JOURNAL NO. 49 Tuesday to Wednesday and Monday - House of

Document Sample
JOURNAL NO. 49 Tuesday to Wednesday and Monday - House of Powered By Docstoc
					                                        JOURNAL NO. 49
                           Tuesday to Wednesday and Monday to Tuesday
                                     May 8, 9, 14 and 15, 2012



CALL TO ORDER                                                      BILLS ON FIRST READING

    At 4:00 p.m. of Tuesday, May 8, 2012, Deputy        House Bill No. 6063, entitled:
Speaker Maria Isabelle “Beng” G. Climaco called the
session to order.                                           “AN ACT CONVERTING SAN JOSE – NA-
                                                               GOTGOT – INANG MAHARANG PRO-
NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PRAYER                                     VINCIAL ROAD IN THE MUNICIPALITY
    Pursuant to Section 72, Rule XI of the House               OF MANITO, PROVINCE OF ALBAY,
Rules, the Members sang the National Anthem and                INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPRO-
thereafter, observed a minute of silent prayer.                PRIATING FUNDS THEREOF”

SUSPENSION OF SESSION                                       By Representative Bichara

   Thereupon, the session was suspended at 4:01             TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
p.m. upon motion of Representative Roman T.                    AND HIGHWAYS
Romulo.
                                                        House Bill No. 6064, entitled:
RESUMPTION OF SESSION
                                                            “AN ACT CONVERTING THE BAGTANG
    The session resumed at 4:20 p.m.                           ROAD ALONG POCTOL – MAROROY
                                                               PROVINCIAL ROAD, IN THE MUNICI-
ROLL CALL DISPENSED WITH                                       PALITY OF DARAGA, PROVINCE OF
                                                               ALBAY, INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND
    On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no                   APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF”
objection, the Body dispensed with the calling of the
Roll.                                                       By Representative Bichara
DEFERMENT OF THE APPROVAL                                   TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
OF THE JOURNAL                                                 AND HIGHWAYS
    On further motion of Rep. Romulo, there being
no objection, the Body deferred the approval of the     House Bill No. 6065, entitled:
Journal of the previous session.
                                                            “AN ACT CONVERTING REGIDOR STREET
                                                               ALONG GENERAL LUNA – POCTOL
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS
                                                               PROVINCIAL ROAD, IN THE MUNICI-
    Rep. Romulo acknowledged the presence in the               PALITY OF DARAGA, PROVINCE OF
Session Hall of guests of Speaker Feliciano                    ALBAY, INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND
Belmonte Jr. and Rep. David L. Kho.                            APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF”

                                                            By Representative Bichara
REFERENCE OF BUSINESS

    On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no                TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
objection, the Body proceeded to the Reference of              AND HIGHWAYS
Business and the Chair directed the Secretary
General to read on First Reading the titles of the      House Bill No. 6066, entitled:
following Bills and Resolutions, including the
Communications, which were referred to the                  “AN ACT CONVERTING MAGAYON DRIVE
appropriate Committees or consigned to the Archives            FROM LEGAZPI ACCESS ROAD, IN THE
as hereunder indicated:                                        CITY OF LEGAZPI, TO THE DARAGA –
2                                                                   TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012


        LEGAZPI DIVERSION ROAD IN THE      House Bill No. 6070, entitled:
        MUNICIPALITY OF DARAGA, PROV-
        INCE OF ALBAY, INTO A NATIONAL         “AN ACT PRESCRIBING URGENT RELATED
        ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS              MEASURES NECESSARY AND PROPER
        THEREOF”                                  TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS THE
                                                  ELECTRIC POWER CRISIS IN MIN-
    By Representative Bichara                     DANAO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS           By Representative Biazon
       AND HIGHWAYS
                                               TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY
House Bill No. 6067, entitled:
                                           House Bill No. 6071, entitled:
    “AN ACT CONVERTING COMUN – INA-
       RADO – DEL ROSARIO – PANOYPOY
                                               “AN    ACT    CONVERTING     SITIO
       PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE MUNICI-
                                                  CAMATCHILE IN BARANGAY NABUK-
       PALITY OF CAMALIG, PROVINCE OF
                                                  LOD, MUNICIPALITY OF FLORIDAB-
       ALBAY, INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND
                                                  LANCA, PROVINCE OF PAMPANGA,
       APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF”
                                                  INTO A BARANGAY AND FOR OTHER
                                                  PURPOSES”
    By Representative Bichara

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS           By Representative Macapagal-Arroyo (G.)
       AND HIGHWAYS
                                               TO THE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOV-
House Bill No. 6068, entitled:                   ERNMENT

    “AN ACT CONVERTING TAGAYTAY –          House Bill No. 6072, entitled:
       PALANOG – MAORARO ROAD FROM
       CAMALIG – COMUN – GAPO ROAD             “AN ACT SETTING THE TERM OF OFFICE
       (TAGAYTAY SECTION) IN THE MUNICI-          OF ELECTED BARANGAY AND SANG-
       PALITY OF CAMALIG, TO GUINO-               GUNIANG KABATAAN OFFICIALS,
       BATAN     –   JOVELLAR     ROAD            AMENDING SECTION 43 OF REPUBLIC
       (MAORARO, GUINOBATAN SECTION)              ACT NO. 7160 AND SECTIONS 1 AND 2
       IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF GUINO-              OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AND FOR
       BATAN, PROVINCE OF ALBAY, INTO A           OTHER PURPOSES”
       NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIAT-
       ING FUNDS THEREOF”
                                               By Representative Treñas
    By Representative Bichara
                                               TO THE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOV-
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS             ERNMENT
       AND HIGHWAYS
                                           House Bill No. 6073, entitled:
House Bill No. 6069, entitled:
                                               “AN ACT ENSURING THE OCCUPATIONAL
    “AN ACT CONVERTING GOVERNMENT                 HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF
       HOSPITALS INTO NATIONAL GOV-               BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING
       ERNMENT HOSPITAL CORPORATIONS              (BPO) WORKERS AND OTHERS SIMI-
       PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFORE, AND             LARLY EMPLOYED”
       FOR OTHER PURPOSES”
                                               By Representative Casiño
    By Representative Golez (A.)
                                               TO THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND EM-
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH                    PLOYMENT
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012                                                              3


