COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
08-March-2021 to 12-March-2021


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

DATE COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA
08-March-2021
(MONDAY)
WAYS AND MEANS (Executive Meeting)
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (Executive Meeting)
WAYS AND MEANS (This meeting will follow immediately after the Committee's executive meeting)
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Motu proprio investigation into the smuggling of agricultural products
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS - CANCELLED
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Technical working group report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 5906 & 6243 - Strengthening the national competition policy, amending for the purpose RA 10667, otherwise known as the Philippine Competition Act (Reps. Stella Luz Quimbo and Sharon Garin)
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE - HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY and SENATE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND DANGEROUS DRUGS
01:00 PM

Combination of physical meeting at Spkr. Nograles Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg. (for the House Panel) and Sen. G.T. Pecson Conference Room (for the Senate Panel) and virtual meeting via Zoom Conference Committee meeting on the disagreeing provisions of HB 8261 & SBN 1563 – Lowering the minimum height requirements for applicants of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor)
09-March-2021
(TUESDAY)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
09:00 AM

Combination of physical meeting at Spkr. Nograles Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HR 1040 – Inquiry into the alleged loan condonation or write-off by the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) in favor of companies controlled by or affiliated with the Lopez family (Rep. Claudine Diana Bautista)
HEALTH jt. w/ INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HR 1536 – Urging the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) to establish a unified national contact tracing protocol for a more effective health emergency data monitoring system (Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)
HEALTH jt. w/ SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (This meeting will follow immediately after the joint meeting of the Committees on Health and Information and Communications Technology)
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Substitute Bill to HBs 6793, 6798, 6808, 6838, 6873, 6913, 6992 & 7494 – Establishing the Philippine Virology Science and Technology Institute and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Cheryl Deloso-Montalla, Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Deputy Speaker Strike Revilla, Reps. Angelo Marcos Barba, Leonardo Babasa Jr., Ron Salo, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (Technical Working Group)
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on:

HBs 8031 & 8628 – Providing for additional mechanisms to accelerate the recovery and bolster the resiliency of the Philippine economy, providing funds therefor (Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo and Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)

HB 8059 – Providing mechanisms for accelerated economic recovery and socioeconomic relief, appropriating funds therefor (Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez)
HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook pages of the HRep and Baguio City Rep. Mark O. Go) HBs 7887, 8511 & 8788 - Establishing Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) training and assessment centers in certain parts of the country, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speakers Loren Legarda and Evelina Escudero, and Rep. Mercedes ‘Didi’ Cagas)

HB 8548 – Establishing a field office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the Province of Occidental Mindoro, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato)

HB 5645 – Renaming the Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College in the Municipality of Ditsaan Ramain, Province of Lanao Del Sur, as the Adiong Memorial State College, and extending the term of the Office of the President, amending for the purpose RA 8651 and RA 7935, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Ansaruddin Abdul Malik Adiong)

HB 8596 – Declaring the Batangas State University as the national engineering university, strengthening the university for this purpose, and appropriating funds therefor
(Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto)

HB 8616 – Converting the Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology in Sagay City, Negros Occidental to be known as the State University of Northern Negros, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva)

HB 8630 – Establishing a National College for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in New Clark City, Capas, Province of Tarlac, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Angelo Marcos Barba)

HB 8790 – Establishing a campus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in the Municipality of Alfonso, Province of Cavite, to be known as the PUP-Alfonso Campus, mandating the PUP to offer graduate, undergraduate, and short-term vocational courses thereat, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Abraham ‘Bambol’ Tolentino)
NORTH LUZON GROWTH QUADRANGLE - CANCELLED
09:30 AM

Combination of physical meeting at Spkr. Belmonte Hall, 1/F SWA Bldg. and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Briefing by the Department of Agriculture (DA) on its plans and programs for North Luzon for FY 2021
REVISION OF LAWS - CANCELLED
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Substitute Bill to HBs 408 & 8595 – Providing for the publication of laws, amending for the purpose Article 2 of RA 386, otherwise known as the New Civil Code of the Philippines and Sections 24 and 25 of EO 292, otherwise known as the Administrative Code of the Philippines (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo and Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia)

Substitute Bill to HBs 7094 & 7584 – Adjusting the minimum amount for death indemnity, moral and exemplary damages, amending for the purpose Articles 2206 and 2216 of RA 386 (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)

Substitute Bill to HB 2691 – Providing for the lawful right to custody and possession of the remains of the deceased, amending for the purpose Article 305 of RA 386 (Rep. Greg Gasataya)

