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COMMITTEE MEETINGS

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DAILY SCHEDULE

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03-MARCH-2021 • WEDNESDAY
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
HB 6805 – Providing for a comprehensive consolidation of agricultural lands, titling of untitled agricultural lands, providing for post-harvest facilities to rice farmers, establishing identification system to land owner/farmer and agricultural tenants (Rep. Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)

HB 4430 – Initiating progression of the garlic commerce in the Philippines with the desideratum of accomplishing the same as a staple commodity in agricultural industry (Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano)

HB 8109 – Declaring the Province of Ilocos Norte as the Garlic Capital of the Philippines (Rep. Angelo Marcos Barba)
APPROPRIATIONS
Agenda
09:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
HB 2395 – Amending PD 1445, as amended by EO 292, otherwise known as the Government Auditing Code of the Philippines, to grant the Commission on Audit (COA) with power to audit government financial institutions (GFIs) (Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco)

Substitute Bill to HB 178 – Imposing excise tax on plastic bags, thereby adding a new section, designated as Section 150-C, in the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997, as amended (Rep. Horacio Suansing Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 783, 784, 800, 2591, 5278 & 5548 – Amending Sections 102, 104, 119(B), 201, 209, 307, 402, 407, 423, 427, 431, 800(G), 802, 806, 900, 1100, 1111, 1117, 1118, 1129, 1131, 1135, 1138, 1141, 1147(A), 1204, 1226, 1400, 1505, and 1512; and adding Sections 225, 440-A and 914 all under RA 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (by earmarking 5% of the total increment of the Bureau's collection from duties and taxes to the various components of its modernization program; by appropriating annually an amount equivalent to 1% of the total customs duty collection of the Bureau which shall be treated as a special account in the General Fund; and by allocating reward to persons instrumental in the actual collection of additional revenues arising from the violation of this Act) (Rep. Ruffy Biazon, Deputy Speakers Jose Atienza Jr. and Rodante Marcoleta, and Rep. Sharon Garin)

Substitute Bill to HBs 24 & 2859 – Developing the pili industry, creating for the purpose the pili subsidy fund and the pili research and development centers, and declaring the Province of Sorsogon as the Pili Capital of the Philippines (Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero and Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1274, 3309, 3373, 3469, 4009 & 4926 – Institutionalizing the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council (PBIDC), appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Deputy Speaker Camille Villar, Rep. Sharon Garin, Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor ‘DV’ Savellano, Reps. Henry Villarica, and ‘Kuya’ Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado)

Substitute Bill to HBs 208, 5094 & 6749 – Institutionalizing the lifelong learning development framework to promote lifelong learning, thereby creating a Lifelong Learning Development Council, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Jose Enrique ‘Joet’ Garcia III, Gabriel Bordado Jr., and Jose Francisco ‘Kiko’ Benitez)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1567, 1887, 7265, 7431, 3447, 4371, 5321, 7281, 7289, 7334 & 8166 – Providing for a comprehensive nursing law towards a quality health care system, and appropriating funds therefor (Reps. Rommel Rico Angara, Alfred Vargas, Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto, Rep. Alyssa Sheena Tan, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr., Joy Myra Tambunting, and Eric Olivarez)

Substitute Bill to HBs 5174 & 7817 – Designating the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) as the national youth development program for music, defining its role and functions, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Eric Olivarez and Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)

Substitute Bill to HB 4093 – Providing for a free annual medical check-up for Filipinos and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Michael Defensor)

Substitute Bill to HBs 40, 500, 1508, 1510, 1703, 2277, 2862, 2929, 2987, 3049, 3083, 4816, 5072, 5099, 5310, 5510, 5561, 5630, 5702, 5752, 5873 & 7129 – Regulating the manufacture, use, sale, packaging, distribution, and communication of electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS/ENNDS) and heated tobacco products (HTPs) (Reps. Ruffy Biazon, Robert Ace Barbers, Alfredo Garbin Jr., Luis Raymund 'LRay' Villafuerte Jr., Jose Enrique 'Joet' Garcia III, Ron Salo, Precious Hipolito Castelo, Angelina 'Helen' Tan M.D., Eric Olivarez, Kristine Singson-Meehan, Geraldine Roman, Sharon Garin, Deputy Speaker Bernadette ‘BH’ Herrera-Dy, Rep. Marlyn ‘Len’ Alonte, Deputy Speakers Bienvenido Abante Jr. and Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Cheryl Deloso-Montalla, Cristal Bagatsing, and Alfred Delos Santos)