House Bill No. 6074, entitled:                     TIONAL HIGH SCHOOL – RAMONITO P.
                                                   MARAVILLA SR. EXTENSION IN
    “AN ACT MANDATING THE DEPARTMENT               BARANGAY ESTEFANIA, CITY OF BA-
       OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOP-              COLOD, PROVINCE OF NEGROS OCCI-
       MENT, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL-                DENTAL FROM THE BATA NATIONAL
       TURE, AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,             HIGH SCHOOL CONVERTING IT INTO
       TO COORDINATE WITH EACH OTHER               AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH
       AND ASSIST IDENTIFIED INCOME                SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS RAMONITO
       COMMUNITIES AND DEPRESSED UR-               P. MARAVILLA SR. NATIONAL HIGH
       BAN AREAS TO PROMOTE INCREASED              SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS
       ACCESS TO AND CONSUMPTION OF                THEREFOR”
       FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND
       OTHER HEALTHY FOODS AMONG               By Representative Golez (A.)
       CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN
       THEREIN AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”         TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCA-
                                                  TION AND CULTURE
    By Representative Bonoan-David
                                           House Bill No. 6078, entitled:
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH
                                               “AN ACT PROVIDING BENEFITS FOR JU-
House Bill No. 6075, entitled:                    VENILE PRISONERS THEREBY PRO-
                                                  MOTING CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND
    “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CRISIS CENTER          HEALTH CARE AND APPROPRIATING
       FOR STREET CHILDREN IN ALL CITIES          FUNDS THEREFOR”
       AND MUNICIPALITIES IN THE NA-
       TIONAL CAPITAL REGION AND IN            By Representative Castelo
       EVERY HIGHLY URBANIZED CITY IN
       THE PHILIPPINES, AND FOR OTHER          TO THE COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF
       PURPOSES”                                 LAWS

    By Representative Bonoan-David         House Bill No. 6079, entitled:

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON WELFARE OF             “AN ACT DECLARING FILIPINO SIGN
      CHILDREN                                    LANGUAGE AS THE NATIONAL SIGN
                                                  LANGUAGE OF THE FILIPINO DEAF
House Bill No. 6076, entitled:                    AND THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF
                                                  GOVERNMENT IN ALL TRANSAC-
    “AN ACT SEEKING THE CREATION OF               TIONS INVOLVING THE DEAF, AND
       PUNTA TAYTAY INTEGRATED HIGH               MANDATING ITS USE IN SCHOOLS,
       SCHOOL OF BACOLOD CITY, APPRO-             BROADCAST MEDIA, AND WORK-
       PRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR            PLACES”
       OTHER PURPOSES”
                                               By Representative Tinio
    By Representative Golez (A.)
                                               TO THE COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SER-
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCA-             VICES
       TION AND CULTURE
                                                             RESOLUTIONS
House Bill No. 6077, entitled:
                                           House Resolution No. 2306, entitled:
    “AN ACT CORRECTING THE MISSPELLING
       OF THE NAME OF ROMANITO P.              “RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMIT-
       MARAVILLA, SR. IN REPUBLIC ACT             TEES ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND
       NO. 9939, AMENDING FOR THE PUR-            NATIONAL CULTURAL COMMUNITIES
       POSE THE SAME LAW, OTHERWISE               TO CONDUCT A JOINT INQUIRY, IN AID
       KNOWN AS AN ACT SEPARATING NA-             OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ALLEGED
4                                                                   TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012


        FAILURE OF THE OCEANA GOLD PHIL-            REMEDIAL      MEASURES,        IF   NECES-
        IPPINES, INC. TO CONDUCT CONSUL-            SARY”
        TATIONS WITH THE RESIDENTS OF
        BARANGAY DIDIPIO, KASIBU, NUEVA        By Representative Tiangco
        VIZCAYA ON THEIR APPLICATION TO
        AMEND      THEIR  ENVIRONMENTAL        TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE”
                                            House Resolution No. 2310, entitled:
    By Representative Padilla
                                               “RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                     HONORING FILIPINO BOXER AJ 'BA-
                                                  ZOOKA' BANAL FOR SUCCESSFULLY
House Resolution No. 2307, entitled:              DEFENDING THE WBO ASIA PACIFIC
                                                  BANTAMWEIGHT CROWN IN PINOY
    “RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PRO-               PRIDE XIII HELD LAST MARCH 24, 2012
       FOUND CONDOLENCE OF THE HOUSE              AT THE PACIFIC GRAND BALLROOM
       OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE DE-              OF THE WATERFRONT CEBU CITY HO-
       MISE OF MRS. TORIBIA 'REAVY' B.            TEL AND CASINO”
       MASUPIL, MOTHER OF REPRESENTA-
       TIVE ROMEO M. JALOSJOS, JR. OF THE      By Representative Sambar
       2ND   DISTRICT  OF   ZAMBOANGA
       SIBUGAY”                                TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

    By Representative Jalosjos (C.)            House Resolution No. 2311, entitled:

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                  “A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND
                                                  COMMENDING FILIPINO JOURNALIST
House Resolution No. 2308, entitled:              BENJAMIN LIM FOR WINNING THE
                                                  REPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR
    “RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMIT-             2011”
       TEE ON CIVIL TRANSPORTATION TO
       CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF           By Representative Golez (A.)
       LEGISLATION, ON THE FIRE FIGHTING
       CAPABILITY OF AIRPORTS UNDER THE        TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
       CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE
       PHILIPPINES IN LIGHT OF REPORTS      House Resolution No. 2312, entitled:
       THAT MAJORITY OF PHILIPPINE AIR-
       PORTS LACK FIREFIGHTING EQUIP-          “RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMIT-
       MENT AND TRAINED PERSONNEL”                TEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFES-
                                                  SIONAL REGULATION TO CONDUCT
    By Representative Casiño                      AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION,
                                                  ON THE DETERMINATION OF SUBSIS-
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                     TENCE AND LAUNDRY ALLOWANCES
                                                  AND HAZARD PAY ALLOTTED FOR
House Resolution No. 2309, entitled:              PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS”

    “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE OF          By Representative Casiño
       REPRESENTATIVES TO INVESTIGATE,
       IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE FAILURE      TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
       OF THE BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVE-
       NUE TO OBSERVE THE CONSTITU-         House Resolution No. 2313, entitled:
       TIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF DUE
       PROCESS OF LAW IN THE CASE OF           “A     RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE
       CONGRESSMAN EMMANUEL 'MANNY'                 GRANTING OF EMERGENCY POWERS
       D. PACQUIAO OF THE PROVINCE OF               TO HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT BE-
       SARANGANI AND TO RECOMMEND                   NIGNO C. AQUINO III BY URGING THE
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012                                                                  5


       CREATION OF A SPECIAL TASK FORCE      By Representatives Rodriguez (R.) and Rodri-
       TO ADDRESS THE POWER CRISIS IN           guez (M.)
       MINDANAO”
                                             TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCA-
                                                TION AND CULTURE
   By Representative Haresco
                                          House Resolution No. 2317, entitled:
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY
                                             “A RESOLUTION URGING HIS EXCEL-
House Resolution No. 2314, entitled:            LENCY PRESIDENT BENIGNO S.
                                                AQUINO III, THE CULTURAL CENTER
   “A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN IMME-           OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND THE NA-
      DIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE              TIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE
      CRITICAL NEED OF THE MARITIME             AND THE ARTS TO CONFER TO NORA
      INDUSTRY FOR A UNIFIED APPROACH           AUNOR THE HONOR OF BEING
      TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND TRAIN-          NAMED AS A NATIONAL ARTIST OF
      ING OF FILIPINO SEAFARERS”                THE PHILIPPINES FOR HER IMMENSE
                                                CONTRIBUTIONS     TO   PHILIPPINE
   By Representative Angara                     ARTS”

   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                 By Representative Golez (A.)

