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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 AUTHORED 55

HB00042
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AN ACT REMOVING THE CONDITIONS FOR THE CONDONATION OF ALL UNPAID TAXES DUE FROM LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 289-A OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, AS AMENDED

Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2017-01-23)

HB00198
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH IN THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE TO BE STATIONED IN THE CITY OF BAYBAY, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (I)OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980", AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

HB01530
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT REQUIRING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO INDICATE THE BLOOD TYPE OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE IDENTIFICATION CARDS, CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES

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

HB01889
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT GRANTING AMNESTY IN ESTATE TAX

Status: Substituted by HB04814

HB01890
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAREER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM FOR NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS, AND FOR OTHER RELATED PURPOSES

Status: Substituted by HB05576

HB01891
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AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE METAL INDUSTRY CORPORATION, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER RELATED PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION since 2016-08-03

HB01892
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT TO PROMOTE AND REGULATE THE FIREWORKS INDUSTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY since 2016-08-03

HB01893
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AN ACT TO PROTECT, CONSERVE, UTILIZE, DEVELOP AND SUSTAINABLY MANAGE FOREST RESOURCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2016-08-03

HB02053
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE JALAUR ECONOMIC CORRIDOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on ECONOMIC AFFAIRS since 2016-08-08

HB02054
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT CONVERTING THE DUENAS - CARVASANA - CALINOG PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE PROVINCE OF ILOILO INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2016-08-08

HB02055
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AN ACT ESTABLISHING ESTATE SETTLEMENT COURTS, GRANTING THEM EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL JURISDICTION OVER CASES FOR SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSONS, AMENDING BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, AS AMENDED

Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2016-08-08

HB02056
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AN ACT CONVERTING THE TABUCAN - CABATUAN - CONSOLACION - SAN MIGUEL PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE PROVINCE OF ILOILO, INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2016-08-08

HB02428
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AN ACT EXPANDING THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT OF APPEALS AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION NINE OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG 129, AS AMENDED, KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980

Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2016-08-10

HB02433
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AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE PROVINCE OF BATANGAS TO BE STATIONED IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF STO. TOMAS AND AGONCILLO, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14(E) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-08-23, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-08-29 and received by the Senate on 2017-08-29

HB03384
 [Text As Filed] 
 

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

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

HB03605
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 13 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3019, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED THE 'ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT'

Status: Substituted by HB05795

HB03713
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AN ACT DECLARING SEPTEMBER NINE OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MINA, PROVINCE OF ILOILO IN CELEBRATION OF ITS FOUNDATION DAY

Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2016-09-28

HB03816
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AN ACT REALIZING THE CONSTITUTION TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO NON-STOCK, NON-PROFIT EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS BY AMENDING SECTION 30 OF THE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE

Status: Pending with the Committee on WAYS AND MEANS since 2016-10-04

HB03817
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE INTERCEPTION AND DISCLOSURE OF ORAL, WIRE, OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY OF COMMUNICATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY since 2016-10-04

HB04814
 
 

AN ACT GRANTING AMNESTY IN THE PAYMENT OF ESTATE TAX

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-02-13, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-02-15 and received by the Senate on 2017-02-15

HB04815
 
 

AN ACT SIMPLIFYING THE ESTATE TAX RATE AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 84 OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-02-13, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-02-15 and received by the Senate on 2017-02-15

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

HB05225
 
 

AN ACT MANDATING THE PROVISION OF FREE WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS IN PUBLIC AREAS

Status: Republic Act RA10929 enacted on 2017-08-02

HB05269
 
 

AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE NATIONAL SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC KINDERGARTEN AND ELEMENTARY PUPILS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

HB05576
 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAREER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAM FOR ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

HB05577
 
 

AN ACT MANDATING THE CONSERVATION OF GABALDON SCHOOL BUILDINGS NATIONWIDE, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

HB05636
 
 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 5, 6, 22, 24, 25, 31, 33, 34, 79, 84, 86, 99, 106, 107, 108, 109, 116, 148, 149, 155, 171, 232, 237, 238, 264 AND 288; CREATING NEW SECTIONS 148-A, 150-A, 237-A, 264-A, 264-B AND 265-A; AND REPEALING SECTIONS 35 AND 62, ALL UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997"

Status: Approved by the House on 2017-05-31, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-07-11 and received by the Senate on 2017-07-11

HB05670
 
 

AN ACT STRENGTHENING ASSISTANCE TO ALL FARMERS BY PROVIDING FREE IRRIGATION SERVICE FEE AND ALL OTHER SIMILAR OR RELATED FEES OR CHARGES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3601, AS AMENDED BY PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 552, PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1702, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION ACT AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8435, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES MODERNIZATION ACT, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Senate agreed on Conference Committee Report on 2017-10-11

