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16-NOVEMBER-2022 • WEDNESDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
APPROPRIATIONS
Agenda
09:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
HB 4, in consolidation with HBs 687, 779, 950, 2599, 2732, 2858, 2929, 3011, 3050, 3084, 3149, 3422, 3564, 4158, 4625, 4917 & 5157 – Providing protection to consumers and merchants engaged in internet transactions, creating for the purpose the Electronic Commerce Bureau, and appropriating funds therefor (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Rex Gatchalian, Carlito Marquez, JC Abalos, Eric Go Yap, Joseph ‘Jojo’ Lara, Rufus Rodriguez, Paolo Duterte, Juan Carlos ‘Arjo’ Atayde, Ambrosio Cruz Jr., Deputy Speaker Kristine Singson-Meehan, Rep. Christopherson 'Coco' Yap, Harris Christopher Ongchuan, Gus Tambunting, Michael Romero, Ph.D., and Gerville Luistro)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1, 685, 3460 & 3700 – Providing for Government Financial Institutions Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Economic Recovery (GUIDE) (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Paolo Duterte, and Midy Cua)

Substitute Bill to HBs 299 & 1952 – Strengthening the mental health services of state universities and colleges and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Greg Gasataya and Yedda Marie Romualdez)

Substitute Bill to HB 929 – 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. Roman Romulo)

Substitute Bill to HBs 636, 932, 1348, 1928 & 2466 – Establishing the public schools of the future in technology and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Roman Romulo, Christian Tell Yap, Alfred Delos Santos, and Rufus Rodriguez)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1195, 1424, 2017, 2031, 2335, 2386, 2746, 3614, 4113, 4128 & 4232– Establishing the agriculture information system in all cities and municipalities (Reps. Dante Garcia, Robert Raymund Estrella, Eddiebong Plaza, Christopherson 'Coco' Yap, Lorenz Defensor, Wilfrido Mark Enverga, Alfred Delos Santos, Deputy Speaker Kristine Singson-Meehan, Reps. Eric Go Yap, Harris Christopher Ongchuan, and Richard Gomez, DPA)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1096, 1194, 2643, 3250 & 3506 –Promoting the development of the bamboo industry by strengthening the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council, creating the Bamboo Industry Research and Development Center, providing incentives for bamboo plantation development, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Dante Garcia, Linabelle Ruth Villarica, Lex Anthony Cris Colada, and Faustino ‘Inno’ Dy V)

Substitute Bill to HB 3178 & 3839 – Granting full insurance coverage to all qualified agrarian reform beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, amending for the purpose RA 6657, as amended by RA 9700, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988 (Deputy Speakers Ralph Recto and Kristine Singson-Meehan)

Substitute Bill to HB 56 – Creating five additional branches of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in the National Capital Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Muntinlupa, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(d) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, otherwise known as the Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980, as amended (Rep. Jaime Fresnedi)

Substitute Bill to HB 115 – Creating two additional branches of the RTC in the Fourth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of Silang, Province of Cavite, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(e) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Roy Loyola)

Substitute Bill to HB 146 – Creating three additional branches of the Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) in the National Capital Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Parañaque, Metro Manila, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 27 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Edwin Olivarez)

Substitute Bill to HB 244 – Creating two additional branches of the RTC in the Second Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of Cabagan, Province of Isabela, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(b) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Antonio ‘Tonypet’ Albano)

Substitute Bill to HB 325 – Creating three additional branches of the RTC in the Tenth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands, and two additional branches of the MTC in the Tenth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipalities of San Jose and Basilisa, Province of Dinagat Islands, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(k) and Section 30 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Alan 1 Ecleo)

Substitute Bill to HB 413 – Creating one additional branch of the RTC, to be designated as a special court for drugs cases in the Eighth Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Baybay, Province of Leyte, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(i) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Carl Nicolas Cari)

Substitute Bill to HB 465 – Creating six additional branches of the RTC in the Ninth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of Diplahan, Province of Zamboanga Sibugay, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(j) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Wilter Palma)

Substitute Bill to HB 477 – Creating three additional branches of the RTC in the Tenth Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Valencia, Province of Bukidnon, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(k) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Laarni Lavin Roque)

Substitute Bill to HB 1597 – Creating four additional branches of the RTC in the Eighth Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Tacloban, Province of Leyte, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(i) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez)

Substitute Bill to HB 1717 – Creating 12 additional branches of the RTC in the Fourth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of Los Baños and in the City of Cabuyao, Province of Laguna, and one additional branch of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) in the Fourth Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Cabuyao, Province of Laguna, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14 (e) and Section 29 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez)