                                             TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCA-
House Resolution No. 2315, entitled:            TION AND CULTURE

   “RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND         House Resolution No. 2318, entitled:
      COMMENDING SENATOR EDGARDO
      JAVIER ANGARA FOR BEING THE            “A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND
      FIRST ASIAN TO BE APPOINTED COR-          COMMENDING ENGINEER ALLEN G.
      RESPONDING ACADEMIC MEMBER OF             LIM FOR HAVING BEEN CHOSEN AS
      THE REAL ACADEMIA HISPANO                 THE 2012 ASIAN AMERICAN ENGINEER
      AMERICANA DE CIENCIAS, ARTES Y            OF THE YEAR”
      LETRAS OR THE HISPANO-AMERICAN
      ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, ARTS        By Representative Golez (A.)
      AND LETTERS”
                                             TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
   By Representative Sarmiento (C.)       House Resolution No. 2319, entitled:

   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                 “A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COM-
                                                MITTEE ON NATIONAL DEFENSE AND
                                                SECURITY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
House Resolution No. 2316, entitled:            SENTATIVES FOR COMMENDATION OF
                                                THE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD, AND
   “A RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPART-             THE PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE WESTERN
      MENT OF EDUCATION TO RECON-               MINDANAO COMMAND FOR THEIR
      SIDER ITS AMENDMENT TO SECTION            PROMPT RESPONSE TO THE EMER-
      30 OF THE 2010 REVISED MANUAL OF          GENCY CALL OF LUXURY LINER M/V
      REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS           AZAMARA QUEST OF THE ROYAL
      IN BASIC EDUCATION WHICH GIVES            CARRIBEAN WHICH CAUGHT FIRE
      PRIVATE SCHOOLS FIVE (5) YEARS            AND REMAINED ADRIFT OFF SULU
      WITHIN WHICH TO OWN THE LAND              SEA ON MARCH 30, 2012”
      WHERE THEIR SCHOOLS ARE SITU-
      ATED, FAILING WHICH, THEY WILL BE      By Representative Palmones
      FORCED TO VOLUNTARILY CLOSE
      DOWN THEIR SCHOOLS”                    TO THE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL DE-
                                                FENSE AND SECURITY
6                                                                                TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012


House Resolution No. 2320, entitled:                            CAVITE INTO A COMPONENT CITY TO
                                                                BE KNOWN AS THE CITY OF BACOOR”
    “A    RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE
         HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO                        3. R.A. 10161, entitled:
         COMMEND YOUNG FILIPINOS FOR
         WINNING SEVENTEEN MEDALS IN                        “AN ACT CONVERTING THE MUNICIPAL-
         TWO INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS                         ITY OF IMUS IN THE PROVINCE OF
         COMPETITION HELD IN VALCEA, RO-                       CAVITE INTO A COMPONENT CITY TO
         MANIA ON MARCH 23-25, 2012”                           BE KNOWN AS THE CITY OF IMUS”

    By Representative Palmones                              4. R.A. 10162, entitled:

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                               “AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL
                                                               REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCHES
House Resolution No. 2321, entitled:                           IN THE PROVINCE OF LAGUNA TO BE
                                                               STATIONED AT STA. ROSA CITY,
    “A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND                           AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SEC-
       COMMENDING CORAZON BASA COR-                            TION 14, PARAGRAPH (E) OF BATAS
       TES TOMALINAS FOR BEING AS A                            PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE
       'CHAMPION OF CHANGE' BY US                              KNOWN AS THE 'THE JUDICIARY RE-
       PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN A                             ORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS
       CEREMONY HELD AT THE WHITE                              AMENDED,    AND   APPROPRIATING
       HOUSE, WASHINGTON, USA”                                 FUNDS THEREFOR”

    By Representative Golez (A.)                            TO THE ARCHIVES

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                         ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS

               COMMUNICATIONS                                             RESOLUTIONS

Letter dated March 26, 2012 of Roberto A. Franco,
                                                         House Resolution No. 2368, entitled:
    Chairman/President Board of Directors of Trento
    Telephone System, Inc. submitting their financial
    statement for the year ended December 2011.             “A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SIN-
                                                               CEREST GRATITUDE OF THE HOUSE
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE                            OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE TAI-
      FRANCHISES                                               WAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION FOR
                                                               DONATING VARIOUS RELIEF GOODS
Letters dated 11 and 17 April 2012 of Paquito N.               AND MORE THAN 300 METRIC TONS
    Ochoa, Jr. Executive Secretary, Office of the              OF RICE FOR THE FLOOD VICTIMS OF
    President, transmitting two (2) original copies of         CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY AND ILIGAN
    the following Republic Acts, all of which were             CITY BROUGHT ABOUT BY TYPHOON
    signed on even date by His Excellency, President           SENDONG”
    Benigno S. Aquino III:
                                                            By Representatives Rodriguez (R.) and Rodri-
    1. R.A. 10159, entitled:                                   guez (M.)

    “AN ACT AMENDING ARTICLE 39 OF ACT                      TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
       NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE
       KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL
       CODE”                                             House Resolution No. 2378, entitled:

    2. R.A. 10160, entitled:                                “RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE CON-
                                                               TRIBUTION OF JONATHAN HANH
    “AN ACT CONVERTING THE MUNICIPAL-                          NGUYEN IN STRENGTHENING PHILIP-
       ITY OF BACOOR IN THE PROVINCE OF                        PINE-VIETNAM TIES”
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012                                                                                          7


    By Representatives Belmonte (F.) and Banal           referral to the Office of the Ombudsman and the
                                                         COA.
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

                                                              Rep. Garin (J.) however explained that since
PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY OF REP. ONG                        there were accusations of graft and corruption on the
                                                         said speech, then the House could only refer it to the
                                                         Committee on Good Government and Public
    Recognized by the Chair, Rep. Emil L. Ong            Accountability, through the Committee on Rules, as
referred to the privilege speech he delivered on         it is within its jurisdiction to determine whether there
December 17, 2012 regarding a provincial ordinance       is a probable cause to file a case before the Office of
which he opined was illegal, immoral and in              the Ombudsman.
violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices
Law. He then inquired into the status of his request
that said speech be referred to the Office of the            She further stated that Rep. Ong’s speech was
Ombudsman, with a copy thereof to be furnished to        actually entitled: “Delay in the Implementation of
the Commission on Audit (COA), and as to what            Infrastructure Projects,” which she opined was
Committee the same was referred.                         delivered to fast track the implementation of projects
                                                         in his district and not because of the alleged graft and
                                                         corruption of a certain official which premise was
    With the permission of the Chair, Rep. Janette L.    used to refer the said speech to the Committee on
Garin clarified that the speech about the                Public Works and Highways.
implementation of infrastructure projects in Rep.
Ong’s district was referred by the Committee on              Rep. Garin (J.) thereafter requested Rep. Ong to
Rules on the third week of January 2012 to the           make representations with the chairperson of the
Committee on Public Works and Highways.                  Committee on Public Works and Highways who will
Furthermore, she said that sometime in March or          then make the request to the Committee on Rules.
April, Rep. Ong inquired why his speech was not          Rep. Ong submitted to Rep. Garin’s request, but
referred to the Office of the Ombudsman, and for         clarified that his speech was both a personal and
which she clarified that the Committee on Rules does     collective concern because the issue affects the entire
not directly refer such issues thereto, but that Rep.    Province of Northern Samar.
Ong has the prerogative to file a case before it.

