COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
26-February-2018 to 28-February-2018

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

DATE COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA/RESOURCE PERSONS
26-February-2018
(MONDAY)
BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. HR 1633 – Inquiry into the official actions taken by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) in relation to the fraud investigation reports on the transactions of the defunct Export and Industry Bank (EIB), its subsidiaries, major stockholders, directors, and officers (Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr.)

Briefing by the Insurance Commission (IC) on the current state of the insurance industry
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY jt. w/ HEALTH
09:30 AM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HRs 444 & 480 and Privilege Speech 125 – Inquiry into the legality of the procurement process and use of public funds relative to the school-based dengue immunization program of the Department of Health (DOH) as well as the efficacy and safety of the vaccine procured (Reps. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Estrellita Suansing, and Doy Leachon)

HR 1519 – Investigation into the purchase of P3.5 billion worth of Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccines by the DOH under the former administration which have been found to pose health risks to more than 700,000 schoolchildren inoculated, and to hold accountable those responsible for the said purchase (Rep. Jose Atienza Jr.)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on:

HBs 1989 & 4732– Mandating the insurance of all government properties and interest with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), amending for the purpose RA 656, as amended, otherwise known as the Property Insurance Law (Reps. Randolph Ting and Joey Sarte Salceda)

HB 6760 – Further amending Section 27 of PD 1146, exempting the reinsurance policies of the GSIS from the provisions of RA 9184, also known as the Government Procurement Reform Act (Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)

HR 1502 – Inquiry into the reinsurance contracts awarded to domestic insurance companies by the GSIS (Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT
01:00 PM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Discussion on apprehension policies against erring public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Metro Manila

Update on the planned modernization of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) in Metro Manila
WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY
01:00 PM

Speaker's Social Hall, 2/F Main Building HB 6595 – Recognizing the civil partnership of couples, providing for their rights and obligations (Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT jt. w/ MUSLIM AFFAIRS and PEACE, RECONCILIATION, AND UNITY
01:30 PM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 92, 6121, 6263 & 6475 – Providing for the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro and abolishing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), repealing for the purpose RA 9054, or the law strengthening and expanding the Organic Act for the ARMM, and RA 6734 or the law providing for an Organic Act for the ARMM (Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, Reps. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo, and Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. Substitute Bill to HB 4700 – Institutionalizing community-based monitoring system in all barangays, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)
BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE jt. w/ HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (Technical Working Group)
02:00 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 4044 – Establishing a standard academic calendar for all levels in all schools in the country and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr.)

HB 4909 – Establishing the month of August as the start of the academic year in all public schools in the Philippines (Rep. Oscar ‘Richard’ Garin Jr.)

HBs 5731 & 5802– Synchronizing the opening of all classes in all schools in the Philippines (Reps. Alfredo Vargas III and Michael John ‘Jack’ Duavit)
ETHICS AND PRIVILEGES (Subcommittee on Preliminary Inquiries)
02:30 PM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Approval of Subcommittee Report No. PI-01-2017 on the consolidated sworn complaints filed by Rep. Herminio Harry L. Roque Jr. versus Ron Salo, docketed as Case Nos. SC-01-2017 to SC-06-2017

Committee Case No. SC-08-2017, entitled: Rep. Herminio Harry L. Roque Jr., complainant, versus Rep. Ron P. Salo, respondent, for violation of the House of Representatives’ Code of Conduct
27-February-2018
(TUESDAY)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION jt. w/ PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS (Technical Working Group)
09:00 AM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 140 – Reducing the water rates and charges for water users in the barangay/s hosting the water source within a water district, thereby amending PD 198, as amended (Rep. Victoria Isabel Noel)

HB 221 – Creating the National Water Resources Management Authority and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Linabelle Ruth Villarica)

HB 479 – Instituting a national dam safety program, establishing the National Dam Safety Authority, penalizing violations therefor (Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HBs 517 & 2075 – Rationalizing the economic regulation of water utilities, creating the Water Regulatory Commission (Reps. Bernadette Herrera-Dy and Josephine Ramirez-Sato)

HB 5025 – Amending RA 6234 or the law creating the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and dissolving the National Waterworks and Sewerage Authority, by specifying that MWSS is a purely regulatory agency (Minority Leader Danilo Suarez)

