COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
19-November-2018 to 22-November-2018

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

DATE COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA/RESOURCE PERSONS
19-November-2018
(MONDAY)
DISASTER MANAGEMENT (Organizational meeting)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Organizational meeting (Membership composition, Internal Rules of Procedure, inventory of measures)

Update on HB 8165 – Creating the Department of Disaster Resilience, defining its powers and functions, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez)

Briefing by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) on the effects of Typhoons Ompong and Rosita

Deliberation on:

HB 8200 – Providing for compensation for loss or destruction of properties in Marawi City during the 2017 Marawi siege, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Tom Villarin)

HR 2211 – Enjoining all crucial line agencies of their strong commitment in rebuilding the different districts in Regions 1 & 2, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), their respective cities, municipalities, and barangays which were hit hard by Typhoon Ompong (Rep. Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)
GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 4843 & 6983 – Strengthening the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) (Reps. Rodel Batocabe and Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos)

Committee Report on HB 7528 – Prohibiting the live streaming and broadcasting of cockfighting for purposes of betting and gambling and providing penalties for violations thereof (Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr.)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY jt. w/ FOREIGN AFFAIRS
09:30 AM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 1608 – Investigation into the alleged anomalies behind the slow passport processing of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

Privilege Speech 339 – On the state of passport application process of the DFA (Rep. Anthony Bravo Ph.D.)
HEALTH (Bicameral Conference)
10:00 AM

Committee Rooms 2 & 3, 2/F Right Wing Senate of the Philippines Bicameral Conference Committee meeting on the disagreeing provisions of HB 5784 & SB 1896 – Instituting universal health care for all Filipinos, prescribing reforms in the health care system, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D. and Sen. Ralph Recto)
BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE
01:00 PM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HBs 87, 474, 1504, 2147, 2597, 5884, 6224 & 6346 – Institutionalizing the grant of a teaching supplies allowance for public school teachers and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Julieta Cortuna, Antonio Tinio, Gary Alejano, Enrico Pineda, Vilma Santos-Recto, Alfredo Vargas III, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., and ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HB 7958 – Institutionalizing the Philippine participation in the international exhibition of the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Ramon ‘Red’ Durano VI)

HB 8543 – Recognizing Faith Academy as an educational institution of international character and providing for mechanisms on the grant of certain prerogatives conducive to its growth (Rep. Scott Davies Lanete M.D.)
GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION jt. w/ GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. HBs 6158 – Creating the Philippine Boxing Commission to strengthen the boxing industry and promote the safety and welfare of Filipino boxers, and providing funds therefor (Rep. Rogelio Pacquiao)

HB 7574 – Regulating professional boxing (Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr.)

HB 8257 – Creating the Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission and providing funds therefor (Rep. Enrico Pineda)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting 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)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (Bicameral Conference)
07:00 PM

Sen. J.P. Laurel Room, 2/F Right Wing Senate of the Philippines Bicameral Conference Committee meeting on the disagreeing provisions of HB 5236 & SB 2031 – Providing for the rank classification in the Philippine National Police (PNP), amending for the purpose Section 28 of RA 6975, as amended, otherwise known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990 (Rep. Victor Yap and Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian)
20-November-2018
(TUESDAY)
LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES
09:30 AM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HB 2262 – Granting the Cadiz Radio and Television Network, Inc. a franchise to construct, install, establish, operate and maintain radio and television broadcasting stations in the Western Visayas Area (Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HB 7287 – Renewing the franchise granted to Ultimate Entertainment, Inc. under RA 8102 for another 25 years from the effectivity of this Act (Rep. Juliet Marie Ferrer)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HB 7980 – Renewing for another 25 years the franchise granted to RT Broadcast Specialist Phil., Inc. under RA 8126 (former Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles)

Committee Report on HB 4555 – Granting the Lanao Del Norte Electric Cooperative a franchise to construct, operate and maintain a distribution system for the conveyance of electric power to the end-users in all municipalities of the Province of Lanao Del Norte (Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo)

HB 5602 – Renewing for another 25 years the franchise granted to Vimcontu Broadcasting Corporation under RA 8116 (Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza)

HB 8379 – Renewing for another 25 years the franchise granted to ABC Development Corporation, presently known as TV5 Network, Inc., under RA 7831 (Rep. Romero ‘Miro’ Quimbo)
REVISION OF LAWS
09:30 AM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HB 1818 – Amending Article 1032 of RA 386, also known as the Civil Code of the Philippines, on unworthiness to succeed (by removing gender biases from the criteria of succession disqualification) (Rep. Alfredo Vargas III)

