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Hon. Pichay, Prospero Jr. A.

Hon. Pichay, Prospero Jr. A.
Deputy Speaker
District Representative
Surigao del Sur, 1st District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. SWA-401
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7936
Direct: 8442-1039

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 39

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

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

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

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-03-04

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-11

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

HB00901
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SURIGAO DEL SUR SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AND FREEPORT IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CARRASCAL, CANTILAN, MADRID, CARMEN, AND LANUZA, PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL SUR AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07576

Mother Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-15, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-17 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-17

HB00902
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT RENEWING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO JOSE M. LUISON AND SONS, INC. TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCAST STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES UNDER R.A. 8132 FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS FROM THE DATE OF APPROVAL OF THIS ACT

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES

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

HB02207
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-16

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-29

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Bill Status: Substituted by HB05832

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

HB02944
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-25

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISION OF REPUBLIC ACT 9593, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE TOURISM ACT OF 2009, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-31

Primary Referral: TOURISM

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TOURISM since 2019-07-31

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

HB04168
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-27

Full Title: AN ACT SEPARATING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND NATURAL RESOURCES REDEFINING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-09-03

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2019-09-03

HB05130
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-09

Full Title: THE RIGHT TO TRAVEL ACT OF 2019

Date Read: 2019-11-04

Primary Referral: JUSTICE

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

HB05233
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-24

Full Title: AN ACT ADJUSTING THE RETIREMENT AGE OF THE MILITARY AND UNIFORMED SERVICES PERSONNEL OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ACCORDING TO RANK, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 5 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1638, ENTITLED "ESTABLISHING A NEW SYSTEM OF RETIREMENT AND SEPARATION FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES", AS AMENDED, SECTION 39 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6975, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1990", AND SECTION 17 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9993, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "PHILIPPINE COASTGUARD LAW OF 2009"

Date Read: 2019-11-06

Primary Referral: NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY since 2019-11-06

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)

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 by the House on 2020-03-11, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-03-16 and received by the Senate on 2020-03-16

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

HB06312
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-17

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-02-18

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-02-19

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-03

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01086

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-06-09

Republic Act No.: RA11470

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11470 enacted on 2020-06-09

HB06413
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-27

Full Title: AN ACT DIVIDING THE PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO INTO TWO (2) PROVINCES, NAMELY: NORTHERN MAGUINDANAO AND SOUTHERN MAGUINDANAO

Date Read: 2020-03-02

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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

HB06500
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-05

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE SURIGAO DEL SUR STATE UNIVERSITY (SDSSU) IN THE PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL SUR INTO NORTH EASTERN MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY (NEMSU) AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-03-09

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Bill Status: Substituted by HB06842

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

HB06680
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-04

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 1, 2, 3 AND 16 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7925 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY ACT OF THE PHILIPPINES

Date Read: 2020-05-06

Primary Referral: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY since 2020-05-06

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

HB06842
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-27

Full Title: AN ACT RENAMING THE SURIGAO DEL SUR STATE UNIVERSITY (SDSSU) IN THE PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL SUR TO NORTH EASTERN MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY (NEMSU)

Date Read: 2020-05-28

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-05-28

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

HB06857
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-28

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN APEX HOSPITAL WITH 500 - 1000-BED CAPACITY IN EVERY REGION IN THE PHILIPPINES AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREOF

Date Read: 2020-06-01

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2020-06-01

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

HB07344
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-10

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT 9173 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PHILIPPINE NURSING ACT OF 2002, PROVIDING FOR AN ADVANCED NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAM

Date Read: 2020-08-11

Primary Referral: CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION since 2020-08-11

HB07406
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-17

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING AND MODERNIZING THE BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-08-24

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-11-16

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-11-23

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-11-23, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-11-24 and received by the Senate on 2020-11-24

HB07425
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-18

Full Title: AN ACT IMPOSING VALUE-ADDED TAX ON DIGITAL TRANSACTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 105, 108, 109, 110, 113, 114, AND 236 AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 105-A OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED

Date Read: 2020-08-24

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Unfinished Business (Period of Interpellation)

HB07576
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-02

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SURIGAO DEL SUR SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AND FREEPORT IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CARRASCAL, CANTILAN, MADRID, CARMEN, AND LANUZA, PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-09-07

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-09-09

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-09-15

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-15, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-17 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-17

HB07802
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-30

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFW) SOVEREIGN FUND

Date Read: 2020-10-02

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Business for the day on 2020-10-14

