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Hon. Gato, Ciriaco Jr. B.

Hon. Gato, Ciriaco Jr. B.
District Representative
Batanes, Lone District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. SW-615
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7314
Direct: 8931-5473

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 35

HB00831
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF BICOL MEDICAL CENTER FROM FIVE HUNDRED (500) BEDS TO ONE THOUSAND (1000) BEDS, UPGRADING ITS SERVICE FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES, AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF ITS MEDICAL WORKFORCE COMPLEMENT, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8053, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-11

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-17

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB00640

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-07-01

Republic Act No.: RA11478

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11478 enacted on 2020-07-01

HB01477
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-04

Full Title: AN ACT UPGRADING THE CARAGA REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN BARANGAY WASHINGTON, SURIGAO CITY, SURIGAO DEL NORTE INTO A TERTIARY LEVEL HOSPITAL, INCREASING ITS BED CAPACITY FROM ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) TO FIVE HUNDRED (500) BEDS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-11-27

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-04

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-06-19

Republic Act No.: RA11472

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11472 enacted on 2020-06-19

HB01611
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-08

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO) EXTENSION OFFICE LOCATED IN MANDALUYONG CITY INTO A REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-10-02

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-11-04

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-11-04, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-11-05 and received by the Senate on 2019-11-05

HB01799
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-09

Full Title: AN ACT RENAMING THE TALISAY DISTRICT HOSPITAL IN TALISAY CITY, PROVINCE OF CEBU, INTO CEBU SOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7799, ENTITLED 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DISTRICT HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TALISAY, PROVINCE OF CEBU, TO BE KNOWN AS THE TALISAY DISTRICT HOSPITAL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR'

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-11

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-17

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-06-19

Republic Act No.: RA11473

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11473 enacted on 2020-06-19

HB02444
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-23

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PAMPLONA IN THE PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR, TO BE KNOWN AS THE BICOL WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF

Date Read: 2019-07-30

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-11

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-17

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-11-13

Republic Act No.: RA11495

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11495 enacted on 2020-11-13

HB02582
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-24

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE LYING-IN CLINIC IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF RIZAL, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN FROM TEN (10) BEDS TO TWENTY (20) BEDS, UPGRADING ITS SERVICE FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES, AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF ITS MEDICAL PERSONNEL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-31

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-11

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-12-17

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-12-17, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-12-18 and received by the Senate on 2019-12-18

HB04783
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-23

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE BATANES STATE COLLEGE IN THE PROVINCE OF BATANES, INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY, TO BE KNOWN AS THE BATANES STATE UNIVERSITY, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-09-25

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Bill Status: Referred to the Technical Working Group (TWG) on 2019-11-19

HB04784
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-23

Full Title: AN ACT TO CONVERT BARANGAY ITBUD, MUNICIPALITY OF UYUGAN, PROVINCE OF BATANES, FROM ITS PRESENT CLASSIFICATION AS TIMBERLAND TO AN ALIENABLE AND DISPOSABLE RESIDENTIAL AREA/SITE, AND OTHER APPURTENANCE THERETO

Date Read: 2019-09-25

Primary Referral: NATURAL RESOURCES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2019-09-25

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

HB05673
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-28

Full Title: AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH) TO SET AND APPROVE THE BED CAPACITY AND SERVICE CAPABILITY OF ALL DOH-RETAINED HOSPITALS

Date Read: 2019-12-02

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-16

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-01-27

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

HB06144
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-03

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE CAGAYAN VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (CVMC) IN TUGUEGARAO CITY, PROVINCE OF CAGAYAN, FROM FIVE HUNDRED (500) TO ONE THOUSAND (1000) BEDS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-02-03

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-02-18

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-02

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01103

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-11-13

Republic Act No.: RA11498

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11498 enacted on 2020-11-13

HB06365
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-20

Full Title: AN ACT UPGRADING THE SIARGAO DISTRICT HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DAPA, PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL NORTE INTO A LEVEL II GENERAL HOSPITAL TO BE KNOWN AS THE SIARGAO ISLAND MEDICAL CENTER, INCREASING ITS BED CAPACITY, UPGRADING ITS PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND FACILITIES, AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF ITS MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-02-24

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-02

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-09

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-11-13

Republic Act No.: RA11500

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11500 enacted on 2020-11-13

HB06727
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-13

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE SINAIT DISTRICT HOSPITAL IN SINAIT, ILOCOS SUR FROM TWENTY-FIVE (25) BEDS TO ONE HUNDRED (100) BEDS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-05-18