HB 6193 – Granting one-time condonation of interest arrearages and penalties in favor of qualified local water districts (LWDs) pertaining to their loans with the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) (Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)
APPROPRIATIONS
09:30 AM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 5590, 5593, 343, 930, 1056, 2385, 2387, 2828, 2832, 2868, 3897, 4652 & 4687 – Reforming the budget process by enforcing greater accountability in Public Financial Management (PFM), promoting fiscal sustainability, strengthening Congress’ power of the purse, instituting an integrated PFM system, and increasing budget transparency and participation (Reps. Karlo Alexei Nograles, Alfredo Vargas III, Yedda Marie Romualdez, Francis Gerald Abaya, Magnolia Antonino, Henedina Abad, Deputy Speaker Rolando Andaya Jr., Reps. Tom Villarin, Carlos Isagani Zarate, Emmi de Jesus, and John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1557, 1570 & 3134 – Granting incentives to Filipino filmmakers who are given honors in notable international film festivals and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Alfredo Vargas III, and Strike Revilla)

Substitute Bill to HB 2094 – Declaring Filipino sign language as the national sign language of the Filipino deaf and the official sign language of government in all transactions involving the deaf, and mandating its use in schools, broadcast media, and workplaces (Rep. Antonio Tinio)

Substitute Bill to HBs 4018, 4904, 5023, 5326, 5433, 5443 & 6190 – Replacing the quantitative import restrictions on rice with tariffs, amending for the purpose RA 8178, as amended, creating the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (Reps. Peter ‘Sr. Pedro’ Unabia, Arthur Yap, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Cecilia Leonila Chavez, Jose Panganiban Jr., Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin, and Rep. Rico Geron)

Substitute Bill to HB 5158 – Providing a socialized microfinancing program for micro enterprises, thereby promoting entrepreneurship (Rep. Peter ‘Sr. Pedro’ Unabia)

Substitute Bill to HB 3335 – Promoting the development of entrepreneurship skills among government employees to inspire innovativeness and to ensure their productivity even beyond government service (Rep. Victoria Isabel Noel)

Substitute Bill to HBs 5729, 5889, 5923 & 6287 – Instituting a Philippine Labor Force Competencies Program, and establishing free access to technical and vocational training programs (Reps. Alfredo Vargas III, Sherwin Tugna, Bernadette Herrera-Dy, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 6236, 3278, 3855, 4466, 5683 & 2394 – Abolishing the Road Board created by RA 8794 and transferring its powers and functions to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), amending for the purpose RA 8794 (Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, Reps. Rosenda Ann Ocampo, Anthony Bravo Ph.D., Ana Cristina Siquian Go, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., and Carlos Isagani Zarate)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
09:30 AM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 1188 – Inquiry into the alleged grossly disadvantageous lease contract entered into by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PhilExport), and Manila Exposition Complex, Inc. (MECI) (Rep. Ben Evardone)
JUSTICE
09:30 AM

Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
LOCAL GOVERNMENT jt. w/ MUSLIM AFFAIRS and PEACE, RECONCILIATION, AND UNITY
09:30 AM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 92, 6121, 6263 & 6475 – Providing for the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro and abolishing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), repealing for the purpose RA 9054, or the law strengthening and expanding the Organic Act for the ARMM, and RA 6734 or the law providing for an Organic Act for the ARMM (Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, Reps. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo, and Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
CLIMATE CHANGE
01:30 PM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 201 – Providing funds for the coastal management development programs of coastal cities and municipalities with the aim of enhancing, rehabilitating and improving the country’s coastal marine resources (Rep. Jose Carlos Cari)

HB 2969 – Establishing a coastal climate change adaptation program for coastal local government units (CLGUs) by providing them financial and technical assistance (Rep. Elenita Milagros ‘Eileen’ Ermita-Buhain)

HB 5672 – Adopting integrated coastal ecosystem management as a national strategy to ensure the sustainable development of coastal and marine environment and resources, establishing supporting mechanisms for its implementation, and providing funds therefor (Rep. Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba)
MINDANAO AFFAIRS
01:30 PM

Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on the status of all projects, plans and programs for Mindanao
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
01:30 PM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 5507– Declaring as unlawful the membership in any Philippine court proscribed or United Nations Security Council-designated terrorist organization and providing penalties for violation thereof (Rep. Amado Espino Jr.)