Substitute Bill to HB 347 – Repealing the Reserva Troncal provision provided for under Article 891 of RA 386 (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo)

Substitute Bill to HB 1426 – Providing for the right of women to retain their surnames, amending for the purpose Article 370 of RA 386 (Rep. Luis Campos Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 4001 – Modifying the definition of the term “year”, amending for the purpose Article 13 of RA 386 and Section 31 of EO 292 (Rep. Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III)

Substitute Bill to HBs 8353, 8407, 8521, 8573 & 8574 – Amending Articles 867, 941, 952 and 1991 and repealing Article 781, all pertaining to the Law on Succession, of RA 386 (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 8518 – Increasing the amount on agreements for the sale of goods, chattels or things in action, amending for the purpose Article 1403 of RA 386 (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 8570 – Clarifying the provision on the capacity of the parties in the donation, amending for the purpose Article 737 of RA 386 (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
REVISION OF LAWS (Technical Working Group) - CANCELLED
10:30 AM

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

HB 6923 – Prohibiting all forms of online sexual exploitation of children, providing for stiffer penalties and sanctions (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HBs 7465 & 7633 – Defining the crime of sexual abuse or exploitation of children, prescribing penalties therefor, amending for the purpose RA 9775, otherwise known as the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 (Reps. Cheryl Deloso-Montalla and Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles)

HB 7947 – Amending RA 9775 [by increasing the penalties against internet service providers (ISPs) which fail to comply with the requirements of the law resulting in the commission of crimes involving online child sexual exploitation using the ISPs' servers or facilities] (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Substitute Bill to HBs 1593, 3895, 4728, 5127, 5674, 6109, 6912, 8055, 8271, 8464 & 8468 – Amending certain provisions of RA 10591, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act (by fixing the validity period of the license to own and possess, permit to carry outside of residence or place of business, and registration of firearms, among others) (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., Reps. Luisa Lloren Cuaresma, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Manuel Cabochan III, Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano, Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Deputy Speaker Arnolfo ‘Arnie’ Teves Jr., and Rep. Estrellita Suansing)
VETERANS AFFAIRS AND WELFARE (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Technical Working Group meeting on the Substitute Bill to HBs 702, 1921 & 5841 – Mandating the use of proceeds from the development, lease, use or sale of certain government properties for veterans' affairs and welfare (Reps. Ruffy Biazon, ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, and Manuel Cabochan III)
10-March-2021
(WEDNESDAY)
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical working group report on HR 1468 – Declaring a housing crisis, and urging the Executive Department to mobilize resources to accelerate housing production and provide adequate housing and underserved families (Rep. Jose Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez)
JUSTICE
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Reports on HBs 6485, 6518, 6771, 7088, 7201, 7363, 7570, 7731, 7781 & 7990 – Creating additional branches of the Regional Trial Courts (RTC), Municipal Trial Courts (MTC), and Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) in certain parts of the country, amending for the purpose Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, otherwise known as the Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980, as amended, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Antonio ‘Tonypet’ Albano, Jose Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez, Maricel Natividad-Nagaño M.D., Dan Fernandez, Michael Gorriceta, Sandra Eriguel M.D., Luisa Lloren Cuaresma, Francis Gerald Abaya, Rudy Caoagdan, and Rogelio Neil Roque)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 8547 & 8671 – Providing for a retirement law for judiciary officials conferred with judicial rank, salary and privileges, amending further for that purpose RA 910, or the law providing for the retirement of Justices of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Appeals, as amended, and providing funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez and Rep. Corazon Nuñez-Malanyaon)

HB 4217 – Amending Sections 15 and 16 of RA 10071, otherwise known as the National Prosecution Service Act of 2010, appropriating funds therefor (by providing remedy to the seeming distortion in the qualifications, ranks, and category of prosecutors as a result of the upgrading of the positions of justices and judges which should correspond to the prosecutors' ranks and positions as mandated under the law) (Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)

HBs 1384, 2828, 4388 & 5476 – Strengthening the witness protection, security and benefit program, amending for the purpose RA 6981, otherwise known as the Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Act, and providing additional funds therefor (Rep. Fredenil ‘Fred’ Castro, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate, and Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

HBs 8008 & 8038 – Granting Filipino citizenships to Feng Li and Guo Linlin, respectively (Rep. Anthony Peter ‘Onyx’ Crisologo)
NATURAL RESOURCES
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 5463 – Providing incentives and rewards to private entities and individuals who use water recycling and reuse devices and technologies or develop or undertake effective water recycling and reuse processes or activities, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Allan Benedict Reyes)

