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HOUSE MEMBERS


Hon. Cagas, Mercedes "Didi" C.

Hon. Cagas, Mercedes "Didi" C.
District Representative
Davao del Sur, Lone District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. SWA-404
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7954
Direct: 8442-3895

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 25

HB03642
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT REINSTATING THE MANDATORY RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS (ROTC) FOR ALL TERTIARY LEVEL STUDENTS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7077, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "CITIZEN ARMED FORCE OR ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES RESERVIST ACT"

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-11-06

HB03643
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE APPOINTED UNDER TEMPORARY STATUS AND WHO HAVE RENDERED AT LEAST FIVE (5) YEARS OF CONTINUOUS AND EFFICIENT SERVICE

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION since 2019-08-14

HB03644
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE MAGSAYSAY-HAGONOY-MATANAO PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL SUR, INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2019-08-14

HB03645
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING AND CREATING THE TIBOLO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (FIRST-AND-SECOND-YEAR LEVELS) IN BARANGAY TIBOLO, MUNICIPALITY OF STA. CRUZ, DAVAO DEL SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-08-14

HB03646
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING AND CREATING THE SACUB NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF HAGONOY, DAVAO DEL SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-08-14

HB03647
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO SENIOR CITIZENS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7432, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED, "AN ACT TO MAXIMIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF SENIOR CITIZENS TO NATION BUILDING, GRANT BENEFITS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-08-14

HB03648
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING BARANGAY BALUTAKAY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BANSALAN, PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL SUR AS AN ECO-AGRITOURISM SITE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: TOURISM

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TOURISM since 2019-08-14

HB03649
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING AND CREATING THE BACUNGAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MAGSAYSAY, DAVAO DEL SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-08-14

HB03916
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE COMPENSATION FOR PERSONS WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF A CRIME, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT 7309, ENTITLED, "AN ACT CREATING A BOARD OF CLAIMS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF UNJUST IMPRISONMENT OR DETENTION AND VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: REVISION OF LAWS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2019-08-27

HB03917
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING PASSIG ISLET OF BARANGAY BATO IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF STA. CRUZ, PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL SUR AS AN AQUA-ECOTOURISM SITE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: TOURISM

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

HB03918
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING KAPATAGAN IN DIGOS, DAVAO DEL SUR AS AN ECOTOURISM SITE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: TOURISM

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

HB03919
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TRAINING AND LEARNING CENTER IN THE PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES since 2019-08-27

HB03920
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT MANDATING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INCLUDE IN THE CURRICULA OF ELEMENTARY AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL A SUBJECT ON ROAD SAFETY AND TRAFFIC EDUCATION

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-08-27

HB03921
 
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT LOWERING THE COMPULSORY RETIREMENT AGE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM (GSIS) FROM SIXTY-FIVE TO FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OLD, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1146, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM ACT OF 1997"

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION

Bill Status: Substituted by HB05509

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-12-16, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-12-17 and received by the Senate on 2019-12-17

HB03937
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT POSTPONING THE MAY 2020 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB04933

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11462 enacted on 2019-12-03

HB04933
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-30

Full Title: AN ACT POSTPONING THE MAY 2020 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10632, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10923 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10952, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-10-01

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-10-02

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-11-04

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01043

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2019-12-03

Republic Act No.: RA11462

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11462 enacted on 2019-12-03

HB05509
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-18

Full Title: AN ACT LOWERING THE OPTIONAL RETIREMENT AGE OF GOVERNMENT WORKERS FROM SIXTY (60) YEARS TO FIFTY-SIX (56) YEARS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 13-A OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8291, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM ACT OF 1997"

Date Read: 2019-11-18

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-16

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-12-16, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-12-17 and received by the Senate on 2019-12-17

HB05712
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Date Urgent: 2019-12-17

Full Title: AN ACT MODIFYING THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AND AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF ADDITIONAL BENEFITS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-12-09

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-16

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-18

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01219

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-01-08

Republic Act No.: RA11466

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11466 enacted on 2020-01-08

HB05989
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-22

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE, DEFINING ITS MANDATE, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-01-22

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-09-15

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-09-22

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-22, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-24 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-24

HB06815
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-26

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ECONOMIC STIMULUS STRATEGY FOR THE COUNTRY'S GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-05-26

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-01

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-04

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-04, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-08 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-08

HB06864
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-28

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING POLICIES, REGULATIONS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH SAFEGUARDS FOR THE BETTER NORMAL IN THE WORKPLACE, PUBLIC PLACES AND COMMUNITIES TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY FROM COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Date Read: 2020-05-28

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-10

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-10, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-08-11 and received by the Senate on 2020-08-19

HB06920
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-02

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT REDUCTION ECONOMIC STIMULUS (CURES) FUND AND INSTITUTING MECHANISMS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-06-02

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-02

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-05

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-05, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-08 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-08