Substitute Bill to HB 3272 – Creating 11 additional branches of the MTCC in the Eleventh Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Davao, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 29 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Paolo Duterte)
NUCLEAR ENERGY - CANCELLED
Agenda
09:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 2921 – Mandating the Philippine government to utilize the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant or acquire another nuclear power facility (Rep. Arnulfo ‘Arnie’ Teves Jr.)
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS
Agenda
09:00 AM
Face-to-face meeting at Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg.
Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 2457, 4239, 4830 & 5778 – Strengthening the Commission on Elections by increasing the manpower complement in its field offices separate and independent from local government units, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Batas Pambansa Blg. 881, as amended, otherwise known as the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines (Reps. Rufus Rodriguez, Juliet Marie De Leon Ferrer, Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, and Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 120, 1664, 2543-2546, 2812, 3474, 4136, 4349, 4653, 4831 & 4847 – Providing for early voting for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, lawyers, and health personnel in national and local elections (Reps. Juliet Marie De Leon Ferrer, Rufus Rodriguez, Keith Micah ‘Atty. Mike’ Tan, Horacio Suansing Jr., Rodolfo ‘Ompong’ Ordanes, Harris Christopher Ongchuan, JC Abalos, Alfred Delos Santos, Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, and Pantaleon Alvarez)

HB 488 - Strengthening the political party system and appropriating funds therefor (Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)

HBs 399, 581, 1575, 2702, 3629, 5025 & 5230 – Increasing the authorized campaign expenses of candidates and political parties, amending for the purpose Section 13 of RA 7166 or the law providing for synchronized national and local elections and for electoral reforms, appropriating therefor (Reps. Gus Tambunting, Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Olga ‘Ara’ Kho, Yedda Marie Romualdez, Leody Tarriela, Augustina Dominique Pancho, and Sancho Fernando Oaminal)

HBs 22 – Strengthening the procedure for registration of voters and adopting a system of online registration, amending for the purpose Sections 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 32, 33 and 45 of RA 8189, otherwise known as the Voter’s Registration Act of 1996 (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez)

HB 1533 – Amending Sections 9 and 27 of RA 8189 (by requiring the presentation of proof of residence in addition to proof of identity during voter’s registration to prevent the problem of perennial flying voters and by changing the failure to vote for two successive preceding regular elections requirement to three successive preceding regular elections before a registered voter could be disenfranchised ) (Rep. Robert Ace Barbers)

HB 4133 – Authorizing the Commission on Elections to use and implement an automated and online system for voter registration, providing funds therefor (Rep. Harris Christopher Ongchuan)

HB 4542 – Amending Section 29 of RA 8189 (by involving the Philippine Statistics Authority in certifying the death of a registered voter, aside from the Local Civil Registry) (Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla)

HB 4949 – Repealing the cancellation of registration of voters who did not vote in the immediately preceding two successive regular elections (Rep. Gus Tambunting)
WAYS AND MEANS
Agenda
09:00 AM
Face-to-Face meeting at the Spkrs. Aquino/Makalintal Hall, 2/F SWA Building
Substitute Bill to HBs 2182, 2393, 2550, 3409, 3434, 3490, 3787, 3797, 4333, 5126, 5206, 5274, 5286, 5314 & 5664 – Emancipating agrarian reform beneficiaries from financial burden by condoning unpaid amortizations and interests and extending estate tax amnesty on agricultural lands awarded under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto, Reps. Marie Bernadette Escudero, Robert Raymund Estrella, Arnan Panaligan, Jaime Fresnedi, Wilbert Lee, Solomon Chungalao, Joey Sarte Salceda, Angelo Marcos Barba, Alfred Delos Santos, Arlene Brosas, Lordan Suan, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte, Jr., Richard Gomez, DPA, and Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

Substitute Bill to HB 976 – Establishing the Philippine Entrepreneurs Academy and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Mark Go)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1665 & 2283 – Institutionalizing an enterprise-based education and training program to strengthen technical-vocational education and training and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Rufus Rodriguez and Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

Substitute Bill to HBs 885, 991, 1661 & 4432 – Strengthening the Commission on Higher Education and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose RA 7722, otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994 (Reps. Michael Romero Ph.D., Mark Go, Rufus Rodriguez, and Marvin Rillo)

