COMMITTEE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
24-May-2021 to 28-May-2021


Updated as of: 22-June-2021, 04:14:32 PM

DATE COMMITTEE/SUBCOMM TIME VENUE AGENDA
24-May-2021
(MONDAY)
WAYS AND MEANS - CANCELLED
08:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Committee Report and Substitute Bill to HBs 225, 5485 & 9218 – Exempting from income taxation the benefits of persons rendering service during election period, amending for the purpose Section 32(B)(7) of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (Reps. France Castro, Luisa Lloren Cuaresma, and Johnny Ty Pimentel)

Measures against illicit trade of cigarettes:
• HB 6508 – Amending Sections 129, 164 & 225 of RA 8424, as amended, otherwise known as the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 (by imposing stricter regulations of excisable products and increasing penalties for violation thereof) (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)

• HB 7272 – Strengthening laws against the illicit trade of tobacco products and related raw materials by amending Sections 3 & 4 of RA 10845, otherwise known as the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016, amending Section 1141 and creating a new section 1700-A of RA 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, amending Sections 129, 131, 156, 159, 225, 275 & 288 of RA 8424, as amended (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)

• Technical Working Group report on the Bureau of Internal Revenue's Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 9-2015 – Amending Section 9 of RR No. 7-2014, prescribing the affixture of internal revenue stamps on imported and locally manufactured cigarettes and the use of the internal revenue stamp integrated system

Substitute Bill to HBs 77, 1244, 4873, 5452 & 6575 – Strengthening public-private partnerships and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Geraldine Roman and Sharon Garin)

Substitute Bill to HBs 2649, 3858 & 7627 – Strengthening the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), repealing for the purpose PD 1467, as amended, or the law creating the PCIC (Reps. Sabiniano Canama, Tyrone Agabas, and Sharon Garin)

Substitute Bill to HBs 6793, 6798, 6808, 6838, 6873, 6913, 6992, 7494, 8934 & 9199 – 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, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, and Rep. Joaquin Chipeco Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 6096, 6383, 6633, 6651, 6655, 6711, 6718, 7013, 7243, 7283, 7290, 7314 & 7366 – Establishing the Philippine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda, Teodorico Haresco Jr., Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III, Cheryl Deloso-Montalla, Joaquin Chipeco Jr., Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, Reps. Alfred Vargas, Jumel Anthony Espino, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Joy Myra Tambunting, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, and Rep. Estrellita Suansing)
ENERGY
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 9312 – Removing the expiration period of the Joint Congressional Energy Commission, further amending for the purpose Section 62 of RA 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, as amended (Rep. Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Presentation/consideration of the technical working group report on the draft Substitute Bill to HB 1833 – Strengthening the competitiveness of the Philippine motor vehicle manufacturing industry (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

Briefing by concerned government agencies and private entities on the state of the domestic medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturing sector
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY and SENATE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND DANGEROUS DRUGS
10:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Conference Committee meeting on the disagreeing provisions of HB 7406 and SBN 1832 – Strengthening and modernizing the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III and Senator Christopher Lawrence Go)
RURAL DEVELOPMENT
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 7452 – Promoting rural financial inclusion and literacy (Rep. Alfred Delos Santos)
GOVERNMENT ENTERPRIES AND PRIVATIZATION jt. w/ NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY - CANCELLED
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 701 – Further amending Sections 3 & 17 of PD 1638, entitled "An Act establishing a new system of retirement and separation for military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)," as amended by PD 1650 (by upgrading the retirement benefits of the military personnel of the AFP) (Rep. Ruffy Biazon)

HBs 1210, 3421 & 3650 – Amending pertinent laws on the retirement benefits and pension of the uniformed personnel of the uniformed services and providing funds therefor (Reps. Manuel Cabochan III, Francisco Jose ‘Bingo’ Matugas II, and Minority Leader Joseph Stephen ‘Caraps’ Paduano)

HB 4534 – Strengthening the military and uniformed personnel pension system, creating the Military and Uniformed Personnel Insurance Fund, amending Sections 3 and 24 of RA 8291 or the Government Service Insurance System Act of 1997 (Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto)

HB 4706 – Establishing a sustainable retirement and pension system by amending pertinent laws on the retirement benefits and pension of the uniformed personnel of the uniformed services and providing funds therefor (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)

