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HOUSE MEMBERS


Hon. Alvarez, Franz "Chicoy" E.

Hon. Alvarez, Franz "Chicoy" E.
District Representative
Palawan, 1st District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. NW-413
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7372
Direct: 8931-5469

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 7

HB00059
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT SETTING THE MINIMUM PAID-UP CAPITAL AND LOCALLY PRODUCED STOCK INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN RETAIL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8762, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌRETAIL TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACT OF 2000ꞌ

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-11

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-03-11, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-03-16 and received by the Senate on 2020-03-16

HB01621
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-08

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING A BODY CORPORATE TO BE KNOWN AS THE WESTERN PHILIPPINES MEDICAL CENTER AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION since 2019-11-06

HB02419
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-18

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8506 ENTITLED ꞌAN ACT BANNING THE REGISTRATION AND OPERATION OF VEHICLES WITH RIGHT-HAND STEERING WHEEL IN ANY PRIVATE OR PUBLIC STREET, ROAD OR HIGHWAY, PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESꞌ

Date Read: 2019-07-29

Primary Referral: TRANSPORTATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRANSPORTATION since 2019-07-29

HB03226
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-31

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PALAWAN PROVINCIAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTERS IN THE CITY OF PUERTO PRINCESA AND IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CORON, CUYO, ROXAS, SAN VICENTE, SOFRONIO ESPAÑOLA, AND QUEZON, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-06

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Bill Status: Substituted by HB05877

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-01-27, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-01-28 and received by the Senate on 2020-01-28

HB03950
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT DELIMITING THE EXTENT OF ALIENABLE AND DISPOSABLE LANDS VIS-A-VIS FOREST LANDS AND NATIONAL PARKS IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF ARACELI, DUMARAN, TAYTAY, EL NIDO AND CORON IN THE PROVINCE OF PALAWAN BY CLASSIFYING PARCELS OF PUBLIC FORESTS AS AGRICULTURAL LANDS UNDER THE 1987 CONSTITUTION

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: NATURAL RESOURCES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2019-08-27

HB04463
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-09

Full Title: AN ACT EXTENDING FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO FIRST UNITED BROADCASTING CORPORATION (FUBC), PRESENTLY KNOWN AS GLOBAL SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES INC., AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8079, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT GRANTING THE FIRST UNITED BROADCASTING CORPORATION (FUBC) A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS ANYWHERE IN THE PHILIPPINES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

Date Read: 2019-09-09

Primary Referral: LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-09-24

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-11-12

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-07-30

Republic Act No.: RA11481

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11481 enacted on 2020-07-30

HB06953
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-03

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY INTERVENTIONS AND PROVIDING MECHANISMS TO ACCELERATE THE RECOVERY AND BOLSTER THE RESILIENCY OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-06-03

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-08-05

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-10

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01564

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-09-11

Republic Act No.: RA11494

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11494 enacted on 2020-09-11

 

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED 11

HB00313
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 4, 5, 20, 22, 27, 28, 34, 40, 50, 73, 112, 117, 204, 222, 237, 237-A, 255, 256, 257, 258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 275, 288, 290 AND ADDING SECTIONS 6-A, 282-A, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 301-A, 301-B, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313 AND 314 UNDER THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB04157

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-09-13, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-09-16 and received by the Senate on 2019-09-16

HB00471
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE LINEMAN TRAINING ACADEMY OF THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING FOR ITS POWERS, STRUCTURE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ENERGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2019-07-23

HB00618
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MUNICIPAL AND HAZARDOUS WASTES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 20 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749, ENTITLED 'THE PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999'

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ECOLOGY

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07829

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-11-24, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-11-25 and received by the Senate on 2020-11-25

HB00826
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR PROTECTION OF THE REMITTANCES OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07951

Mother Bill Status: Business for the day on 2020-11-25

HB01026
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-02

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 141, 142 AND 143 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-08-14

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-08-20

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01074

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-01-22

Republic Act No.: RA11467

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11467 enacted on 2020-01-22

HB03661
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT REQUIRING SUBDIVISION AND CONDOMINIUM OWNERS OR DEVELOPERS, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IMPLEMENTING HOUSING PROJECTS, TO PROVIDE OPEN SPACES FOR TREE PLANTING AND PROVIDING PENALTY FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT since 2019-08-14