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-28

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-03

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-06-03, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-06-04 and received by the Senate on 2020-06-04

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: APPROPRIATIONS

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

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

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: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

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

HB06865
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-28

Full Title: AN ACT MANDATING THE CONDUCT OF BASELINE POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION COVID-19 TESTING FOR THE VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY TO STOP THE TRANSMISSION OF THE DISEASE

Date Read: 2020-05-28

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

HB06875
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-30

Date Urgent: 2020-06-01

Full Title: AN ACT TO PREVENT, PROHIBIT AND PENALIZE TERRORISM, THEREBY REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9372, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "HUMAN SECURITY ACT OF 2007"

Date Read: 2020-06-01

Primary Referral: NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-02

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-06-03

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01083

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-07-03

Republic Act No.: RA11479

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11479 enacted on 2020-07-03

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

HB06971
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-05

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE SCHISTOSOMIASIS CONTROL AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL IN PALO, LEYTE INTO A GENERAL HOSPITAL TO BE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNOR BENJAMIN T. ROMUALDEZ GENERAL HOSPITAL AND SCHISTOSOMIASIS CENTER, INCREASING ITS BED CAPACITY FROM TWENTY-FIVE (25) TO ONE HUNDRED (100), UPGRADING ITS PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND FACILITIES, AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF ITS MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-06-05

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-06-05

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

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

HB07737
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-23

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE MUNICIPALITY OF LILIW IN THE PROVINCE OF LAGUNA, AS THE "TSINELAS CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES"

Date Read: 2020-09-28

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-11-18

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-11-25

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-11-25, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-11-26 and received by the Senate on 2020-11-26

HB07905
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-10-20

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE YEAR 2020 AS “NATIONAL GOLF TOURISM YEAR” IN THE PHILIPPINES

Date Read: 2020-11-16

Primary Referral: RULES

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

HB07917
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-10-22

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE PROVINCE OF AGUSAN DEL SUR AS THE HOME OF THE GOLDEN TARA

Date Read: 2020-11-16

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-11-25

Bill Status: Printed copies distributed to members on 2020-11-27

HB08005
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-11-15

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE CONVERGENCE STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDING THE IMPLEMENTING MECHANISMS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-11-18

Primary Referral: RULES

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

HB08014
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-11-16

Full Title: AN ACT EXTENDING THE EFFECTIVITY OF BAYANIHAN 2 AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11494 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE BAYANIHAN TO RECOVER AS ONE ACT

Date Read: 2020-11-23

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS since 2020-11-23

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

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

HR01057
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-07-21

Full Title: A RESOLUTION EARNESTLY REQUESTING PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE THROUGH THE INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE (IATF) FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DEPED), TO ALLOW THE CONDUCT OF THE TRADITIONAL "FACE-TO-FACE" CLASSES IN THE PROVINCE OF BATANES WHICH REMAINS LOW RISK AND COVID-FREE

Date Read: 2020-07-28

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Substituted by HR01255

Mother Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00117 on 2020-11-16

HR01097
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-07-31

Full Title: A RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO THE INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE FOR EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES (IATF-EID) FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES IN FAR-FLUNG COVID-19 FREE AREAS IN NORTHERN LUZON

Date Read: 2020-08-05

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE since 2020-08-05

HR01098
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-07-31

Full Title: A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS (DPWH) TO UTILIZE THE NATIONAL CONVERGENCE INITIATIVE (NCI) PLATFORM WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DEPED) TO ENSURE PROVISION OF POTABLE WATER AND SANITATION SYSTEM IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NORTH LUZON

Date Read: 2020-08-05

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2020-08-05

HR01132
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-12

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE HIGHEST APPRECIATION AND PROFOUND GRATITUDE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO ALL FILIPINO HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FRONTLINERS WHO COURAGEOUSLY AND UNSELFISHLY RENDER THEIR SERVICES TO THE NATION AND ACROSS THE GLOBE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Date Read: 2020-08-24

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-09-02

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00082 on 2020-09-02

HR01221
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-19

Full Title: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PHILIPPINES FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR, ON THE OCCASION OF NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK AND WORLD TOURISM DAY, AND ITS SOLIDARITY WITH THE UNITED NATIONS WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO) IN PRIORITIZING TOURISM IN THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLANS AND PROGRAMS

Date Read: 2020-09-21

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-09-23

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00089 on 2020-09-23

HR01255
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-25

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, THROUGH THE INTER- AGENCY TASK FORCE (IATF) FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO ALLOW THE CONDUCT OF “FACE-TO-FACE” CLASSES IN THE PROVINCE OF BATANES WHICH IS A LOW-RISK AND COVID-FREE PROVINCE

