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Hon. Teves, Arnolfo Jr. "Arnie" A.

Hon. Teves, Arnolfo Jr. "Arnie" A.
Deputy Speaker
District Representative
Negros Oriental, 3rd District

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. SW-119
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7218
Direct: 8931-5610

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 23

HB00153
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 3, RA 10054, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS AN ACT MANDATING ALL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS TO WEAR STANDARD PROTECTIVE MOTORCYCLE HELMETS WHILE DRIVING AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: TRANSPORTATION

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

HB00154
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 138, RA 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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

HB00155
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO SECTIONS 181, 182, AND 183 OF THE REVISED PENAL CODE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS AN ACT REVISING THE PENAL CODE AND OTHER PENAL LAWS (ACT NO. 3815)

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: REVISION OF LAWS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2019-07-23

HB00715
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT MANDATING THE AUTHENTICATION OF ONLINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA MEMBERSHIP IN THE COUNTRY THROUGH REGISTRATION OF THEIR ACCOUNTS USING ANY VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED IDENTIFICATION AND/OR BARANGAY CERTIFICATE

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: PUBLIC INFORMATION

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

HB02996
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-29

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE MAGBALLO-PINGGOT-BAYAWAN LOCAL ROAD INTO A NATIONAL ROAD

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

HB04053
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-20

Full Title: AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD STRETCHING FROM BARANGAY BANGA TO BARANGAY ALI-IS, ALL IN BAYAWAN CITY, AND PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF

Date Read: 2019-08-28

Primary Referral: PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS since 2019-08-28

HB04054
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-20

Full Title: AN ACT AMENDING TITLE IV, CHAPTER 1, ARTICLES 74, 75, 76 AND 77 OF RA 8533

Date Read: 2019-08-28

Primary Referral: REVISION OF LAWS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2019-08-28

HB04588
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-13

Full Title: AN ACT REGULATING COCKFIGHTING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Date Read: 2019-09-17

Primary Referral: GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS since 2019-09-17

HB04960
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-01

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING NOVEMBER 8 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NON-WORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN THE EASTERN VISAYAS REGION TO BE KNOWN AS THE "YOLANDA COMMEMORATION DAY"

Date Read: 2019-10-02

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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

HB05028
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-02

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING FEBRUARY 24 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NON-WORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY IN COMMEMORATION OF ITS FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY TO BE KNOWN AS " ARAW NG SIBUGAY "

Date Read: 2019-10-02

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-11-06

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-11-12

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2019-11-12, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-11-13 and received by the Senate on 2019-11-13

HB06123
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-30

Full Title: AN ACT DEFINING THE OFFENSES OF DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS AND INDISCRIMINATE FIRING OF FIREARMS AND PROVIDING STIFFER PENALTIES THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE 254 OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "REVISED PENAL CODE", AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10591, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE COMPREHENSIVE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION REGULATION ACT"

Date Read: 2020-02-03

Primary Referral: PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-02-26

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-03-10

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-03-10, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-03-11 and received by the Senate on 2020-03-11

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

HB07497
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-08-25

Full Title: AN ACT GRANTING VISAYAS COCKERS CLUB. INC. A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN COCKPIT ARENAS OR STUDIOS IN THE PROVINCES OF NEGROS ORIENTAL, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL AND CEBU, AND TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN OFF-COCKPIT BETTING STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE PHILIPPINES

Date Read: 2020-09-01

Primary Referral: LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISES since 2020-09-01

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

Date Filed: 2020-10-14

Date Urgent: 2020-10-16

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

Date Read: 2020-10-15

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-10-16

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-10-16

Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01844

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-12-23

Republic Act No.: RA11517

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11517 enacted on 2020-12-23

HB08055
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-11-20

Full Title: AN ACT MANDATING THE RIGHT TO PROTECT ONESELF, FAMILY, PROPERTY AND OTHERS

Date Read: 2020-11-24

Primary Referral: PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY since 2020-11-24

HR00023
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE COMMITTEE ON GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY, COMMITTEE ON HEALTH TO EXERCISE ITS OVERSIGHT POWERS RELATIVE TO THE PHILHEALTH SCAM

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY since 2019-11-27

HR00197
 [Text As Filed][Adapted Resolution/RBH][Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-06

Full Title: A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER AS PHILIPPINE BAMBOO MONTH

Date Read: 2019-08-13

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-11-27

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00020 on 2019-11-27

HR00412
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-10-02

Full Title: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE STRONG OPPOSITION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRESS TO THE PLANNED LIBERALIZATION OR DEREGULATION OF THE IMPORTATION OF SUGAR FOR THE PURPOSE OF SAFEGUARDING THE WELFARE OF SUGAR FARMERS, FARM AND MILL WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Date Read: 2019-11-04

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Substituted by HR01242

Mother Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00116 on 2020-11-16

HR00552
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-25

Full Title: A RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS (COMELEC) TO ISSUE THE CERTIFICATE OF PROCLAMATIONS (COPs) TO THE RESPECTIVE FIRST NOMINEES OF THE PARTY LISTS SENIOR CITIZEN AND DUTERTE YOUTH REPRESENTING THE LAST TWO REMAINING SEATS ALLOCATED TO PARTY LIST REPRESENTATIVES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 1987 CONSTITUTION