                                                         QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE OF REP. TEVES
     Rep. Ong maintained that since the issue was
brought out on the floor, with an interpellation and         Recognized by the Chair, Rep. Pryde Henry A.
even a suggestion from Deputy Speaker Pablo P.           Teves related the discrimination he experienced
Garcia that the same should be referred to the Office    during the motorcycle convention in Clark Freeport
of the Ombudsman because of its importance, then         Zone when, together with other bike enthuasists, he
the speech should have been officially referred to       brought his sports bike all the way from Dumaguete
said Office by the House and not by himself. He also     City to Clark International Speedway only to be
opined that the speech should not have been referred     stopped by the management in the area because his
by the Committee on Rules to the Committee on            group used the Suzuki brand of motorcycle. He said
Public Works and Highways in light of a written          that after being left with no choice but to drive other
letter he received from Secretary Singson that the       brand of bikes, he noted that other people were
Department of Public Works and Highways was not          allowed to use the race track despite the fact that they
the proper office where to lodge the complaint, but to   were not in full protection gear.
the House Committee on Good Government and
Public Accountability as the issue raised was on graft
and corruption committed by a public official.               Rep. Teves then requested that a hearing be
                                                         conducted to inquire why discrimination was allowed
   As he objected to the suggestion that he himself      in said location and whether the race track has a
should file a case before the Office of the              permit to operate.
Ombudsman, Rep. Ong expressed hope that the
Committee on Rules would refer his speech to the
Committee on Good Government for its subsequent
8                                                                                 TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012


REFERRAL OF REP. TEVES’ SPEECH                           the need to look into the Philippine government’s
                                                         foreign relations policy in the midst of similar abuses
     On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no            being committed against women in the country.
objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep. Teves
to the Committee on Rules.                               REFERRAL OF REP. ILAGAN’S SPEECH

QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE                                        On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no
OF REP. GOLEZ (A.)                                       objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep.
                                                         Ilagan to the Committee on Rules.
    Recognized by the Chair, Rep. Anthony Rolando
T. Golez Jr. raised concern on the validity of an        SUSPENSION OF SESSION
executive order issued by Bacolod City Mayor
Evelio Leonardia regarding the changing of the               On motion of Rep. Romulo, the Chair suspended
celebration of the Charter Day of Bacolod City from      the session at 5:00 p.m.
October to June of every year considering that the
previous celebration was in accordance with              RESUMPTION OF SESSION
Republic Act No. 7724 enacted by Congress. He
pointed out that a certification issued by the House         At 5:07 p.m., the session resumed.
Deputy Secretary General for Administration Ricardo
Roque, allowing the celebration of Bacolod City’s        CONSIDERATION OF THE BUSINESS
Charter Day in June, is being used by Mayor              FOR THE DAY
Leonardia to circumvent the process of repealing a
law and modifying an act of Congress.                        On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no
                                                         objection, the Body proceeded to the Business for the
     In closing, he requested that an investigation on   Day.
the matter be conducted in order to uphold the rule of
law.                                                     APPROVAL ON SECOND READING
                                                         OF HOUSE BILL NO. 5977
REFERRAL OF REP. GOLEZ’ (A.) SPEECH
                                                             On successive motions of Rep. Romulo, there
    On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no             being no objection, the Body considered on Second
objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep.          Reading House Bill No. 5977, as contained in
Golez (A.) to the Committee on Rules.                    Committee Report No. 1990 and submitted by the
                                                         Committees on Government Reorganization, Trade
                                                         and Industry, and Appropriations; dispensed with the
SUSPENSION OF SESSION                                    reading of the text thereof without prejudice to its
                                                         insertion into the Record of the House; adopted the
    On motion of Rep. Romulo, the Chair suspended        Explanatory Note of the original bills as the
the session at 4:52 p.m.
                                                         sponsorship remarks on the measure; terminated the
                                                         period of sponsorship and debate; closed the period
RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                    of amendments in the absence of any Committee or
                                                         individual amendment; terminated the period of
    The session resumed at 4:52 p.m.                     amendments; and approved the Bill on Second
                                                         Reading, to wit:
QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE OF REP. ILAGAN
                                                             “AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE
    Upon recognition by the Chair, Rep. Luzviminda              TRADE REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, AP-
C. Ilagan rose to denounce the crime of rape                    PROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND
committed by Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija Vice Mayor                FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”
Romeo Borja Jr. on two young women, which she
opined was a clear indication of abuse of power. She     BUSINESS FOR THE DAY:
also cited the case of Panamanian national Erick         COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 719
Shcks who allegedly raped a young Filipina but who       ON HOUSE BILL NO. 4334
had gone scot-free because of diplomatic immunity.
She expressed alarm that it would set a dangerous            On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no
precedent that would expose Filipino women to            objection, the Body considered on Second Reading
further violence and abuse. In this regard, she cited
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012                                                                                          9


House Bill No. 4334, as embodied in Committee              debate; closed the period of amendments in the
Report No. 719 and reported out by the Committee           absence of any Committee or individual amendment;
on Local Government.                                       terminated the period of amendments; and approved
                                                           the Bill on Second Reading, to wit:
   Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary
                                                               “AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE JUVENILE
General read the title of the Bill, to wit:
                                                                  JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE PHILIPPINES,
                                                                  AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE RE-
    “AN ACT RATIONALIZING THE INCOME
                                                                  PUBLIC ACT NO. 9344, OTHERWISE
       REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DECLARA-
                                                                  KNOWN AS THE ‘JUVENILE JUSTICE
       TION OF HIGHLY URBANIZED STATUS
                                                                  AND WELFARE ACT OF 2006.’”
       IN THE CASE OF COMPONENT CITIES
       AND FOR THE CREATION OF A PROV-
                                                           SUSPENSION OF SESSION
       INCE, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE
       SECTIONS 452 AND 461 OF REPUBLIC
                                                               On motion of Rep. Romulo, the Chair suspended
       ACT NO. 7160 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS
                                                           the session at 5:16 p.m.
       THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF
       1991.”
                                                           RESUMPTION OF SESSION

SUSPENSION OF SESSION                                          The session resumed at 5:24 p.m.