HBs 6823, 7158, 7461, 8061 & 8593 – Providing for a unified system for separation, retirement, and pension of the military and uniformed personnel services of the Republic of the Philippines, creating the Military and Uniformed Personnel Retirement Fund Authority, providing funds therefor (Reps. David ‘Jay-Jay’ C. Suarez, Alfred Vargas, Horacio Suansing Jr., Jorge Antonio Bustos, and Joey Sarte Salceda)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HBs 969 & 3952 – Establishing a productivity improvement program, repealing for the purpose RA 6971, otherwise known as the Productivity Incentives Act of 1990 (Reps. Francis Gerald Aguinaldo Abaya and Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo)

HB 1171 – Amending Section 11 of RA 6971, increasing its penalties and sanctions, rationalizing its coverage and benefits (Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)

HB 2439 – Providing productivity improvement programs with fiscal incentives (Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda)

HB 6406 – Promoting inclusive and sustainable productivity growth, amending for the purpose RA 6971 (Rep. Mark Go)
25-May-2021
(TUESDAY)
AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES RESOURCES
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HBs 2407, 2408, 3234, 5466, 5530, 7372, 7582, 7794, 8120, 8263, 8549, 8744-8752, 9020, 9025 & 9026 – Establishing inland fish breeding stations and multi-species marine hatcheries in various parts of the country and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Estrellita Suansing, Edgar Mary Sarmiento, Jose 'Jun' Ong Jr., Alan 'Aldu' Dujali, Sharee Ann Tan, Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III, Gabriel Bordado Jr., Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato, and Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
10:00 AM

Combination of physical meeting at the HRep Conference Room 1&2 and virtual meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HR 1751 – Inquiry into the alleged irregularities and setbacks on the Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project implemented by the Department of Information and Communications Technology that marred the project and gravely affected the delivery of service to the Filipino people (Rep. Michael Edgar Aglipay)
YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
10:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HBs 868, 2297, 5516, 6340, 6379, 6426, 6528, 6579 & 9064 – Providing for a national policy in preventing teenage pregnancies, institutionalizing social protection for teenage parents, and providing funds therefor (Reps. Michael Edgar Aglipay, Sol Aragones, Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles, Sharee Ann Tan, Teodorico Haresco Jr., Sharon Garin, Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba, Lawrence ‘Law’ Fortun, and Alfred Vargas)

HB 8533 – Providing for the evaluation of public and private programs in order to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HRs 538, 1571 & 1608 – Inquiry into the alarming rise of child and teenage pregnancies in the country, with the end view of proposing measures and programs to avert the same (Reps. Precious Hipolito Castelo, Arlene Brosas, and Joy Myra Tambunting)

HR 612 – Urging the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), and the National Youth Commission (NYC) to address immediately the problem of rising cases of teenage pregnancies, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among the youth, by institutionalizing a comprehensive age-appropriate sexuality education and calling for an immediate inter-agency summit on sexual health awareness and protection education (Rep. Alfred Vargas)
HEALTH (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 604 - Converting the National Center for Geriatric Health (NCGH) into a corporate body and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Resurreccion Acop)

HB 958 - Establishing the NCGH, defining its objectives, powers, and functions, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Ron Salo)

HBs 3949 & 7101 – Converting the NCGH into a corporate body to be known as the National Center for Geriatric Health and Research Institute, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speakers Bienvenido Abante Jr. and Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 7169 – Establishing the Philippine Geriatric Health and Research Institute, defining its objectives, powers, and functions, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Alfred Vargas)

HB 8799 – Establishing the NCGH under the Department of Health (DOH) and appropriating funds therefor (Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)
INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES jt. w/ ENERGY (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Technical Working Group meeting on HB 7741 – Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples and indigenous cultural communities affected by renewable energy investments in their ancestral lands, amending certain provisions of RA 9513, otherwise known as the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 (Rep. Maximo Dalog 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 928 & 8954 – Prohibiting the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons, providing for their destruction, and providing penalties for violation thereof (Reps. Manuel Cabochan III and Jorge Antonio Bustos)
26-May-2021
(WEDNESDAY)
HUMAN RIGHTS
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HR 1590 – Investigation into the raid and mass arrest against Lumad evacuees seeking sanctuary in Talamban, Cebu by elements of police and military (Rep. Eufemia ‘Ka Femia’ Cullamat)