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

HB07882
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-10-14

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

Date Read: 2020-10-15

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB07884

Mother 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

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

HB08012
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-11-16

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PEOPLE’S BROADCASTING CORPORATION, ABOLISHING THE PEOPLE’S TELEVISION NETWORK, INC., AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-11-23

Primary Referral: GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION since 2020-11-23

HR00188
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-05

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE COMPASSION AND EMPATHY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE JULY 13, 2019 EARTHQUAKE IN CARRASCAL, CANTILAN AND MADRID, SURIGAO DEL SUR AND COMMENDING THE IMMEDIATE RESCUE AND RELIEF EFFORTS EXTENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT, THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL FOR THEIR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE AND ASSISTANCE

Date Read: 2019-08-06

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on RULES since 2019-08-06

HR00555
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-27

Full Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY AND COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS, WITH THE FORMER AS THE LEAD COMMITTEE, TO CONDUCT A JOINT INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE SENSELESS KILLING OF MAYOR DAVID NAVARRO OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CLARIN, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL IN CEBU CITY WHILE UNDER POLICE CUSTODY TO DETERMINE THE CIRCUMSTANCES BEHIND THE KILLING AND THE POSSIBLE LAPSES IN THE HANDLING OF SECURITY PROTECTION BY THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP), FILE APPROPRIATE CHARGES AGAINST THE PERPETRATORS OF THE DASTARDLY ACT, AND TO EXPRESS HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILIES OF THE HAPLESS VICTIM OF SUCH COWARDLY KILLING

Date Read: 2019-12-04

Primary Referral: PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY since 2019-12-11

HR00556
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-28

Full Title: A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON UNABATED SMUGGLING OF GOODS INTO THE COUNTRY BY UNSCRUPULOUS OPERATORS OF CUSTOMS BONDED WAREHOUSES TO THE DETRIMENT OF LOCAL MANUFACTURERS AND PRODUCERS AND THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF RECOMMENDING MEASURES TO STOP SMUGGLING USING THE WAREHOUSING SYSTEM BY REVISITING THE PROVISIONS OF THE CUSTOMS MODERNIZATION TARIFF ACT ON BONDED WAREHOUSES AND LIMITING THE TYPE, NATURE AND NUMBER OF BONDED WAREHOUSES

Date Read: 2019-12-04

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on WAYS AND MEANS since 2019-12-11

HR00568
 [Text As Filed][Adapted Resolution/RBH]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-04

Full Title: RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE GOLD MEDAL AWARDEES OF THE 30TH SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES AND GRANTING ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES FROM THE LEADERS AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE 18TH CONGRESS

Date Read: 2019-12-04

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-12-04

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00021 on 2019-12-04

HR00746
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-27

Full Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEES ON HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND GOOD GOVERNMENT TO JOINTLY CONDUCT AN INQUIRY IN AID OF LEGISLATION TO ASSESS AND EVALUATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TERTIARY EDUCATION SUBSIDY (TES) UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10931, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO QUALITY TERTIARY EDUCATION ACT TO ENSURE THAT THE MANDATE OF THE LAW IS EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY CARRIED OUT

Date Read: 2020-03-03

Primary Referral: HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION since 2020-08-11

HR00757
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-03-03

Full Title: A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE PROVINCE OF BENGUET TO FILL IN THE VACANCY FOR THE LONE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CAUSED BY THE UNTIMELY DEMISE OF REP. NESTOR B. FONGWAN SR. AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-03-04

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS since 2020-03-04

HR00922
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-28

Full Title: A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, TO ASSESS AND EVALUATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE K-12 PROGRAM UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10533, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ENHANCED BASIC EDUCATION ACT OF 2013 TO DETERMINE IF THE MANDATE OF THE LAW IS EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY CARRIED OUT

Date Read: 2020-06-01

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2020-08-11

HR01014
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-06-30

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING PROFOUND SYMPATHY AND SINCEREST CONDOLENCES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE DEATH OF FORMER SENATOR RAMON REVILLA, SR.