    On motion of Rep. Romulo, the Chair suspended          ADOPTION OF HOUSE
the session at 5:10 p.m.                                   RESOLUTION NO. 2378

                                                               On successive motions of Rep. Romulo, there be-
RESUMPTION OF SESSION
                                                           ing no objection, the Body considered House Resolu-
                                                           tion No. 2378, entitled: “RESOLUTION RECOG-
    At 5:14 p.m., the session resumed.
                                                           NIZING THE CONTRIBUTION OF JONATHAN
                                                           HANH NGUYEN IN STRENGTHENING PHILIP-
SUSPENSION OF CONSIDERATION                                PINE-VIETNAM TIES,” dispensed with the reading
OF HOUSE BILL NO. 4334                                     of the text thereof without prejudice to its insertion
                                                           into the Record of the House, and thereafter adopted
    On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no               the same.
objection, the Body suspended consideration of
House Bill No. 4334.                                       APPROVAL OF JOURNALS NO. 47 AND 48

APPROVAL ON SECOND READING                                     On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no
OF HOUSE BILL NO. 6052                                     objection, the Body approved Journal No. 47, dated
                                                           March 21, 2012 and Journal No. 48, dated May 7,
     On successive motions of Rep. Romulo, there           2012.
being no objection, the Body considered on Second
Reading House Bill No. 6052, as contained in               SUSPENSION OF SESSION
Committee Report No. 2064 and submitted by the
Committees       on      Revision    of    Laws     and        Subsequently, on motion of Rep. Romulo, there
Appropriations; dispensed with the reading of the          being no objection, the Chair suspended the session
text thereof without prejudice to its insertion into the   until four o’clock in the afternoon of Wednesday,
Record of the House; adopted the Explanatory Note          May 9, 2012.
of the original bills as the sponsorship remarks on the
measure; terminated the period of sponsorship and              It was 5:25 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
10                                                                        WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012


RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                 House Bill No. 6082, entitled:

    At 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2012, the             “AN ACT EXEMPTING THE SALE OR IM-
session resumed with Deputy Speaker Maria Isabelle           PORTATION OF PETROLEUM PROD-
“Beng” G. Climaco presiding.                                 UCTS FOR POWER BARGES BEING
                                                             UTILIZED TO ADDRESS THE POWER
ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS                             CRISIS IN MINDANAO AND THE ELEC-
                                                             TRICITY GENERATED THEREFROM,
    On motion of Rep. Mylene J. Garcia-Albano,               FROM THE EXPANDED VALUE ADDED
there being no objection, the Body proceeded to the          TAX, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE
Additional Reference of Business and the Chair               REPUBLIC ACT 8424, OTHERWISE
directed the Secretary General to read on First              KNOWN AS THE TAX REFORM ACT OF
Reading the titles of the following Bills and                1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER
Resolutions, including Communications, Subpoena              PURPOSES”
Duces Tecum, and Committee Reports, which were
referred to the appropriate Committees as hereunder       By Representative Biazon
indicated:
                                                          TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND
              BILLS ON FIRST READING                        MEANS

House Bill No. 6080, entitled:                        House Bill No. 6083, entitled:

     “AN ACT ESTABLISHING FIVE ADDI-                      “AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE TWO HUN-
        TIONAL BRANCHES OF THE RE-                           DRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN OF THE RE-
        GIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE MU-                        VISED PENAL CODE”
        NICIPALITY OF LINGAYEN AND IN THE
        CITIES OF ALAMINOS, DAGUPAN, SAN
                                                          By Representative Herrera-Dy
        CARLOS AND URDANETA, ALL SITU-
        ATED IN THE PROVINCE OF PANGASI-
        NAN, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE                     TO THE COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF
        BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHER-                     LAWS
        WISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY RE-
        ORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980 AND AP-              House Bill No. 6084, entitled:
        PROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR”
                                                          “AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO.
     By Representative Bataoil                               8049 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'AN ACT
                                                             REGULATING HAZING AND OTHER
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE                             FORMS OF INITIATION RITES IN FRA-
                                                             TERNITIES, SORORITIES, AND OTHER
House Bill No. 6081, entitled:                               ORGANIZATIONS AND PROVIDING
                                                             PENALTIES THEREFORE,' AND FOR
     “AN ACT EXCLUDING CERTAIN PORTIONS                      OTHER PURPOSES”
        OF THE NAVAL STATION SAN MIGUEL
        IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF SAN NAR-                 By Representative Herrera-Dy
        CISO AND SAN ANTONIO PROVINCE
        OF ZAMBALES FROM THE OPERATION
        OF PROCLAMATION NO. 938, AND DE-                  TO THE COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF
        CLARING THE EXLUDED PORTIONS                        LAWS
        OPEN TO DISPOSITION UNDER THE
        PROVISIONS OF R.A. 730 AS AMENDED             House Bill No. 6085, entitled:
        TO BONA FIDE RESIDENTS ACTUALLY
        OCCUPYING THE SAME WITHOUT
        PUBLIC AUCTION”                                   “AN ACT ORDAINING THE PROMOTION
                                                             AND DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL EN-
     By Representative Ebdane                                TERPRISES IN ORDER TO ENSURE
                                                             POVERTY REDUCTION, PROVIDING
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RE-                         THE MECHANISMS THEREFOR, AND
        SOURCES                                              FOR OTHER PURPOSES”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012                                                          11


    By Representative Tañada             House Bill No. 6091, entitled:

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSI-          “AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO.
      NESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DE-             6426, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'FOR-
      VELOPMENT                                 EIGN CURRENCY DEPOSIT ACT OF
                                                THE PHILIPPINES', AND FOR OTHER
House Bill No. 6087, entitled:                  PURPOSES”

    “AN ACT REQUIRING PARENTS TO PLANT       By Representative Umali (R.)
       TWO TREES FOR EVERY CHILD BORN
       TO THEM, AND FOR OTHER PUR-           TO THE COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND FI-
       POSES”                                   NANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES

    By Representative Olivarez           House Bill No. 6092, entitled:

    TO THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON REFOR-       “AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 32 (B) (7)
       ESTATION                                 (E) OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, AS
                                                AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS
House Bill No. 6088, entitled:                  THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE
                                                CODE OF 1997”
    “AN ACT FURTHER AMENDING PRESI-
       DENTIAL DECREE NO. 1146, AS           By Representative Bagasina
       AMENDED INCREASING THE BENE-
       FITS OF THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE        TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND
       INSURANCE SYSTEM AND FOR OTHER          MEANS
       PURPOSES”
                                                             RESOLUTIONS
    By Representative Ebdane
                                         House Resolution No. 2322, entitled:
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT
       ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION         “RESOLUTION EXPRESSING ITS SUPPORT
                                                TO THE PROVINCE OF ZAMBALES IN
House Bill No. 6089, entitled:                  ITS CLAIM THAT BAJO DE MASINLOC
                                                OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SCARBOR-
                                                OUGH SHOAL IS PART OF THE PROV-
    “AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 8 OF RE-
                                                INCE OF ZAMBALES”
       PUBLIC ACT NO. 8485, OTHERWISE
       KNOWN AS 'THE ANIMAL WELFARE
                                             By Representative Ebdane
       ACT OF 1998' BY INCREASING THE
       PENALTY PROVIDED”
                                             TO THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AF-
    By Representative Umali (R.)               FAIRS

