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Hon. Defensor, Lorenz R.

Hon. Defensor, Lorenz R.
District Representative
Iloilo, 3rd District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. NW-306
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7345
Direct: 8931-5492

 

 

PRINCIPAL AUTHORED BILLS 30

HB00006
 [Text As Filed] [Committee Report]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-06-30

Full Title: AN ACT PROMOTING OPEN ACCESS IN DATA TRANSMISSION AND PROVIDING ADDITIONAL POWERS TO THE NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Date Read: 2022-07-26

Primary Referral: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Bill Status: Unfinished Business (Period of Sponsorship)

HB00014
 [Text As Filed] [Committee Report] [Third Reading Copy]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-06-30

Full Title: AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE CARDS

Date Read: 2022-07-26

Primary Referral: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2022-09-14

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2022-09-19

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01310

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2022-10-10

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11934 enacted on 2022-10-10

HB02335
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-07-26

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE AGRICULTURE INFORMATION SYSTEM IN ALL CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

Date Read: 2022-08-02

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Transmitted to the Committee on Appropriations on 2022-09-21

HB03401
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: Local

Date Filed: 2022-08-09

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF POTOTAN IN THE THIRD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE OF ILOILO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-08-15

Primary Referral: TRANSPORTATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRANSPORTATION since 2022-08-15

HB03402
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-09

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE STUDY OF THE CONSTITUTION AS A SUBJECT IN THE CURRICULUM OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS UNDER THE ENHANCED BASIC EDUCATION (K TO 12) PROGRAM

Date Read: 2022-08-15

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2022-08-15

HB03403
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-09

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE ALTERNATIVE LEARNING DELIVERY MODES IN THE K-12 BASIC EDUCATION SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-08-15

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2022-08-15

HB03477
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-10

Full Title: AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF PLASTICS, OTHER NON-BIODEGRADABLE MATERIALS, AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN ADVERTISING GOODS, SERVICES, OR EVENTS, INCLUDING ELECTION PROPAGANDA, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-08-15

Primary Referral: ECOLOGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ECOLOGY since 2022-08-15

HB03478
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-10

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTION FROM INCOME TAX TO MILITARY UNIFORMED PERSONNEL, AMENDING FURTHER SECTION 24 (A) (2) OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997 AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9054 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2022-08-15

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on WAYS AND MEANS since 2022-08-15

HB03479
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-10

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER FOR VISAYAS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFEOR

Date Read: 2022-08-15

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2022-08-15

HB03665
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-16

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE, DEFINING ITS MANDATE, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-08-22

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2022-08-22

HB03670
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-16

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES AND THE WATER REGULATORY COMMISSION, DEFINING THEIR MANDATES, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATINGS FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-08-22

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2022-08-22

HB03917
 [Text As Filed] [Committee Report]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-22

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 3 AND 4 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10845, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ANTI-AGRICULTURAL SMUGGLING ACT OF 2016 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2022-08-30

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Business for the day on 2022-11-29

HB04098
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-25

Full Title: AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE CARDS

Date Read: 2022-08-31

Primary Referral: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB00014

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11934 enacted on 2022-10-10

HB04099
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-25

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MAGNA CARTA OF WORKERS IN THE INFORMAL ECONOMY, INSTITUTIONALIZING MECHANISMS FOR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2022-08-31

Primary Referral: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT since 2022-08-31

HB04100
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-25

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE CAPABILITIES, ESTABLISHING FOR THIS PURPOSE THE CENTER FOR DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-08-31

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2022-08-31

HB04101
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-25

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MAGNA CARTA OF BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS

Date Read: 2022-08-31

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2022-08-31

HB04125
  [Committee Report] [Third Reading Copy]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-30

Full Title: AN ACT INTRODUCING ADMINISTRATIVE TAX REFORMS, AMENDING SECTIONS 21, 22, 51, 56, 58, 77, 81, 90, 91, 103, 106, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 128, 200, 236, 237, 245, AND 248, AND ADDING SECTIONS 312 AND 313 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997”, AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2022-08-30

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2022-09-19

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2022-09-26

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2022-09-26, transmitted to the Senate on 2022-09-27 and received by the Senate on 2022-09-27

HB04339
  [Committee Report] [Third Reading Copy]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-09-01

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 6, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 32, 34, 37, 38, 39, 42, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 73, 108, 109, 112, 121, 122, 123, 127, 149, 174, 176, 179, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 190, 195, 198, 199, 204, 222, 237, 237-A, 255, 256, 257, 258, 261, 263, 264, 266, 275; INSERTING NEW SECTION 270-A; AND REPEALING SECTIONS 175, 177, 178, 180, 188, 192, AND 193; ALL UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED (PACKAGE 4)

Date Read: 2022-09-05

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2022-11-08

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2022-11-14

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2022-11-14, transmitted to the Senate on 2022-11-15 and received by the Senate on 2022-11-15

HB04414
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: Local

Date Filed: 2022-09-05

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING A DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE FOR THE 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE OF ILOILO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-09-07