HB05687
 
 

AN ACT DECLARING JANUARY 23 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF BULACAN IN COMMEMORATION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC

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

HB05695
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A VOTER EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS, AND FOR OTHER RELATED PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2017-05-29

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

HB05792
 
 

AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE BALIK SCIENTIST PROGRAM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

HB05795
 
 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 13 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3019, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED THE 'ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT'

Status: Substituted by HB06590

HB05808
 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FREE BASIC MEDICINE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN ALL GOVERNMENT HEALTH FACILITIES NATIONWIDE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Unfinished Business (Period of Interpellation)

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

HB05903
 
 

AN ACT CREATING THREE (3) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE PROVINCE OF LAGUNA TO BE STATIONED IN CALAMBA CITY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14(E) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

HB05904
 
 

AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FIRST JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED IN THE CITY OF BATAC, PROVINCE OF ILOCOS NORTE, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (A) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980", AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

HB05905
 
 

AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED IN MALABON CITY, METRO MANILA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 27 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980", AS AMENDED

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

HB05906
 
 

AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT TO BE STATIONED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONGABONG, AND FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT TO BE STATIONED IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF BANSUD, BULALACAO, GLORIA, AND MANSALAY, ALL IN THE PROVINCE OF ORIENTAL MINDORO, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14(E) AND SECTION 30 OF BATAS PAMBANSABLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

HB05907
 
 

AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF IBA, PROVINCE OF ZAMBALES, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (C) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980", AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

HB05932
 
 

AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE TO BE STATIONED IN ORMOC CITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (1) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980", AS AMENDED

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

HB06165
 
 

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

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

HB06315
 
 

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: Approved by the House on 2017-09-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2017-09-27 and received by the Senate on 2017-09-27

HB06475
 
 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE BASIC LAW FOR THE BANGSAMORO AND ABOLISHING THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9054, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND THE ORGANIC ACT FOR THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO", AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6734, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN ORGANIC ACT FOR THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO", AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2017-09-27

HB06524
 
 

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: Printed copies distributed to members on 2017-11-08

HB06525
 
 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL DEFENSE ECONOMIC ZONE (SpeDEZ) INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT ARSENAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE LOCATED IN CAMP GEN. ANTONIO LUNA, LAMAO, MUNICIPALITY OF LIMAY, PROVINCE OF BATAAN, CREATING FOR THIS PURPOSE THE SPECIAL DEFENSE ECONOMIC ZONE AUTHORITY (SpeDEZA) AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Status: Printed copies distributed to members on 2017-11-08

HB06590
 [Text As Filed] 
 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 13 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3019, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED THE 'ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT'

Status: Printed copies distributed to members on 2017-11-08

HCR0009
 [Text As Filed] 
 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONSTITUTE THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES AS A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO, OR REVISION OF, THE 1987 CONSTITUTION

Status: Business for the day on 2017-03-01

HR00443
 [Text As Filed] 
 

A RESOLUTION URGING SPEAKER PANTALEON D. ALVAREZ THROUGH APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN KARLO B. NOGRALES TO RESTORE THE BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS (NCCA) TO THE 2016 LEVEL WITH AUGMENTATION FOR ADDITIONAL THIRTY-ONE (31) PERMANENT POSITIONS

Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2016-10-11

HR00453
 [Text As Filed] 
 

A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE INCREASE IN THE BUDGETARY SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND HEALTH

Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2016-10-10

HR00484
 [Text As Filed] 
 

A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING REPRESENTATIVE GERALDINE ROMAN FOR BEING HAILED AS ONE OF THE INSPIRING WOMEN OF 2016 BY MOTTO WEBSITE, FROM THE EDITORS OF TIME MAGAZINE

Status: Pending with the Committee on WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY since 2016-11-07

HR00736
 [Text As Filed] 
 

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AND ENDORSING THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE PHILIPPINES' (NAP) POSSESSION AND USE OF THE INTENDENCIA BUILDING IN INTRAMUROS TO HOUSE ITS SPANISH RECORDS AND TO SERVE AS NAP'S HEADQUARTERS

Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2017-02-07

HR01015
 
 

RESOLUTION DISMISSING THE VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR IMPEACHMENT AND THE SUPPLEMENTAL COMPLAINT-AFFIDAVIT FILED BY REP. GARY C. ALEJANO AGAINST PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE

Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00058 on 2017-05-30

RBH0006
 [Text As Filed] 
 

A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE REVISION OF THE 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION

Status: Substituted by HCR0009