HB 3732 – Redefining the crime of syndicated estafa, amending for the purpose Section 1 of PD 1689 (Rep. Cristal Bagatsing)

HB 5699 – Amending Article 7 of EO 209, otherwise known as the Family Code of the Philippines (by adding persons authorized to solemnize marriage) (Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas)

HBs 3713, 4968, 7741, 7911, 8065, 8066, 8210, 8215, 8261, 8293, 8376 & 8383 – Declaring special non-working holidays in various parts of the country to commemorate special events (Reps. Arthur Defensor Jr., Renato Unico Jr., Jennifer Austria Barzaga, Lucy Gomez, Benhur Salimbangon, Jose Carlos Cari, Ramon ‘RAV’ Rocamora, Deputy Speaker Mylene Garcia-Albano, Reps. Alberto Ungab, Florida ‘Rida’ Robes, and Antonio Floirendo)

HB 7856 – Declaring September 8 of every year as a special working holiday in the entire country to commemorate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas)
TRANSPORTATION (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on the status of implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program
WAYS AND MEANS (Technical Working Group)
10:00 AM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 8252 & 8323 – Amending certain sections of RA 8424, otherwise known as the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (by redesigning the financial sector taxation into a simpler, fairer, more efficient, and revenue neutral tax system) (Reps. Estrellita Suansing and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
01:00 PM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 1156 – Expanding the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies to include research and formulation of strategic options for national economic and security policies (Rep. Gary Alejano)

HB 8026 – Amending Sections 5 and 8 of RA 9505, otherwise known as the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA) Law (by increasing the maximum allowed annual PERA contributions entitled to tax incentives from ₱100,000 to ₱200,000 and shall be treated as deductions from gross income for income tax purposes) (Rep. Gary Alejano)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY jt. w/ HEALTH
01:00 PM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HRs 444, 480, 1519 & 1675 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 (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Estrellita Suansing, Jose Atienza Jr., Carlos Isagani Zarate, and Doy Leachon)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
01:00 PM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Draft Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 3153 & 5787 – Providing for the transfer of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) and National Police Training Institute (NPTI) from the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) to the Philippine National Police (PNP), amending for the purpose Sections 66 and 67 of RA 6975, otherwise known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990, as amended (Reps. Gary Alejano & Leopoldo Bataoil)
SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 7918 & 8129 – Further amending RA 9501, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) (by requiring private malls and supermarkets to allocate a certain portion of their selling area to registered and qualified MSMEs to display their products for sale) (Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap and Rep. Peter ‘Sr. Pedro’ Unabia)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
01:00 PM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HBs 2882, 6609 & 7803 – Providing benefits and programs to strengthen, promote, and develop the Philippine Startup Ecosystem (Reps. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, and Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)

HB 3057 – Creating the Innovation Council and providing benefits and programs to strengthen, promote, and develop the Philippine Startup Ecosystem (Rep. Victor Yap)
ETHICS AND PRIVILEGES
01:30 PM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/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, requesting the Committee on Ethics and Privileges to exercise its motu proprio powers, in aid of legislation, to investigate the alleged anomalous activities of Party-List, MATA and its Party-List Representative Tricia Nicole Velasco-Catera

1st endorsement of Deputy Secretary General Maria Elena Bautista-Horn of the Office of the Speaker dated 8 October 2018 in connection with the different concerns/complaints received from the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Contact Center ng Bayan

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

Committee Case No. SC-08-2017, entitled: “Rep. Herminio Harry L. Roque Jr., complainant, vs. Rep. Ron P. Salo, respondent,” for alleged violation of the House of Representatives’ Code of Conduct

Determination of form and contents 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:

Letter complaint filed by Mr. Arman Hernando, chairperson of the Migrante Philippines, Migrante International against Rep. Aniceto ‘John’ Bertiz III (Party-List, ACTS-OFW) for alleged conduct unbecoming of an OFW representative, docketed as Case No. LC-10-2018

Sworn complaint-affidavit filed by ACTS-OFW Party-List against Rep. Aniceto ‘John’ Bertiz III for alleged treason, usurpation of authority, misrepresentation, putting in bad light the good name of the party, multiple libelous acts, graft and corruption practices act, gross dishonesty, abuse of authority, and conduct unbecoming of a public official under RA 6713, docketed as Case No. SC-11-2018

