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SOURCE: Committee Management Support Service I


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Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook pages of the HRep and Baguio City Rep. Mark O. Go)
Substitute Bill to HB 6439 – Declaring the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) as the National Maritime Academy, strengthening it for the purpose, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 6016 – Providing campus housing to tenured faculty members in state universities and colleges (Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

HB 1596 – Providing for additional developmental, operational, and organizational funding for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 7661 – Mandating the TESDA to update the existing Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP), Special Training for Employment Program (STEP), and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) (Rep. Alfred De Los Santos)

HB 7742 - Establishing TESDA training and accreditation center in the City of General Trias, Province of Cavite, to be known as the General Trias TESDA Training and Assessment Center and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Luis 'Jon-Jon' Ferrer IV)

HB 7797 – Amending the provisions of RA 6764 or the Tarlac State University Charter, and appropriating funds therefor (by revising its charter to adapt to the future and make the university globally competitive) (Rep. Victor Yap)

HB 7924 – Converting the Pinamungajan extension campus of the Cebu Technological University (CTU) in the Municipality of Pinamungajan, Province of Cebu, into a regular campus, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia)

HBs 7925 & 7926 – Establishing Cebu Technological University (CTU) satellite campuses in the City of Toledo and in the Municipality of Asturias, both in the Province of Cebu, respectively, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia)

Approval of Committee Reports (List of HBs to be provided later by the Committee Secretariat)
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 1063 – Reclassifying as agricultural land open to disposition under the provisions of the Public Land Act, as amended, the land covered by Proclamation No. 602, dated April 12, 2004, declaring as ecotourism park and campsite purposes a certain parcel of land of the public domain situated in Barangays Lubigan, Moriones, and Iba in the Municipality of San Jose, Province of Tarlac (Rep. Victor Yap)

HBs 4441, 4766, 5188, 6235, 8039 & 8095 – Reclassifying/declaring certain parcels of land of the public domain located in certain parts of the country as alienable and disposable lands (Reps. Gil ‘Kabarangay’ Acosta Jr., Noel Villanueva, Geraldine Roman, Johnny Ty Pimentel, and Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal)

HB 5731 – Rationalizing the management of the natural resources, located in Malapascua Island, Barangay Logon in the Municipality of Daanbantayan, Province of Cebu, amending for the purpose Presidential Proclamation 2151, declaring certain island and/or parts of the country as wilderness areas (Rep. Janice Salimbangon)

HB 7182 – Excluding certain portions of Sitio Baquilan in Barangay San Juan, Municipality of Botolan, Province of Zambales from the operation of Proclamation 907, series of 1992, and declaring the excluded portions as residential area and open to disposition under the provisions of RA 730, as amended, or the law permitting the sale without public auction of public lands of the Republic of the Philippines for residential purposes to qualified applicants under certain conditions, to bona fide residents actually occupying the same without public auction (Rep. Cheryl Deloso-Montalla)
10:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
HR 1345 – Investigation into the untimely and irresponsible opening of floodgates of dams and watersheds in Luzon during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses (Deputy Speaker Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera-Dy)

HR 1348 – Inquiry into the severe and unprecedented flooding in the Provinces of Cagayan and Isabela during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses (Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)

HR 1369 – Inquiry into the massive flooding in the Province of Cagayan caused by Typhoon Ulysses and water released from the Magat Dam, with the end in goal of identifying needed infrastructure projects and government intervention programs to prevent similar disaster from happening again (Rep. Joseph ’Jojo’ Lara)
10:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 639 & 2281 – Recognizing the indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples (ICCs/IPs) community conserved territories and areas (ICCA), establishing for the purpose the National ICCA Registry, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and Rep. Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 1738, 1823, 3758, 3919, 4429, 7119 & 7598 – Establishing resource centers for ICCs/IPs to enhance and ensure delivery of essential services, appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Edgar Chatto, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Rep. Mercedes ‘Didi’ Cagas, Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano, Reps. Alfred Vargas, and Manuel Cabochan III)