Privilege Speeches delivered on the floor on February 16 and 17, 2021, respectively, on the same subject matter as HR 1590 (Rep. Eufemia 'Ka Femia' Cullamat and Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D.)
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD jt. w/ APPROPRIATIONS
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 8964 – Authorizing the Department of Agriculture to use the annual tariff revenues in excess of P10 billion under RA 11203 or the law liberalizing the importation, exportation and trading of rice, lifting for the purpose the quantitative import restriction on rice, for direct cash assistance to farmers owning one hectare or less of rice land until 2024 (Rep. Eric Go Yap)
APPROPRIATIONS (This meeting of the Committee on Appropriations will follow immediately after its joint meeting with the Committee on Agriculture and Food)
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Substitute Bill to HBs 60, 404, 562, 1069, 2215, 3699, 4072 & 4792 – Providing a socialized microfinancing program for micro enterprises through the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-Asenso (P3) Program, thereby promoting entrepreneurship, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Victor Yap, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Rodrigo Abellanosa, Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., Reps. Precious Hipolito Castelo, Alfred Delos Santos, and Lianda Bolilia)

Substitute Bill to HBs 265, 1684, 3351, 3614 & 4860, and HR 248 – Providing for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats, and appropriating funds therefor, repealing for this purpose RA 9147, otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act (Reps. Josephine Ramirez-Sato, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo, Alfred Vargas, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, and Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 639 & 2281 – Recognizing the indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples community conserved territories and areas (ICCA), establishing for the purpose the National ICCA Registry, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and Rep. Ma. Lourdes Acosta-Alba)

Substitute Bill to HB 903 – Mandating the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to institutionalize a technical-vocational education and training and livelihood program designed specifically for rehabilitated drug dependents and appropriating funds therefor (Minority Leader Joseph Stephen ‘Caraps’ Paduano)

Substitute Bill to HB 1197 – Providing for the revitalization and capability enhancement of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Henry Oaminal)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1655, 4115, 7398 & 7403 – Establishing information and communications technology hubs nationwide (Reps. Manuel Cabochan III, Henry Villarica, Virgilio Lacson, and Alfred Vargas)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1855, 1936, 6449 & 7413 – Strengthening the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), amending for the purpose RA 7722, otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994 and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speakers Rufus Rodriguez and Michael Romero Ph.D., Rep. Mark Go, and Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

Substitute Bill to HBs 5570 & 5737 – Augmenting the retirement, death, and survivorship benefits of the solicitor general, assistant solicitors general, senior state solicitors, and state solicitors of the Office of the Solicitor General and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speakers Strike Revilla and Henry Oaminal)

Substitute Bill to HB 8454 – Providing for a new charter of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), repealing for the purpose EO 81, as amended, otherwise known as the 1986 Revised Charter of the DBP (Rep. Junie Cua)

Substitute Bills to 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 Aguinaldo Abaya, Rudy Caoagdan, and Rogelio Neil Roque)
NATURAL RESOURCES
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 253 – Declaring as closed to mining applications those areas declared by local government units as no mining zones, amending for the purpose RA 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 (Rep. Eufemia ‘Ka Femia’ Cullamat)

HB 1832 – Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples affected by mining operations in ancestral domains, amending for the purpose RA 7942 (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 3746 – Requiring mining firms to reforest lands that they have excavated and forests that they have denuded, providing penalties for violations thereof (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 6321 - Prohibiting the exportation of black sand and its derivatives in its raw form to other countries (Rep. Jose 'Bonito' Singson Jr.)