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF      House Resolution No. 2323, entitled:
      LAWS
                                             “RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CON-
House Bill No. 6090, entitled:                  GRATULATING THE PHILIPPINE NA-
                                                TIONAL POLICE ACADEMY CLASS OF
    “AN ACT UPGRADING THE MINIMUM               2012 TOP SIXTEEN (16) GRADUATES
       SALARY GRADE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL            LED BY JAIL CADET MARJORIE AL-
       TEACHERS FROM SALARY GRADE 11            CARAZ SAMSON”
       TO 15”
                                             By Representative Bataoil
    By Representative Umali (R.)

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIA-           TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER
      TIONS                                     AND SAFETY
12                                                                    WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012


House Resolution No. 2324, entitled:                     EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT 'THE IN-
                                                         TENT OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 776 OTH-
     “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE                      ERWISE KNOWN AS THE CIVIL AERO-
        COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION                      NAUTICS ACT OF THE PHILIPPINES'
        AND/OR COMMITTEE ON BICOL RE-                    ENDORSING THEREBY SANGGUNIANG
        COVERY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOP-                     PANLUNGSOD ORDINANCE NO. 12-02
        MENT TO INVESTIGATE, IN AID OF                   SERIES OF 2012 OF PARAÑAQUE CITY
        LEGISLATION, THE OPERATION AND                   GOVERNMENT TO TAKE FORCE OR
        MANAGEMENT OF BUS LINERS                         EFFECT”
        WHICH TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE
        TRAVELLING PUBLIC DURING THE                 By Representative Castelo
        HOLIDAYS”
                                                     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
     By Representatives Co, Batocabe and Garbin
                                                  House Resolution No. 2328, entitled:
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                     “A RESOLUTION URGING HOUSE COM-
House Resolution No. 2325, entitled:                    MITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND
                                                        SAFETY TO DIRECT THE PHILIPPINE
     “A     RESOLUTION INSTIGATING THE                  NATIONAL POLICE IN CLOSE COOR-
          HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDU-                 DINATION WITH THE CONCERNED
          CATION AND CULTURE TO DIRECT                  LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT TO
          DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO EF-                STRICTLY MONITOR AND IMPLEMENT
          FECTIVELY IMPLEMENT THE AIM OF                THE INTENT OF REPUBLIC ACT NO.
          PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 603 ALSO              8485, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE
          KNOWN AS 'THE CHILD AND YOUTH                 ANIMAL WELFARE ACT OF 1998' ”
          WELFARE CODE' ”
                                                     By Representative Castelo
     By Representative Castelo
                                                     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCA-
        TION AND CULTURE                          House Resolution No. 2329, entitled:

House Resolution No. 2326, entitled:                 “A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COM-
                                                        MITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION TO
     “A RESOLUTION FOR HOUSE COMMITTEE                  CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF
        ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO DIRECT                  LEGISLATION, ON THE CONTINUED
        THE MINES AND GEOSCIENCES BU-                   IMPOSITION OF EXCESSIVE PENAL-
        REAU IN COORDINATION WITH THE                   TIES FOR VIOLATIONS RELATED TO
        BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE TO                   THE USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES UNDER
        SUBMIT A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT                   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
        TO CONGRESS ON   THE EXTENT OF                  AND COMMUNICATIONS DEPART-
        SMALL-SCALE MINING OPERATIONS                   MENT ORDER NO. 2008-39”
        THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY THAT
        ALREADY DEPRIVED THE GOVERN-                 By Representative Bello
        MENT OF BILLIONS OF PESOS IN
        REVENUES”                                    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

     By Representative Castelo                    House Resolution No. 2330, entitled:

     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                       “RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE
                                                        OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
House Resolution No. 2327, entitled:                    ASSAILING CHINA FOR ITS LATEST
                                                        INCURSIONS INTO PHILIPPINE TERRI-
     “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE                     TORY IN RELATION TO THE POACHING
        COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION TO                  OF ENDANGERED SPECIES IN PANA-
        DIRECT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPOR-                  TAG (SCARBOROUGH) SHOAL BY
        TATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TO                    CHINESE FISHING VESSELS AND IN-
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012                                                               13


       VESTIGATING THE FAILURE OF PHIL-          By Representative Castelo
       IPPINE AUTHORITIES TO ASSERT NA-
       TIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND ENFORCE            TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
       THE LAW ON ILLEGAL FISHING”
                                              House Resolution No. 2334, entitled:
   By Representatives Casiño and Colmenares
                                                 “A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AF-                  COMMITTEES ON LOCAL GOVERN-
     FAIRS                                          MENT AND APPROPRIATIONS, TO
                                                    CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF
House Resolution No. 2331, entitled:                LEGISLATION, INTO THE IMPLEMEN-
                                                    TATION OF SECTION 393 OF REPUBLIC
   “A RESOLUTION URGING HOUSE COM-                  ACT NO. 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS
      MITTEE ON DANGEROUS DRUGS TO                  THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF
      CONDUCT A MULTI-SECTORAL PROBE                1991, AS AMENDED, TO GIVE FLESH
      ON THE REPORTED INTERNATIONAL                 OR OPERATIONALIZE SAID PROVI-
      STATUS OF THE PHILIPPINES AS HAV-             SION, SURVEY, REVIEW, STUDY, RE-
      ING THE HIGHEST RATE OF SHABU                 STRUCTURE AND UPDATE THE BENE-
      ABUSE IN EAST ASIA WITH THE END               FITS OF BARANGAY OFFICIALS, TO
      IN VIEW OF PRESCRIBING NEW POL-               AMELIORATE      THEIR   ECONOMIC
      ICY GUIDELINES AGAINST DRUG                   CONDITION AND PROPERLY COMPEN-
      TRAFFICKING BY ORGANIZED INTER-               SATE THEM FOR THE SERVICES THEY
      NATIONAL CRIME GROUPS”                        RENDER TO THEIR CONSTITUENCIES”

   By Representative Castelo                     By Representative Yap (A.)

