SORSOGON STATE COLLEGE IN THE PROVINCE OF SORSOGON INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE SORSOGON STATE UNIVERSITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-08-29, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-08-31 and received by the Senate on 2017-08-31

HB06391
 
 

AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM BARANGAY ANDUYAN, MUNICIPALITY OF TUBAO, PROVINCE OF LA UNION TO BARANGAY SAN PASCUAL, MUNICIPALITY OF TUBA, PROVINCE OF BENGUET INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-10-04, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-10-05 and received by the Senate on 2017-10-05

HB06427
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AN ACT CONVERTING THE CONSOLACION NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (LARAY EXTENSION) IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CONSOLACION, PROVINCE OF CEBU INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS THE NANGKA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2017-09-25

HB06431
 
 

AN ACT GRANTING BOHOL CHRONICLE RADIO CORPORATION A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PROVINCE OF BOHOL

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-10-09, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-10-11 and received by the Senate on 2017-10-11

HB06634
 
 

AN ACT RE-NUMBERING THE CEBU 1ST, 2ND AND 4TH DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICES TO CONFORM AND CORRESPOND, RESPECTIVELY, WITH THE NUMBERING OF THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU

Status: Reported out 2017-10-23 (#00476);Submitted by PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

HR00485
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A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN ALLOTING OR REALIGNING FUNDS AMOUNTING TO PHP170 MILLION UNDER THE 2017 NATIONAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM FOR THE FORMULATION OF THE METRO CEBU TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN

Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2016-11-07

HR00769
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RESOLUTION URGING PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. DUTERTE TO CONTINUE THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES (GRP) AND THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FRONT OF THE PHILIPPINES (NDFP), CONSIDERING THE UNPRECEDENTED AND SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES MADE ON THE SUBSTANTIVE AGENDA OF THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE

Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00050 on 2017-03-15

HR00962
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A RESOLUTION HONORING MR. ROBERTO EDUARDO MELENDEZ ABOITIZ, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND PRESIDENT OF THE RAMON ABOITIZ FOUNDATION INC. AND CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE METRO CEBU DEVELOPMENT AND COORDINATING BOARD, HIS LEADERSHIP AND CONTRIBUTION IN BUSINESS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON HIS DEMISE

Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00054 on 2017-05-09

HR00986
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RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE 2016 BAR TOPNOTCHER, KAREN MAE CALAM FOR GIVING HONOR AND PRIDE TO THE VISAYAS AND MINDANAO

Status: Pending with the Committee on RULES since 2017-05-16