HB 6450 – Imposing a moratorium on the open pit method of mining for copper, gold, silver, and complex ores in the Philippines (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HB 8276 – Declaring the City of Iligan a mining free zone and providing penalties for the violation thereof (Rep. Frederick Siao)
PUBLIC INFORMATION (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:

HBs 12, 226, 644, 712, 837, 1625, 3063, 4570 & 4673 – Strengthening the people's right to information [Reps. Raul Del Mar (dec.), France Castro, Joy Myra Tambunting, Jose Christopher Belmonte, Gabriel Bordado Jr., Lawrence ‘Law’ Fortun, Jericho Jonas Nograles, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, and Rep. John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto]

HBs 51, 1302, 1487 & 1975 – Implementing the people's right to information and the constitutional policies of full public disclosure and honesty in the public service (Reps. Manuel Cabochan III, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., and Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

HBs 813, 1608, 7219 & 7229 – Implementing the right of the people to information on matters of public concern guaranteed under Section 7, Article III of the 1987 Constitution and the state policy of full public disclosure of all its transactions involving public interest under Section 28, Article II of the 1987 Constitution (Reps. Ruffy Biazon, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Kristine Alexie Tutor, and Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero)

HB 5566 – Ensuring public access to official records, documents and any other information of public concern (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HB 5776 – Enabling the people's constitutional right of access to information (Rep. Alfred Vargas)
ENERGY (Technical Working Group)
10:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on:

HB 7608 – Providing for the national energy policy and framework for electric power advocacy (Deputy Speaker Wes Gatchalian)

HB 8786 – Providing for the national policy and framework for energy advocacy through the creation of the Energy Counsel Office (Rep. Presley De Jesus)
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group report on:

Substitute Bill to HB 366 – Making housing developments information and communication technology-ready in order to address the digital divide (Rep. Victor Yap)

Substitute Bill to HBs 798 & 5432 – Establishing a Local Human Settlements Board and the position of Local Human Settlements Officer in cities and first to third class municipalities, providing for their powers and functions (Rep. Ruffy Biazon and Deputy Speaker Strike Revilla)

Substitute Bill to HBs 2450, 4759, 7079, 7268, 7291, 7405, 7567, 1168, 1172, 1176, 2564, 4902, 3541 & 3837 – Providing for a national housing development, production, and financing program, regularizing its appropriation for its implementation (Reps. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Joy Myra Tambunting, Estrellita Suansing, Aleta Suarez, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., Reps. Precious Hipolito Castelo, Micaela Violago, and Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez)
REFORESTATION
02:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Committee Report and Substitute Bill to HBs 2183, 2750 & 7445 – Greening the environment to strengthen the conservation of biodiversity, prohibiting for the purpose the cutting of trees and destroying or injuring of plants in certain areas and providing penalties for violation thereof (Deputy Speakers Loren Legarda and Rufus Rodriguez, and Rep. Joaquin Chipeco Jr.)

HBs 8802-8807 & 9011-9027 – Establishing and determining community forests in certain barangays in the 1st and 2nd Districts of Cagayan De Oro City, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)
27-May-2021
(THURSDAY)
SENIOR CITIZENS
09:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 1903 - Increasing the rate of discount granted to senior citizens on their monthly electric and water consumption, amending for the purpose RA 7432, as amended by RA 9994, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 (Rep. Mark Go)

HB 3040 - Amending Section 4(C) of RA 9994 (by applying the 5% discount to the first 150 kilowatt hours of electricity and to the first 50 cubic meters of water, and exempting the utility fees from the value added tax) (Rep. Estrellita Suansing)
BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE jt. w/ HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Part I: Lead Committee - Basic Education and Culture

HJRs 26 & 27 – Creating a Congressional Oversight Committee on Education to review and assess Philippine education, providing funds therefor (Reps. Rommel Rico Angara and Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez)

HBs 2746, 4925, 7807 & 8022 – Creating the National Education Council, defining its powers and functions and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Rep. ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Deputy Speaker Wes Gatchalian, and Rep. Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr.)

Part II: Lead Committee - Higher and Technical Education

HB 647 – Granting free college entrance examinations to graduating high school students, high school graduates, college entrants or transferees applying for admission in state universities and colleges and local universities and colleges and to the underprivileged public high school students belonging to the top 10% of the graduating class applying for admission in private higher education institutions (Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting)
JUSTICE
09:30 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic MVF Leonen by Mr. Edwin M. Cordevilla, endorsed by Rep. Angelo Marcos Barba (2nd District, Ilocos Norte)
REVISION OF LAWS
10:00 AM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HBs 1947 & 3288 – Declaring July 12 of every year as a special working holiday in the entire country to commemorate the historic decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in favor of the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea maritime dispute (Reps. Manuel Cabochan III and Alfred Vargas)

