COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
15-March-2021 to 19-March-2021


Updated as of: 17-April-2021, 09:28:15 AM

DATE COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA
15-March-2021
(MONDAY)
WAYS AND MEANS
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 783, 784, 800, 2591, 5278 & 5548 – Amending Sections 102, 104, 119(B), 201, 209, 307, 402, 407, 423, 427, 431, 800(G), 802, 806, 900, 1100, 1111, 1117, 1118, 1129, 1131, 1135, 1138, 1141, 1147(A), 1204, 1226, 1400, 1505, and 1512; and adding Section 440(A) all under RA 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act [by improving trade facilitation, simplifying processes, and empowering the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to impose sanctions] (Rep. Ruffy Biazon, Deputy Speakers Jose Atienza Jr. and Rodante Marcoleta, and Rep. Sharon Garin)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HB 178 – Imposing excise tax on plastic bags, thereby adding a new section, designated as Section 150(C), in the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (Rep. Horacio Suansing Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 6287 – Creating a network of Meister schools in the country and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda)

Substitute Bill to HBs 4692, 6476 & 8101 – Providing for the promotion and development of the Philippine creative industries and providing funds therefor (Reps. Victor Yap, Carlos Cojuangco, and Christopher V.P. De Venecia)

Substitute Bill to HBs 7473 & 7809 – Converting the Mindanao State University (MSU)–College of Medicine extension program in the MSU-General Santos City campus into a regular college of medicine program of the MSU-General Santos City campus, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles)

Substitute Bill to HB 7797 – Amending the provisions of RA 6764, otherwise known as the Tarlac State University Charter, and appropriating funds therefor (by updating its provisions to make the university globally competitive and future-proof) (Rep. Victor Yap)

Substitute Bill to HB 7857 – Establishing a college of medicine in the Southern Luzon State University main campus in the Municipality of Lucban, Province of Quezon, to be known as the Southern Luzon State University-College of Medicine, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)
ENERGY (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 471 – Establishing the Lineman Training Academy of the Philippines, providing for its powers, structure, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Presley De Jesus)

HB 472 – Proclaiming the first Monday of August every year as Linemen Appreciation Day (Rep. Presley De Jesus)

HB 3247 – Providing for additional insurance coverage and benefits for all linemen and other power line workers (Rep. Sergio Dagooc)

HB 7058 – Providing government assistance to distribution utilities and its electricity end-users and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Sergio Dagooc)
ETHICS AND PRIVILEGES
10:00 AM

Combination of physical meeting at Spkr. Nograles Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom Committee Case No. SC-2021-03, sworn complaint of Catherine Janice E. Neri, et al. against Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal (2nd District, Misamis Occidental)

Committee Case No. SC-2021-04, sworn complaint of Luzviminda Denore Coronel, et al. against Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta (Party-List, SAGIP)

Letter response dated 26 January 2021 on the request of the Committee on Ethics and Privileges to conduct a Webinar on Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS) by the National Integrity Office, Office of the Ombudsman
BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 8938 – Deepening the capital market by developing a robust institutional investor base and strengthening the regulatory environment (Rep. Junie Cua)
INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on HB 7811 – Safeguarding the traditional property rights of indigenous peoples (IPs) (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Committee Report on HR 59 – Inquiry into the involvement of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the implementation and oversight of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)

HR 1454 – Urging the review of the criteria and qualifications of the poorest of the poor provinces of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, and provide recommendations therefor (Rep. Elisa ‘Olga’ Kho)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS - CANCELLED
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Technical working group report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 8031, 8059 & 8628 – Providing for additional mechanisms to accelerate the recovery and bolster the resiliency of the Philippine economy, providing funds therefor (Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo, Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, and Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)

Committee Report and the Substitute Bill to HBs 8031, 8059 & 8628
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 8031, 8059 & 8628 – Providing for additional mechanisms to accelerate the recovery and bolster the resiliency of the Philippine economy, providing funds therefor (Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo, Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, and Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)
SUBCOMMITTEE ON POLICE ADMINISTRATION (PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY)
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 1373 – Providing for the reorganization of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal)

HB 1930 – Conferring the cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) the status of government employees and granting them with civil service eligibility and benefits and privileges (Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal)