Sinumpaang Salaysay filed by Shiela Relox Mabunga against Rep. Aniceto ‘John’ Bertiz III for alleged involvement in an illegal recruitment and human trafficking being the owner and CEO of a recruitment agency named Global Asia Alliance Consultants Inc., docketed as Case No. SC-12-2018

Complaint filed by Emmanuel C. Villanueva against Rep. Aniceto ‘John’ Bertiz III for alleged disorderly behavior, docketed as Case No. SC-13-2018
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
01:30 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 7410 – Mandating the wireless telecom companies to transfer five-year-old cell towers to real estate investment trust (REIT) corporations (Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap)

HR 938 – Inquiry into the submitted roll out plans of the telecommunication companies that would address the backlog of cell sites with the end in view of enacting regulations to support efforts that would ensure the improvement of the state of Philippine telecommunications (Rep. Enrico Pineda)
21-November-2018
(WEDNESDAY)
COOPERATIVES DEVELOPMENT (Executive Meeting)
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 7&8, RVM Bldg. Committee Report on HBs 565, 1275 & 2571 – Reorganizing and strengthening the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), repealing for the purpose RA 6939, otherwise known as the Charter of the CDA (Reps. Sabiniano Canama, Rozzano Rufino Biazon, and Maximo Rodriguez Jr.)

Committee Report on HR 44 – Inquiry into the establishment of an apex organization of all cooperatives as a unifying body of the cooperative movement (Rep. Anthony Bravo Ph.D.)

HBs 4174 & 5385 – Creating the Department of Cooperatives and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Maria Valentina Plaza and Estrellita Suansing)

HB 5786 – Creating the Cooperative Development Commission, repealing for this purpose RA 6939, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Dennis Laogan)

HB 8181 – Reforming and strengthening the CDA, repealing for the purpose RA 6939, creating the CDA and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Rene Relampagos)

HB 8285 – Recognizing the Province of Bulacan as the Cooperative Capital of the Philippines (Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HB 8377 – Establishing the Philippine Cooperative Development Academy, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Dakila Carlo Cua)

HR 1852 – Commending the Cebu II Electric Cooperative, Inc. Blue Knights for their outstanding performance at the recently concluded Pilipinas Got Talent 2018 (Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY jt. w/ HEALTH
09:30 AM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HRs 444, 480, 1519 & 1675 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 (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Estrellita Suansing, Jose Atienza Jr., Carlos Isagani Zarate, and Doy Leachon)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Conf. Rm. 5, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 4171 – Requiring mandatory autopsy on bodies of crime victims and deaths under mysterious and suspicious circumstances (Rep. Robert ‘Ace’ Barbers)

HB 4900 – Interdicting unauthorized disposition of human corpses by individuals, crematorium or funeral parlors and prescribing penalties for violations thereof (Rep. Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo)

HB 4994 – Prohibiting the cremation of bodies of crimes under investigation (former Rep. Harry Roque Jr.)

HR 758 – Urging the Department of Health (DOH) to adopt and implement rules on the operation of crematoriums to ensure that such facilities shall not be used to destroy or conceal evidences of crimes (Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta)
AGRARIAN REFORM
01:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. HR 1130 – Investigation into the state of landlessness among Filipino farmers, perpetuation of former and present haciendas and the urgent necessity for land distribution, as step towards the attainment of genuine agrarian reform in the country (Rep. Ariel ‘Ka Ayik’ Casilao)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
01:00 PM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 4562 – Strengthening rank-and-file employees' benefits from service charges, amending for the purpose Article 96 of PD 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (Rep. Dennis Laogan)

HBs 5911, 6650, 7116 & 7270 – Providing that 100% of the service charge collected in hotels, restaurants and other establishments be distributed to all covered employees (Reps. Lorna Silverio, Sherwin Tugna, Tom Villarin, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
MINDANAO AFFAIRS
01:00 PM

Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on the budget for Mindanao; Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on its infrastructure projects in Mindanao; and Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on its flagship program for Mindanao
NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY
01:00 PM

R. R. Andaya Hall 2/F Main Bldg. HBs 7421 & 8037 – Strengthening the employment rights of members of the Citizen Armed Forces or the reserve force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Reps. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr. and Gary Alejano)
NORTH LUZON GROWTH QUADRANGLE
01:00 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Briefing by the Department of Health (DOH) on its budget and plans and programs for North Luzon
22-November-2018
(THURSDAY)
CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (COCLE) – House Panel
02:00 PM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. Discussion on the status of implementation of the PESO (Public Employment Service Office) Program and the designation of PESO managers, as prescribed under RA 8759, as amended, otherwise known as the PESO Act of 1999