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2022-09-07

HB04415
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: Local

Date Filed: 2022-09-05

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE MINA-BADIANGAN DIVERSION ROAD IN THE PROVINCE OF ILOILO TO A NATIONAL ROAD, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-09-07

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2022-09-07

HB04781
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-09-14

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE JANIUAY PUBLIC CEMETERY AND ITS ADJOINING STRUCTURES AS A NATIONAL CULTURAL TREASURE

Date Read: 2022-09-19

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2022-09-19

HB04834
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-09-14

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY AS A NATIONAL UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE WEST VISAYAS UNIVERSITY, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-09-19

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION since 2022-09-19

HB06336
  [Committee Report]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-11-24

Full Title: AN ACT EMANCIPATING AGRARIAN REFORM BENEFICIARIES FROM FINANCIAL BURDEN BY CONDONING UNPAID AMORTIZATIONS AND INTERESTS AND EXEMPTING PAYMENT OF ESTATE TAX ON AGRICULTURAL LANDS AWARDED UNDER THE COMPREHENSIVE AGRARIAN REFORM PROGRAM

Date Read: 2022-11-28

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Unfinished Business (Period of Interpellation)

HB06444
  [Committee Report]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-11-29

Full Title: AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MUNICIPAL AND HAZARDOUS WASTES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 20 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749, ENTITLED “THE PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999"

Date Read: 2022-11-29

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Unfinished Business (Period of Sponsorship)

HB06452
  [Committee Report]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-11-29

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2022-11-29

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2022-11-29

Bill Status: Approved on Second Reading on 2022-11-29

HR00198
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2022-08-09

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW THE REMAINING CHARGES AGAINST DETAINED FORMER SENATOR LEILA M. DE LIMA IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT RECANTATIONS BY KEY WITNESSES IN HER DRUG-RELATED CASES AND MOVE FOR HER RELEASE FROM UNJUST AND ARBITRARY DETENTION

Date Read: 2022-08-15

Primary Referral: JUSTICE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2022-08-15

HR00263
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2022-08-16

Full Title: A RESOLUTION URGING THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO STUDY AND ALLOW THE VACCINATION OF CHILDREN WITHIN THE AGE GROUP FROM 3 YEARS TO BELOW 5 YEARS OF AGE AGAINST SARS-COV-2 AS ONE OF THE MOST VULNERABLE AGE GROUPS, AMIDST THE INCREASING NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES AND THE CONTINUOUS THREAT OF NEW COVID-19 SUB-VARIANTS IN THE COUNTRY

Date Read: 2022-08-17

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2022-08-24

HR00285
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2022-08-17

Full Title: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PROFOUND CONDOLENCES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE PASSING OF MS. EVANGELINE ROSE GIL EIGENMANN

Date Read: 2022-08-22

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on RULES since 2022-08-22

HR00310
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2022-08-25

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY IN AID OF LEGISLATION INTO THE STATUS OF ROLL-OUT AND EXPANSION OF SERVICE TO PROVIDE BETTER INTERNET CONNECTIVITY, SPEED, AND BANDWIDTH CAPACITY BY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS TO CUSTOMERS IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY IN REMOTE PROVINCES IN THE VISAYAS AND MINDANAO REGIONS

Date Read: 2022-08-30

Primary Referral: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY since 2022-09-06

RBH0003
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2022-08-09

Full Title: RESOLUTION OF BOTH HOUSES PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE 1987 CONSTITUTION PARTICULARLY SECTION 9, ARTICLE VIII

Date Read: 2022-08-15

Primary Referral: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS since 2022-08-15

 

CO-AUTHORED BILLS 4

HB00078
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-06-30

Full Title: AN ACT REINSTITUTING ABSOLUTE DIVORCE AS AN ALTERNATIVE MODE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Date Read: 2022-07-26

Primary Referral: POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS since 2022-07-26

HB02046
 [Text As Filed]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-07-18

Full Title: AN ACT TO UPGRADE THE SALARY SCALES OR LEVELS OF PUBLIC DENTISTS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2022-08-02

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2022-08-02

HB03917
 [Text As Filed] [Committee Report]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-08-22

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 3 AND 4 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10845, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ANTI-AGRICULTURAL SMUGGLING ACT OF 2016 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2022-08-30

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Business for the day on 2022-11-29

HB04339
  [Committee Report] [Third Reading Copy]
 

Significance: National

Date Filed: 2022-09-01

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 6, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 32, 34, 37, 38, 39, 42, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 73, 108, 109, 112, 121, 122, 123, 127, 149, 174, 176, 179, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 190, 195, 198, 199, 204, 222, 237, 237-A, 255, 256, 257, 258, 261, 263, 264, 266, 275; INSERTING NEW SECTION 270-A; AND REPEALING SECTIONS 175, 177, 178, 180, 188, 192, AND 193; ALL UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED (PACKAGE 4)

Date Read: 2022-09-05

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2022-11-08

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2022-11-14

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2022-11-14, transmitted to the Senate on 2022-11-15 and received by the Senate on 2022-11-15

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

CommitteePosition
1. Constitutional AmendmentsVice Chairperson 
2. RulesDeputy Majority Leader