HB 3290 – Amending Section 58 of RA 8551, otherwise known as the PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998, appropriating funds therefor (by increasing up to 50% the annual recruitment, training, and education quota for women assigned to the PNP Women's Desk) (Rep. Alfred Vargas)

HBs 3851, 4747 & 6358 – Increasing the recruitment quota requirement of female PNP officers, amending Section 58 of RA 8551 (Reps. Tyrone Agabas, Johnny Ty Pimentel, and Ann Hofer)
16-March-2021
(TUESDAY)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
09:00 AM

Combination of physical meeting at Spkr. Nograles Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HRs 974 & 992 – Investigation into the alleged overpriced fertilizers the farmers received from the Department of Agriculture (DA) as part of the government's COVID-19 assistance (Reps. Micaela Violago and Eufemia ‘Ka Femia’ Cullamat)

HR 1396 – Inquiry into the questionable receipt of private funding by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other government agencies and institutions in exchange for the issuance of specific and pre-defined policies directed against a legitimate industry under Philippine laws and in complete disregard of the rights and welfare of consumers (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY and SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Cisco Webex Conference Committee meeting on the disagreeing provisions of HB 8145 & SBN 1877 – Extending and enhancing the implementation of the lifeline rate, amending for the purpose Section 73 of RA 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001 (Rep. Sergio Dagooc and Sen. Win Gatchalian)
JUSTICE jt. w/ NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) House Concurrent Resolutions 12, 13, 14 & 15 – Concurring with Proclamation Nos. 1090, 1091, 1092 & 1093, respectively, all dated February 5, 2021, granting amnesty to members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB), and former rebels of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG), who have committed crimes punishable under Act No. 3815, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code, and special penal laws in furtherance of their political beliefs (Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HB 2761 – Rationalizing the proceedings in and resolution of electoral protests (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 190 – Providing for additional organizational, operational, and developmental funding to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), to promote and enhance its information and communications technology (ICT) mechanisms and projects, to foster and accelerate the convergence of its ICT-enabled facilities (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 8284 – Providing for the manner of election of the elective members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Laguna, representing the cities of San Pedro, Sta. Rosa, and Biñan (Rep. Dan Fernandez)
COOPERATIVES DEVELOPMENT - CANCELLED
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Committee Report on HR 1327 – Commending Cebu People’s Multipurpose Cooperative for its outstanding role and contribution to cooperative development, and its exemplary commitment as a partner for economic growth and sustainable development (Rep. Sabiniano Canama)

Committee Report on HR 1328 – Commending the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) Network for its outstanding achievements and leadership in the upliftment and development of cooperatives in the country (Rep. Sabiniano Canama)

Committee Report on HR 1465 – Commending the Dumaguete Cathedral Credit Cooperative for its outstanding achievements and leadership in the field of cooperative development (Rep. Sabiniano Canama)

HB 1923 – Recognizing the Province of Bulacan as the Cooperative Capital of the Philippines (Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HB 5494 – Amending RA 9520, otherwise known as the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 (by allowing proxy voting in primary cooperatives whose members are widely dispersed or whose members are majority in the armed forces, persons with disabilities, or overseas Filipino workers, among others) (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)

HB 5732 –Instituting agricultural cooperativism in the Philippines, amending for the purpose certain sections of RA 9520, RA 11364, otherwise known as the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Charter of 2019, and RA 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Geraldine Roman)

HR 781 – Inquiry into the status of implementation of RA 11364 (Rep. Sabiniano Canama)
17-March-2021
(WEDNESDAY)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Privilege Speech delivered on the floor on February 15, 2021 - On the privatization of the Talavera Water District (Rep. Estrellita Suansing)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION jt. w/ TRANSPORTATION (This meeting will follow immediately after the meeting of the Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization)
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 2496 – Creating the Zamboanga International Airport Authority and providing funds therefor (Rep. Manuel Jose ‘Mannix’ Dalipe)

HB 4176 – Establishing the Aklan Airport Authority to administer and operate the Kalibo International Airport and the Caticlan Airport, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Teodorico Haresco Jr.)