Substitute Bill to HBs 15, 27, 193, 422, 958, 1498, 2001, 4600, 5159, 5222 & 5564 – Regulating the use of treatment technology for municipal and hazardous wastes, repealing for the purpose Section 20 of RA 8749, otherwise known as the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Jurdin Jesus Romualdo, Carlito Marquez, Aniela Bianca Tolentino, Florida ‘Rida’ Robes, Eulogio Rodriguez, Michael Romero Ph.D., Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Gerville Luistro, and Samuel Verzosa Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 10, 47, 282, 308, 462, 528, 602, 1179, 1262, 1491, 1710, 1721, 1903, 2413, 2456, 2736, 2777, 2904, 2979, 3043, 3118, 3147, 3398, 3407, 3503, 3693, 3723, 4186, 4270, 4450, 4862, 5683, 5796, 5861, 5895, 5908 & 5912 –Establishing the Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines and appropriating funds therefor (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Keith Micah ‘Atty. Mike’ Tan, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Juan Carlos ‘Arjo’ Atayde, Ron Salo, Edgar Chatto, Bryan Revilla, Divina Grace Yu, Dan Fernandez, Anthony Rolando Golez Jr., Ruth Mariano-Hernandez, Jeyzel Victoria Yu, Angelo Marcos Barba, Rufus Rodriguez, JC Abalos, Alfred Delos Santos, Florida ‘Rida’ Robes, Michael Romero, Ph.D., Christopherson ‘Coco’ Yap, Reynante Arrogancia, Ambrosio Cruz Jr., Carlito Marquez, Paolo Duterte, Edward Vera Perez Maceda, Marlyn ‘Len’ Alonte, Edvic Yap, Harris Christopher Ongchuan, Gus Tambunting, Anna York Bondoc, Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Deputy Speaker Camille Villar, Reps. Gerville Luistro, Joseph Gilbert Violago, Maria Vanessa Aumentado, Jose ‘Bong’ Teves Jr., and Ciriaco Gato Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 9, 46, 159, 281, 359, 994, 1375, 1715, 2521, 2694, 2730, 2799, 2935, 2977, 3010, 3094, 3117, 3447, 3502, 3530, 3540, 3609, 3666, 4064, 4100, 4147, 4778, 5797 & 5913 – Creating the Philippine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, defining its powers and functions (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Ma. Rene Ann Lourdes Matibag, Keith Micah ‘Atty. Mike’ Tan, Maria Angela Garcia, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Mikaela Angela Suansing, Anthony Rolando Golez Jr., Patrick Michael Vargas, Ron Salo, JC Abalos, Joseph ‘Jojo’ Lara, Rufus Rodriguez, Michael Romero, Ph.D., Reynante Arrogancia, Teodorico Haresco, Edward Vera Perez Maceda, Edwin Olivarez, Alfred Delos Santos, Paolo Duterte, Edvic Yap, Deputy Speaker Kristine Singson-Meehan, Reps. Ray Florence Reyes, Juan Carlos ‘Arjo’ Atayde, Lorenz Defensor, Harris Christopher Ongchuan, Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Gerville Luistro, and Ciriaco Gato Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1, 685, 3460 & 3700 – Providing for Government Financial Institutions Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Economic Recovery (GUIDE) (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Paolo Duterte, and Midy Cua)
BASES CONVERSION
Agenda
09:30 AM
Face-to-face meeting at Spkr. Belmonte Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg.
Organizational meeting – Consideration/Approval of the Committee Rules of Procedure and the Guidelines on Video Conferencing

Briefing by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority Group and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority on their mandates, corporate structures, areas of operation, programs and projects, and other pertinent activities
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
HBs 1183 & 4472 – Mandating the allocation of an area for information and communication technology infrastructure and facilities in subdivisions and housing development projects (Reps. Christian Tell Yap and Faustino ‘Inno’ Dy V)

HBs 954, 1429, 2300 & 2994 – Strengthening the National Housing Authority (NHA), extending its corporate term, amending for the purpose PD 757 or the law creating the NHA (Reps. Sandro Gonzales, Ma. Victoria Co-Pilar, Khymer Adan Olaso, and Ivan Howard Guintu)
JUSTICE
Agenda
09:30 AM
Combination of physical meeting at the R. R. Andaya Hall, 2/F Main Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 825 – Granting Philippine citizenship to Mr. Justin Donta Brownlee (Rep. Michael Romero Ph.D.)
MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Agenda
09:30 AM
Combination of physical meeting at Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HBs 712, 826, 1141, 2273, 2811, 2857 & 4298 – Promoting entrepreneurship by establishing a socialized microfinancing program for micro enterprises through the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso Program and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Emigdio Tanjuatco III, Michael Romero, Ph.D., Faustino ‘lnno’ Dy V, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Virgilio Lacson, Eric Go Yap, and Christian Unabia)
EAST ASEAN GROWTH AREA
Agenda
10:00 AM
Combination of physical meeting at the Minority Leader's Conference Room and virtual meeting via Zoom
HR 343 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to initiate and convene the legislatures comprising the growth areas of Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) for a first BIMP-EAGA Inter-Parliamentary Forum (Rep. Princess Rihan Sakaluran)

