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Unless otherwise indicated, all committee meeting venues are located at the House of Representatives Complex.


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11-DECEMBER-2020 • FRIDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 7571 – Institutionalizing the provision of financial assistance, social pension, and financial protection for persons with disabilities (PWDs) (Rep. Kristine Alexie Tutor)

HB 5896 – Mandating universal design principles, standards, specifications, and policies for the creation of barrier-free built environment, transportation and tourism facilities to enhance the dignity, independence, mobility, safety, and convenience of PWDs, senior citizens, women and children, and other sectors with special needs for their full inclusion, participation, and non-discrimination, providing for funding and incentives, prescribing penalties, and repealing Batas Pambansa 344 or the Accessibility Law (Rep. Edgar Chatto)
TRANSPORTATION (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 4286 – Providing for the administrative reform and reorganization of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), amending certain provisions of RA 9993, otherwise known as the PCG Law of 2009 (Deputy Speaker Johnny Ty Pimentel)

HB 4287 - Strengthening further the PCG, amending certain provisions of RA 9993 (Rep. Cheryl Deloso-Montalla)
10-DECEMBER-2020 • THURSDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
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)
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)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Agenda
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, 5830 & 6235 – 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, Deputy Speaker Johnny Ty Pimentel, Reps. Alan 1 Ecleo, and Geraldine Roman)

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)
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD jt. w/ NORTH LUZON GROWTH QUADRANGLE
Agenda
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 (Rep. 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)
INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Agenda
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)
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 HB 6303 – Transcendent Unified Government Mobile Application (TUGMA) Act (Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia)
09-DECEMBER-2020 • WEDNESDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
HEALTH
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HBs 7200, 7202, 7934 & 8093 – Protecting Filipinos from the harmful effects of trans-fatty acids (Reps Alfred Delos Santos, Ronnie Ong, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HBs 5688, 6391, 6479, 6828, 7074, 7387, 7408 & 8048 – Converting/upgrading/increasing the bed capacity of hospitals in certain parts of the country and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Tyrone Agabas, Paul Ruiz Daza, Gil ‘Kabarangay’ Acosta Jr., Ma. Lourdes Arroyo, Maria Fe Abunda, Roger Mercado, Raneo ‘Ranie’ Abu, and Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)

HBs 6372 & 6966 – Re-nationalizing the Ragay and Sipocot District Hospitals in the Province of Camarines Sur, and the Polillo Medicare Community Hospital in the Province of Quezon, respectively, placing them under the control and supervision of the Department of Health (DOH), and appropriating funds therefor [Reps. Marissa Andaya (dec.) and Wilfrido Mark Enverga]
NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Substitute Bill to HBs 206 & 2246 – Establishing a Philippine Self-Reliant Defense Posture Program (Reps. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III and Manuel Cabochan III)

HBs 941, 4048 & 4050 – Prescribing fixed terms for the Chief of Staff and Major Service Commanders of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III and Deputy Speaker Johnny Ty Pimentel)

HB 7677 – Prescribing a fixed term for the Chief of Staff and a minimum term for the Major Service Commanders of the AFP (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon)

HBs 7939 & 8056 – Strengthening professionalism and continuity of policies and modernization initiatives of the AFP by prescribing fixed terms for the Chief of Staff/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and other key officers thereof, increasing the mandatory age of retirement of General/Flag Officers, providing for a more effective attrition system, repealing Sections 5, 10, 11 & 12 of PD 1638 (the law establishing a new system of retirement and separation for military personnel of the AFP), as amended, and Sections 3 and 4 of RA 8186 [the law prescribing officer grade distribution in the active force of the AFP and limiting the tenure of officers in the grade of Colonel/Captain (Philippine Navy) and General/Flag Officers in the AFP], as amended; and amending Section 1 of RA 9188 (the law strengthening the professionalism in the AFP)
(Reps. Alfred Vargas and Raul ‘Boboy’ Tupas)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HBs 7312 & 7672 - Institutionalizing the "One Town, One Product" Philippines Program, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Argel Joseph Cabatbat and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)

Update by concerned government agencies and private entities on recent resolutions/policies in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, as follows:
• Allowing minors to go to the malls provided they are accompanied by their parents; and
• Shortening the curfew hours in the National Capital Region (NCR) from the current 12 AM-4 AM to 12 AM-3 AM for the traditional Simbang Gabi