HB 6863 – Creating the General Paulino Santos International Airport Authority, transferring the existing assets of General Santos City Airport to the Authority, vesting the Authority with such powers to administer and operate General Paulino Santos International Airport, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles)

HB 7976 – Creating the Philippine Airports Authority, defining its powers, functions, and responsibilities, and providing funds therefor (Rep. Eric Olivarez)
HEALTH
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 1844 – Authorizing the construction of a 'Bantay Antayan' Building in front of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Emergency Room complex, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 2677 – Providing for the rehabilitation and modernization of PGH, creating the PGH Rehabilitation and Modernization Fund, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Wilfrido Mark Enverga)

HBs 6789 & 7177 – Increasing the bed capacity of the PGH from 1,500 to 2,200 beds and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Kristine Alexie Tutor and Alfred Vargas)

HBs 6993, 7047 & 7350 – Increasing the bed capacity of the Davao Regional Medical Center from 600 to 1,000 beds, upgrading the service facilities and professional health care therein, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Jericho Jonas Nograles, Pantaleon Alvarez, and Joel Mayo Almario)

HB 1621 – Creating a body corporate to be known as the Western Philippines Medical Center (Rep. Gil 'Kabarangay' Acosta Jr.)

HB 6290 – Providing for the establishment of a district hospital in the Municipality of Ramon Magsaysay, Province of Zamboanga Del Sur to be known as Ramon Magsaysay District Hospital (Deputy Speaker Divina Grace Yu)

HB 8274 – Providing for the establishment of a children’s hospital in the Municipality of Liloan in the Province of Cebu, to be known as the Liloan Children’s Hospital, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Vincent Franco ‘Duke’ Frasco)

HB 8275 – Upgrading the Cebu Provincial Hospital in the City of Danao, Province of Cebu into a Level II general hospital to be known as the North Cebu Medical Center, increasing its bed capacity, upgrading its professional health care services and facilities, authorizing the increase of its medical personnel and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Vincent Franco ‘Duke’ Frasco)

HB 8782 – Increasing the bed capacity of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center from 800 to 1,500 beds and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Mark Go)
WAYS AND MEANS
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Briefing by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on its revenue collection performance
BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 8938 – Deepening the capital market by developing a robust institutional investor base and strengthening the regulatory environment (Rep. Junie Cua)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY - CANCELLED
10:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HR 1197 – Inquiry into the implementation of the housing project in Purok 6, Lam-An, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, and the alleged violations in the demolition of houses and eviction of the residents while the Philippines is under a state of calamity (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)
AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES RESOURCES
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HBs 6063 & 6064 – Establishing fish ports in the Municipalities of Saint Bernard and Macrohon, both in the Province of Southern Leyte (Rep. Roger Mercado)

HB 6527 – Providing for the improvement, rehabilitation, and modernization of the Sangali Fish Port Complex (SFPC) in Zamboanga City (Rep. Manuel Jose ‘Mannix’ Dalipe)

HB 8100 – Establishing an aquaculture feed mill plant in the Municipality of Panay, Province of Capiz, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Emmanuel ‘Tawi’ Billones)

HR 1046 – Calling out various government agencies to provide salt producers the same benefits they give to the fisherfolk sector as both are economically linked (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor Savellano)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 874, 1494, 1557, 3276, 3291, 3355, 3487, 3511, 3801, 5496, 6562, 6629, 44, 2081,4890, 5026, 5342, 6263, 22, 165, 439, 536, 602, 670, 690, 763, 1304, 1366, 1787, 2700, 3159, 3985, 4096, 4271, 4395, 4575, 5003, 5057, & 6437 – Magna Carta for Barangay Health Workers (Reps. John Reynald Tiangco, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Julienne ‘Jam’ Baronda, Yedda Marie Romualdez, Alfred Vargas, Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, Rep. Sol Aragones, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Ferdinand Gaite, Manuel Cabochan III, Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez, 'Kuya' Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Eric Olivarez, Johnny Ty Pimentel, Deputy Speakers Michael Romero Ph.D. and Evelina Escudero, Rep. Jose Christopher Belmonte, Deputy Speaker Strike Revilla, Minority Leader Joseph Stephen ‘Caraps’ Paduano, Reps. Resurreccion Acop, Ron Salo, Stella Luz Quimbo, Ruffy Biazon, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Jumel Anthony Espino, Marisol Panotes, Shernee Tan, Angelica Natasha Co, Michael Defensor, Aleta Suarez, Antonino Calixto, Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal, and Rep. Tyrone Agabas)