Substitute Bill to HBs 1068, 1070, 2121, 2771, 2842, 3991, 4174, 4352, 4512, 5055 & 6004 – Further promoting entrepreneurship by strengthening, empowering, and enhancing the financing and other support programs for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), amending for the purpose RA 6977, as amended, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for MSMEs (Rep. Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong, Deputy Speaker Michael Romero Ph.D., Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Tyrone Agabas, Teodorico Haresco Jr., Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto, Reps. Jericho Jonas Nograles, Florencio Noel, and Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)

Substitute Bill to HBs 6348 & 7588 – Granting survivorship benefits to the surviving legitimate spouse and dependent children of a deceased retired member of the National Prosecution Service (NPS) and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Jonathan Keith Flores and Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez)

Substitute Bill to HB 2286 – Creating two additional branches of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in the Twelfth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of Tubod, Province of Lanao Del Norte, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14 (M) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, otherwise known as the Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980, as amended (Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo)

Substitute Bill to HB 3137 – Creating one additional branch of the RTC in the Seventh Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Canlaon, Province of Negros Oriental, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(H) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Jocelyn Sy Limkaichong)

Substitute Bill to HB 3318 – Creating one additional branch of the RTC in the Fourth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of Silang, Province of Cavite, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(E) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Dahlia Loyola)

Substitute Bill to HB 4154 – Creating two additional branches of the RTC and one additional branch of the Family Court in the Sixth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of Ibajay, Province of Aklan, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(G) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Teodorico Haresco Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 4458 – Creating two additional branches of the Municipal Trial Court (MTC) in the Sixth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of Ibajay, Province of Aklan, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 30 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Teodorico Haresco Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 5377 – Creating two additional branches of the RTC and two additional branches of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) in the Ninth Judicial Region to be stationed in the City of Pagadian, Province of Zamboanga Del Sur, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Sections 14(J) and 29 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Deputy Speaker Divina Grace Yu)

Substitute Bill to HB 5559 – Creating one additional branch of the RTC in the Ninth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipality of San Miguel, Province of Zamboanga Del Sur, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Section 14(J) of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Rep. Leonardo Babasa Jr.)

Substitute Bill to HB 7870 – Creating seven additional branches of the RTC and one additional branch of the MTC in the Sixth Judicial Region to be stationed in the Municipalities of San Jose, Bugasong, and Culasi, all in the Province of Antique, and appropriating funds therefor, amending for the purpose Sections 14(G) and 30 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, as amended (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda)
NORTH LUZON GROWTH QUADRANGLE
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) and other concerned government agencies on the development of the tourism industry in North Luzon

Discussion on identified tourism circuits (two or more tourism sites being developed or marketed together) in North Luzon

Update/report on the Tourism Road Infrastructure Project (TRIP) and on the properties of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) in North Luzon
TRANSPORTATION
Agenda
09:30 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)
HBs 8598, 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)

Update on the status of land transportation connectivity, with focus on the operation of provincial buses and bus terminals; insurance policies for buses; and cashless payment and platforms
BASES CONVERSION
Agenda
11:30 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
HB 8669 – Strengthening the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), amending for the purpose RA 7227, otherwise known as the BCDA Act of 1992, as amended
(Rep. Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Technical Working Group)
Agenda
01:00 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Technical Working Group meeting 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)
AGRARIAN REFORM
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HB 3434 – Expediting the titling of lands awarded under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), lifting the restrictions on the utilization of such lands as collateral for securing agricultural loans and other similar financial instruments (Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto)
GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION jt. w/ NATURAL RESOURCES
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
HBs 6973, 7670, 7873 & 8028 – Creating the Environmental Protection and Enforcement Bureau (EPEB) under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), providing for its powers and functions and appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Rep. Angelo Marcos Barba, Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, and Rep. Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

HBs 1648 & 3794 – Creating the National Environmental Protection Agency, defining its powers, functions and responsibilities, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Manuel Cabochan III and Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez)
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 – Instituting a mature and older persons employment program
(Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez, Reps. Alfred Vargas, John Marvin ‘Yul Servo’ Nieto, and Luis Raymund ‘LRay’ Villafuerte Jr.)

Committee Report on the Substitute Bill to 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)

HB 6018 - Institutionalizing skills training program and providing job opportunities to inmates in detention facilities, appropriating funds therefor (Deputy Speaker Eduardo ‘Bro. Eddie’ Villanueva)
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)

HB 7590 – Expanding unemployment benefits for involuntarily unemployed workers, and providing funds therefor (Rep. Ferdinand Gaite)

HB 8229 – Instituting unemployment compensation for formal and informal sector workers, and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Eric Olivarez)
SOUTHERN TAGALOG DEVELOPMENT
Agenda
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (To be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the HRep)
Briefing by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on the following:

• Development plans, programs, and priority projects for CALABARZON; and
• Update on the rehabilitation, reconstruction, and recovery programs in areas affected by Taal Volcano eruption

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