Date Read: 2020-07-28

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Consolidated into HR01237

Mother Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00100 on 2020-09-23

HR01176
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-01

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE TO NOMINATE RAMON REVILLA, SR. FOR THE NATIONAL ARTIST AWARD FOR FILM IN RECOGNITION OF HIS IMMENSE CONTRIBUTIONS TO PHILIPPINE CULTURE AND THE ARTS, SPECIFICALLY TO PHILIPPINE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Date Read: 2020-09-02

Primary Referral: BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2020-10-02

HR01355
 
 

Date Filed: 2020-11-17

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PROFOUND CONDOLENCES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FAMILY OF THE HONORABLE RAUL V. DEL MAR, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OF CEBU CITY DURING THE EIGHTH, NINTH, TENTH, TWELFTH, THIRTEENTH, FOURTEENTH, SIXTEENTH, SEVENTEENTH, AND EIGHTEENTH CONGRESSES

Date Read: 2020-11-17

Primary Referral:

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-11-17

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00120 on 2020-11-17

 

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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

HB00079
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AS THE INDEPENDENT ECONOMIC AND PLANNING AGENCY OF THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT, DEFINING ITS FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 230 SERIES OF 1987, ALSO KNOWN AS THE REORGANIZATION ACT OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

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

HB00310
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE REGULATORY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

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

HB00312
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE POOR INTERNET SPEED AND CONNECTIVITY IN THE COUNTRY AS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY, AND GRANTING PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE EMERGENCY POWERS AND PRESCRIBING URGENT MEASURES NECESSARY AND PROPER TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS SUCH PREDICAMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY since 2019-07-23

HB00313
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

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

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB04157

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

HB00468
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION BY CONVERTING IT INTO THE NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION AUTHORITY, DEFINING AND ENHANCING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS TO ACHIEVE THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY FOR TOTAL RURAL ELECTRIFICATION, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: ENERGY

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

HB01222
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-03

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

Date Read: 2019-07-24

Primary Referral: TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Bill Status: Consolidated into HB00059

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

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

HB03543
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-06

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTIES IN MARAWI CITY DURING THE 2017 SEIGE OF MARAWI, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-08-13

Primary Referral: DISASTER RESILIENCE

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on DISASTER RESILIENCE since 2019-08-13

HB05770
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-12-10

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE YEAR 2020 AS "NATIONAL GOLF TOURISM YEAR" IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY

Date Read: 2019-12-16

Primary Referral: TOURISM

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07905

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

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

HB06140
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-02-03

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER FOR VISAYAS AND PHILIPPINE CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER FOR MINDANAO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-02-05

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2020-02-05

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

HB06651
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-04

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-05

Primary Referral: DEFEAT COVID-19 AD-HOC COMMITTEE

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

HB06652
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-04

Full Title: AN ACT PROMOTING THE ADOPTION OF ELECTRONIC MONEY AS A MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND ALL MERCHANTS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-05

Primary Referral: BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES since 2020-05-05

HB06653
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-04

Full Title: AN ACT IMPOSING SALES TAX IN LIEU OF VALUE-ADDED TAX, REPLACING FOR THE PURPOSE THE ENTIRE PROVISIONS OF TITLE IV, AND AMENDING SECTION 116, TITLE V, AND SECTION 236, TITLE IX, OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-05

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on WAYS AND MEANS since 2020-05-05

HB06765
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-19

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FISCAL REGIME FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 57, 105, 108, AND 114 OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-05-20

Primary Referral: WAYS AND MEANS

Bill Status: Substituted by HB07425

Mother Bill Status: Unfinished Business (Period of Interpellation)

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

HR00328
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-12

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS TO RESTORE THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (DOLE) AMOUNTING TO 19.37 BILLION PESOS THAT WAS REDUCED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT TO 14.421 BILLION PESOS

Date Read: 2019-09-16

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

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

HR00655
 [Text As Filed][Adapted Resolution/RBH]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-20

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF FUNDS FOR THE AID, RELIEF, RESETTLEMENT, REHABILITATION, LIVELIHOOD, DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO COMMUNITIES ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THE TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION, AND DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE TO IMMEDIATELY CALL THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL (NDRRMC) FOR A HOUSE COMMITTEE BRIEFING TO ASSESS THE SITUATION AND DETERMINE THE NEEDS OF THE AFFECTED LOCALITIES AND THE TOTAL BUDGET REQUIREMENTS TO ADDRESS THE CALAMITY

Date Read: 2020-01-21

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-01-22

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00030 on 2020-01-22

HR00662
 [Text As Filed][Adapted Resolution/RBH]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-21

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO WORK WITH ALL THE CONCERNED AGENCIES TO PASS THE PROPOSED SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET TO EXPEDITE EFFECTIVE AND RESPONSIVE ASSISTANCE TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION

Date Read: 2020-01-22

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-01-22

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00031 on 2020-01-22

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

 

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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