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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SOURCE: Committee Management Support Service I


DAILY SCHEDULE

The weekly CALENDAR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS and the COMMITTEE DAILY BULLETIN will not be distributed to the offices of the House Members, Secretariat Officials, and other persons in our mailing list in line with the Guidelines on the Operations of the House of Representatives amid the Covid-19 pandemic. These publications will be available in the House of Representatives website.


10-MARCH-2021 • WEDNESDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Agenda
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
Agenda
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
Agenda
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
Agenda
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
Agenda
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
Agenda
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)
Agenda
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
Agenda
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)
Agenda
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)
Agenda
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)

Last Updated: 12-April-2021, 05:59:13 AM