HBs 1332 & 2812 – Providing for free and culture-sensitive civil registration system for IPs (Rep. Arlene Brosas and Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
• Bills amending special laws:

HB 146 – Providing for a prescriptive period from which the Commission on Audit (COA) may conduct audit and issue a decision on cases, amending for the purpose PD 1445 or the State Audit Code of the Philippines (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)

HB 152 – Requiring the impounding of motor vehicles involved in a vehicular incident that resulted in the death or serious physical injury of a pedestrian, commuter or by-stander, unless a cash bond is posted (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)

HBs 582 & 7230 – Amending Section 6 of RA 1379, otherwise known as the Forfeiture Law, to provide a fixed percentage of the value of forfeited properties in corruption cases as additional funding for the Office of the Ombudsman (Deputy Speakers Eduardo 'Bro. Eddie' Villanueva and Evelina Escudero)

HBs 1842 & 2443 – Further regulating the sale of second hand articles, particularly electronic and telecommunications equipment, amending for the purpose PD 1612, otherwise known as the Anti-Fencing Law of 1979 (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez and Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

• Bills amending Act No. 3815, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines:

HB 148 – Expanding the coverage of, and imposing stiffer penalties for the crime of revelation of secrets, amending for the purpose Articles 291 & 292 of Act No. 3815, as amended (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)

HBs 155, 6378 & 6825 – Proposing amendments to Sections 181, 182, 183 & 184 of Act No. 3815, as amended (by increasing the penalty for perjury and false testimonies) (Deputy Speaker Arnolfo ‘Arnie’ Teves Jr., Reps. Teodorico Haresco Jr., and Cheryl Deloso-Montalla)

HB 577 – Defining and penalizing marital infidelity, amending for the purpose Act No. 3815 (Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

HB 1141 – Repealing Article 247 (Death or Physical Injuries Under Exceptional Circumstances) of Act No. 3815 (Rep. Arlene Brosas)

HB 1144 – Decriminalizing adultery and concubinage, repealing for this purpose Articles 333 & 334 of Act No. 3815 (Rep. Arlene Brosas)

HB 1149 – Repealing Articles 202 (Vagrants and prostitutes; Penalty) & 341 (White slavery trade) of Act No. 3815 and instituting a system of protection for victims of prostitution (Rep. Arlene Brosas)

HB 1653 – Prescribing a higher penalty for persons in authority as accessories, who directly cause or order the destruction or concealment of vital evidence for heinous crimes, amending for the purpose Article 19 of Act No. 3815 (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III)

HB 1835 – Abolishing the penalty of imprisonment in libel cases, amending for the purpose Articles 355, 357 & 360 of Act No. 3815, as amended (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 2194 – Including acts committed on account of road rage in the aggravating circumstances, amending for the purpose Article 14 of Act No. 3815, as amended (Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo)

HB 2335 – Addressing the system of prostitution, imposing penalties on its perpetrators, providing protective measures and support services for its victims, repealing for the purpose Articles 202 & 341 of Act No. 3815, as amended (Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero)

HB 2600 – Prescribing stiffer penalties for the crimes of delivering prisoners from jail and infidelity in the custody of prisoners, amending for the purpose Articles 156, 223 & 224 of Act No. 3815, as amended (Rep. Resurreccion Acop)

HB 3166 – Amending Article 152 of Act No. 3815, by including security guards of duly accredited security agencies while on official duty as agents of persons in authority (Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia)

HB 3455 – Decriminalizing libel, repealing for the purpose Articles 353-357 & 360-362 of Act No. 3815 as amended (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HB 3722 – Providing stiffer penalties for robbery, theft, and destruction of public property (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)

HB 3775 – Qualifying the killing of members of broadcast and print media in the lawful exercise of their functions as such, as a crime of murder punishable under Article 248 of Act No. 3815, as amended (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 3989 – Amending Act No. 3815, redefining the crime of adultery and concubinage and providing penalties for violation thereof (Rep. Aleta Suarez)

HB 5170 – Repealing Article 133 (Offending the religious feelings) of Act No. 3815, as amended (Rep. Edcel Lagman)

HB 5351 – Further amending Articles 29, 97, 98 & 99 of Act No. 3815, as amended (by excluding recidivists, habitual delinquents, escapees, or those who are charged with and convicted of heinous crimes from good conduct time allowance, among other amendments) Rep. Joaquin Chipeco Jr.)