HB 7850 – Institutionalizing water demand management for national conservation, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia)

HR 4 – Inquiry into the current status of the country’s groundwater and the implementation of its existing regulatory mechanisms with the end in view of enacting legislative measures to cope with the present conditions (Rep. Dan Fernandez)

HB 4181 - Establishing a policy mechanism for the sustainable development and use of the Island of Boracay, Municipality of Malay, Province of Aklan, defining for the purpose the mode of acquisition for parcels of land within the Island classified as agricultural land open to disposition under Proclamation No. 1064 [classifying Boracay Island into forestland (protection purposes) and into agricultural land (alienable and disposable) pursuant to PD 705 (Revised Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines)], and providing environmental safeguards therefor (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 2578 – Establishing the Drug Price Regulatory Board to regulate the prices of drugs and medicines in the Philippines amending for the purpose RA 9502, otherwise known as the Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008 (Rep. Braeden John Biron)

HB 4306 – Amending certain provisions of RA 9502 [by creating a Drug Price Regulatory Board, in lieu of the drugs and medicines price regulation authority of the President of the Philippines as well as the drugs and medicines price monitoring and regulation authority of the Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) as provided under the existing law] (Rep. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D.)
TRANSPORTATION
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 18, 2222 & 5275 – Renaming the terminal facilities at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport after the national hero, Lapu-Lapu [Reps. Raul Del Mar (dec.), Paz Radaza, and Eric Olivarez]

Committee Report on HB 8598 in consolidation with HBs 8688 & 8697 – Establishing a safe pathways network of bicycle lanes and slow streets (Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, and Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

HBs 6801, 6804, 6810, 6812, 6840, 6841, 6856, 6860, 6893, 6909, 6915, 7062 & 7521 – Establishing a network of pop-up bicycle lanes and emergency pathways for use during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic (Reps. Precious Hipolito Castelo, Ronaldo Zamora, Joy Myra Tambunting, Ria Christina Fariñas, Manuel Luis Lopez, Maria Laarni Cayetano, Rolando Valeriano, Marlyn ‘Len’ Alonte, Allan Benedict Reyes, Jesus ‘Bong’ Suntay, Edward Vera Perez Maceda, Cristal Bagatsing, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HB 8700 – Strengthening the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), amending for the purpose RA 9497, otherwise known as the Civil Aviation Authority Act of 2008 (Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento)

Update/Briefing by concerned government agencies and private entities/institutions on the following:

• Implementation of Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution pertaining to uniform travel requirements;
• Maintenance of airplanes in relation to health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic; and
• Testing protocols at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), and Clark International Airport (CRK)
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Technical Working Group) - CANCELLED
10:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on HB 366 – Strengthening the vital role of information and communications technology (ICT), amending for the purpose pertinent provisions of PD 957, otherwise known as the Subdivision and Condominium Buyers Protective Decree, as amended by PD 1216 (Rep. Victor Yap)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 82 – Amending Sections 9 and 41 of RA 8291 or the Government Service Insurance Act of 1997, by defining "basic monthly pension" and increasing the membership of the Board of Trustees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) (Rep. Alfredo Garbin)

HBs 228, 1033, 2787 & 7492 – Further strengthening the GSIS (Reps. France Castro, Joey Sarte Salceda, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, and Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HBs 1651 & 4537 – Institutionalizing the rights of GSIS members, providing them additional representation in the GSIS Board (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III and Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto)

HB 2914 – Increasing the monthly income benefits for work-related permanent disability and death of workers and employees (Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo)

HB 4780 – Mandating the payment of retirement benefits to Social Security System (SSS) or GSIS members within a maximum period of 30 days from the retirement date (Rep. Ramon ‘Mon-Mon’ Guico III)

HB 4832 – Upgrading the pension benefits under the GSIS, further amending for the purpose PD 1146, as amended, also known as the Government Service Insurance Act of 1997 (Rep. Jericho Jonas Nograles)

HBs 5540 & 5714 – Providing for the automatic annual adjustment of the pension of retirees from the government who are members of the GSIS [Reps. Romeo Momo and Francisco Datol Jr. (dec.)]

