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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SOURCE: Committee Management Support Service I


DAILY SCHEDULE

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28-JANUARY-2021 • THURSDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD jt. w/ NORTH LUZON GROWTH QUADRANGLE
Agenda
09:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
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 goal of identifying needed infrastructure projects and government intervention programs to prevent similar disaster from happening again (Rep. Joseph ’Jojo’ Lara)
HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Agenda
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)
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 Delos Santos).

HR 1485 – Congratulating and commending the 14 Philippine universities which brought pride and honor to the country by making it to the list of Asia’s Best Higher Education Institutions based on the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (Asia 2021) (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 5645 – Renaming the Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College in the Municipality of Ditsaan Ramain, Province of Lanao Del Sur, as the Adiong Memorial State College, and extending the term of the Office of the President, amending for the purpose RA 8651 and RA 7935, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Ansaruddin Abdul Malik Adiong)

HB 7887 – Establishing TESDA training and assessment centers in the Province and in the 18 municipalities of Antique, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)

HB 8418 – Converting the Cagayan de Oro (Bugo) School of Arts and Trades (COBSAT) in the City of Cagayan de Oro, Province of Misamis Oriental, into a polytechnic institute to be known as the Cagayan de Oro Polytechnic Institute (COPI), and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

Report of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on the virtual validation visits conducted on the following schools:
• Sorsogon State College (Sorsogon State University pursuant to RA 11088);
• Surallah National Agricultural School (South Cotabato State College pursuant to RA 11150);
• Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology (Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr.–Masbate State University pursuant to RA 11171); and
• Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (Zamboanga Peninsula Polytechnic University pursuant to RA 11187)
TRANSPORTATION (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Technical Working Group meeting on HB 2419 – Amending RA 8506, or the law banning the registration and operation of vehicles with right-hand steering wheel in any private or public street, road or highway, providing penalties for violation thereof [by allowing right hand drive vehicles to enter the country to facilitate the country's Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) connectivity with ASEAN countries] (Rep. Gil ‘Kabarangay’ Acosta Jr.)
CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMING ARTS
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HBs 1255 & 3630 – Establishing a framework for film and television tourism in the Philippines, providing tax incentives, marketing the industry globally and providing employment for the sector (Reps. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr. and John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

HB 7634 – Providing for the promotion of film and television tourism, creating the Film Philippines Office, providing funds therefor (Rep. Christopher V.P. de Venecia)
REVISION OF LAWS (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 6923 – Prohibiting all forms of online sexual exploitation of children, providing for stiffer penalties and sanctions (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HBs 7465 & 7633 – Defining the crime of sexual abuse or exploitation of children, prescribing penalties therefor, amending for the purpose RA 9775, otherwise known as the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 (Reps. Cheryl Deloso-Montalla and Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles)

HB 7947 – Amending RA 9775 [by increasing the penalties against internet service providers (ISPs) which fail to comply with the requirements of the law resulting in the commission of crimes involving online child sexual exploitation using the ISPs' servers or facilities] (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
• Deliberation on the following measures:

HB 7961 – Protecting the mental health of K-12 students during the COVID-19 pandemic through scholastic leniency for the school year 2020-2021 (Rep. Manuel Zubiri)

HR 1383 - Urging the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to authorize and encourage all public and private educational institutions to adopt a "pass" or "drop" grading system by the end of the current school year 2020-2021 or current semester or equivalent academic period (Rep. Micaela Violago)

HB 6287 – Creating a network of Meister schools in the country (Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda)

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)

HR 1176 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to nominate Ramon Revilla, Sr. for the National Artist Award for Film in recognition of his immense contributions to Philippine culture and the arts, specifically to Philippine entertainment industry (Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez)

• Consolidation of the following bills with the earlier approved substitute bill on the Philippine High School for Creative Arts System Act:

HBs 7600 & 8293 – Establishing the Philippine High School for Creative Arts System and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Joy Myra Tambunting and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

• Consolidation of the following bills with the earlier acted bills amending RA 7743:

HBs 8027 & 8329 – Strengthening the Philippine Public Library System, amending for the purpose RA 7743, or the law providing for the establishment of congressional, city, and municipal libraries and barangay reading centers throughout the Philippines (Reps. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr. and Manuel Cabochan III)
DISASTER RESILIENCE
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 2135 – Institutionalizing earthquake drills in all workplaces and schools thereby making them an annual observation (Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo)

HB 3480 – Mandating the conduct of emergency preparedness drills in facilities handling, storing, and transporting hazardous materials (Rep. Mario Vittorio ‘Marvey’ Mariño)

HB 5638 – Mandating the participation of public and private establishments in the conduct of quarterly nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill (NSED), providing penalties for violations thereof (Rep. Allan Benedict Reyes)

HB 5646 – Mandating the institutionalization of emergency and disaster response training in public and private educational institutions, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Alfred Delos Santos)

HR 256 - Directing the Committee on Disaster Management to review the extent of disaster risk reduction and management education, especially in all schools nationwide, with the end view of producing Filipinos with adequate life-saving and disaster survival and management skills and promoting patriotism, discipline and involvement among the youth (Rep. Ronnie Ong)

HBs 7519, 8049 & 8325 - Mandating the language accessibility of disaster-related information (Reps. Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte, Joy Myra Tambunting, and Manuel Cabochan)

Briefing by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on its plans and programs for 2021

Updates on the regulation pertaining to the construction and maintenance of billboards
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Technical Working Group meeting on the draft Substitute Bill to HBs 412, 2338, 3825 & 4665 – Pole Attachments Act (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo, Deputy Speakers Evelina Escudero and Rufus Rodriguez, and Rep. Anthony Peter ‘Onyx’ Crisologo)
OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Substitute Bill to HBs 1825, 4426, 5333, 1826 & 3887 – Establishing regional and provincial overseas Filipino workers (OFW) centers (Rep. Edgar Chatto, Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano, Reps. Marisol Panotes, and Ronnie Ong)

HR 1344 – Urging the Departments of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Transportation (DOT), Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Justice (DOJ), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and other relevant government agencies to create a task force responsible for conducting search and rescue operations during sea mishaps occurring in territorial waters, foreign waters, and the open sea and ensuring that the families of surviving, missing or dead Filipino crew members will receive appropriate government assistance and legal claims from private entities (Rep. Macnell Lusotan)

Update by the DFA-Office of the Undersecretary of Migrant Workers Affairs (DFA-OUMWA) and DOLE-International Labor Affairs Bureau (DOLE-ILAB) on the situation of OFWs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Report of the Subcommittee on Allied Services on the Substitute Bill to HBs 518, 2325, 3547, 3669 & 7037 – Strengthening the private security industry, repealing for the purpose RA 5487 or the Private Security Agency Law (Rep. Michael Edgar Aglipay, Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero, Reps. Florida 'Rida' Robes, Rico Geron, and Yedda Marie Romualdez)

Report of the Technical Working Group on the Substitute Bill to HBs 1593, 3895, 4728, 5127, 5674, 6109, 6912, 8055 & 8271 – Fixing the validity period of the license to own and possess, permit to carry outside of residence or place of business, and registration of firearms, amending for the purpose Sections 3, 4, 7, & 19 of RA 10591, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., Reps. Luisa Lloren Cuaresma, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Manuel Cabochan III, Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano, Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Deputy Speaker Arnolfo ‘Arnie’ Teves Jr., and Rep. Estrellita Suansing)

Last Updated: 08-May-2021, 06:34:09 PM