Date Read: 2020-09-28

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-11-16

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00117 on 2020-11-16

 

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HB00047
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

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

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB04933

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

HB00269
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT TO INSTITUTIONALIZE A STANDARD UPGRADE AND MODERNIZATION OF REGIONAL HOSPITALS TO CREATE AND ESTABLISH REGIONAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR HEALTH CARE

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: HEALTH

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

HB00304
 [Text As Filed][Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 37, 38, 39, 42, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 73, 108, 121, 122, 123, 174, 176, 179, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, AND 199; AND REPEALING SECTIONS 127, 175, 177, 178, 180, 192, AND 193; ALL UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-09-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-09-09

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-09-09, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-09-10 and received by the Senate on 2019-09-10

HB00716
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE CAGAYAN VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (CVMC) IN TUGUEGARAO CITY, PROVINCE OF CAGAYAN, FROM FIVE HUNDRED (500) TO ONE THOUSAND (1,000) BEDS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06144

Mother Bill Status: Republic Act RA11498 enacted on 2020-11-13

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

HB01669
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-09

Full Title: AN ACT REORGANIZING THE COMELEC OFFICES

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS since 2019-07-24

HB04816
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-25

Full Title: AN ACT REGULATING THE TRADE OF ELECTRONIC NICOTINE AND NON-NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS (ENDS/ENNDS) AND HEATED TOBACCO PRODUCTS (HTPs), PARTICULARLY, THE MANUFACTURING, USE, SALE, PACKAGING, DISTRIBUTION, AND COMMUNICATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-09-30

Primary Referral: TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRADE AND INDUSTRY since 2019-09-30

HB06214
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-05

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE BORACAY ISLAND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Date Read: 2020-02-10

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION since 2020-08-26

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

HB06702
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-07

Full Title: AN ACT PENALIZING THE DISHONESTY OR UNTRUTHFUL DECLARATION OF ANY PATIENT IN TIMES OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OR PANDEMIC, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11332, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MANDATORY REPORTING OF NOTIFIABLE DISEASES AND HEALTH EVENTS OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN ACT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-11

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE since 2020-05-11

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: THE WHOLE HOUSE

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-13

Bill Status: Measure reconsidered on 2020-05-18

HB06734
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-13

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE ADOPT A POOR HOUSEHOLD PROGRAM

Date Read: 2020-05-18

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE since 2020-05-18

HB06763
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-19

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING A PROVISION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO.7581, ENTITLED “AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTION TO CONSUMERS BY STABILIZING THE PRICES OF BASIC NECESSITIES AND PRIME COMMODITIES AND BY PRESCRIBING MEASURES AGAINST UNDUE PRICE INCREASES DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND LIKE OCCASIONS”, THEREBY ALSO AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10623 AND FOR OTHER 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

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

HB07028
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-24

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTING A NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR THE PHILIPPINES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-07-28

Primary Referral: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT since 2020-07-28

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

HR01217
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-18

Full Title: RESOLUTION STRONGLY URGING THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS TO SUPPORT THE CALL FOR HIGHER SUBSIDY TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PERSONNEL, TO ENSURE SAFE SCHOOL OPENING, AND TO FULFILL THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY AND INCLUSIVE DISTANCE EDUCATION AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BEYOND

Date Read: 2020-09-22

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS 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

HR01254
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-25

Full Title: RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE AND FULL LIFTING OF THE BAN ON THE OPERATION OF PUBLIC UTILITY JEEPNEYS

Date Read: 2020-09-29

Primary Referral: TRANSPORTATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRANSPORTATION since 2020-09-29

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

CommitteePosition
1. Aquaculture And Fisheries ResourcesJournal #8Vice Chairperson 
2. AccountsJournal #9Member for the Majority 
3. EcologyJournal #9Member for the Majority 
4. EnergyJournal #10Member for the Majority 
5. Foreign AffairsJournal #8Member for the Majority 
6. HealthJournal #6Member for the Majority 
7. National Defense And SecurityJournal #8Member for the Majority 
8. Natural ResourcesJournal #8Member for the Majority 
9. North Luzon Growth QuadrangleJournal #9Member for the Majority 
10. Public Works And HighwaysJournal #18Member for the Majority 
11. Rural DevelopmentJournal #10Member for the Majority 
12. Science And TechnologyJournal #18Member for the Majority 
13. TourismJournal #8Member for the Majority 
14. 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