Date Read: 2019-11-25

Primary Referral: RULES

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on RULES since 2019-11-25

HR00849
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-05-11

Full Title: A RESOLUTION TO PAY HOMAGE TO THE FALLEN SOLDIERS WHO PERISHED WHILE AIDING FAMILIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CONDEMNING IN THE STRONGEST TERMS THE DEPLORABLE ATTACK AGAINST THESE SOLDIERS BY THE NEW PEOPLE’S ARMY

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

HR01242
 [Committee Report]
 

Date Filed: 2020-09-22

Full Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE STRONG OPPOSITION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE PLANNED LIBERALIZATION OR DEREGULATION OF THE IMPORTATION OF SUGAR, IN RECOGNITION OF THE THREAT THIS POSES TO THE WELFARE OF SUGAR FARMERS AND FARM AND MILL WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Date Read: 2020-09-23

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-11-16

Bill Status: Adopted as Resolution No. HR00116 on 2020-11-16

RPT0698
 
 

Date Filed: 2020-12-15

Full Title: MOTU PROPRIO INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ISSUES AFFECTING SEVERAL BARANGAYS IN QUEZON CITY ALONG THE ALIGNMENTS OF SEGMENT 8.2 OF THE NORTH LUZON EXPRESSWAY CIRCUMFERENTIAL ROAD 5 (NLEX-C5) LINK PROJECT

Date Read: 2020-12-16

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2021-01-20

Bill Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2020-12-16)

RPT0700
 
 

Date Filed: 2020-12-15

Full Title: MOTU PROPRIO INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE NORTH LUZON EXPRESSWAY-SOUTH LUZON EXPRESSWAY (NLEX-SLEX) CONNECTOR ROAD AND NORTH-SOUTH COMMUTER RAILWAY PROJECTS AS THESE AFFECT SEVERAL BARANGAYS IN THE CITY OF MANILA

Date Read: 2020-12-16

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2021-01-20

Bill Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2020-12-16)

 

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED 15

HB00511
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-01

Full Title: AN ACT REORGANIZING THE OFFICES OF THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS

Date Read: 2019-07-23

Primary Referral: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SUFFRAGE AND ELECTORAL REFORMS since 2019-07-23

HB03985
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-08-14

Full Title: AN ACT STRENGTHENING AND INSTITUTIONALIZING THE BARANGAY PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM, PROVIDING SECURITY OF TENURE, BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2019-08-27

Primary Referral: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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

HB04801
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-24

Full Title: AN ACT DECLARING THE MONTH OF JANUARY EVERY YEAR AS VISAYAN HERITAGE MONTH

Date Read: 2019-09-30

Primary Referral: VISAYAS DEVELOPMENT

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on VISAYAS DEVELOPMENT since 2019-09-30

HB04824
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-25

Full Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING AND INSTITUTIONALIZING LONG-TERM CARE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2019-09-30

Primary Referral: SENIOR CITIZENS

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-09-30

HB05437
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-11-12

Full Title: AN ACT EXTENDING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE 2019 APPROPRIATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAYS TO DECEMBER 31, 2020, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 65 OF THE GENERAL PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT 11260, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF FISCAL YEAR 2019

Date Read: 2019-11-12

Primary Referral: RULES

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2019-11-12

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2019-11-18

Date Acted Upon By the President: 2019-12-20

Republic Act No.: RA11464

Bill Status: Republic Act RA11464 enacted on 2019-12-20

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

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

HB08031
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-11-17

Full Title: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL MECHANISMS TO ACCELERATE THE RECOVERY AND BOLSTER THE RESILIENCY OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Date Read: 2020-11-23

Primary Referral: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

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

HJR0015
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-09-11

Full Title: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE RICE COMPETITIVENESS ENHANCEMENT FUND (RCEF) AS PROVIDED UNDER THE UNPROGRAMMED APPROPRIATIONS OF THE 2019 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT (GAA), THE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS' TARIFF COLLECTIONS FROM IMPORTED RICE AS OF 31 AUGUST 2019, AND OTHER POSSIBLE SOURCES, AS A SPECIAL EMERGENCY FUND FOR DIRECT CASH TRANSFERS TO RICE FARMERS

Date Read: 2019-09-13

Primary Referral: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on AGRICULTURE AND FOOD since 2019-09-13

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

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

CommitteePosition
1. AccountsJournal #9Member for the Minority 
2. Agrarian ReformJournal #20Member for the Minority 
3. Agriculture And FoodJournal #9Member for the Minority 
4. AppropriationsJournal #9Member for the Minority 
5. Constitutional AmendmentsJournal #9Member for the Minority 
6. Dangerous DrugsJournal #19Member for the Minority 
7. Foreign AffairsJournal #20Member for the Minority 
8. Games And AmusementsJournal #9Member for the Minority 
9. JusticeJournal #9Member for the Minority 
10. Legislative FranchisesJournal #9Member for the Minority 
11. Metro Manila DevelopmentJournal #9Member for the Minority 
12. Micro, Small And Medium Enterprise DevelopmentJournal #19Member for the Minority 
13. Mindanao AffairsJournal #9Member for the Minority 
14. Public AccountsJournal #20Member for the Minority 
15. Public InformationJournal #31Member for the Minority 
16. Public Order And SafetyJournal #12Member for the Minority 
17. Public Works And HighwaysJournal #9Member for the Minority 
18. TransportationJournal #20Member for the Minority 
19. Visayas DevelopmentJournal #12Member for the Minority 

 

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