Briefing by the Department of Foreign Affairs on the recent projects, initiatives, and legislative proposals to facilitate safe and efficient travel in the BIMP-EAGA subregion
INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (Technical Working Group) - CANCELLED
Agenda
10:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 4118 – Establishing resource centers for the indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples to enhance and ensure the delivery of essential services and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Allen Jesse Mangaoang)

HB 5031 – Providing for the establishment of an indigenous training center in the City of Valencia, Province of Bukidnon and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Laarni Lavin Roque)
JUSTICE jt. w/ NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY and PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (This meeting will follow immediately after the meeting of the Committee on Justice)
Agenda
10:00 AM
Combination of physical meeting at the R. R. Andaya Hall, 2/F Main Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HBs 8, 1259, 1755, 1901, 2192, 2909, 4193, 4626, 4805 & 5193 – Providing free legal assistance to any officer or uniformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Coast Guard, and Philippine National Police, facing any charges before the Prosecutor’s Office, court or any competent body arising from an incident related to the performance of official duty, and appropriating funds therefor (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Divina Grace Yu, Paolo Duterte, Jeyzel Victoria Yu, Arnie Fuentebella, Cheeno Miguel Almario, Michael Romero, Ph.D., Gus Tambunting, Juan Carlos ‘Arjo’ Atayde, and Patrick Michael Vargas)
WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY
Agenda
10:00 AM
Face-to-face meeting at Spkr. Nograles Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg.
Organizational meeting – Adoption of the Provisional Internal Rules of Procedure; Designation of subcommittee chairpersons and members

Briefing by the Philippine Commission on Women on women and gender equality concerns
HEALTH
Agenda
01:00 PM
Combination of physical meeting at the Spkr. Nograles Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HBs 479, 1275, 1642, 2058, 4123, 4195, 5114, 5928 & 6111 – Establishing the Overseas Filipino Workers Hospital, and appropriating funds therefor (Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Reps. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Francisco Paolo Ortega V, Ron Salo, Rufus Rodriguez, Eric Go Yap, Christian Tell Yap, and Ciriaco Gato Jr.)

HBs 2, 88, 285, 603, 1093, 1261, 1490, 1695, 2693, 2752, 2788, 2970, 3009, 3041, 3083, 3095, 3119, 3123, 3150, 3461, 3504, 3593, 3608, 3726, 4266, 4639, 4832, 5220, 5869 & 5907 – Instituting the Medical Reserve Corps and appropriating funds therefor (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Marjorie Ann Teodoro, Keith Micah ‘Atty. Mike’ Tan, Edgar Chatto, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Divina Grace Yu, Dan Fernandez, Ray Florence Reyes, Ron Salo, Alfred Delos Santos, Patrick Michael Vargas, Jonathan Keith Flores, Rufus Rodriguez, Christopherson ‘Coco’ Yap, Juan Carlos ‘Arjo’ Atayde, Teodorico Haresco Jr., Reynante Arrogancia, Michael Morden, Ambrosio Cruz Jr., Paolo Duterte, Edward Vera Perez Maceda, Michael Romero, Ph.D., Deputy Speaker Kristine Singson-Meehan, Reps. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez, Gus Tambunting, David ‘Jay-Jay’ Suarez, Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Gerville Luistro, Joseph Gilbert Violago, and Jose ‘Bong’ Teves Jr.)

HB 6110 – Instituting the Health Emergency Auxiliary Reinforcement Team under the Department of Health (Rep. Ciriaco Gato Jr.)
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Agenda
01:00 PM
Combination of physical meeting at Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 270, 2209, 2612, 4251, 4380, 4555, 5094 and HRs 43, 44, 323, 334, 337, 412 & 457 – No Call, No Text, No Email Registration Act (Reps. Christian Tell Yap, Eduardo "Bro. Eddie" Villanueva, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Tobias ‘Toby’ Tiangco, Roman Romulo, Keith Micah ‘Atty. Mike’ Tan, Gus Tambunting, Patrick Michael Vargas, Maria Jamina Katherine Agarao, Wilbert Lee, Dean Asistio, and Rex Gatchalian)

HBs 6, 261, 2382, 2566, 3591, 4164 & 5085 – Promoting open access in data transmission and providing additional powers to the National Telecommunications Commission (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Christian Tell Yap, Jurdin Jesus Romualdo, Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto, Reps. Michael Romero Ph.D., Harris Christopher Ongchuan, Jose Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez, Ph.D., and Ernesto Dionisio Jr.)