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

HR00557
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-02

Full Title: A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE HONORABLE SPEAKER ALAN PETER CAYETANO AS CHAIR OF PHILIPPINE SEA GAMES ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND THE PARTICIPANTS, ORGANIZERS, AND STAFF FOR THEIR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF THE 2019 SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES OPENING

Date Read: 2019-12-04

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on RULES since 2019-12-04

HR00636
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-19

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT THE RESUMPTION OF THE PEACE TALKS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES (GRP) AND THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FRONT OF THE PHILIPPINES (NDFP) BASED ON PREVIOUS AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES INCLUDING THE HAGUE JOINT DECLARATION OF 1992 AND THE STAND-DOWN AGREEMENT ON JUNE 2018

Date Read: 2020-01-20

Primary Referral: PEACE, RECONCILIATION AND UNITY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PEACE, RECONCILIATION AND UNITY since 2020-01-20

 

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED 40

HB00006
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AND COMPENSATION FOR EDUCATORS IN BASIC EDUCATION

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB05712

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11466 enacted on 2020-01-08

HB00030
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Bill Status: Substituted by HB05989

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-22, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-24 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-24

HB00159
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE RIGHT OF GOVERNMENT TO EXPROPRIATE LANDS FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 9, 10, AND 11 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7279, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌURBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING ACT OF 1992ꞌ

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-10

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-01

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-01, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB00219
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM SALARIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND AUGMENTING THE PERSONNEL ECONOMIC RELIEF ALLOWANCE

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB05712

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11466 enacted on 2020-01-08

HB00222
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A TEACHING SUPPLIES ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-07-23

HB00638
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING PHILIPPINE PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS OF THE VENICE BIENNALE

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-08-05

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-26

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-26, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

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: Pending with the Committee on OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS since 2019-07-23

HB00871
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS’ ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-07-23

HB00908
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-02

Full Title: AN ACT UPGRADING THE MINIMUM SALARY GRADE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS FROM SALARY GRADE 11 TO SALARY GRADE 15

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB05712

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11466 enacted on 2020-01-08

HB01146
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-02

Full Title: AN ACT TO MAKE THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY A NON-WORKING HOLIDAY, THEREBY AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6949 OR 'AN ACT TO DECLARE MARCH EIGHT OF EVERY YEAR AS A WORKING HOLIDAY TO BE KNOWN AS NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY'

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: REVISION OF LAWS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2019-07-24

HB01285
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-03

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE GRANT OF A TEACHING SUPPLIES ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-07-24

HB06095
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-29

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF AUTHORIZED ELECTION CAMPAIGN EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL PARTIES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 13 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO.7166, ENTITLED, "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS AND FOR ELECTORAL REFORMS, AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

Date Read: 2020-01-29

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-09

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-01

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-01, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06194
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-05

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DELINEATION OF THE SPECIFIC FOREST LIMITS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-02-05

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-11

Bill Status: Printed copies distributed to members on 2020-05-14

HB06430
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-02

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A REINVESTMENT FRAMEWORK FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (REIT) SPONSORS, AMENDING SECTIONS 3, 8, AND 9 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9856, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (REIT) ACT OF 2009"

Date Read: 2020-03-02

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-09

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-01

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-01, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06470
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-04

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10366, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS TO ESTABLISH PRECINCTS ASSIGNED TO ACCESSIBLE POLLING PLACES EXCLUSIVELY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIOR CITIZENS"

Date Read: 2020-03-04

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-28

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-02

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-02, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06496
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-05

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE ELIMINATION OF TUBERCULOSIS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10767 OR THE "COMPREHENSIVE TUBERCULOSIS ELIMINATION PLAN ACT"

Date Read: 2020-03-09

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-10

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-01

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-01, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06497
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-05

Full Title: AN ACT MODERNIZING THE REGULATION OF HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4226, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "HOSPITAL LICENSURE ACT"

Date Read: 2020-03-09

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-10

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-01

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-01, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06505
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-05

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING FULL INSURANCE COVERAGE TO ALL QUALIFIED AGRARIAN REFORM BENEFICIARIES OF THE COMPREHENSIVE AGRARIAN REFORM PROGRAM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9700, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "COMPREHENSIVE AGRARIAN REFORM PROGRAM EXTENSION WITH REFORMS"

Date Read: 2020-03-09

Primary Referral: AGRARIAN REFORM

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-10

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-01

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-01, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06593
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-11

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING POOR JOB APPLICANTS A 20% DISCOUNT IN THE PAYMENT OF FEES AND CHARGES FOR CERTAIN CERTIFICATES AND CLEARANCES ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Date Read: 2020-05-04

Primary Referral: POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-03

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-25

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

HB06595
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-11

Full Title: AN ACT MANDATING THE INCLUSION OF A FOREIGN LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, AS AN ELECTIVE COURSE IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM

Date Read: 2020-05-04

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-27

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-02

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-02, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06599
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-12

