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Hon. Garcia, Pablo John F.

Hon. Garcia, Pablo John F.
Deputy Speaker
District Representative
Cebu, 3rd District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. SWA-427
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7908
Direct: 8442-4209

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 39

HB01574
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-08

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE MUNICIPALITY OF BALAMBAN IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU INTO A COMPONENT CITY TO BE KNOWN AS BALAMBAN CITY

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2019-07-24

HB01575
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-08

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING PROVINCES A SHARE IN THE PROCEEDS OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES IMPOSED BY COMPONENT CITIES, AMENDING SECTION 271 OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBER 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌTHE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991ꞌ

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2019-07-24

HB01576
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-08

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE CEBU PORT AUTHORITY, AMENDING THEREOF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7621, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌCHARTER OF THE CEBU PORT AUTHORITYꞌ, AND FOR THE 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 2019-07-24

HB01577
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-08

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING R.A. NO. 9369, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHARTER OF THE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (CDA) FOR THE ORDERLY AND EFFICIENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COOPERATIVE CODE OF 2008 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: COOPERATIVES DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on COOPERATIVES DEVELOPMENT since 2019-07-24

HB01578
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-08

Full Title: AN ACT LEGALIZING CHURCH ANNULMENT OR DISSOLUTION OF CERTAIN MARRIAGES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on POPULATION AND FAMILY RELATIONS since 2019-07-24

HB02242
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-17

Full Title: AN ACT REPEALING THE MINIMUM HEIGHT REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS TO THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP), THE BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION (BFP), AND THE BUREAU OF JAIL MANAGEMENT AND PENOLOGY (BJMP)

Date Read: 2019-07-29

Primary Referral: PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY since 2019-07-29

HB02274
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-17

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED 10121, BY TRANSFERRING THE POWER TO DECLARE A STATE OF CALAMITY IN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT TO THE LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Date Read: 2019-07-29

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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

HB02275
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-17

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED 7166 TO MAKE ELECTION EXPENSE LIMITATIONS MORE REASONABLE BY PERIODICALLY ADJUSTING THEM FOR INFLATION

Date Read: 2019-07-29

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS since 2019-07-29

HB03090
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-30

Full Title: AN ACT MAKING ELECTION EXPENSE LIMITATIONS MORE REASONABLE BY PERIODICALLY ADJUSTING THEM FOR INFLATION

Date Read: 2019-08-05

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06252

Mother Bill Status: Business for the day on 2020-02-19

HB03164
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-30

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE PINAMUNGAHAN AND SAN FERNANDO ROAD IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PINAMUNGAHAN, PROVINCE OF CEBU FROM A PROVINCIAL TO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-05

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2019-08-05

HB03165
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-30

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE SPEEDY AND EFFECTIVE PERPETUATION OF THE TESTIMONY OF A VITAL WITNESS IN THE PROSECUTION FOR A CRIMINAL OFFENSE SO AS TO PREVENT ITS SUBSEQUENT RECANTATION OR SUBSTANTIAL ALTERATION

Date Read: 2019-08-05

Primary Referral: JUSTICE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2019-08-05

HB03166
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-30

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING ARTICLE 152 OF ACT NO. 3815, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE REVISED PENAL CODE", BY INCLUDING SECURITY GUARDS OF DULY ACCREDITED SECURITY AGENCIES WHILE ON OFFICIAL DUTY AS AGENTS OF PERSONS IN AUTHORITY

Date Read: 2019-08-05

Primary Referral: REVISION OF LAWS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2019-08-05

HB03874
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-13

Full Title: AN ACT ABOLISHING THE TRAVEL TAX

Date Read: 2019-08-20

Primary Referral: TOURISM

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TOURISM since 2019-08-20

HB03875
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-13

Full Title: AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF ANY FEE FOR THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT IN ANY CRIMINAL PROCEEDING BEFORE ANY COURT, TRIBUNAL OR QUASI-JUDICIAL BODY

Date Read: 2019-08-20

Primary Referral: JUSTICE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2019-08-20

HB03876
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-13

Full Title: AN ACT RATIONALIZING THE INCOME REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CREATION OF A PROVINCE AND THE DECLARATION OF HIGHLY-URBANIZED STATUS IN THE CASE OF COMPONENT CITIES, AMENDING FOR THAT PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991"

Date Read: 2019-08-20

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2019-08-20

HB04157
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-22

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, 261, 263, 264, 266, 275, 290, 291, 292 AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 6-A, 282-A, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315 AND 316 ALL UNDER THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-09-09

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-09-13

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01357

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

HB04246
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-28

Full Title: AN ACT FURTHER AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 449, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE COCKFIGHTING LAW OF 1974, AS AMENDED, AND PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1802-A IN ORDER TO RATIONALIZE AND STRENGTHEN THE REGULATION OF COCKFIGHTING BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS

Date Read: 2019-09-04

Primary Referral: GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS since 2019-09-04

HB04383
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-03

Full Title: AN ACT FURTHER AMENDING ARTICLE 97 OF ACT NO. 3815, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE, IN ORDER TO CLARIFY THE LEGISLATIVE INTENTION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10592 EXCLUDING RECIDIVISTS, HABITUAL DELINQUENTS, ESCAPEES AND PERSONS CONVICTED OF HEINEOUS CRIMES FROM ENJOYING THE BENEFITS OF GOOD CONDUCT TIME ALLOWANCE (GCTA) UNDER ARTICLE 97 OF SAID ACT