HB 7141 – Amending RA 9372, otherwise known as the Human Security Act of 2007 (Rep. Amado Espino Jr.), by deleting provisions that are redundant with existing laws and anti-law enforcement, among other amendments
SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT
01:30 PM

Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg. Briefing by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Small Business Corporation (SBCorp), and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on their programs/projects and budget for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for 2018 and 2019
28-February-2018
(WEDNESDAY)
GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS
09:30 AM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 546 – Investigation into the proliferation of illegal gambling (Minority Leader Danilo Suarez)

HRs 712, 715 & 1445 – Inquiry into the alleged failure of the small town lottery (STL) operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in generating its projected income resulting in the loss of billions of pesos in revenues on the part of the national government and the possible use of STL operations as fronts for jueteng and other illegal numbers games in the country (Reps. Jesulito Manalo, Rodel Batocabe, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HR 1579 – Investigation into alleged irregularities at the PCSO regarding the operation of STL, issuance of permit to Authorized Agency Corporations (AACs), and shortfall in the collection of STL revenues accruing to the government (Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr.)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
09:30 AM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 1126 – Inquiry into the utilization of the tobacco excise tax and determination of the tangible benefits acquired by tobacco farmers of Ilocos Norte (Rep. Ariel ‘Ka Ayik’ Casilao)

Motu proprio inquiry into various transactions of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte in 2012
LOCAL GOVERNMENT jt. w/ MUSLIM AFFAIRS and PEACE, RECONCILIATION, AND UNITY
09:30 AM

Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 92, 6121, 6263 & 6475 – Providing for the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro and abolishing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), repealing for the purpose RA 9054, or the law strengthening and expanding the Organic Act for the ARMM, and RA 6734 or the law providing for an Organic Act for the ARMM (Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, Reps. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo, and Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
DANGEROUS DRUGS
10:00 AM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. Committee Report on HR 456 and Privilege Speech Nos. 84 and 88 – Investigation into the illegal drug trading activities in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte (Rep. Seth Frederick Jalosjos)

HR 1674 – Inquiry into the reported smuggling of illegal drugs off the coastal waters of Isabela as well as similar incidents in other parts of the country (Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
GLOBALIZATION AND WTO
01:30 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HRs 796 & 797 – Inquiry into the effects on the local livestock, poultry, and vegetable industries of the implementation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade – World Trade Organization’s (GATT-WTO) policies and programs in the country (Rep. Ariel ‘Ka Ayik’ Casilao)
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. Substitute Bill to HB 83 – Constituting an Administrative Capital City Planning Commission for the purpose of studying the feasibility of relocating the capital and seat of government of the Philippines and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez)

HBs 228, 1724 & 2125 – Prescribing the mechanisms to facilitate the disposition of idle government-owned lands for socialized housing (Deputy Speaker Eric Singson, Reps. Rozzano Rufino Biazon, and Rosenda Ann Ocampo)

Review of the government socialized housing programs, particularly the affordability of the housing packages and the capacity of the beneficiaries to pay
NATURAL RESOURCES
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. HB 4375 – Amending certain provisions of RA 9147, otherwise known as the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act, increasing their penalties (Rep. Delphine Gan Lee)

HB 5892 – Prohibiting certain conduct relating to exotic animals (Rep. Harry Roque Jr.)

HB 6182 – Prohibiting the trade or export of wildlife, both flora and fauna of whatever species, whether dead or alive, providing penalty therefor (Rep. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

HB 6296 – Amending RA 9147, by adopting a more comprehensive and effective policy to conserve and protect the country's wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainability, providing stiffer penalties and sanctions (Rep. Michael Romero Ph.D.)
PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS jt. w/ WAYS AND MEANS (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on:

HBs 943 & 4905 – Amending Sections 2 and 3 (B) of RA 8794, otherwise known as the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC) Act of 2000, by exempting tricycles from the coverage of the road user’s tax (Reps. Tobias ‘Toby’ Tiangco and Manuel Monsour Del Rosario III)

HB 2603 – Creating the Special Mass Transit System Support Fund, amending for the purpose Sections 7 and 8 of RA 8794 (Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto)

HB 2605 – Exempting public utility vehicles from the MVUC, amending for the purpose Sections 2 and 3 of RA 8794 (Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto)

HB 3680 – Reconfiguring the disposition of the monies collected and delineating the status of the special funds, amending for the purpose Sections 7 and 8 of RA 8794 (Minority Leader Danilo Suarez)

HB 4467 – Allocating 5% of the collections from the MVUC to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the inclusion of driver's education subjects in the senior high school curriculum, amending for the purpose RA 8794 (Rep. Ana Cristina Siquian Go)

HB 5570 – Providing funds for the payment of energy costs of street lights, and other road and safety devices installed in national roads, amending for the purpose Section 7 of RA 8794 (Rep. Mario Vittorio ‘Marvey’ Mariño)

HB 5804 – Amending RA 8794, by increasing the MVUC rates (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HB 5851 – Amending Section 6 of RA 8794 on the penalty for overloading (Rep. Harry Roque Jr.)

HR 1259 – Inquiry into the implementation of RA 8794 with the end in view of enacting legislative measures to address the same (Rep. Evelina Escudero)