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FRAMEWORK FOR CITIZENS PARTICIPATION IN LEGISLATIVE POLICYMAKING THROUGH THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

Date Read: 2020-05-04

Primary Referral: PEOPLE PARTICIPATION

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-28

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-02

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-02, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06623
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-04-27

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING POLICIES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE NEW NORMAL FOR THE WORKPLACE AND PUBLIC SPACES AND INSTITUTING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF

Date Read: 2020-05-04

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06864

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-10, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-08-11 and received by the Senate on 2020-08-19

HB06654
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-04

Full Title: AN ACT REORGANIZING AND CONVERTING THE INSURANCE COMMISSION INTO A COLLEGIAL BODY, AMENDING SECTIONS 437, 438 AND 439 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10607, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE INSURANCE CODE", AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2020-05-05

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-27

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-02

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-02, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06709
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-11

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT REDUCTION ECONOMIC STIMULUS (CURES) FUND AND INSTITUTING MECHANISMS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-05-11

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06920

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-05, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-08 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-08

HB06732
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-13

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING THE ABS-CBN CORPORATION A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-13

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-13

Bill Status: Measure reconsidered on 2020-05-18

HB06768
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-19

Full Title: AN ACT AFFORDING MORE PROTECTION TO CONSUMERS OF FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Date Read: 2020-05-20

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-28

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-02

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-02, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06803
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-26

Full Title: AN ACT MANDATING THE PROVISION OF COMPREHENSIVE RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY (RRT) TO PATIENTS WITH END STAGE RENAL DISEASE IN NATIONAL, REGIONAL, AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS, INCREASING FOR THE PURPOSE THE PHILHEALTH PACKAGE RATE FOR MEMBERS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-05-27

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-28

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-02

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-02, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06816
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-26

Full Title: AN ACT ENSURING PHILIPPINE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY RESILIENCY AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Date Read: 2020-05-26

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-28

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-02

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-02, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06817
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-26

Full Title: AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS WHO ARE DECLARED CONFIRMED, SUSPECT, PROBABLE AND RECOVERED CASES OF COVID-19, REPATRIATED FILIPINOS, HEALTHCARE WORKERS, RESPONDERS, AND SERVICE WORKERS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

Date Read: 2020-05-26

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-27

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-02

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-02, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-03 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-03

HB06925
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-02

Full Title: AN ACT MANDATING THE PHILIPPINE MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY (PMMA) TO SELECT ONE STUDENT APPLICANT FROM EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT EVERY YEAR TO COMPRISE THE INCOMING FRESHMAN CADET CLASS

Date Read: 2020-06-03

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-25

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

HB06930
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-03

Full Title: AN ACT REQUIRING PARENTS TO PLANT TWO (2) TREES FOR EVERY CHILD BORN TO THEM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-06-03

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-26

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-26, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

HB06931
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-03

Full Title: AN ACT REQUIRING ALL GRADUATING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS TO PLANT TWO (2) TREES EACH AS A CIVIC DUTY FOR ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-06-03

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-26

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-26, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

HB06954
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-03

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PROGRAM FOR ALL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

Date Read: 2020-06-04

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-05

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-25

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

HB07302
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-06

Full Title: AN ACT RATIONALIZING THE DISABILITY PENSION OF VETERANS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6948, ENTITLED, "AN ACT STANDARDIZING AND UPGRADING THE BENEFITS FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR BENEFICIARIES," AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2020-08-10

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-08-11

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-26

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-26, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

HB07320
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT REQUIRING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO INDICATE THE BLOOD TYPE OF INDIVIDUALS ON THEIR IDENTIFICATION CARDS, CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-08-10

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-08-11

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-26

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-08-26, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-01 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-01

HB07884
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-10-14

Date Urgent: 2020-10-16

Full Title: AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL PERMITS, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS IN TIMES OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY

Date Read: 2020-10-15

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-10-16

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-10-16

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01844

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-10-16, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-10-20 and received by the Senate on 2020-10-20

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

HR01209
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-14

Full Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO RELEASE ITS CRITERIA IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF FARM TO MARKET ROAD (FMR) PROJECTS IN THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS OF THE COUNTRY, REVIEW THE LISTING INCLUDED IN THE 2021 NATIONAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM AND PRIORITIZE THE LISTINGS SUBMITTED BY THE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES WITH THE END GOAL OF GREATER EQUITY AND RESPONSIVENESS TO THE NEEDS OF THE FARMERS

Date Read: 2020-09-15

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2020-09-15

HR01215
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-17

Full Title: A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE THE ITEMIZED LIST OF BASIC EDUCATION FACILITIES TO BE FUNDED BY THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT

Date Read: 2020-09-22

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2020-09-22

HR01225
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-21

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS TO ALLOCATE AN ADDITIONAL ONE BILLION PESOS (P1,000,000,000) FOR THE IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM UNDER THE BUDGET OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Date Read: 2020-09-22

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2020-09-22

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

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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