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HOUSE MEMBERS


Hon. Defensor, Arthur Jr. R.

Hon. Defensor, Arthur Jr. R.
District Representative
Iloilo, 3rd District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. N-306
Phone: (632) 931-5001, Local: 7345
Direct: 9315492

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED 41

HB00031
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA OF THE POOR

Status: Substituted by HB05811

HB00051
 [Text As Filed] 
 

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

Status: Substituted by HB04982

HB00476
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT DECLARING JANUARY 23, OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF BULACAN

Status: Substituted by HB05687

HB01427
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND COASTAL RESOURCES, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2016-08-01

HB01428
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT INSTITUTING THE FREE NUTRI-MEALS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, PROVIDING MECHANISMS FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Substituted by HB05269

HB01429
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER PROGRAM, PROVIDING MECHANISMS FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Under deliberation by the Mother Committee on 2017-03-14

HB01859
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT CREATING A NATIONAL SENIOR VISION SERVICES PROGRAM FOR ELDERLY PERSONS WITH FUNCTIONAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

Status: Pending with the Committee on POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS since 2016-08-02

HB02192
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9994, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010'

Status: Pending with the Committee on POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS since 2016-08-08

HB02286
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT REPEALING SECTION 20 REPUBLIC ACT 8749, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999' AND AMEND PERTINENT PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT 9003, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2000

Status: Pending with the Committee on ECOLOGY since 2016-08-09

HB02625
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT MANDATING ALL BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE COUNTRY TO INSTITUTIONALIZE PROFIT SHARING, REPEALING AND/OR AMENDING ALL LAWS INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ACT

Status: Pending with the Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT since 2016-08-15

HB02627
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT MAKING IT COMPULSORY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES LANDING IN THE PHILIPPINES TO PLAY PHILIPPINE MUSIC IMMEDIATELY UPON THEIR ARRIVAL, AS WELL AS ALL PUBLIC AREAS LIKE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, TOURIST BUSES AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS LIKE HOTELS.

Status: Pending with the Committee on TRANSPORTATION since 2016-08-15

HB02628
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE CULTURAL AND SPORTS TRAINING OF THE FILIPINO YOUTH BY RE-ORGANIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DEPED) INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, AND SPORTS (DECS), APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2016-08-15

HB02716
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT MANDATING THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ON RARE PEDIATRIC DISEASES AND CONDITIONS

Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2016-08-16

HB02738
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT GRANTING MANDATORY PHILHEALTH COVERAGE TO ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (PWDs), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7277, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'MAGNA CARTA FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY', PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Transmitted to the Committee on Appropriations on 2017-05-22

HB02881
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT GRANTING BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO JUNIOR CITIZENS

Status: Pending with the Committee on WELFARE OF CHILDREN since 2016-08-17

HB02902
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT REMOVING THE IRRIGATION SERVICE FEES AND DELEGATING THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS OF NATIONAL, COMMUNAL, AND PUMP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3601, AS AMENDED, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Substituted by HB05670

HB03115
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6963, ENTITLED 'AN ACT GRANTING SPECIAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND BENEFITS TO THE FAMILY OR BENEFICIARY OF ANY POLICE OR MILITARY PERSONNEL OR FIREMAN KILLED OR PERMANENTLY INCAPACITATED WHILE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY OR BY REASON OF HIS OFFICE OR POSITION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES'

Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY since 2016-08-24

HB03247
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT DECLARING TWO PARCELS OF FORESTLAND LOCATED IN SICOGON ISLAND, MUNICIPALITY OF CARLES, PROVINCE OF ILOILO AS A PROTECTED AREA UNDER THE CATEGORY OF WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, PROVIDING FOR ITS MANAGEMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2016-08-31

HB03468
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION OR BELIEF AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

Status: Approved by the Committee on Appropriations on 2017-10-11

HB04105
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 6 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6958, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'AN ACT CREATING THE MACTAN-CEBU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY TRANSFERRING EXISTING ASSETS OF THE MACTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE LAHUG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO THE AUTHORITY, VESTING THE AUTHORITY WITH POWER TO ADMINISTER AND OPERATE THE MACTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE LAHUG AIRPORT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION since 2016-10-19

HB04106
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE FREEPORT AREA OF BATAAN (AFAB), AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9728, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'FREEPORT AREA OF BATAAN (FAB) ACT OF 2009'

