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23-MAY-2023 • TUESDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
WAYS AND MEANS
Agenda
08:30 AM
Virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Substitute Bill to HB 1905 – Separating the Ifugao State University (IFSU)-Potia campus in the Municipality of Alfonso Lista, Province of Ifugao, from the Ifugao State University (IFSU) in the Municipality of Lamut, Province of Ifugao, converting it into a state college and integrating therewith the IFSU-Lupao campus, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Solomon Chungalao)

Substitute Bill to HB 2357 – Converting the Baao Community College in the Municipality of Baao, Province of Camarines Sur into a state college, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Miguel Luis Villafuerte)

Substitute Bill to HB 2370 – Separating the University of Southern Mindanao-Kidapawan City campus in the City of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, from the University of Southern Mindanao in the Municipality of Kabacan, Province of Cotabato, and converting it into a state college, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Rudy Caoagdan, DPA)

Substitute Bill to HB 6550 – Renaming the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology as the Nueva Ecija State University, expanding its mandate and curricular offerings, strengthening its governing board, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Rosanna ‘Ria’ Vergara)

Substitute Bill to HB 7141 – Converting the Davao Del Sur State College in the City of Digos, Province of Davao Del Sur into a state university, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. John Tracy Cagas)

Substitute to HB 6997 – Renaming the Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College in the Municipality of Bongao, Province of Tawi-Tawi as the Tawi-Tawi State College of Agriculture and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Dimszar Sali)

Substitute Bill to HB 491 – Strengthening the Philippine footwear, leather goods and tannery industries, providing incentives and funds therefor (Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo)
ENERGY
Agenda
09:30 AM
Combination of face-to-face 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)
PART I
• Consideration of the Report of the Technical Working Groups on the following Substitute Bills:

Substitute Bill to HB 163 – Establishing a Renewable Energy Park in Laguna de Bay, to increase capacity and contribute to the renewable energy development in the Philippines, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Rodante Marcoleta)

Substitute Bill to HB 2159 – Establishing the Linemen Training Academy of the Philippines, providing for its powers and structure, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Sergio Dagooc)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1888, 2565, 6972 & 7625 – Reducing the electricity consumption of government-owned facilities by promoting the development and utilization of renewable energy systems, providing funds therefor (Rep. Maria Theresa Collantes, Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto, Reps. Ching Bernos and Ferdinand Alexander Marcos)

Substitute Bill to HBs 17, 29, 173, 3015, 4097, 4267, 4615, 5811, 6235, 6247 & 7329 – Promoting the development of the Philippine downstream natural gas industry, consolidating for the purpose all laws relating to the transmission, distribution, and supply of natural gas, and appropriating funds therefor (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Reps. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Caroline Tanchay, Joey Sarte Salceda, Eric Go Yap, Gus Tambunting, Michael Romero, Ph.D., Gerville ‘Jinky Bitrics’ Luistro, Rudys Caesar Fariñas I, and Lex Anthony Cris Colada)

• Approval of the Committee Reports on and Substitute Bills mentioned above

PART II
• Deliberation on the following bills amending the Electric Power Industry Reform Act:

HB 174 – Prohibiting cross-ownership among distribution utilities and generation companies, amending for this purpose Section 45 of RA 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (Rep. Caroline Tanchay)

HB 2153 – Mandating the government to construct, operate, and maintain power generating assets to ensure grid stability and supply reliability for ancillary and other purposes, amending for the purpose Section 47 of RA 9136 (Rep. Presley De Jesus)

HB 3430 – Amending Section 45 of RA 9136 (by tightening the restrictions for cross-ownership between power distributors and generators and setting limitations on the allowed percentage of supply that distribution utilities may source from their affiliated firms engaged in power generation) (Rep. Sergio Dagooc)

HB 3432 – Amending Section 31 of RA 9136 (by allowing electric cooperatives to automatically deduct the load requirement of the previously serviced consumer from the fixed load contracted under their power supply contracts with power suppliers in order to lower the electricity bill of the end-users) (Rep. Presley De Jesus)