HB 6273 – Amending Article 315 of Act No. 3815, to include wilful non-payment of correctly imposed public transportation fees as a mode of committing estafa (Rep. Eric Go Yap)

HB 6482 – Increasing the penalties for criminal negligence involving motor vehicles, amending for this purpose Article 365 of Act No. 3815 (Rep. Ramon ‘Mon-Mon’ Guico III)

• Bills amending RA 386 or the New Civil Code of the Philippines:

HB 347 – Repealing Article 891 (Reserva Troncal) of RA 386 (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo)

HB 408 – Amending Article 2 of RA 386, by providing for the publication of laws in the print or online version of the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines, as a requirement for their effectivity (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo)

HB 1426 – Clarifying the right of married women to retain their surnames, amending for the purpose Article 370 of RA 386 (Rep. Luis Campos Jr.)

HB 2691 - Amending Title X, Funerals, Article 305 of RA 386, as amended (by clarifying the right to custody and possession of the cadaver in regard to the final rites or funeral) (Rep. Greg Gasataya)

HB 4001 – Changing the definition of "years," amending Section 13 of RA 386 and Section 31 of the Revised Administrative Code of 1987 (Rep. Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III)

HBs 7094 & 7584 – Adjusting the minimum amount for death indemnity, moral, and exemplary damages under RA 386 (Reps. Joy Myra Tambunting)
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Substitute Bill to HBs 2075 & 2732 – Strengthening the promotion and delivery of mental health services in basic education through the hiring and deployment of mental health professionals, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado and Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

Substitute Bill to HB 3222 – Declaring the San Roque Parish in Caloocan City a national historical site for history, freedom and independence, providing for its preservation and improvement, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Edgar Erice)

Substitute Bill to HB 4479 – Establishing a cultural center and museum in the Province of Biliran to be known as Biliran Cultural Center and Museum and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Gerardo ‘Gerryboy’ Espina Jr.)

HB 490 – Declaring 'Baybayin' as the National Writing System of the Philippines, providing for its promotion, protection, preservation and conservation (Rep. Cheryl Deloso-Montalla)

HB 5984 – Promoting the Philippine indigenous/traditional writing systems, the use of Baybayin as a tool for cultural development of the Philippines, providing for its protection, preservation and conservation (Rep. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

HB 2117 – Mandating the inclusion of visits to historical and cultural heritage sites as part of the off-campus activities of public and private schools, amending for the purpose RA 10066, otherwise known as the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)

HB 8045 – Instituting the Charter of the National Library of the Philippines, defining its objectives, powers, and functions, repealing for this purpose Act Nos. 222, 1849, 1935, 2572 & 3477, E.O. 94, and RAs 3873, 10087 & 7743 (Rep. Roman Romulo)

HB 7876 – Establishing an electronics donation and recycling program to provide additional resources for public school students, address the demands of the modern society and to promote effective electronic waste management (Rep. Luisa Lloren Cuaresma)

HR 1309 – Calling on the Bureau of Customs (BuCor) to donate confiscated information and communications technology (ICT) equipment for the use of public school students to help our schools, especially our teachers and our youth, cope and adjust with the new normal in education brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic (Rep. Gavini ‘Apol’ Pancho)
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Technical Working Group meeting on the draft Substitute Bill to HB 6303 – Transcendent Unified Government Mobile Application (TUGMA) Act (Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia)

Last Updated: 14-April-2021, 04:01:01 PM