Date Read: 2019-09-10

Primary Referral: JUSTICE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2019-09-10

HB04664
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-17

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTING REFORMS IN REAL PROPERTY VALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES, REORGANIZING THE BUREAU OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-09-17

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-11-19

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-11-25

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-11-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-11-26 and received by the Senate on 2019-11-26

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

HB05441
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-12

Full Title: AN ACT RENAMING MANDAUE CAUSEWAY IN THE CITY OF MANDAUE, CEBU TO OUANO AVENUE

Date Read: 2019-11-18

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2019-11-18

HB05569
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-20

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 5, PARAGRAPH 3 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9225 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "CITIZENSHIP RETENTION AND RE-ACQUISITION ACT OF 2003"

Date Read: 2019-11-26

Primary Referral: JUSTICE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2019-11-26

HB05654
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-27

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF THE PHILIPPINE MARSHALS SERVICE UNDER THE SUPREME COURT OF THE PHILIPPINES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-12-02

Primary Referral: JUSTICE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2019-12-02

HB05712
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

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

HB05777
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-10

Full Title: AN ACT TAXING PERSONS ENGAGED IN PHILIPPINE OFFSHORE GAMING OPERATIONS AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 25 AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 150-C OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2019-12-11

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2019-12-11)

HB05829
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-17

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING VALUES EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM BY INCORPORATING "GOOD MANNERS AND RIGHT CONDUCT" AS A SUBJECT IN KINDERGARTEN UP TO THE GRADE 3 LEVEL

Date Read: 2019-12-17

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-01-28

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-02-04

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01224

Bill Status: House ratified the CC report on 2020-03-04, Senate on 2020-03-04

HB05832
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-17

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF FILIPINOS OVERSEAS AND FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT, DEFINING ITS MANDATE, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-12-17

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-11

Bill Status: Approved on Third Reading on 2020-03-11

HB05989
 [Committee Report]
 

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: RULES

Bill Status: Unfinished Business (Period of Interpellation)

HB06097
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-29

Full Title: AN ACT RENUMBERING THE CEBU FIRST, SECOND, AND FOURTH DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICES TO CONFORM AND CORRESPOND, RESPECTIVELY, WITH THE NUMBERING OF THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU

Date Read: 2020-02-03

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2020-02-03

HB06121
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-29

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GENERAL HOSPITAL IN BARANGAY LUY-A, MUNICIPALITY OF MEDELLIN, PROVINCE OF CEBU TO BE KNOWN AS BOGO-MEDELLIN HOSPITAL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-02-04

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2020-02-04

HB06252
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-11

Full Title: AN ACT MANDATING ELECTION SPENDING LIMITS, DETERMINING ELECTION CONTRIBUTION LIMITS, AND ADJUSTING THEM PERIODICALLY BASED ON THE CURRENT INFLATION RATE AND THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

Date Read: 2020-02-12

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Business for the day on 2020-02-19

HB06303
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-17

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TRANSCENDENT UNIFIED GOVERNMENT MOBILE APPLICATION FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES, SETTING A FRAMEWORK AND COMMON STANDARDS FOR GOVERNMENT MOBILE APPLICATIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-02-19

Primary Referral: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY since 2020-02-19

HB06434
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-02

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE CEBU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY INTO A SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-03-04

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION since 2020-03-04

HB06571
 
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-11

Full Title: AN ACT RENEWING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO SOUNDSTREAM BROADCASTING CORPORATION TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IN THE PROVINCE OF ISABELA AND IN OTHER PLACES IN THE PHILIPPINES UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8209 FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS

Date Read:

Primary Referral:

Bill Status: Pending First Reading (Filed last 2020-03-11)

HB06589
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-11

Full Title: AN ACT FURTHER EXPANDING THE JURISDICTION OF METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, AND MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG.129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980," AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2020-03-11

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2020-03-11)

HR00325
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-12

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS TO RESTORE CUTS IN THE MAINTENANCE AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES OF STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, AND STUDY OPTIONS TO AUGMENT FUNDING FOR PERSONNEL SERVICES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY

Date Read: 2019-09-16

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2019-09-16

HR00347
 [Text As Filed][Adapted Resolution/RBH]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-17

Full Title: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PROFOUND CONDOLENCES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE DEATH OF HONORABLE JESUS MARINO "RENE" G. ESPINA, A GREAT FILIPINO PUBLIC SERVANT WHO WAS A FORMER SENATOR (1970-1973), GOVERNOR OF THE PROVINCE OF CEBU (1963-1969), SECRETARY OF PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM

Date Read: 2019-09-17

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-09-17

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00011 on 2019-09-17

HR00413
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-02

Full Title: A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION IN AID OF LEGISLATION ON THE SERIES OF RECENT NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Date Read: 2019-11-04

Primary Referral: DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DISASTER MANAGEMENT since 2019-11-27

HR00418
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-08

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE, STRENGTHENED IMPLEMENTATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY LAWS IN THE COUNTRY AND FOR DEVELOPED COUNTRIES TO DELIVER ON THEIR COMMITMENTS

Date Read: 2019-11-04

Primary Referral: CLIMATE CHANGE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CLIMATE CHANGE since 2019-11-04