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HOUSE MEMBERS


Hon. Garcia, Vincent J.

Hon. Garcia, Vincent J.
District Representative
Davao City, 2nd District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. NW-115
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7334
Direct: 8931-6160

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 24

HB03506
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-06

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE WALINGWALING AS THE NATIONAL FLOWER OF THE PHILIPPINES

Date Read: 2019-08-13

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Substituted by HB04952

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-12-04, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-12-09 and received by the Senate on 2019-12-09

HB03507
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-06

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SEPARATE DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE IN DAVAO CITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE THIRD DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE TO HAVE JURISDICTION OVER THE FORTY-SIX BARANGAYS COMPRISING THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

Date Read: 2019-08-13

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2019-08-13

HB03508
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-06

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING BEREAVEMENT LEAVE OF FIVE (5) WORKING DAYS WITH PAY TO EMPLOYEES IN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS IN THE EVENT OF DEATH OF AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER

Date Read: 2019-08-13

Primary Referral: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT since 2019-08-13

HB03881
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-13

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING JUNE 18 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF STA. MARIA, PROVINCE OF DAVAO OCCIDENTAL, IN COMMEMORATION OF ITS FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY

Date Read: 2019-08-20

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-28

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-03

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-03, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-04 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-04

HB03937
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT POSTPONING THE MAY 2020 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB04933

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11462 enacted on 2019-12-03

HB04933
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-30

Full Title: AN ACT POSTPONING THE MAY 2020 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10632, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10923 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10952, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-10-01

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-10-02

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-11-04

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01043

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2019-12-03

Republic Act No.: RA11462

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11462 enacted on 2019-12-03

HB04952
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-01

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE WALINGWALING ORCHID AS THE NATIONAL ORCHID OF THE PHILIPPINES

Date Read: 2019-10-02

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-11-19

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-04

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-12-04, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-12-09 and received by the Senate on 2019-12-09

HB04953
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-01

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE BALANGAY AS THE NATIONAL BOAT OF THE PHILIPPINES

Date Read: 2019-10-02

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-11-19

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-04

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-12-04, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-12-09 and received by the Senate on 2019-12-09

HB05632
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-26

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING SOCIAL PENSION TO ALL SENIOR CITIZENS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7432, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO MAXIMIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF SENIOR CITIZENS TO NATION BUILDING, GRANT BENEFITS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

Date Read: 2019-12-02

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-12-02

HB05643
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-27

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE CAGAYAN DE ORO RIVER AND ITS IMMEDIATE ENVIRONS LOCATED IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL A CULTURAL HERITAGE ZONE

Date Read: 2019-11-27

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-11

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-17

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-12-17, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-12-18 and received by the Senate on 2019-12-18

HB05644
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-27

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE CITY OF CARCAR IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU A CULTURAL HERITAGE ZONE

Date Read: 2019-11-27

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-11

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-17

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-12-17, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-12-18 and received by the Senate on 2019-12-18

HB06218
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-06

Full Title: AN ACT RENAMING THE MALITA DISTRICT HOSPITAL IN BARANGAY POBLACION, MUNICIPALITY OF MALITA, PROVINCE OF DAVAO OCCIDENTAL TO MALITA WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S WELLNESS CENTER

Date Read: 2020-02-10

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-02-19

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-03

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-11-13

Republic Act No.: RA11499

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11499 enacted on 2020-11-13

HB06220
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-06

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN BRGY. MALABOG, PAQUIBATO DISTRICT LOCATED IN THE 2ND DISTRICT OF DAVAO CITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-02-12

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07421

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-07, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-09 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-09

HB06350
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-19

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF DAVAO, A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS IN DAVAO CITY AND OTHER AREAS IN THE DAVAO REGION

Date Read: 2020-02-24

Primary Referral: LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07488

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-09, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-10 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-10

HB06769
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-20

Full Title: AN ACT FURTHER EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO DAVAO LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, INC. TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTRIC, LIGHT, HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM IN DAVAO CITY, PANABO CITY, AND THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CARMEN, DUJALI, AND SANTO TOMAS IN THE PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL NORTE, FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-20

Primary Referral: LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06836

Mother Bill Status: REPUBLIC ACT RA11515 (Lapsed into law on 2020-12-26)

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: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

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

HB06836
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-27

Full Title: AN ACT EXTENDING FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO THE DAVAO LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, INC., UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8960, ENTITLED "AN ACT FURTHER EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO DAVAO LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, INC.TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTRIC, LIGHT, HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM IN DAVAO CITY AND THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CARMEN, PANABO, DUJALI, AND SANTO TOMAS PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL NORTE, FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

Date Read: 2020-05-27

Primary Referral: LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-28

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-03

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-12-26

Republic Act No.: RA11515

Bill Status: REPUBLIC ACT RA11515 (Lapsed into law on 2020-12-26)

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: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

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: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

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

HB07321
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GENERAL HOSPITAL IN BARANGAY LACARON, MUNICIPALITY OF MALITA, PROVINCE OF DAVAO OCCIDENTAL TO BE KNOWN AS THE DAVAO OCCIDENTAL GENERAL HOSPITAL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-08-10

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-08-11

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-25

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

HB07421
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-17

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTER IN PAQUIBATO DISTRICT, DAVAO CITY, TO BE KNOWN AS THE PAQUIBATO DISTRICT, DAVAO CITY TESDA TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTER, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-08-24