HB 3601 – Removing the public offering requirement of generation companies, amending for the purpose Section 43 (t) of RA 9136, as amended (Rep. Ralph Wendel Tulfo)

HBs 4263 & 6167 – Amending Section 28 of RA 9136 (by lowering the cap on the percentage of the voting shares of stocks held by persons, natural or juridical, including directors, officers, stockholders, and other related interests, in a distribution utility and their respective holding companies, in order to broaden the ownership base, thereby attracting better investments and creating healthy competition and eventually addressing the high cost of electricity and other issues in the power industry) (Reps. Gus Tambunting and Loreto Acharon)

HB 6075 – Amending paragraph (j), Section 47 of RA 9136 (by allowing the government to generate and sell electricity from renewable energy sources and to incur new obligations to purchase power through bilateral contracts with generation companies or other suppliers) (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 7742 – Strengthening further the electric power industry, amending for the purpose Sections 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 30, 34, 35 and 37 of RA 9136 (Rep. Lex Anthony Cris Colada)

HB 7837 – Amending paragraph (f), Section 47 of RA 9136 (by excluding the Agus and Pulangui complexes in Mindanao from among the generation companies that will be privatized) (Rep. Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 8151 – Amending Section 23 of RA 9136 (by encouraging the utilization of embedded generation in the distribution sector in order to reduce transmission losses and other losses associated with long-distance electricity transport) (Rep. Sergio Dagooc)

HB 8154 – Amending Sections 27, 47 and 50 of the RA 9136 [by transferring the ownership of Caliraya-Botocan- Kalayaan (CBK) power plant to PSALM; including the National Power Corporation (NPC) Nuclear Power Village in Bagac, Bataan in the list of real estate assets that will be transferred to PSALM, and by adding the CBK, Agus-Pulangi hydropower complexes, and the NPC Nuclear Power Village to the list of exempted generation assets from privarization, among others] (Rep. Mark Cojuangco)
FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS - CANCELLED
Agenda
09:30 AM
Combination of face-to-face meeting at the Bids and Awards Committee Conf. Rm, SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom
Brief overview of the 194 flagship programs and projects in the country

Discussion on the status of the country's flagship programs and projects in Luzon
MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
09:30 AM
Face-to-face meeting at the Spkr. Villar Hall,1/F SWA Bldg.
Technical Working Group meeting on:

HBs 337, 641, 713, 1178, 2463, 2622, 4501, 4821, 6465, 7256, 7741 & 8000 – Further promoting entrepreneurship by strengthening, empowering and enhancing the financing and other support programs for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), amending for the purpose RA 6977, as amended, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Reps. Michael Romero, Ph.D., Joey Sarte Salceda, Emigdio Tanjuatco III, Bryan Revilla, Rufus Rodriguez, Virgilio Lacson, Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Christian Unabia, Mario Vittorio ‘Marvey’ Mariño, Rudys Caesar Fariñas I, Joseph Gilbert Violago, and Midy Cua)

HB 2179 – Enhancing credit support to MSMEs, amending for the purpose Section 15 of RA 6977, as amended (Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto)

HB 2279 – Strengthening access to credit of MSMEs, amending for the purpose RA 6977, as amended (Rep. Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

HB 2825 – Expanding the coverage of micro enterprises as beneficiaries of the Magna Carta for MSMEs, amending for the purpose RA 6977, as amended (Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto)

HB 8108 – Expanding the number of qualified beneficiaries of the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises by adjusting the asset threshold for each enterprise category, further amending for the purpose Section 3 of RA 6977, as amended (Rep. Marie Bernadette Escudero)
BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE
Agenda
10:00 AM
Combination of face-to-face meeting at the Spkr. Belmonte Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook pages of the HRep and Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo)
HB 7893 – Amending RA 10533, otherwise known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 (by replacing the present K-12 Program covering Kindergarten and 12 years of education with a K + 10 + 2 program covering compulsory Kindergarten, 10 years of basic education, and an additional two years of post-secondary, pre-university education for those seeking to proceed to professional degree studies) (Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)

HB 866 – Creating a mandatory feeding program for school children, allocating 3% of the Internal Revenue Allotment for every city and municipality (Rep. Michael Romero, Ph.D.)