HB03883
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-13

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NO-HOMEWORK POLICY FOR ALL ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY

Date Read: 2019-08-20

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-08-20

HB05717
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Full Title: AN ACT TO AMEND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10868, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CENTENARIANS ACT OF 2016 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSE

Date Read: 2019-12-09

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-12-09

HB06767
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-19

Full Title: AN ACT REQUIRING OWNERS OF MEDIA COMPANIES TO GRANT HAZARD PAY TO MEDIA WORKERS, AND FOR OTHER RELATED PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-20

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE since 2020-05-20

HB07206
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-07-29

Full Title: AN ACT TO CONSERVE, PROTECT AND SUSTAINABLY MANAGE PEATLANDS AND ITS RESOURCES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-08-04

Primary Referral: NATURAL RESOURCES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2020-08-04

HR00102
 [Text As Filed][Adapted Resolution/RBH]Journal #3
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-24

Full Title: A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING SENATOR EMMANUEL "MANNY" PACQUIAO FOR SUCCESSFULLY GAINING THE WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION (WBA) WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE, TRIUMPHING OVER KEITH "ONE TIME" THURMAN ON JULY 21, 2019 AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral:

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-07-24

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00003 on 2019-07-24

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

CommitteePosition
1. Legislative FranchisesJournal #3Chairperson 
2. Natural ResourcesJournal #8Vice Chairperson 
3. TourismJournal #8Vice Chairperson 
4. Trade And IndustryJournal #6Vice Chairperson 
5. West Philippine SeaJournal #20Vice Chairperson 
6. AccountsJournal #6Member for the Majority 
7. Games And AmusementsJournal #6Member for the Majority 
8. Globalization And WTOJournal #36Member for the Majority 

 

PROFILE

EARLY LIFE

Born Ace S. Barbers on May 31, 1969 in Manila, Philippines. He is the second of the four siblings by ROBERT ZABALA BARBERS and VIRGINIA FLORES SMITH.

Ace as he is fondly called, successfully ventured into several business endeavors with his friends after college. He was engaged in importation business, cargo movement/logistics, and in agri/aquaculture in the countryside. After years of gaining experience in the private sector, He decided to enter politics to follow the footsteps of his father. He ran as congressman and won in the district his father once served in the province of Surigao del Norte in the north eastern part of the island of Mindanao. He served as member for three (3) consecutive terms of the Philippine House of Representatives during the 11th, 12th and 13th congresses. As member of the Philippine congress, he was elected as chairman of several committees’, such as committee on economic affairs, committee on accounts and committee on dangerous drugs. He was one of the young elected representatives of the 11th congress who played a crucial role in the ESTRADA impeachment for alleged corruption and violation of the constitution. His advocacies and principled stand on several national issues together with his equally young colleagues did not go unnoticed, the media coined a name for their group and called them THE SPICE BOYS’.

He is currently a member the 17th and 18th congresses of the House of Representatives and chairs the COMMITTEE ON DANGEROUS DRUGS.

WORK HISTORY
  • 1990-1998: President, Vintage Specialist Philippine Village Hotel
  • 1992-1995: Director of Marketing, AASMI Anglo Asian group of companies
  • 1995-1998: Chief of staff, office of Rep. Robert "Bobby" Z. Barbers
MEMBERSHIP
  • Knights of Columbus, St. Andrew Parish Council
  • Rotary Club of Pasig
  • Political Science Society, DLSU - Member
  • DLSU/LSGH Alumni Association
  • Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity
  • Couples for Christ, Quezon City - Member
  • Surigaonon Association Inc. (Manila Chapter) External - Vice- President
  • Los Suriguenos, Inc. Chairman - Committee on Livelihood Chairman
INTERESTS
  • Community Organizing
  • Development of Youth Programs
  • Politics
  • Sports (Golf, basketball, soccer, table tennis, swimming)
  • Arts (Visual)
  • Dog lover/breeder