21-January-2019 to 23-January-2019

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

09:30 AM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 2, 505, 935, 1609, 2009 & 3973 – Lowering the age of criminal responsibility (Deputy Speaker Fredenil ‘Fred’ Castro, Reps. Victor Yap, Tobias ‘Toby’ Tiangco, Mercedes ‘Didi’ Cagas, Romeo Acop, and Estrellita Suansing)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY jt. w/ HEALTH (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 532, 3330, 4325, 4810, 7289, 7935, 7993, 8340 & 8671 – Regulating the use, packaging, sale, distribution, and advertisement of electronic cigarettes or vaporized nicotine products (VNPs) [Reps. Rodel Batocabe (dec.), Eric Olivarez, Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Victoria Isabel Noel, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Robert ‘Ace’ Barbers, Gary Alejano, and Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III]
10:00 AM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 72, 706, 2477, 3642, 6117, 6636, 7269, 7318 & 8397 – Institutionalizing the grant of student fare discount privileges on public transportation (Reps. Alfredo Vargas III, Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo, Dennis Laogan, Ron Salo, Eric Olivarez, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Frederick Siao, and John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)
Substitute Bill to HB 4740 - Providing for protection of the remittances of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) (Rep. Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)
Substitute Bill to HBs 7333 & 7535 – Amending Chapter V, Section 85 of RA 9593, otherwise known as the Tourism Act of 2009, by extending the effectivity of the incentive schemes granted to enterprises within the tourism enterprise zones for another seven years (Reps. Alfredo Vargas III and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
HB 6138 - Granting travel tax exemption to dependents of married or solo parent OFWs, amending for the purpose Sections 3 and 5 of RA 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, as amended (Rep. Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
HB 6519 – Creating the OFW Sovereign Fund (Rep. Jesulito Manalo)
01:00 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 4843 & 6983 – Strengthening the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) [Reps. Rodel Batocabe (dec.) and Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos]
01:30 PM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 7963 - Establishing a University of the Philippines (UP) campus in the City of Bacolod, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Greg Gasataya)
HB 8781 - Establishing a provincial office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the Province of Zamboanga Sibugay, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Ann Hofer)
HR 2208 - Urging the UP to renew its memorandum of agreement and lease with the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) over a parcel of land occupied by the QCPD headquarters now known as Camp Tomas B. Caringal in Diliman, Quezon City (Rep. Feliciano Belmonte Jr.)
HR 2319 - Urging the UP Board of Regents to reconsider its policy of limiting the commutation of faculty sick leave benefits only to "serious or severe illnesses" in cases of optional retirement (Rep. Antonio Tinio)
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Update on flagship infrastructure projects in Metro Manila, particularly the subway networks
Discussion on the proliferation of political/electoral campaigns/advertisements that blight Metro Manila and violate the rules of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
09:00 AM

Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 7451, 8183 & 8775 – Amending RA 10152 or the Mandatory Infants and Health Immunization Act of 2011 (Reps. Crystal Bagatsing, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
Substitute Bill to HBs 3310, 4630, 5810, 7122, 7153 & 7426 – Philippine e-Health Systems and Services Act (Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Reps. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Scott Davies Lanete M.D., Salvador Belaro Jr., Victor Yap, and Alfredo Vargas III)
HB 8615 – Strengthening the fight to end tuberculosis, amending for the purpose RA 10767 or the Comprehensive Tuberculosis Elimination Plan Act (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)
HB 8641 in consolidation with HBs 254, 255, 291, 608, 882, 1335, 1414, 2326, 7396, 8609 & 8613 – Providing for an opt-out system of organ donation and transplantation, amending for the purpose RA 7170, otherwise known as the Organ Donation Act of 1991, promoting the right to health, and providing penalties therefor (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., former Rep. Harry Roque Jr, Reps. Harlin Neil Abayon III, Sandra Young Eriguel M.D., Benhur Lopez Jr., Scott Davies Lanete M.D., Ron Salo, Rene Relampagos, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Wes Gatchalian, and Marlyn Alonte)
HBs 701, 1576,1929, 2121, 2398, 5208 & 8276 – Increasing the bed capacity of certain hospitals in the country, upgrading their services and facilities and professional health care and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Sandra Young Eriguel M.D., Alfredo Vargas III, Juliette Uy, Ansaruddin Abdul Malik Adiong, Juan Pablo ‘Rimpy’ Bondoc, Ruby Sahali, and Gabriel Bordado Jr.)
HB 1960 – Establishing the Central Luzon Trauma Center in the Municipality of Zaragoza, Province of Nueva Ecija under the full administrative and technical supervision of the Department of Health (DOH) and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Estrellita Suansing)
HB 2107 – Providing for the upgrade, modernization and conversion of the Cotabato Provincial Hospital in the Province of North Cotabato into the North Cotabato Regional Hospital under the control, management and supervision of the DOH and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Jose Tejada)
HB 4435 – Upgrading the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center (JRRMMC) into a DOH National Center for Trauma, Cancer and Dermatology and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)
HB 8534 – Integrating the Southern Leyte Provincial Hospital into the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center System (Rep. Roger ‘Oging’ Mercado)
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. Draft Substitute Bill to HBs 8082, 8327 & 8352 – Reducing electricity rates by allocating the net national government share from the Malampaya Natural Gas Project for the payment of stranded contract costs and stranded debts of the National Power Corporation (NPC) (Reps. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., and Gary Alejano)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. 1st indorsement of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang dated 19 April 2018 of a letter-complaint dated 17 January 2018, filed by a concerned citizen against Dinagat Islands Rep. Kaka Bag-ao for alleged unnecessary display of her name in signage/streamers stating her involvement in a particular project
Letter-complaint of Mr. Bency Ellorin, chairperson of the Pinoy Aksyon for Governance and Environment, on the alleged anomalous activities of Party-List MATA and its Party-List Representative Tricia Nicole Velasco-Catera
1st indorsement from Deputy Secretary General (DSG) Maria Elena Bautista-Horn, Office of the Speaker, dated 08 October 2018 on various concerns/complaints against several Members of the House of Representatives (HREP) forwarded to the HREP by the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Contact Center ng Bayan
Memorandum from DSG Bautista-Horn, dated 21 November 2018, on referral of Atty. Salvador Panelo, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, on the complaint of Atty. Fernando Campos against Rep. Jennifer Barzaga of the 4th District of Cavite for alleged graft and corruption and violation of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) Law
Subcommittee Report PI-01-2017 on the consolidated six sworn complaints filed by former Rep. Herminio Harry Roque Jr. versus Rep. Ron Salo (Party-List, KABAYAN), docketed as Case Nos. SC-01-2017 to SC-06-2017
Report on the action taken by the Subcommittee on Preliminary Inquiries of Committee Case No. SC-08-2017, entitled: Rep. Herminio Harry Roque Jr., complainant, v. Rep. Ron Salo, respondent, for alleged violation of the HREP Code of Conduct
Determination of form and content on the sworn complaint filed by Sandra Cam against Rep. Arnolfo ‘Arnie’ Teves Jr. (3rd District, Negros Oriental) for alleged violation of the House of Representatives’ Code of Conduct, docketed as Case No. SC-09-2018
Initial consideration of the following:
a) Committee Case No. LC-10-2018 – Letter-Complaint filed by Arman Hernando, Chairperson of Migrante Philippines, Migrante International against Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III of the ACTS-OFW Party-List for alleged conduct unbecoming of an OFW representative
b) Committee Case No. SC-11-2018 – Swon complaint-affidavit filed by ACTS – Overseas Filipino Workers Coalition Organizations (ACTS-OFW) against Rep. Bertiz for alleged party treason, usurpation of authority, misrepresentation, putting in bad light the good name of the party, multiple libelous acts, graft and corrupt practices act, gross dishonesty, abuse of authority, and conduct unbecoming of a public official under RA 6713
c) Committee Case No. SC-12-2018 – Sinumpaang Salaysay filed by Sheila Relox Mabunga against Rep. Bertiz for alleged involvement in illegal recruitment and human trafficking being the owner and CEO of a recruitment agency named Global Asia Alliance Consultants Inc.
d) Committee Case No. SC-13-2018 – Complaint filed by Emmanuel Villanueva against Rep. Bertiz for alleged disorderly behavior
e) Committee Case No. SC-15-2019 – Sworn complaint-affidavit filed by Jose Navio against Rep. Horacio Suansing of the 2nd District, Sultan Kudarat for alleged serious unethical practice
f) Referral of incident report from P/Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde, Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), dated January 9, 2019 on the mauling incident involving Rep. Oscar Richard Garin Jr. and Mayor Oscar Garin Sr. against PO3 Federico Macaya Jr. of Guimbal Municipal Police Station in Iloilo which happened on December 26, 2018 at Guimbal, Iloilo
09:30 AM

Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg. HB 6761 - Providing for a prescriptive period from which the Commission on Audit (COA) may conduct audits and issue a decision on cases, amending for the purpose PD 1445 or the State Audit Code of the Philippines (Rep. Rodante Marcoleta)
HBs 3713, 8383 & 8614 – Declaring special non-working holidays in certain parts of the country to commemorate special events (Reps. Arthur Defensor Jr., Antonio Floirendo, and Ben Evardone)
HB 8701 - Declaring July 12 of every year as a special working holiday in the entire country to commemorate the historic decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in favor of the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea maritime dispute (Rep. Gary Alejano)
HB 8792 - Declaring December 11 of every year a special non-working national holiday of the Republic of the Philippines to be known as the International Friendship, Cooperation and Diplomacy Day in the Philippines (Rep. Ben Evardone)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HB 6997 – Providing for a Rural Development Amelioration Fund (Rep. Deogracias Ramos Jr.)
Briefing by the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) on its six-year program for 2013 - 2018
TRANSPORTATION (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on:
HBs 4085, 4669, 4891, 6009, 6089, 6407, & 6467 – Regulating the transport network companies/transport network vehicle services (TNCs/TNVS), prescribing the requirements, guidelines and standards for their operations, imposing and authorizing fees, and providing penalties for violations thereof [Reps. Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos, Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo, Rodel Batocabe (dec.), Jericho Jonas Nograles, Cristal Bagatsing, Wes Gatchalian, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.]
HB 6766 – Prescribing rideshare support companies, providing regulations governing their operations, and clarifying the scope of Commonwealth Act 146, also known as the Tax Code, and the Land Transportation Traffic Code, and other relevant laws (Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap)
HR 403 – Investigation into the operations of existing TNCs - Uber, Grab and U-HOP - particularly respecting the legality of their existence, safety of transporting their passengers, abuses committed by their accredited TNVS and their liabilities, and the absence of congressional franchise as a significant prerequisite for their operations (Rep. Benjamin Agarao Jr.)
HR 573 – Investigation into the accreditation given by the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to TNCs (Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr.)
HR 1125 – Inquiry into the suspension of issuance of permits to TNVS by the LTFRB (former Rep. Harry Roque Jr.)
HR 1138 – Inquiry into the process and guidelines implemented by the LTFRB regarding public ride sharing and recommending remedial measures for the safety of the riding public (Rep. Cristal Bagatsing)
HR 1139 – Directing the LTFRB to finalize the new guidelines for the issuance of certificate of public convenience (CPC) to TNVS (Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta)
HR 1140 – Inquiry into the process being followed by the LTFRB in granting franchises to TNVS providers (Rep. Michelle Antonio)
HR 1151 – Inquiry into the appropriate regulatory framework for TNCs and TNVS (Rep. Edgar Sarmiento)
10:00 AM

Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Deliberation on the draft House Resolution entitled, “A Resolution calling on His Excellency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, to address the recruitment by the New People’s Army (NPA) of members of indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples (ICCs/IPs), and by specifically including the IP concern in his administration’s zero to 10-point socio-economic agenda”
10:00 AM