HB 5587 – Amending PD 1146, as amended (by extending the age of legal dependents from 18 to 23 years old) (Rep. Florencio Noel)

HBs 5833, 5962 & 6034 – Revised Charter of the GSIS (Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Johnny Ty Pimentel, and Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 7163 – Providing for an option for qualified elected officials to pay voluntary contribution to the GSIS to enable them to complete the minimum years of service, amending for this purpose Sections 13 and 13-A of RA 8291 (Rep. Eric Olivarez)

HB 7232 – Amending Sections 7, 10, 23, 30, 31, 42, and 52 of RA 8291 [by giving the GSIS concurrent jurisdiction with the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in the settlement of disputes and increasing the representation of the Department of Education (DepEd) in the GSIS board, among others] (Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero)
MINDANAO AFFAIRS
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Briefing by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on the effects of the implementation of the Supreme Court ruling on the Mandanas case on the budget allocation for Mindanao vis-a-vis the budget share of local government units in the region
FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Executive Meeting)
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Executive meeting on:

HBs 809, 816, 4877, 4194 & 8018 – Establishing the archipelagic sea lanes in Philippine waters (Reps. Manuel Cabochan III, Ruffy Biazon, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Ann Hofer and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HBs 808, 4195 & 6156 – Declaring and defining the maritime zones under the jurisdiction of the Republic of the Philippines (Reps. Manuel Cabochan III, Ann Hofer, and Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Technical Working Group)
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HBs 397, 1667 & 5217 – Providing compensation to Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials, further amending RA 10742, otherwise known as the SK Reform Act of 2015 (Reps. Edgar Erice, Joey Sarte Salceda, and Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 2579 – Institutionalizing the benefits and privileges of SK officials in addition to the provisions under RA 10742 (Rep. Braeden John Biron)

HB 5169 – Amending certain provisions of RA 10742 (by granting SK officials honorarium and by prescribing an additional qualification requirement for SK Treasurer who must have a background in accountancy or any similar field) (Rep. Cristal Bagatsing)

HB 5284 – Empowering the members of the SK by amending certain provisions of RA 10742 (Rep. Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles)

HB 6189 – Granting allowances to SK councilors, amending for the purpose RA 10742 (Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo)

HB 7343 – Amending RA 10742 (by granting honoraria to SK kagawads, SK treasurers and SK secretaries) (Rep. Manuel ‘Way Kurat’ Zamora)

HB 8585 – Providing qualifications and compensation to SK officials, further amending RA 10742 (Rep. Cristal Bagatsing)

House Joint Resolution No. 7 – Urgently authorizing honorarium for the members of the SK (Rep. Sarah Jane Elago)
11-March-2021
(THURSDAY)
AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES RESOURCES (Technical Working Group)
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on 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)
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD jt. w/ TRADE AND INDUSTRY
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HR 987 – Investigation into the production and importation status of poultry commodities in the country amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (Rep. Argel Joseph Cabatbat)

HR 1495 – Urging the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to deploy more Kadiwa rolling stores through its Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita Program, in light of the recent price increase of basic commodities in the country (Rep. Alfred Vargas)

HR 1504 – Urging the DA to explain and submit a report of all programs and measures undertaken by its implementing agencies to address price instability (Rep. Rico Geron)

HR 1505 – Investigation into the alleged shortage in the supply of meat products resulting in the escalation of prices and the status of food security in the country (Rep. Rico Geron)

HR 1512 – Inquiry into the rising pork prices (Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo)

HR 1515 – Urging the House of Representatives to take the lead and get the job done in making sure that prices of basic goods such as meat and vegetables are affordable by bringing all stakeholders together for the benefit of the Filipino people, uncovering the root causes of the price increase, and thereafter to coordinate with and assist the relevant government agencies in addressing the issues, with the end in view of ensuring that all citizens shall have access to sufficient, safe, and affordable food especially during this time of pandemic (Rep. Alan Peter 'Compañero' Cayetano)

HR 1522 – Inquiry into the rising food prices with the end in view of determining the necessary interventions to stabilize food prices and ensure the availability and affordability of food to Filipino consumers (Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)

HR 1526 – Inquiry into the alarming rise in the price of basic commodities with the end in view of implementing necessary measures to ensure the accessibility of basic commodities and defend the right of every Filipino to adequate and affordable food (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)

HR 1556 – Investigation into the rising of food prices, importation, and the neglect of the industry of agriculture in the Philippines (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HR 1587 – Investigation into the transportation restrictions on locally sourced pork and increased importation of pork amid the dire state of the local livestock industry (Rep. Arlene Brosas)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS - CANCELLED
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Technical working group report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 8031, 8059 & 8628 – Providing for additional mechanisms to accelerate the recovery and bolster the resiliency of the Philippine economy, providing funds therefor (Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo, Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, and Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)
PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS - CANCELLED
10:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 8151 – Adopting a 30-year national infrastructure program (Rep. Romeo Momo)

HB 6531 – Converting the Buluan-Banban-Paguin-Sacpil provincial road in the Province of Apayao, into a national road and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Elias Bulut Jr.)

