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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SOURCE: Committee Management Support Service I


DAILY SCHEDULE

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17-FEBRUARY-2021 • WEDNESDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
09:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Technical Working Group meeting on:

HBs 1495, 1771, 3253, 4082 & 7625 – Establishing a national program for the cacao industry and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan M.D., Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Jumel Anthony Espino, and Sharon Garin)

HB 5585 – Creating a Cacao Research and Development Center and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Florencio Noel)

HB 5344 – Developing the cacao industry in Cagayan Valley Region, creating for the purpose the Cacao Subsidy Fund and the Cacao Research and Development Center and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Joseph ‘Jojo’ Lara)

HB 6429 – Establishing a Cacao Research and Development Center in the Municipality of Prosperidad, Province of Agusan Del Sur and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Alfel Bascug)
GOOD GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY
Agenda
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)
ENERGY jt. w/ TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Substitute Bill to HBs 302, 5642 & 7251 – Establishing the regulatory framework for the safe operations of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry (Reps. Victor Yap, Allan Ty, and Deputy Speaker Wes Gatchalian)
ΕNERGY (This meeting will follow immediately after the joint meeting of the Committees on Energy and Trade and Industry)
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 4550 – Promoting fair trade in the oil industry, amending for the purpose RA 8479, otherwise known as the Downstream Oil Deregulation Act of 1998 (Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto)

HB 4711 – Regulating the downstream petroleum industry (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HB 5172 – Amending RA 8479 (by expanding the role of the Department of Energy to ensure fair and reasonable pricing of petroleum products) (Rep. Mark Go)

HB 5186 – Protecting the Filipino consumer from arbitrary increases in the prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) being charged by the players of the LPG industry, amending for the purpose Sections 19 and 14 of RA 8479 (Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta)

HB 7928 – Empowering the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in monitoring oil prices charged to oil-based power generation facilities, amending RA 8479 (Rep. Sergio Dagooc)

HR 9 – Inquiry into the alleged predatory pricing and/or overpricing of oil products hidden by their unbundled oil prices (Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate)

HR 390 – Inquiry into the sudden increase in fuel prices for September 2019, with an end view of passing legislation to stabilize fuel prices or amending the appropriate laws (Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo)
NORTH LUZON GROWTH QUADRANGLE - CANCELLED
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Briefing by the Department of Tourism (DOT) on its FY 2021 plans and programs and on the implementation of programs during the COVID-19 pandemic and plans for the post pandemic period
TRANSPORTATION
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Update by concerned government agencies on the current policy pertaining to requirements for domestic travel, on the disposition of take-off and landing slots at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for passenger and cargo flights, and on the status of vehicle registration process
PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Agenda
10:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Briefing on the feasibility of increasing the contribution rate of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY
Agenda
10:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Substitute Bill to HB 7179 – Promoting women participation and equitable representation in and by political parties, giving incentives therefor, creating the Women in Political Parties Empowerment Fund (Rep. Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba)
TOURISM
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
HBs 6576, 6577, 6625, 6754, 6936, 6938, 7551-7553, 7699, 7848, 7911 & 8069-8071 – Declaring rock formation, sinking bell tower, ecopark, national park, falls, wildlife sanctuary, churches, safari and adventure park, and lake in certain parts of the country as ecotourism sites/tourist destinations, providing for their development and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Ria Christina Fariñas, Angelo Marcos Barba, Antonio ‘Tonypet’ Albano, Alfel Bascug, Dahlia Loyola, Vincent Franco ‘Duke’ Frasco, and Alyssa Sheena Tan)

HBs 7787, 7796, 7860 & 7862 – Declaring barangays and municipalities in certain parts of the country as ecotourism zones, providing for their development, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Faustino ‘Inno’ Dy V, Michael Gorriceta, Ed Christopher Go, and Lorna Silverio)

HB 7388 – Identifying tourism development areas in the Province of Isabela, organizing the Isabela Tourism Council and mandating support for tourism development in the Province of Isabela, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Alyssa Sheena Tan)
WELFARE OF CHILDREN
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 76, 5512 & 5526 – Establishing the rules and policies on the domestic adoption of Filipinos (Reps. Paul Ruiz Daza, Irene Gay Saulog, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HRs 1118 & 1336 – Investigation into the alarming situation of online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines (Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez)

HR 999 – Inquiry into the reported increase in online sexual exploitation of children in the country during the COVID-19 enhanced community quarantine (Rep. Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles)
AGRARIAN REFORM
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Substitute Bill to HB 5507 – Instituting the second phase of agrarian reform program, providing state subsidy in the acquisition and distribution of agricultural lands to agrarian reform beneficiaries and creating the mechanisms for its implementation (Rep. Geraldine Roman)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to HBs 1863, 1892, 4333 & 8349 – Establishing a job training program for mature and older workers (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Alfred Vargas, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HBs 2774, 3322, 6044 & 6637 – Instituting the Former Prisoners’ Employment Program, and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Joy Myra Tambunting, Alfred Vargas, and Manuel Cabochan III)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT-SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT (This meeting will follow immediately after the meeting of the Committee on Labor and Employment)
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HBs 5379 & 7894 – Providing for a Magna Carta for all Workers in the Construction Industry (Reps. Romeo Momo Sr. and Joy Myra Tambunting)

HB 2479 – Ensuring the welfare and safety of construction workers by providing for a mandatory group personal accident insurance coverage and providing penalties thereof (Rep. Romeo Momo Sr.)

HB 8257 – Mandating an accident and life insurance coverage for construction workers (Rep. Alfred Vargas)

HB 7028 – Instituting a national unemployment insurance program for the Philippines and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo)

HB 5701 – Mandating private business enterprises to contribute and set aside an amount for the benefit of its employees and contractee's employees or the Unemployment Labor Assurance Mutual Fund Act (Rep. Virgilio Lacson)
METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT
Agenda
01:30 PM
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)
Briefing by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on its plans and programs under a new Chairperson

HR 1191 – Investigation into the current water levels at Angat Dam, La Mesa Dam, and other water sources for Metro Manila, and the saving measures to be implemented by water concessionaires to prevent another water crisis (Deputy Speaker Eric Martinez)

Letter of Rep. Luis N. Campos (2nd District, Makati City) dated 19 January 2021 pertaining to the viability of Laguna Bay as an alternative source of potable water for Metro Manila

Last Updated: 25-February-2021, 10:32:32 PM