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Hon. Cojuangco, Carlos O.

Hon. Cojuangco, Carlos O.
District Representative
Tarlac, 1st District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. SW-303
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7224
Direct: 8931-4205

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 13

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

HB01061
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-02

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE STA. IGNACIA – GUIMBA PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE PROVINCES OF TARLAC AND NUEVA ECIJA VIA GERONA – PURA ROAD STRETCHING FROM BARANGAY NAMBALAN, MUNICIPALITY OF STA. IGNACIA TO BARANGAY BUENAVISTA, MUNICIPALITY OF PURA, ALL IN THE PROVINCE OF TARLAC INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-18

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-01-27

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-08-14

Republic Act No.: RA11483

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11483 enacted on 2020-08-14

HB04228
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-28

Date Urgent: 2019-09-17

Full Title: AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-28

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-09-20

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-09-20

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-01-06

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11465 enacted on 2020-01-06

HB06313
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-18

Full Title: AN ACT REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF THE AGRICULTURE PROFESSION IN THE PHILIPPINES, CREATING FOR THE PURPOSE A PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BOARD FOR AGRICULTURISTS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-02-24

Primary Referral: CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION since 2020-02-24

HB06476
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-04

Full Title: AN ACT PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-03-09

Primary Referral: CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMING ARTS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMING ARTS since 2020-11-18

HB06501
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-05

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (RDC)

Date Read: 2020-03-09

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2020-03-09

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: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

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

HB06878
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-31

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE IMPEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PROGRAM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT 10068, OR THE ORGANIC AGRICULTURE ACT OF 2010

Date Read: 2020-06-01

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-03

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-08-24

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01318

Bill Status: House ratified the CC report on 2020-10-16, Senate on 2020-10-13

HB06895
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-01

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 3 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7797, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS " AN ACT TO LENGTHEN THE SCHOOL CALENDAR FROM TWO HUNDRED (200) DAYS TO NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED TWENTY (220) CLASS DAYS"

Date Read: 2020-06-01

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-01

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-04

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01541

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-07-17

Republic Act No.: RA11480

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11480 enacted on 2020-07-17

HB07685
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-17

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PANIQUI, PROVINCE OF TARLAC, TO BE KNOWN AS THE PANIQUI, TARLAC TESDA TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTER, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-09-21

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-09-23

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-09-28

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-28, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-29 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-29

HB07727
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-22

Date Urgent: 2020-10-09

Full Title: AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY-ONE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-09-22

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-10-06

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-10-16

Bill Status: House requested for a conference committee on 2020-11-25

HB07829
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-10-05

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: 2020-10-05

Primary Referral: ENERGY

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-11-16

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-11-24

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

HR00534
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-18

Full Title: RESOLUTION FOR THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BASES CONVERSION, OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE RESOLUTION OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF CAPAS, TARLAC, REQUESTING FOR A REVIEW OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7227 OR PROCLAMATION NO. 163, SERIES OF 1993, TO EXCLUDE FOR MILITARY USE PORTIONS OF ZONE C (CROW VALLEY), IN THE SAID MUNICIPALITY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-11-20

Primary Referral: BASES CONVERSION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASES CONVERSION since 2019-12-11

 

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED 17

HB00279
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING RIGHT OF ACCESS TO MEDICAL CANNABIS AS A COMPASSIONATE ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF MEDICAL TREATMENT, EXPANDING RESEARCH INTO ITS MEDICINAL PROPERTIES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: HEALTH

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

HB01062
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-02

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE FOREST BOUNDARY OF THE PROVINCE OF TARLAC

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: NATURAL RESOURCES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2019-07-24

HB03591
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT PROMOTING THE SEED INDUSTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7308, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "SEED INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1992"

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on AGRICULTURE AND FOOD since 2019-08-14

HB03592
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT PROMOTING THE USE OF AEROPONICS TECHNOLOGY TO BE APPLIED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION OF HIGH VALUE-ADDED CROPS AND VEGETABLE FARMING TO ADDRESS THE COUNTRY'S FOOD SECURITY CONCERNS AND JUDICIOUSLY UTILIZE SCARCE FERTILE LAND RESOURCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on AGRICULTURE AND FOOD since 2019-08-14

HB03593
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT PROMOTING SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPROACHES FOR SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on AGRICULTURE AND FOOD since 2019-08-14

HB03594
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING A SYSTEM OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION FOR ADDRESSING THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE PROVIDING FOR ITS PROCUREMENT PROCESS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: FOOD SECURITY

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

HB03596
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE YOUNG FARMERS PROGRAM, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Deliberated upon by the Mother Committee on 2019-11-19

HB03597
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT MANDATING THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON FOOD AND OTHER BASIC COMMODITIES TO GUARANTEE THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO AFFORDABLE FOOD AND ADEQUATE FOOD SUPPLY PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: HUMAN RIGHTS

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

HB03598
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE COFFEE INDUSTRY PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on AGRICULTURE AND FOOD since 2019-08-14

HB03599
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PROGRAM BY ENHANCING REGULATORY CAPACITY, ESTABLISHING COORDINATING OFFICES, AUGMENTING HUMAN RESOURCE COMPLEMENT AND REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10068, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06878

Mother Bill Status: House ratified the CC report on 2020-10-16, Senate on 2020-10-13

HB03610
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT SYNCHRONIZING THE OPENING OF ALL CLASSES IN ALL SCHOOLS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Date Read: 2019-08-14

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06895

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11480 enacted on 2020-07-17

HB03612
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-07

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE SOLID-MARIKINA INFANTA PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE 2ND DISTRICT OF ANTIPOLO CITY, PROVINCE OF RIZAL, INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE THEREOF

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

HB03961
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE PHILIPPINE CANNABIS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (PhilCADA), DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: HEALTH

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

HB06096
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-29

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE CENTER FOR DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL, PROVIDING MECHANISMS FOR EPIDEMIC CONTROL, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-02-03

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2020-02-03

HB06619
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-23

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING A NATIONAL STIMULUS STRATEGY TO RESTORE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-04

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06815

Mother 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

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

HR00639
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-06

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES TO REPORT OUT WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY FOR PLENARY ACTION A CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF EIGHT (8) PENDING BILLS PROPOSING FOR THE RENEWAL FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS OF THE LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISE OF ABS-CBN CORPORATION

Date Read: 2020-01-20

Primary Referral: LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES since 2020-01-20

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

CommitteePosition
1. Flagship Programs And ProjectsJournal #32Chairperson 
2. AppropriationsJournal #3Vice Chairperson 
3. Bases ConversionJournal #11Member for the Majority 
4. Information And Communications TechnologyJournal #18Member for the Majority 
5. Inter-parliamentary Relations And DiplomacyJournal #9Member for the Majority 
6. Public Works And HighwaysJournal #18Member for the Majority 
7. TransportationJournal #7Member 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