COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
11-December-2017 to 14-December-2017

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

DATE COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA/RESOURCE PERSONS
11-December-2017
(MONDAY)
COOPERATIVES DEVELOPMENT (Executive Meeting)
09:30 AM

Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg. Executive meeting on HRs 1365-1368 – Commending the following cooperatives for their outstanding achievements and leadership in the upliftment and development of their members: ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative, VICTO National Federation, Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and San Dionisio Community Cooperative (SDCC) (Rep. Rico Geron)
ENERGY
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. HB 779 – Granting all qualified farmers and fishermen discount on petroleum products (Rep. Harlin Neil Abayon III)

HR 415 – Inquiry into the alleged predatory pricing of oil products in Mindanao (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HR 853 – Inquiry into the alleged disparity and overpricing of fuel prices in Northern Luzon (Rep. Mark Go)
JUSTICE
09:30 AM

Spkr. Nograles Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause regarding the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Perez Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HB 6208 – Establishing the Philippine Legislative Police (PLP) and appropriating funds therefor (Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas)
GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS
10:00 AM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM 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.)
CLIMATE CHANGE (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Spkr. De Venecia Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HB 527 – Establishing the National Coastal Greenbelt Program, providing funds therefor (Rep. Rodel Batocabe)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY jt. w/ ENERGY
01:30 PM

Spkrs. Aquino/ Makalintal Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Draft Committee Report on HR 1161 – Investigation into the immediate approval of the seven power supply agreements (PSAs) of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) (Minority Leader Danilo Suarez)

HR 566 – Inquiry into the alleged midnight deals of the Meralco-affiliated generation companies and the ERC which may be disadvantageous to the public and may cause power rate hikes (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)
HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
01:30 PM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 5608 – Creating an advanced studies development program for exceptional employees from the government and the private sector (Rep. Alfredo Vargas III)

HB 1160 – Establishing a state college in the Municipality of Manolo Fortich, Province of Bukidnon to be known as the Northern Bukidnon State College, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba)

HB 5119 – Converting the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC) in the Municipality of Nabua, Province of Camarines Sur into a state university to be known as the Polytechnic University of Bicol (Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr.)

HB 5605 – Integrating the Pintuyan National Vocational High School into the Southern Leyte State University System (Rep. Roger ‘Oging’ Mercado)

HB 6724 – Changing the name of Lupon School of Fisheries in Davao Oriental into the Davao Oriental Polytechnic Institute (Rep. Joel Mayo Almario)

HBs 5819, 5820, 5831, 6003, 6045, 6062, 6071 & 6325 – Providing for the establishment of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) training and accreditation centers in various parts of the country and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Michelle Antonio, Luisa Lloren Cuaresma, Salvador Belaro Jr., Doy Leachon, Emmanuel Madrona, Lord Allan Jay Velasco, and Gil ‘Kabarangay’ Acosta)
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
01:30 PM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HBs 17, 41, 73, 207, 293, 318, 366, 399, 501, 518, 699, 823, 887, 901, 1098, 1429, 1548, 1661, 1694, 1948, 2278, 2456, 2545, 2688, 2772, 4135, 4155 & 6536 and Privilege Speech 277 – Institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Deputy Speaker Romero ‘Miro’ Quimbo, Reps. Alfredo Vargas III, Micaela Violago, Horacio Suansing Jr., Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, Reps. Jose Christopher Belmonte, Victor Yap, Deputy Speaker Fredenil ‘Fred’ Castro, Reps. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Arthur Yap, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Salvio Fortuno, Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo, Raul ‘Boboy’ Tupas, Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, Maximo Rodriguez Jr., Vilma Santos-Recto, Gus Tambunting, Enrico Pineda, Shernee Abubakar Tan, Roger ‘Oging’ Mercado, Kaka Bag-ao, Lianda Bolilia, and Tom Villarin)

HB 6600 – Mandating the national government to allocate two percent of the country’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) to the mandatory implementation of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program (Rep. Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HR 464 – Inquiry into the implementation of 4Ps and seeking more sustainable programs that raise the standard of living and quality of life of poor families (Rep. Emmi De Jesus)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 4109 & 5198 – Strengthening the duties, functions, and powers of the People's Law Enforcement Board (PLEB), further amending for the purpose RA 6975, as amended (Reps. Joaquin Chipeco Jr. and Eric Olivarez)
WELFARE OF CHILDREN (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HBs 2442, 4813 & 5836 – Establishing rehabilitation centers for children and youth with disabilities nationwide (Reps. Teodoro Montoro, Bernadette Herrera-Dy, and Cristina ‘Chiqui’ Roa-Puno)
12-December-2017
(TUESDAY)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS jt. w/ TRADE AND INDUSTRY
09:30 AM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HBs 28, 346, 2053, 2672, 3756, 5034, 5322, 5951 & 6472 – Establishing special economic zones in various parts of the country, appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Reynaldo Umali, Yedda Marie Romualdez, Arthur Defensor Jr., Johnny Ty Pimentel, Roger ‘Oging’ Mercado, Scott Davies Lanete M.D., Rene Relampagos, Erico Aristotle Aumentado, and Dakila Carlo Cua)

HB 6339 – Developing the Davao Gulf and its surrounding areas, creating for the purpose the Davao Gulf Development Authority with the Davao Gulf special economic freeport zone and the Island Garden City of Samal as ecotourism zones under its jurisdiction, prescribing its powers and functions, and appropriating funds therefor (Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY jt. w/ TRANSPORTATION
09:30 AM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Privilege Speech 283 – On the alleged irregularities in the procurement of vehicle license plates by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) (Rep. Aniceto ‘John’ Bertiz III)
HUMAN RIGHTS
09:30 AM

Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg. HRs 948, 960 & 976 – Investigation into the alleged secret detention facility at the Manila Police District-Station 1 (Reps. Harry Roque Jr., Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr., and Gary Alejano)

HR 950 – Urging the Oversight Committee provided under RA 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009 to convene in order to investigate the alleged violations by some members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on the Anti-Torture Law and to determine whether such practices are widespread among law enforcement agencies (Rep. Ramon ‘Rav’ Rocamora)

HRs 486 & 487 – Condemning the violent dispersal of the demonstration of national minority groups and their supporters in front of the United States Embassy in Manila, and calling for an investigation of the incident (Reps. Sarah Jane Elago and Carlos Isagani Zarate)
JUSTICE - CANCELLED
09:30 AM

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

Conf. Rm. 6, RVM Bldg. 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 (Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, Reps. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo, and Speaker Pantaleon 'Bebot' Alvarez)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
10:30 AM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HR 898 – Inquiry into the desired economic policy direction of the Philippines with regard to foreign participation in the ownership and operation of corporations and firms engaged in the business of construction of buildings and other infrastructure in the country (Rep. Arthur Yap)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY - CANCELLED
01:30 PM

Spkr. Villar Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 589, 896, 1146, 1475, 1626, 1892, 3690 & 4556 – Strengthening the regulation on the manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of firecrackers, repealing for the purpose RA 7183 and providing penalties for violation thereof (Reps. Leopoldo Bataoil, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Gary Alejano, Harlin Neil Abayon III, Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo, Arthur Defensor Jr., Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Wes Gatchalian)

HB 6354 – Institutionalizing the enforcement of the Fire Code of the Philippines in the eco zones and automatically instituting the Crisis Management Council in a given crisis situation, thereby amending Section 9 of RA 7916, otherwise known as the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995 (Rep. Cristal Bagatsing)

HB 6372 – Harmonizing the functions of government agencies concerned in the implementation of RA 9514, otherwise known as the Revised Fire Code of the Philippines, in economic and tourism zones in the Philippines (Rep. Romeo Acop)

HR 763 – Inquiry into the manifest breakdown of discipline in the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the light of the recent high-profile criminal incidents allegedly involving officers and members of the organization (Rep. Romeo Acop)
13-December-2017
(WEDNESDAY)
NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY - CANCELLED
09:30 AM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. HR 1257 – Directing the Department of National Defense (DND) to provide a security briefing of the Mindanao Region (Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY jt. w/ HEALTH
01:30 PM

Spkr. Belmonte Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HRs 444 & 480 and Privilege Speech 125 – Investigation into the National Dengue Prevention and Control Program of the Department of Health (DOH) (Reps. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Estrellita Suansing, and Doy Leachon)
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT - CANCELLED
01:30 PM

Conf. Rms. 1&2, RVM Bldg. HBs 130, 157, 2102 & 3736 – Prescribing a Code of Conduct for the eviction of underprivileged and homeless citizens or the demolition of their dwellings, providing penalties for violation thereof, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose RA 7279, otherwise known as the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992 (Reps. Gus Tambunting, Jose Christopher Belmonte, Tom Villarin, and Rodante Marcoleta)
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
01:30 PM

Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. Substitute Bill to HBs 929, 2556, 2874, 2907, 3629 & 4241 – Providing for the establishment of the No Calls and No Text Registration System (Reps. Francis Gerald Abaya, Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo, Victor Yap, Federico ‘Ricky’ Sandoval II, and Salvador Belaro)

HBs 2873, 5195 & 5765 – Establishing number portability for mobile telephone service (Reps. Victor Yap, Lord Allan Jay Velasco, and Wes Gatchalian)

HB 6736 – Systemizing spectrum user fees imposed against all allocated and assigned radio frequency bands, amending for the purpose RA 7925, otherwise known as the Public Telecommunications Policy Act of the Philippines (Rep. Dakila Carlo Cua)

HR 1338 – Investigation into the management and administration of the country's radio frequency spectrum by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) (Rep. Victor Yap)
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 – Absolutely prohibiting the trade or export of wildlife, both flora and fauna of whatever species, whether dead or alive, providing penalty for violation thereof (Rep. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

HB 6296 – Amending RA 9147, 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.)

HB 6060 – Establishing the forest boundary of the Province of Tarlac (Rep. Victor Yap)

HB 6242 – Granting another period to file manifestation of intention to validate titles issued under Civil Reservation Case No. 1, GLRO Record No. 211, pursuant to RA 931, as amended, and as provided under PD 1271, as amended (Rep. Mark Go)
PUBLIC INFORMATION - CANCELLED
01:30 PM

Spkr. Yñiguez Hall 1/F SWA Bldg. HB 1524 – Prohibiting the demonstration, performance or exhibition in public of certain sexual acts, and the production, importation, sale or distribution, or public showing or display of pornographic materials, providing penalties thereof (Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo)

HB 2481 – Allowing advertisers and advertising agencies to determine billboard content and prescribing self-regulatory criteria therefor (Rep. Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo)

HB 3694 – Limiting exposure of children to violent and obscene programming on television and cable systems (Rep. Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo)
14-December-2017
(THURSDAY)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HB 2728 – Ordaining the modernization of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) (Rep. Gary Alejano)
INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Technical Working Group
10:00 AM

Spkr. Zulueta Hall 2/F SWA Bldg. Technical Working Group meeting on HB 115 – Recognizing, protecting, and strengthening the indigenous peoples and local communities conserved areas and territories (ICCA) acknowledging their contributions to biodiversity conservation and protection of key biodiversity areas, establishing for the purpose the National ICCA Registry, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr.)