HB 4790 – Declaring every 30th of November every year as a special working holiday in recognition of Jesus Reigns National Worship Day (Deputy Speaker Wes Gatchalian)

HB 5007 – Declaring February 10 of every year as the National Anti-Hazing Day (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 5820 – Declaring March 21 of every year as the National Solo Parents' Day (Rep. Alfred Vargas)

HB 1146 – Making the National Women’s Day a non-working holiday, thereby amending RA 6949 or the law declaring March 8 of every year as a working holiday to be known as National Women’s Day (Rep. Arlene Brosas)

HB 2950 – Declaring January 18 of every year a special nonworking holiday for all kasambahay in the entire country to be known as Araw ng Kasambahay (Rep. Ria Christina Fariñas)

HB 8989 – Declaring October 5 of every year a special non-working holiday to commemorate National Teachers’ Day, amending for the RA 10743 or the law declaring the 5th day of October of every year as the National Teachers’ Day (Deputy Speaker Rose Marie ‘Baby’ Arenas)

HB 6513 – Declaring March 22 of each year as a regular national holiday to honor General and First President Emilio Aguinaldo to be known as Aguinaldo Day (Rep. Dan Fernandez)
REVISION OF LAWS (Technical Working Group) (This meeting will follow immediately after the Committee's regular meeting)
10:00 AM

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

HB 577 – Defining and penalizing marital infidelity, amending for the purpose Act No. 3815, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code (Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

HB 1144 – Decriminalizing adultery and concubinage, repealing for this purpose Articles 333 and 334 of Act No. 3815 (Rep. Arlene Brosas)

HB 3989 – Amending Act No. 3815, redefining the crime of adultery and concubinage and providing penalties for violation thereof (Rep. Aleta Suarez)

HBs 8523 & 9232 – Amending Articles 333 and 344 and repealing Article 334 of Act No. 3815, eliminating gender bias in adultery and concubinage (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr. and Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

HB 1149 – Repealing Articles 202 and 341 of Act No. 3815, instituting a system of protection for victims of prostitution (Rep. Arlene Brosas)

HB 2335 – Addressing the system of prostitution, imposing penalties on its perpetrators, providing protective measures and support services for its victims, repealing for the purpose Articles 202 and 341 of Act No. 3815, as amended (Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero)
CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMING ARTS
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HR 1668 – Inquiry into the status of implementation of RA 9266, otherwise known as the Architecture Act of 2004, RA 10350 or the Philippine Interior Design Act of 2012, and other laws in relation to design professionals (Rep. Christopher V.P. De Venecia)

• Review/scrutiny of RA 544 or the Civil Engineering Law
• Presentation of the Professional Regulatory Board of Civil Engineering and the accredited national organization for civil engineering
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY (Technical Working Group)
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom Technical Working Group meeting on the status of the clinical trials of Ivermectin, pursuant to HR 1711 – Inquiry into the policies and guidelines of the Department of Health and the Food and Drug Administration for the registration, utilization, manufacture, distribution or sale of drug products for the Coronavirus disease, particularly policies and guidelines which appear to be detrimental to public interest (Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
01:00 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) HB 7205 – Institutionalizing the transition of the government to e-governance in the digital age, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Wes Gatchalian)

HB 8168 – Establishing a zero spectrum user fee policy and regulating Philippine telecommunications companies for the use of Wi-Fi frequencies or spectrum (Rep. Paul Ruiz Daza)
OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS
01:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep) Discussion/updates on issues/concerns affecting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs):

• Current situation of OFWs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic;
• New quarantine procedure for returning OFWs; and
• Vaccination of OFWs in accordance with the priority list of the government

Discussion on the issue of fair and ethical recruitment of OFWs
28-May-2021
(FRIDAY)
APPROPRIATIONS
02:30 PM

Virtual Meeting via Zoom HB 9196 - Further extending the effectivity of the provisions as well as the availability of appropriations under RA 11494, otherwise known as the Bayanihan To Recover As One Act, or Bayanihan 2 (Rep. Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr.)

HB 9356 - Further extending the release, obligation, and disbursement of appropriations or funds provided under RA 11494, amending for the purpose RA 11519 or the law extending the availability of appropriations under RA 11494 (Rep. Eric Go Yap)

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