Status: Substituted by HB06524

HB04174
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9520, REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO 6939 AND CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVES, TRANSFERRING THE REGISTRATION AND REGULATION FUNCTIONS ON COOPERATIVES TO THE DEPARTMENT, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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

HB04344
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT GRANTING TAX EXEMPTION FOR PRIZES AND AWARDS GRANTED TO FILIPINO ATHLETES IN INTERNATIONALLY SANCTIONED SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND FURTHER AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE SEC. 32(B)(7)(4) OF 1997 TAX CODE (R.A. 8424)

Status: Pending with the Committee on YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT since 2016-11-16

HB04462
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT CONVERTING THE GOVERNMENT ARSENAL LOCATED IN CAMP GEN. ANTONIO LUNA, LAMAO, MUNICIPALITY OF LIMAY, PROVINCE OF BATAAN, INTO, AND CREATING AND ESTABLISHING THE SPECIAL ECONOMIC DEFENSE ZONE AUTHORITY (SpEDZA), APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Substituted by HB06525

HB04600
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT GRANTING THE DEUS AMOR EST. BROADCASTING, INC., A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, ESTABLISH, INSTALL, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES AND IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCAST STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Status: Substituted by HB06165

HB04703
 [Text As Filed] 
 

THE MAGNA CARTA FOR FOREST RANGERS

Status: Pending with the Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2017-01-16

HB04759
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT GRANTING THE VOLUNTEER LIFECARE MINISTRIES INC. A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE NON-COMMERCIAL RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Status: Substituted by HB06315

HB04774
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 6, 22, 24, 25, 31, 33, 34, 79, 84, 86, 99, 106, 107, 108, 109, 113, 116, 148, 149, 155, 232, 237 AND 288; CREATING NEW SECTIONS 148-A, 237-A, 264-A AND 264-B; AND REPEALING SECTIONS 35 AND 62 ALL UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997"

Status: Substituted by HB05636

HB05072
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT DECLARING THE BUCARI AREA IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF LEON AND ALIMODIAN, PROVINCE OF ILOILO AS ECOTOURISM ZONE, ESTABLISHING FOR THE PURPOSE THE BUCARI ECOTOURISM COUNCIL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on TOURISM since 2017-02-22

HB05107
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT DECLARING THE NORTHWEST PANAY PENINSULA LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF NABAS, MALAY AND BURUANGA, PROVINCE OF AKLAN AND IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF LIBERTAD AND PANDAN, PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE AS A PROTECTED AREA UNDER THE CATEGORY OF NATURAL PARK, PROVIDING FOR ITS MANAGEMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2017-02-28

HB05120
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR ALL FILIPINOS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Substituted by HB05784

HB05164
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT CONVERTING THE SULU STATE COLLEGE (SSC) IN THE PROVINCE OF SULU INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE SULU STATE UNIVERSITY (SSU) AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION since 2017-03-06

HB05523
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE SULU PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF JOLO, PROVINCE OF SULU AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2017-05-09

HB05524
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT UPGRADING THE SALARY GRADE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND NON-TEACHING PERSONNEL FROM SALARY GRADE 11 TO SALARY GRADE 18, AND FROM SALARY GRADE 1 TO SALARY GRADE 9 RESPECTIVELY, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2017-05-09

HB05549
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT REQUIRING PARENTS TO PLANT ONE TREE FOR EVERY CHILD BORN TO THEM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on REFORESTATION since 2017-05-09

HB05686
 
 

AN ACT DECLARING JULY 27 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9645, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF IGLESIA NI CRISTO ACT"

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-07-26, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-07-31 and received by the Senate on 2017-07-31

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

HB06221
 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE FILIPINO IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-09-08, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-09-11 and received by the Senate on 2017-09-11

HB06251
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT CREATING THE NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS COMMISSION AND PLACING THE OFFICE OF THE SENIOR CITIZENS AFFAIRS UNDER ITS CONTROL AND SUPERVISION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2017-08-30

HB06396
 
 

AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF CAREGIVERS IN THE PRACTICE OF THEIR PROFESSION

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

HR00807
 [Text As Filed] 
 

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE CURRENT DIRE SITUATION OF FILIPINOS IN SABAH

Status: Pending with the Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS since 2017-03-08