HB 5016 – Providing free food for children in public schools and day care centers from products of farmers purchased by the government, otherwise known as the School Feeding Purchased from Local Farmers Program (Rep. Gus Tambunting)

HB 7427 – Expanding the National Feeding Program to include undernourished children in secondary schools and mandating the procurement from small-scale farmers in the implementation of the National Feeding Program, amending for the purpose RA 11037, otherwise known as the Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa Batang Pilipino Act (Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla)

HB 7526 – Expanding the coverage of the National Feeding Program and instituting reforms, repealing for the purpose RA 11037 (Rep. Nelson Dayanghirang)

HBs 4764 & 4767 – Converting national high schools into independent national high schools in the Municipality of Leon B. Postigo, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Adrian Michael Amatong)

HBs 4769 & 4770 - Converting central/elementary schools into independent elementary schools in the Municipality of Siocon, Province of Zamboanga Del Norte, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Adrian Michael Amatong)

HR 910 – Urging the Department of Education to integrate foreign language studies into the K-12 Program, so as to acquaint learners with foreign languages other than English, and to encourage them to learn foreign languages that will vastly improve their employability in the global labor markets of the 21st century (Minority Leader Marcelino Libanan)
ETHICS AND PRIVILEGES
Agenda
10:00 AM
Face-to-face meeting at the Spkr. De Venecia Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg.
In the matter of Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” A. Teves, Jr. of the 3rd District of Negros Oriental

Letter of Romeo M. Jalosjos Jr. dated 17 April 2023, requesting for a copy of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 17 May 2023
PUBLIC ACCOUNTS jt. w/ SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS
Agenda
10:00 AM
Combination of face-to-face meeting at the Spkrs. Aquino/Makalintal Hall, 2/F SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HR 145 – Urging the Commission on Audit to conduct a special audit and/or fraud audit investigation into the illegal expenditures of the Provincial Government of Cagayan during the campaign period from March 25, 2022 to May 8, 2022 (Rep. Joseph ‘Jojo’ Lara)

HR 146 – Inquiry into the inaction of the Commission on Elections into the open and massive distribution of cash and other forms of assistance to registered voters and barangays in the Province of Cagayan during the prohibited period from March 25, 2022 to May 9, 2022 (Rep. Joseph ‘Jojo’ Lara)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
Agenda
10:00 AM
Combination of face-to-face meeting at Conf. Rms. 3&4 RVM Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Motu proprio inquiry into the procurement of body-worn cameras and other mission-essential equipment of the Philippine National Police

HR 776 – Investigation into the proliferation of illegal buy-bust operations that involve the officers of PNP Regional Office 4A (Rep. Romeo Acop)
YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
Agenda
10:00 AM
Combination of face-to-face 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)
Substitute Bill to HBs 79, 2062, 2524, 3211, 5559, 6901, 6964 & 7276, HR 288, and Privilege Speech No. 78 – Providing for a national policy in preventing adolescent pregnancies, institutionalizing social protection for adolescent parents, and providing funds therefor (Reps. Edcel Lagman, Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles, Charisse Anne Hernandez, Stephen James Tan, Patrick Michael Vargas, Francisco Paolo Ortega V, Raoul Danniel Manuel, Juan Carlos ‘Arjo’ Atayde, former Rep. Rex Gatchalian, and Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez)

HB 7587 – Declaring March 10 of every year as a special working holiday in the entire country to be known as the National Junior Chamber International Philippines Day (Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez)

HR 873 – Congratulating and commending Christian Bernardo and Alvin Morada for capturing a gold medal in the 2023 Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge held on February 5, 2023 in Tehran, Iran (Rep. Gus Tambunting)