HB 4659 – Amending RA 7925, otherwise known as the Public Telecommunications Policy Act of the Philippines, by requiring public telecommunication entities and internet service providers to institute a refund mechanism for service outages and disruptions and providing penalties for violations thereof (Rep. Tobias ‘Toby’ Tiangco)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 313, 427, 1000, 3396 & 3538 – Converting the capital town of provinces with no component cities, independent component cities or highly urbanized cities within its territorial jurisdiction, into a component city (Reps. Eric Go Yap, Carlito Marquez, Rosemarie Panotes, Wilter Palma, and Paul Ruiz Daza)
PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION
Agenda
01:00 PM
Face-to-face meeting at Spkr. De Venecia Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg.
Organizational meeting:
• Brief historical background of the Committee
• Mandate/jurisdiction of the Committee
• Committee membership
• Creation of Subcommittees
• Accomplishment Report during the 18th Congress
• Presentation/Approval of the Internal Rules of the Committee
PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS - CANCELLED
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 183 – Amending, among others, Sections 4, 5, and 6 of RA 10752, otherwise known as the Right-of-Way (ROW) Act (by allowing the current market value or zonal value of the land, whichever is higher, as basis for ROW compensation for government infrastructure projects; exempting the owner of the property affected by ROW acquisition from the payment of capital gains tax; and disallowing compensation of public utilities affected by ROW acquisition, among other amendments) (Deputy Speaker Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)

HBs 1973, 2086 & 4601 – Amending RA 10752 (by requiring independent property appraisers to be licensed by the Professional Regulation Commission instead of accreditation by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; requiring a ROW Action Plan for government infrastructure projects prior to actual ROW acquisition; providing a clear computation of the capital gains tax; defining market value as basis for ROW compensation; observing the guidelines on ROW acquisition indicated in the loan/grant agreement for foreign-assisted projects under the Official Development Assistance; and clarifying ROW acquisition of areas within ancestral domains, among other amendments that aim to further expedite ROW acquisition for government infrastructure projects ) (Reps. Romeo Momo, Salvador Pleyto, and Bernadette 'BH' Herrera)

HB 2824 – Further facilitating the acquisition of untitled lands for public use, amending for this purpose Sections 5 and 6 of RA 10752 (Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto)

HBs 49, 1974, 2087, 2557, 4584 & 5180 – Strengthening public-private partnership (PPP) and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Romeo Momo, Salvador Pleyto, Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto, Reps. Bernadette Herrera, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HB 4259 – Increasing the private sector participation in the infrastructure industry, amending further RA 6957, as amended, or the law authorizing the financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure projects by the private sector (Rep. Gus Tambunting)

HR 142 – Inquiry into the contingent liabilities arising from PPP projects, with the end in view of institutionalizing fiscal discipline and strengthening government mechanisms to enforce transparency and accountability over the utilization and reporting of public funds (Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto)
TOURISM
Agenda
01:00 PM
Face-to-face meeting at Spkr. Belmonte Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg.
HBs 4341 & 4342 – Declaring Pinsal and Diket Falls in the Municipalities of San Nicolas and Umingan, respectively, both in the Province of Pangasinan as tourist destinations, providing for their development and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas)

HB 5242 – Declaring the Municipality of Dolores, Province of Quezon, a tourist destination, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. David ‘Jay-Jay’ Suarez)

Briefing by the Department of Tourism and its attached agencies on their respective mandates, thrusts, policy directions and programs
SOCIAL SERVICES
Agenda
01:30 PM
Combination of physical meeting at Minority Leader’s Conference Room, Northwing Basement Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom
HBs 498, 998, 1940, 2480, 3386, 4429, 5489, 5948 & 6028 – Institutionalizing the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and providing funds therefor (Reps. Stella Luz Quimbo, Rosemarie Panotes, Yedda Marie Romualdez, Paul Ruiz Daza, Keith Micah ‘Atty. Mike’ Tan, Eric Go Yap, Ernesto Dionisio Jr., Rosanna ‘Ria’ Vergara, and Wowo Fortes)

Last Updated: 05-December-2022, 09:19:01 PM