Conf. Rms. 2&3 2/F, Senate Building, Senate of the Phils. Bicameral Conference Committee meeting on the disagreeing provisions of HB 8715 & SB 1355 - Adopting innovation as vital component of the country's development policies to drive inclusive development, promote the growth and national competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises (Rep. Victor Yap and Sen. Loren Legarda)
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 6158, 7574 & 8257 – Creating the Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission and providing funds therefor (Reps. Rogelio Pacquaio, Maximo Rodriguez Jr., and Enrico Pineda)
01:00 PM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 8689 - Increasing the recruitment quota requirement of female Philippine National Police (PNP) officers, amending for the purpose Section 58 of RA 8551, otherwise known as the PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Johnny Ty Pimentel)
Privilege Speech 301 – On the alleged injustice committed by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Head and Acting Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Catalino Cuy to Governor Antonio Cerilles of Zamboanga del Sur over drug-related issue (Rep. Aurora Enerio Cerilles)
01:00 PM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HBs 7740 & 7952 – Providing for the modernization of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST) and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Erico Aristotle Aumentado and Allan Jesse Mangaoang)
HB 8008 – Creating the National Nuclear Radiation Safety Board and defining its scope, functions and powers ( Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)
SENIOR CITIZENS (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on the Substitute Bill to HBs 8208, 8274, 8559 & 8768 – Amending RA 10868, otherwise known as the Centenarians Act of 2016 (by advancing the grant of privileges to the elderlies upon reaching the ages of 85, 90, 95 and 100, respectively) (Reps. Mark Go, Emi Calixto-Rubiano, Ronaldo Zamora, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 5020, 5961 & 7104 – Strengthening the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) by expanding and streamlining its bureaucracy, upgrading employee skills and augmenting benefits and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez, Wes Gatchalian, and Lord Allan Jay Velasco)
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 8197 & 8414 – Establishing the Office for Social Welfare Attache, amending for the purpose RA 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, as amended (Deputy Speaker Linabelle Ruth Villarica and Rep. Gary Alejano)
HB 8672 – Protecting seafarers who suffer serious injury or death, and their families (Rep. Jesulito Manalo)
Proposed Committee Bill which seeks to protect Filipinos seeking employment abroad
Update on the disbursement of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Trust Fund for land-based and sea-based overseas Filipino workers (OFW) programs
09:30 AM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 1551 – Investigation into the alleged payment by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of road right-of-way (RROW) claimants in General Santos City using spurious or fabricated land titles (Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr.)
09:30 AM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HB 7788 - Providing for the creation of the Lingayen Gulf International Transshipment Port Development Authority in the Municipality of Lingayen, Province of Pangasinan, defining its powers and functions and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil)
DISASTER MANAGEMENT (Subcommittee on Marawi Rehabilitation)
10:00 AM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by concerned government agencies on financing, relief and assistance, and livelihood projects in connection with the rehabilitation of Marawi City
10:00 AM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. Briefing by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on its collection performance for 2018 per major port and plans and programs for the enhancement of the operations and functions of the Bureau
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. HR 2067 – Inquiry into the implementation of 1) Proclamation No. 96 series of 2001, declaring Parola Estate under the administration of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) situated in Tondo, City of Manila, open for disposition to the actual occupants; 2) Proclamation No. 518 series of 1990, excluding from the operation of Proclamation No. 423 dated July 12, 1957, which established the military reservation known as “Fort William Mckinley” (now Fort Andres Bonifacio), Barangays Cembo, South Cembo, West Rembo, East Rembo, Comembo, Pembo and Pitogo, situated in Makati and declaring the same open for disposition; and 3) Proclamation 825 series of 1996, amending Proclamation No. 843, series of 1971, known as reserving the Tala Estate for various government uses as well as for housing and urban development to reclassify the use of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) lot at the Tala Estate to include socialized housing (Rep. Alfredo ’Albee’ Benitez)
01:00 PM

Conf. Rm. 5, RVM Bldg. Draft Committee Report on HB 7066 - Mandating golf clubs to provide health, retirement and other benefits to golf caddies and other service workers through a shared contribution scheme (Rep. Mark Go)