HR 892 – Commending and congratulating Filipino Olympic boxer Charly Coronel Suarez for his technical knockout of previously undefeated Australian champion Paul Fleming in a bout held in New South Wales, Australia on March 15, 2023 (Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla)

HR 924 – Commending and congratulating Marlon Tapales for winning the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation Super Bantamweight Championship (Rep. Gus Tambunting)

HRs 923 & 935 – Expressing profound congratulations and commendation to Filipino youth athlete Celine Marie A. Abalos for winning the golf championship at the 2023 Australian Masters-US Kids Golf Tournament in Hunter Valley, North of Sydney, Australia held on April 17 to 18, 2023 (Reps. JC Abalos and Gus Tambunting)

HR 820 – Congratulating and commending Carlos Edriel Yulo for winning in the 2023 Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series Cup held in, Doha, Qatar (Rep. Richard Gomez, DPA)

HRs 861, 865, 902 & 903 – Commending and congratulating Carlos Yulo for winning the gold medals at the Men's Parallel Bars and Vault Apparatus at FIG Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus World Cup, Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Trophy 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan (Reps. Edwin Olivarez, Richard Gomez, DPA, and Gus Tambunting)

HR 828 – Congratulating and commending the Philippine athletes who won in the 14th Asian Lawn Bowls Championships held in Ipoh, Malaysia, and awarded last February 26, 2023 (Rep. Aniela Bianca Tolentino)

HR 877 – Commending and recognizing the Philippine Rowing Team for their medal haul in the 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championships held last February 25-26, 2023 in Toronto, Canada (Rep. Gus Tambunting)

HR 901 – Commending and congratulating Mary Justine Acat for winning the gold medal at the Open Weight 2 Sarawak Premier International Silat Championships in Sarawak, Malaysia (Rep. Gus Tambunting)

HR 905 – Commending and congratulating Jessa Dela Cruz, Shara Jizmundo, and Franchette Elma for winning the gold medal at the Senior Women’s Regu Team Sarawak Premier International Silat Championships in Sarawak, Malaysia (Rep. Gus Tambunting)

HR 876 – Congratulating and commending the Philippine Squash Team after bagging two gold medals in the 23rd International Jumbo Doubles for the President's Cup held at the Tanglin Club in Singapore on February 16-19, 2023 (Rep. Gus Tambunting)

HR 714 – Congratulating Filipino surfer Rogelio Esquivel Jr. for winning the Men's Longboard Surfing Competition at the World Surf League La Union International Pro held in Urbiztondo Beach in San Juan, La Union (Rep. Ronald Singson)

HR 886 – Congratulating and commending the Pintakasi, a youth organization from the Municipality of Alabat, Province of Quezon for being one of the recipients of the 20th Ten Accomplished Youth Organization Awards for its invaluable contributions to nation-building (Rep. Keith Micah ‘Atty. Mike’ Tan)
POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
01:00 PM
Face-to-face meeting at the Spkr. Villar Hall,1/F SWA Bldg.
Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 1015 & 6782 – Recognizing the civil partnership of couples, providing for their rights and obligations (Reps. Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera and Pantaleon Alvarez)
WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY
Agenda
01:00 PM
Face-to-face meeting at Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg.
Report of the Technical Working Group on the draft Substitute Bill to HBs 222, 460, 3418, 3702, 4277, 5551, 6003 & 7036 – Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristic and providing penalties for violation thereof (Reps. Geraldine Roman, Juan Carlos ‘Arjo’ Atayde, Antonio Legarda Jr., Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto, Reps. Christopher De Venecia, Arlene Brosas, Patrick Michael Vargas, and Edwin Olivarez)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS jt. w/ INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Agenda
01:30 PM
Combination of face-to-face meeting at the Spkr. Belmonte Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 68 – Providing for a comprehensive policy to accelerate and harness the digital revolution to foster inclusive economic growth, sustainable development and participatory governance (Rep. Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez)

Last Updated: 08-December-2023, 06:52:04 PM