HR 721 – Urging the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to consider the Municipality of Valladolid or the City of Bago, both in the Province of Negros Occidental, as the entry and exit points of the proposed bridge connecting the Province of Negros Occidental to the Island Province of Guimaras (Rep. Juliet Marie De Leon Ferrer)
REVISION OF LAWS
10:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Substitute Bill to HBs 408 & 8595 – Providing for the publication of laws, amending for the purpose Article 2 of RA 386, otherwise known as the New Civil Code of the Philippines and Sections 24 and 25 of EO 292, otherwise known as the Administrative Code of the Philippines (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo and Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia)

Substitute Bill to HBs 7094 & 7584 – Adjusting the minimum amount for death indemnity, moral and exemplary damages, amending for the purpose Articles 2206 and 2216 of RA 386 (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)

Substitute Bill to HB 2691 – Providing for the lawful right to custody and possession of the remains of the deceased, amending for the purpose Article 305 of RA 386 (Rep. Greg Gasataya)

Substitute Bill to HB 347 – Repealing the Reserva Troncal provision provided for under Article 891 of RA 386 (Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo)

Substitute Bill to HB 1426 – Providing for the right of women to retain their surnames, amending for the purpose Article 370 of RA 386 (Rep. Luis Campos Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 4001 – Modifying the definition of the term “year”, amending for the purpose Article 13 of RA 386 and Section 31 of EO 292 (Rep. Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III)

Substitute Bill to HBs 8353, 8407, 8521, 8573 & 8574 – Amending Articles 867, 941, 952 and 1991 and repealing Article 781, all pertaining to the Law on Succession, of RA 386 (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 8518 – Increasing the amount on agreements for the sale of goods, chattels or things in action, amending for the purpose Article 1403 of RA 386 (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 8570 – Clarifying the provision on the capacity of the parties in the donation, amending for the purpose Article 737 of RA 386 (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMING ARTS
11:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HR 1549 – Inquiry on counterfeit garments appropriating weave patterns from the Cordillera coming into the local markets from abroad, with the end in view of strengthening protection of the intellectual property rights and cultural heritage of our indigenous peoples and communities (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)
INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on HB 7811 – Safeguarding the traditional property rights of indigenous peoples (IPs) (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)
REVISION OF LAWS (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 6923 – Prohibiting all forms of online sexual exploitation of children, providing for stiffer penalties and sanctions (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HBs 7465 & 7633 – Defining the crime of sexual abuse or exploitation of children, prescribing penalties therefor, amending for the purpose RA 9775, otherwise known as the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 (Reps. Cheryl Deloso-Montalla and Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles)

HB 7947 – Amending RA 9775 [by increasing the penalties against internet service providers (ISPs) which fail to comply with the requirements of the law resulting in the commission of crimes involving online child sexual exploitation using the ISPs' servers or facilities] (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)
OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Report on HR 1152 – Calling for ratification of International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 188, otherwise known as Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza)

HBs 1430, 5258 & 8252 – Further amending RA 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995, as amended by RA 10022, further strengthening the standard of protection of the welfare of migrant workers, by expanding the coverage of compulsory insurance (Reps. Luis Campos Jr., Enrico Pineda, and Samantha Louise Vargas Alfonso)

HBs 3217 & 4690 – Providing free insurance for covered applicants of overseas employment certificates, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Eduardo 'Bro Eddie' Villanueva and Rep. Victor Yap)

HB 3390 – Providing for an insurance coverage for the protection of income of every bona fide overseas Filipino worker (OFW) and appropriating funds therefor
(Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo)

HB 3811 – Providing compulsory welfare insurance program for all overseas contract workers (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

Updates by concerned government agencies on the situation of OFWs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Discussion on the prioritization of OFWs in the vaccination program of the government
12-March-2021
(FRIDAY)
BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE (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 the Substitute Bill to HBs 6891, 7622, 7949 & 8125 – Strengthening the conservation and protection of our national cultural heritage, through an enhanced cultural policy, heritage education, and cultural mapping program, amending for the purpose RA 10066, otherwise known as the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Reps. Christopher V.P. De Venecia, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., and Joy Myra Tambunting)
BANKS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
02:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 7966 – Defining ATM pawning scheme, and prescribing penalties for violation thereof (Rep. Virgilio Lacson)

HB 7967 – Prescribing the rates of interest upon loans and forbearances by amending certain sections of RA 2655, as amended, otherwise known as the Usury Law (Rep. Geraldine Roman)

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