Technical working group report on HBs 397, 1667, 2579, 5169, 5217, 5284, 6189, 7343 & 8585 and House Joint Resolution 7 – Providing compensation to Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials (Reps. Edgar Erice, Joey Sarte Salceda, Braeden John Biron, Cristal Bagatsing, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Manuel ‘Way Kurat’ Zamora, and Sarah Jane Elago)

HBs 5671 – Further strengthening the autonomy of local government units (LGUs), amending for the purpose Sections 16 and 41 of RA 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 (Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)

HBs 653 & 2058 – Institutionalizing the income classification of provinces, cities, and municipalities (Reps. Francis Gerald Aguinaldo Abaya and Jake Vincent Villa)

HB 595 – Creating a barangay to be known as Barangay Friendship Village Resources in the Municipality of Norzagaray, Province of Bulacan (Rep. Lorna Silverio)

HB 2718 – Creating a barangay to be known as Barangay Bukal in the Municipality of Nabunturan, Province of Compostela Valley (Rep. Ruwel Peter Gonzaga)
MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 60, 404, 562, 1069, 2215, 3699, 4072 & 4792 – Providing a socialized microfinancing program for micro enterprises through the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-Asenso (P3) Program, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Victor Yap, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Rodrigo Abellanosa, Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., Reps. Precious Hipolito Castelo, Alfred Delos Santos, and Lianda Bolilia)

Committee Report and the Substitute Bill to HBs 1068, 1070, 2121, 2771, 2842, 3991, 4174, 4352, 4512, 5055 & 6004 – Further promoting entrepreneurship by strengthening, empowering, and enhancing the financing programs for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), amending for the purpose RA 6977, as amended, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for MSMEs (Rep. Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Tyrone Agabas, Teodorico Haresco Jr., Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto, Reps. Jericho Jonas Nograles, Florencio Noel, and Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

HB 7968 – Establishing the barangay microfinance system and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Geraldine Roman)
COOPERATIVES DEVELOPMENT
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 1923 – Recognizing the Province of Bulacan as the Cooperative Capital of the Philippines (Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HB 5494 – Amending RA 9520, otherwise known as the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 (by allowing proxy voting in primary cooperatives whose members are widely dispersed or whose members are majority in the armed forces, persons with disabilities, or overseas Filipino workers, among others) (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)

HB 5732 –Instituting agricultural cooperativism in the Philippines, amending for the purpose certain sections of RA 9520, RA 11364, otherwise known as the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Charter of 2019, and RA 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Geraldine Roman)

HR 781 – Inquiry into the status of implementation of RA 11364 (Rep. Sabiniano Canama)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Report on HB 6018 – Institutionalizing skills training program and providing job opportunities to inmates in detention facilities (Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

HBs 4514, 5472 & 8291– Enhancing the regulation of employment of foreign nationals, amending for the purpose Articles 40, 41, and 42 of PD 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (Rep. Jericho Jonas Nograles, Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva, and Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT-SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT (This meeting will follow immediately after the meeting of the Committee on Labor and Employment)
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 5379, 7894, 2479 & 8257 – Providing for Magna Carta for Workers in the Construction Industry (Reps. Romeo Momo Sr., Joy Myra Tambunting, and Alfred Vargas)

Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 7028, 5701, 7590 & 8229 – Institutionalizing a national unemployment insurance program (Reps. Stella Luz Quimbo, Virgilio Lacson, Ferdinand Gaite, and Eric Olivarez)
METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT
01:30 PM

Combination of physical meeting at Spkr. Nograles Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 737 – Declaring the Laguna Lake as a primary source of potable water, providing the mechanisms therefor (Rep. Ruffy Biazon)

Discussion on the letter of Rep. Luis N. Campos (2nd District, Makati City) dated 19 January 2021 pertaining to the viability of Laguna Bay as an alternative source of potable water for Metro Manila
WELFARE OF CHILDREN
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Report on:

HRs 1118 & 1336 – Investigation into the alarming situation of online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines (Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez) and

HR 999 – Inquiry into the reported increase in online sexual exploitation of children in the country during the COVID-19 enhanced community quarantine (Rep. Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles)

