COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
04-February-2021, Thursday


Prepared/Updated as of: 12-April-2021, 05:59:13 AM

COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA
AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT - CANCELLED
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 7524 – Mandating the special protection to coastal fishing communities for sustainable small-scale fisheries in the country (Rep. Eufemia ‘Ka Femia’ Cullamat)

HB 7853 – Amending Section 18 of RA 8550, otherwise known as the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 (by expanding the possible area of operations of small and medium commercial fishing vessels, as defined by law, within municipal waters) (Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia)
SENIOR CITIZENS
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 6191 – Amending Section 4 (f) of RA 9994, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 [by requiring the Department of Health (DOH) to include yearly appropriations for the procurement of medicines for distribution to indigent senior citizen patients nationwide and for their vaccination against influenza virus and pneumococcal disease] (Rep. Romeo Jalosjos Jr.)

HB 7858 – Granting free vaccination for all senior citizens, amending for the purpose Section 4 of RA 7432, as amended by RA 9257, further amended by RA 9994, providing funds therefor (Rep. Rodolfo Ordanes)

HB 8052 – Upholding social justice in the protection and promotion of the senior citizens' right to health, by providing free immunization to all senior citizens, amending for the purpose Section 4 of RA 7432, as amended by RA 9257, further amended by RA 9994, providing funds therefor (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)

HB 7859 – Providing for free hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and other DOH-approved dialysis procedures to all senior citizens (Rep. Rodolfo Ordanes)
DISASTER RESILIENCE (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 938 – Granting disaster service volunteers paid leave during period of disasters (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III)

HB 5042 – Providing for a Magna Carta for Rescue Workers (Rep. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto)

HB 7921 – Granting daily allowance to service volunteers during period of disasters (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)
JUSTICE (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 932 – Integrating all the national, provincial, sub-provincial, city, and municipal jails, placing for the purpose the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) provincial/sub-provincial jails and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) under a new bureau to be called the Bureau of Correctional Services, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III)

HB 1507 – Strengthening the jail and correctional system by creating the Jail and Correctional Authority as the principal government entity for jail and correctional management, integrating therewith the BuCor, BJMP, all provincial, sub-provincial, district, city and municipal jails, defining its structure, powers and functions, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr.)

HBs 2965, 4645, 4713, 4879, 5082, 5237, 5481, 6183, 6352 & 7793 – Transferring the supervision and control over all the provincial and sub-provincial jails to the BJMP, placing/integrating all these jails under the jurisdiction of the BJMP, amending for the purpose certain provisions of RA 6975, as amended, otherwise known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Act of 1990, and RA 9263, otherwise known as the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and BJMP Professionalization Act of 2004 (Reps. Francisco Jose ‘Bingo’ Matugas II, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Jorge Antonio Bustos, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Marisol Panotes, Victor Yap, Ria Christina Fariñas, Leonardo Babasa Jr., Deputy Speaker Divina Grace Yu, and Rep. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 1597 – Amending RA 8293, otherwise known as the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, increasing its penalties and sanctions, rationalizing its powers and functions (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 8062 – Providing for the Revised Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (Rep. Sharon Garin)

Deliberation and approval of the draft Substitute Bill to HBs 749, 1185, 2779, 2902, 4526 & 6420 – Revised Consumer Act of the Philippines (Rep. Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong, Deputy Speakers Michael Romero Ph.D. and Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Precious Hipolito Castelo, Eric Olivarez, and Deputy Speaker Conrado Estrella III)
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 2971 – Amending Section 11 of RA 10659, otherwise known as the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) of 2015 [by proportionately allocating expenditures based on productivity and granting the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) greater oversight and coordinating powers with pertinent government agencies with regard to importation of sugar] (Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria)

HB 997 – Strengthening the sugarcane industry, increasing its annual supplemental budget (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HR 225 – Inquiry into to the reported failure of the SRA in the implementation of RA 10659, causing adverse effects to the sugar industry in general and notably to the small farmers and workers (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)
CLIMATE CHANGE
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HR 1494 – Urging the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to submit the Philippine Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) conveying the highest possible climate ambition in reflection of the government’s strong commitment to contribute to global efforts to advance climate justice, as part of the country’s commitment under the Paris Agreement and in solidarity with the worldwide vulnerable countries’ and the global community’s resolve to address the climate emergency and to drive the country towards a sustainable pandemic recovery (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)

Briefing by the Climate Change Commission on the status of the Philippine NDC
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Substitute Bill to HBs 1188 & 5612 – Amending RA 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (to address data privacy challenges and other cross- border data processing concerns, among others) (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D. and Rep. Victor Yap)

HB 299 – Providing for policies to enhance efficiency and transparency in the allocation, assignment, and management of the radio frequency spectrum (Rep. Victor Yap)

HB 8168 – Establishing a zero spectrum user fee policy and regulation for Philippine telecommunications companies for the use of Wi-Fi frequencies or spectrum (Rep. Paul Ruiz Daza)
BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE jt. w/ HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 7938 – Enhancing the quality of basic education in the Philippines by improving the quality of teachers and school leaders, strengthening the Teacher Education Council under RA 7784 (the law strengthening teacher education in the Philippines by establishing centers of excellence and creating a Teacher Education Council for the purpose), institutionalizing the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP), and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Wes Gatchalian)

HB 8441 – Improving the quality of student teachers and teachers by further enhancing the Teacher Education Council, amending for this purpose RA 7784, institutionalizing a scholarship program for student teachers, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Roman Romulo)
JUSTICE
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Report on HB 5951 - Granting Filipino citizenship to Angelo Kouame (Deputy Speaker Roberto Puno)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 7284, 7427 & 8144 – Granting Filipino citizenship to Bienvenido Marañon (Reps. Yedda Marie Romualdez, Manuel Luis Lopez, and Greg Gasataya)
ECOLOGY (Technical Working Group)
02:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Technical Working Group meeting on the draft Substitute Bill to HBs 144 & 8089 – Providing for the establishment of a national framework for mandatory environmental insurance coverage for certain environmentally critical projects (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta and Rep. Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr.)
CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMING ARTS (Technical Working Group)
02:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on the Substitute Bill to HBs 4692, 6476 & 8101 – Developing and promoting the creative industries of the Philippines, appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Victor Yap, Carlos Cojuangco, and Christopher V.P. De Venecia)
BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE (This meeting will follow immediately after the joint meeting of the Committees on Basic Education and Culture and Higher and Technical Education)
03:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Substitute Bill to HB 6287 – Creating a network of Meister schools in the country, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda)

HB 586 – Separating the Balbalan Agricultural and Industrial School−Balbalan Proper Extension in the Municipality of Balbalan, Province of Kalinga from the Balbalan Agricultural and Industrial School, converting it into an independent national high school to be known as the Eastern Balbalan National High School and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Allen Jesse Mangaoang)

HB 5517 – Recognizing Westfields International School, Inc., as an educational institution of international character, granting certain prerogatives conducive to its growth as such (Rep. Carmelo ‘Jon’ Lazatin II)

HB 8320 – Recognizing CCF Life Academy Foundation Inc., as an educational institution of international character, granting certain prerogatives to hasten its growth as such (Rep. Roman Romulo)

Confirmation of Meetings shall be done through sending of Notices of Meetings to Committee Members by their respective Committee secretariat staff.

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