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-09-02

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-09-07

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-07, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-09 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-09

HB07488
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-25

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF DAVAO A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS IN DAVAO CITY

Date Read: 2020-08-25

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-09-02

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-09-09

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-09, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-10 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-10

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

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-12-23

Republic Act No.: RA11517

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11517 enacted on 2020-12-23

HB07951
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-11-03

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR PROTECTION OF THE REMITTANCES OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS

Date Read: 2020-11-16

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-12-07

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-12-15

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-12-15, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-12-16 and received by the Senate on 2020-12-16

 

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED 23

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

HB00381
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE REGISTRY OF DEEDS OF THE PROVINCE OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: JUSTICE

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

HB00383
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY PROVINCIAL OFFICE OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRADE AND INDUSTRY since 2019-07-23

HB00384
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING MARCH 8 OF EVERY YEAR AS A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY IN COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Substituted by HB05945

Mother Bill Status: Measure reconsidered on 2020-02-24

HB00630
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 4-LANE VIADUCT/SKYWAY IN DAVAO CITY

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

HB00826
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR PROTECTION OF THE REMITTANCES OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07951

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-12-15, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-12-16 and received by the Senate on 2020-12-16

HB03878
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-13

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF DON MARIANO PERALTA FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF JOSE ABAD SANTOS IN THE PROVINCE OF DAVAO OCCIDENTAL

Date Read: 2019-08-20

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2019-08-20

HB04093
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-20

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FREE ANNUAL MEDICAL CHECK UP FOR FILIPINOS

Date Read: 2019-08-28

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2019-08-28

HB04403
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-04

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MEDICAL CENTER IN BARANGAY LACARON, MUNICIPALITY OF MALITA, PROVINCE OF DAVAO OCCIDENTAL TO BE KNOWN AS DAVAO OCCIDENTAL MEDICAL CENTER, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-09-10

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07321

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

HB04404
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-04

Full Title: AN ACT RENAMING THE MALITA DISTRICT HOSPITAL IN POBLACION, MUNICIPALITY OF MALITA, PROVINCE OF DAVAO OCCIDENTAL INTO MALITA CHILDRENS AND WOMEN HOSPITAL

Date Read: 2019-09-10

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06218

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11499 enacted on 2020-11-13

HB04405
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-04

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE AUTHORIZED BED CAPACITY OF THE TOMAS LACHICA DISTRICT HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF JOSE ABAD SANTOS, PROVINCE OF DAVAO OCCIDENTAL FROM TWENTY-FIVE (25) BEDS TO FIFTY (50) BEDS, UPGRADING ITS MEDICAL FACILITIES AND IMPROVING HEALTH CARE SERVICES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-09-10

Primary Referral: HEALTH

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

HB06214
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-05

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE BORACAY ISLAND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Date Read: 2020-02-10

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION since 2020-08-26

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

HB06702
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-07

Full Title: AN ACT PENALIZING THE DISHONESTY OR UNTRUTHFUL DECLARATION OF ANY PATIENT IN TIMES OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OR PANDEMIC, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11332, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MANDATORY REPORTING OF NOTIFIABLE DISEASES AND HEALTH EVENTS OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN ACT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-11

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE since 2020-05-11

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

HB06734
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-13

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE ADOPT A POOR HOUSEHOLD PROGRAM

Date Read: 2020-05-18

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE since 2020-05-18

HB06763
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-19

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING A PROVISION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO.7581, ENTITLED “AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTION TO CONSUMERS BY STABILIZING THE PRICES OF BASIC NECESSITIES AND PRIME COMMODITIES AND BY PRESCRIBING MEASURES AGAINST UNDUE PRICE INCREASES DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND LIKE OCCASIONS”, THEREBY ALSO AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10623 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-20

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE since 2020-05-20

HB06767
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-19

Full Title: AN ACT REQUIRING OWNERS OF MEDIA COMPANIES TO GRANT HAZARD PAY TO MEDIA WORKERS, AND FOR OTHER RELATED PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-20

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE since 2020-05-20

HB06953
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-03

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY INTERVENTIONS AND PROVIDING MECHANISMS TO ACCELERATE THE RECOVERY AND BOLSTER THE RESILIENCY OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-06-03

Primary Referral: THE WHOLE HOUSE

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-08-05

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-10

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01564

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-09-11

Republic Act No.: RA11494

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11494 enacted on 2020-09-11

HB07028
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-24

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTING A NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR THE PHILIPPINES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-07-28

Primary Referral: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT since 2020-07-28

HB07181
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-07-27

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE METROPOLITAN DAVAO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-07-29

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION since 2020-08-26

HB08031
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-11-17

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL MECHANISMS TO ACCELERATE THE RECOVERY AND BOLSTER THE RESILIENCY OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-11-23

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ECONOMIC AFFAIRS since 2020-11-23

HR00018
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE PROLIFERATION OF ALLEGED INVESTMENT SCHEMES PROMISING VERY HIGH RETURNS IN VARIOUS AREAS OF THE COUNTRY, AND THE SUBSEQUENT GOVERNMENT DRIVE TO SHUT THEM DOWN AND GO AFTER THEIR OPERATORS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES since 2019-11-27

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

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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