HR 1313 – Investigation into the alarming spike of the number of cases of online sexual exploitation of children during pandemic (Rep. Arlene Brosas)
18-March-2021
(THURSDAY)
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HBs 1240 & 8435 – Amending RA 7277, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons [by including private corporations in the coverage of the provision in the law requiring the allocation of 5% of their total number of employees for persons with disabilities (PWDs)] (Reps. Micaela Violago and ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HBs 4007 & 8392 – Granting additional privileges to PWDs, amending for the purpose RA 7277, as amended, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Tyrone Agabas and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HB 6632 – Increasing the positions reserved for PWDs, amending for the purpose RA 7277, as amended (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III)
TRANSPORTATION (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 3113, 3125, 3613, 4025, 5202, 5621, 5653, 5992, 7417 & 7601– Providing for a Magna Carta of Commuters (Reps. Jose Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez, Allan Benedict Reyes, Alfred Vargas, Ruffy Biazon, Florencio Noel, Yedda Marie Romualdez, Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles, Claudine Diana Bautista, Deputy Speaker Eduardo 'Bro. Eddie' Villanueva, and Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)
PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS - CANCELLED
10:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 8151 – Adopting a 30-year national infrastructure program (Rep. Romeo Momo)

HB 6531 – Converting the Buluan-Banban-Paguin-Sacpil provincial road in the Province of Apayao, into a national road and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Elias Bulut Jr.)

HR 721 – Urging the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to consider the Municipality of Valladolid or the City of Bago, both in the Province of Negros Occidental, as the entry and exit points of the proposed bridge connecting the Province of Negros Occidental to the Island Province of Guimaras (Rep. Juliet Marie De Leon Ferrer)
CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMING ARTS - CANCELLED
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 4692, 6476 & 8101 – Providing for the promotion and development of the Philippine creative industries and providing funds therefor (Reps. Victor Yap, Carlos Cojuangco, and Christopher V.P. De Venecia)

HR 1588 – Investigation into the reported cases of online piracy during the Metro Manila Film Festival of 2020 (Rep. Christopher V.P. De Venecia)
REFORESTATION (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on the draft Substitute Bill to HBs 2183, 2750 & 7445 – Providing for the urban and countryside greening in the Philippines (Deputy Speakers Loren Legarda and Rufus Rodriguez, and Rep. Joaquin Chipeco Jr.)
BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
02:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 8938 – Deepening the capital market by developing a robust institutional investor base and strengthening the regulatory environment (Rep. Junie Cua)
ECOLOGY
02:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Substitute Bill to HBs 103, 139, 499, 546, 574, 635, 1754, 1837, 2396, 2484, 2811, 2969, 3140, 3338, 3536, 3537, 3723, 3725, 4339, 4435, 4644, 4724, 4827, 5048, 5312, 5383, 5411, 5489, 5623, 5772, 5773, 6076, 6085, 6180, 6279, 6640 & 6744; and HRs 213, 261, 553 & 1024 – Regulating the production, importation, sale, distribution, provision, use, recovery, collection, recycling, and disposal of single-use plastic products (Reps. Lawrence ‘Law’ Fortun, Geraldine Roman, Robert Ace Barbers, Ruffy Biazon, Greg Gasataya, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Reps. Estrellita Suansing, , Lorenz Defensor, Jumel Anthony Espino, Deputy Speaker Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera-Dy, Reps. Precious Hipolito Castelo, Joy Myra Tambunting, Angelo Marcos Barba, Jose ‘Bong’ Teves Jr., Ria Christina Fariñas, Kristine Alexie Tutor, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Frederick Siao, Florencio Noel, Rodrigo Abellanosa, Eric Go Yap, Josefina Tallado, Deputy Speaker Bienvenido Abante Jr., Reps. Ramon ‘Mon-Mon’ Guico III, ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Mark Go, Manuel Cabochan III, Alberto ‘Bobby’ Pacquiao, Francisco Jose ‘Bingo’ Matugas II, and David ‘Jay-Jay’ Suarez)

Substitute Bill to HBs 144 & 8089 – Providing for the establishment of a national framework for mandatory environmental insurance coverage for certain environmentally critical projects (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta and Rep. Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr.)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Technical Working Group)
02:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 5687 & 7778 – Establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (Reps. Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos and Eric Go Yap)
19-March-2021
(FRIDAY)
BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE (Technical Working Group)
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on HB 6405 – Abrogating the implementation of the mother tongue-based multilingual education for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3, amending for the purpose RA 10533, otherwise known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 (Rep. Mark Go)

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