Briefing by the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) on its mandate, functions, operations, and performance
AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES RESOURCES
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
HB 7792 – Strengthening the current function of the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center (NIFTDC) of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and renaming it to Philippine Center for Aquaculture and Fisheries Development and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Christopher V.P. De Venecia)
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 69, 578, 7063, 7411 & 7746 – Strengthening the procedure for registration of voters and adopting a system of online registration, amending for the purpose certain sections of RA 8189, otherwise known as the Voter’s Registration Act of 1996 (Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro Eddie’ Villanueva, Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, and Rep. Anthony Peter ‘Onyx’ Crisologo)

HB 2761 – Rationalizing the proceedings in and resolution of electoral protests (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)
MINDANAO AFFAIRS
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
HR 520 – Formulating a three-year security and development plan for the whole of Mindanao (Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo)

HR 1164 – Expressing support for the declaration of Martial Law and suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Province of Sulu, or where needed in the region of Mindanao, and requiring the Department of National Defense (DND) to provide a basis thereof to the Committee on Mindanao Affairs (Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo)
07-DECEMBER-2020 • MONDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
HUMAN RIGHTS
Agenda
09:00 AM
Virtual Flag Raising Ceremony, with Hon. Speaker Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco as Keynote Speaker
Virtual Flag Raising Ceremony to be hosted by the Committee on Human Rights - to start the celebration of the Human Rights Consciousness Week from December 7-11, 2020 with the theme: "Recover Better, Stand Up for Human Rights: We Heal As One"
WAYS AND MEANS
Agenda
09:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Substitute Bill to HBs 4175, 6214, 6285, 7249, 7256, 7280, 7294, 7313 & 7360 – Creating the Boracay Island Development Authority, defining its powers and functions, and providing funds therefor (Reps. Teodorico Haresco Jr., Paolo Duterte, Claudine Diana Bautista, Eric Olivarez, Carlito Marquez, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Joy Myra Tambunting, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, and Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)

HB 984 – Granting tax incentive to medical doctors who render free professional services to indigent patients (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 7351 – Exempting from taxation for the taxable year 2020 all medical and non-medical frontliners who are directly serving, treating, caring, aiding and assisting COVID-19 patients (Rep. Luisa Lloren Cuaresma)

HB 7523 – Excluding the hazard pay earned during or on occasion of a national emergency in the computation of gross income, thereby amending Section 9 of RA 10963, otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law (Rep. Alfonso Umali Jr.)
WELFARE OF CHILDREN
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HB 204 – Establishing a parent effectiveness development service program in every city and municipality and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)

HR 1118 – Investigation into the alarming situation of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in the Philippines (Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 1390 – Implementing the Mindanao River Basin Rehabilitation and Development Program, creating for this purpose the Mindanao River Basin Development Authority, defining its powers and functions, and providing funds therefor (Rep. Joselito ‘Joel’ Sacdalan)

HB 1988 – Creating the Iligan City Waterfalls and River Development Authority for the preservation, protection, and development of all waterfalls, rivers, river basins, river systems, and natural waterways within the city’s jurisdiction, defining its powers and functions, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Frederick Siao)

HBs 2649, 3858 & 7627 – Strengthening the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), repealing for the purpose PD 1467, or the law creating the PCIC, prescribing its powers and activities, providing for its capitalization and for the required government premium subsidy, as amended by PD 1733 and RA 8175 (Reps. Sabiniano Canama, Tyrone Agabas, and Sharon Garin)

HB 5634 – Enhancing the protection and development of the Sierra Madre Region, creating the Sierra Madre Development Authority, defining its powers and functions and providing funds therefor (Rep. Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles)

HBs 6644 & 6667 – Amending PD 252, otherwise known as the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) Law, as amended by PD 1071, or the law revising the Charter of the PITC (by expanding the role of PITC to serve as the government's supply chain manager in the stockpiling of strategic ang critical materials needed in times of national emergency or natural disasters (Reps. Alyssa Sheena Tan and Teodorico Haresco Jr.)

HB 7745 – Creating the Regional Investment and Infrastructure Coordinating Hub of Central Luzon and providing funds therefor (Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)

HB 7872 – Merging the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) and Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) into the Urban Parks Development Authority (Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero)

Last Updated: 05-December-2020, 06:17:38 PM