   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

House Resolution No. 2332, entitled:          House Resolution No. 2335, entitled:

   “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE                “RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CON-
      COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION TO                GRATULATING THE PHILIPPINE MILI-
      DIRECT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPOR-                TARY ACADEMY CLASS OF 2012 TOP
      TATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TO                  TEN GRADUATES AND URGING SUP-
      EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT THE IN-                 PORT IN MOLDING AND ENCOURAG-
      TENT OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8749                 ING THE NEW GRADUATES TO BE-
      ALSO KNOWN AS THE 'CLEAN AIR                  COME PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS OF
      ACT' ”                                        THE LAND”

                                                 By Representative Bataoil
   By Representative Castelo
                                                 TO THE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL DE-
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                        FENSE AND SECURITY

House Resolution No. 2333, entitled:          House Resolution No. 2336, entitled:

   “A RESOLUTION FOR HOUSE COMMITTEE             “A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE
      ON PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY TO                 OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
      DIRECT THE CHIEF, PHILIPPINE NA-              THAT WITH PRIDE, THE COUNTRY IS
      TIONAL POLICE TO SUBMIT TO CON-               HONORED FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF
      GRESS ITS COMPREHENSIVE REPORT                ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER IN
      ON AN ACTIVITY MONITORED AND                  GLOBAL CITY FOR PLACING IN THE
      ALLOW A PROBE IF IT HAS ACQUIRED              11TH OF THE '25 MOST BEAUTIFUL
      LEGITIMATE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO                 HOSPITALS IN THE WORLD' ALONG-
      CONDUCT THE SAME WITHOUT BEING                SIDE THOSE IN THE UNITED STATES,
      VIOLATIVE OF SOME REVERED HU-                 EUROPE, CENTRAL AMERICA, MIDDLE
      MAN RIGHTS”                                   EAST, AND ASIA”
14                                                               WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012


     By Representative Castelo                      AUTHORITY (MMDA) TO LAUNCH SO-
                                                    CALLED METRO TRAFFIC WATCH
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH                     PROGRAM WHEREIN THE AGENCY
                                                    WILL TRAIN AND DEPUTIZE COMMU-
House Resolution No. 2337, entitled:                NITY TRAFFIC AIDES FOR TRAFFIC
                                                    MANAGEMENT WITHIN THEIR TERRI-
     “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE                 TORIAL OR LOCAL JURISDICTIONS
        COMMITTEE ON ECOLOGY TO DIRECT              AND    PRESCRIBING   GUIDELINES
        THE NATIONAL ECOLOGY CENTER TO              THEREFOR”
        EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT REPUBLIC
        ACT NO. 9003 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS         By Representative Castelo
        'SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT OF
        2000' ”                                 TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

     By Representative Castelo               House Resolution No. 2341, entitled:

     TO THE COMMITTEE ON ECOLOGY                “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE
                                                   COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND
House Resolution No. 2338, entitled:               SAFETY TO CONDUCT INQUIRY AS
                                                   REGARD SPATE OF BUS BOMBINGS
     “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE                TARGETING TRANSPORTATION FIRMS
        COMMITTEE      ON    NATURAL RE-           IN NORTH COTABATO AND OTHER
        SOURCES TO DIRECT THE DEPART-              PARTS OF MINDANAO CAUSING UN-
        MENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATU-              DUE DEATHS AND INJURIES TO INNO-
        RAL RESOURCES TO EFFECTIVELY               CENT PASSENGERS THEREBY INSTI-
        IMPLEMENT PRESIDENTIAL DECREE              TUTING EFFECTIVE AND PREVENTIVE
        NO. 705 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE            MEASURES AGAINST OCCURRENCE
        FORESTRY REFORM CODE OF THE                OF THE SAME”
        PHILIPPINES' IN THE CASE OF SAFETY
        ISSUES CONNECTED WITH SM CITY           By Representative Castelo
        BAGUIO”
                                                TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
     By Representative Castelo
                                             House Resolution No. 2342, entitled:
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RE-
        SOURCES
                                                “A RESOLUTION URGING HOUSE COM-
House Resolution No. 2339, entitled:               MITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION AND
                                                   CULTURE TO DIRECT DEPARTMENT
     “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE                OF EDUCATION TO OPEN A PROGRAM
        COMMITTEE ON POVERTY ALLEVIA-              FOR INMATES INTERESTED TO LEVEL
        TION TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT              UP IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL STATUS”
        OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOP-
        MENT TO EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT           By Representative Castelo
        THE PROTOCOL FRAMEWORK ON
        PROPER CUSTODY OF STREET CHIL-
        DREN”                                   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

     By Representative Castelo               House Resolution No. 2343, entitled:
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON WELFARE OF
       CHILDREN                                 “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE
                                                   COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND
House Resolution No. 2340, entitled:               SAFETY TO DIRECT METRO MANILA
                                                   DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MMDA)
     “A RESOLUTION URGING HOUSE COM-               TO STRICTLY REGULATE THE OVER-
        MITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION TO DI-            SIZED BILLBOARDS ALONG METRO
        RECT METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT              MANILA”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012                                                                15


   By Representative Castelo                   House Resolution No. 2347, entitled:

   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                      “A RESOLUTION URGING HOUSE COM-
                                                     MITTEE ON HEALTH TO DIRECT DE-
House Resolution No. 2344, entitled:                 PARTMENT OF HEALTH TO AGGRES-
                                                     SIVELY AND VIGOROUSLY LEAD AN
   “RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND                    ANTI-RABIES CAMPAIGN THAT HAS
      COMMENDING     FATHER     EDU                  ALREADY CLAIMED SIXTY SEVEN (67)
      GARIGUEZ FOR HAVING BEEN CHO-                  DEATHS IN JUST THREE MONTHS
      SEN AS THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL                  THROUGH A NO-NONSENSE CURATIVE
      GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE                    APPROACH”
      AWARDEE”
                                                  By Representative Castelo
   By Representative Ebdane
                                                  TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RE-
      SOURCES                                  House Resolution No. 2348, entitled:

House Resolution No. 2345, entitled:              “A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE HOUSE
                                                     OF REPRESENTATIVES' SENSE OF
   “RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMIT-                 PRIDE FOR PHILIPPINES' RANKING AS
      TEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD TO                 AMONG THE WORLD'S TOP FIVE (5)
      CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID               DIVE DESTINATIONS THEREBY COM-
      OF LEGISLATION, ON THE PLIGHT OF               MENDING THE DEPARTMENT OF
      LOCAL HOG AND POULTRY RAISERS                  TOURISM FOR RAISING THE BAR FOR
      BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNMENT'S AP-                SERVICE EXCELLENCE IN THE TOUR-
      PARENT BIAS TOWARDS IMPORTED                   IST SECTOR”
      MEAT FROM THE UNITED STATES, AS
      REVEALED IN THE LIFTING OF THE              By Representative Castelo
      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AD-
      MINISTRATIVE ORDER (AO) NO. 22              TO THE COMMITTEE ON TOURISM
      SERIES 2010, REPLACED BY AO NOS. 5
      AND 6 SERIES 2012”                       House Resolution No. 2349, entitled:

   By Representatives Casiño, Colmenares and      “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE
      Mariano                                        COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION TO
                                                     DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
                                                     PORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                     TO IMPLEMENT THE SWITCHING OF
                                                     UNITS POWERED BY ELECTRICITY OR
House Resolution No. 2346, entitled:                 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG) TO
                                                     BE THE NEW BREED OF PUBLIC UTIL-
   “RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMIT-                 ITY IN VEHICLES IN METRO MANILA”
      TEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS TO CONDUCT
      AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION,          By Representative Castelo
      ON THE EXCESSIVE USE OF VIOLENCE
      BY ELEMENTS OF PHILIPPINE NA-               TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
      TIONAL POLICE (PNP), SPECIAL
      WEAPONS AND TACTICS (SWAT) AND           House Resolution No. 2350, entitled:
      SPECIAL ACTION FORCES (SAF)
      AGAINST CIVILIANS IN A DEMOLI-              “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE
      TION AT SILVERIO COMPOUND, BRGY.               COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION TO DI-
      SAN ISIDRO, PARAÑAQUE CITY”                    RECT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCA-
                                                     TION TO ISSUE A POLICY ADVISORY
   By Representatives Mariano and Casiño             WHEREBY SCHOOLS ACQUIRE FULL
                                                     LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DISCIPLINE
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                         STUDENTS, IF AND WHEN, THEIR
16                                                              WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012


        ACTS AFFECT GOOD ORDER, MORALS,     House Resolution No. 2354, entitled:
        GOOD NAME AND REPUTATION OF
        THE SCHOOL”                             “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE
                                                   COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND
     By Representative Castelo                     SAFETY TO DIRECT THE PHILIPPINE
                                                   NATIONAL POLICE TO PROFESSION-
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                     ALIZE THE FIELD OF CRIME DETEC-
                                                   TION AND INVESTIGATION THROUGH
House Resolution No. 2351, entitled:               TIE-UPS WITH REPUTABLE LOCAL OR
                                                   FOREIGN CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE”
     “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE
        COMMITTEE ON DANGEROUS DRUGS            By Representative Castelo
        TO DIRECT THE PHILIPPINE DRUG EN-
        FORCEMENT AGENCY TO COME UP             TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        WITH A POSITION PAPER ON
        WHETHER DEATH PENALTY SHALL BE      House Resolution No. 2355, entitled:
        REIMPOSED SINCE THE INTENT OF
        REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9165 OTHERWISE         “A RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING IN-
        KNOWN AS 'DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT              VESTIGATION ON THE VIOLENT IM-
        OF 2002' IS SYSTEMATICALLY CIR-            PLEMENTATION OF A WRIT OF DEMO-
        CUMVENTED”                                 LITION AND DISPERSAL OF RESI-
                                                   DENTS AT SILVERIO COMPOUND ON
     By Representative Castelo                     APRIL 23, 2012”

     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                  By Representative Olivarez

House Resolution No. 2352, entitled:            TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

     “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE         House Resolution No. 2356, entitled:
        COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE TO
        DIRECT BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND          “A RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING TO
        AQUATIC RESOURCES TO STUDY AND             THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHIL-
        EXPLORE THE      POSSIBILITY OF            IPPINES AND THE NATIONAL COM-
        BREEDING GOLDEN BANGUS WHICH               MISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE
        MADE ITS PRESENCE FELT IN DAGU-            ARTS TO RECOGNIZE MR. RODOLFO
        PAN DURING THE 11TH BANGUS FESTI-          'DOLPHY' V. QUIZON AS A NATIONAL
        VAL”                                       ARTIST”

     By Representative Castelo
                                                By Representative Olivarez
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCA-
House Resolution No. 2353, entitled:               TION AND CULTURE

     “A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE      House Joint Resolution No. 28, entitled:
        COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL CUL-
        TURAL COMMUNITIES TO INVESTI-
        GATE THE ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF          “JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING SEVER-
        HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL             ANCE INCENTIVE TO ALL OFFICIALS
        HUMANITARIAN LAW COMMITTED BY              AND EMPLOYEES OF THE SENATE OF
        TROOPS OF THE PHILIPPINE ARMY IN           THE PHILIPPINES, THE HOUSE OF
        THE CONDUCT OF MILITARY OPERA-             REPRESENTATIVES, THE COMMISSION
        TIONS IN MAMANWA COMMUNITIES               ON APPOINTMENTS, THE SENATE
        IN THE AGUSAN-SURIGAO BORDERS”             ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL AND THE
                                                   HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELEC-
     By Representative Ilagan                      TORAL TRIBUNAL, APPROPRIATING
                                                   FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                     PURPOSES”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012                                                                                  17


    By Representative Noel                             WITHDRAWAL OF COAUTHORSHIP

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIA-                        Rep. Mary Mitzi L. Cajayon for House Bill No.
      TIONS                                            3332.

House Joint Resolution No. 29, entitled:                                COMMUNICATIONS

    “ANNULING THE BOOK OF VOTERS OF                    Letters dated March 26 and 29, 2012 of Vincent Z.
       THE MUNICIPALITIES/CITIES IN THE                    Bolivar, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the
       AUTONOMOUS REGION OF MUSLIM                         General Counsel and Legal Services, Bangko
       MINDANAO, DIRECTING THE COM-                        Sentral ng Pilipinas, transmitting to the House of
       MISSION ON ELECTIONS TO IMMEDI-                     Representatives certified and authenticated cop-
       ATELY CONDUCT A NEW GENERAL                         ies of the following:
       REGISTRATION OF VOTERS IN THE
       REGION, PROVIDING FUNDS THERE-                      1) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-018 dated 15
       FOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”                           March 2012;

    By Representatives Belmonte (F.) and Gonzales          2) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-019 dated 22
       (N.)                                                   March 2012; and

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON SUFFRAGE AND                       3) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-020 dated 26
       ELECTORAL REFORMS AND THE                              March 2012.
       COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                                           TO THE COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND FI-
ADDITIONAL COAUTHORS                                          NANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES

   With the permission of the Body, the following      Letter dated April 16, 2012 of Dominador J.
Members were made coauthors of the Bills and               Villanueva, Officer-in-Charge, Litigation and
Resolutions hereunder indicated:                           Administrative Investigation Group, Office of
                                                           the General Counsel and Legal Services, Bangko
    Reps. Maria Jocelyn V. Bernos and Jeci A. Lapus        Sentral ng Pilipinas, furnishing the House of
for House Bill No. 53;                                     Representatives with certified and authenticated
                                                           copies of the following:
    Rep. Luis R. Villafuerte for House Bill No. 834;
                                                           1) Circular No. 752 dated 29 March 2012;
   Rep. Teddy A. Casiño for House Bills No. 1064,
4411, 4915 and 5114;                                       2) Circular No. 753 dated 29 March 2012; and

   Rep. Ma. Amelita A. Calimbas-Villarosa for              3) Memorandum M-2012-016 dated 27 March
House Bills No. 5460 and 5715;                                2012.

    Reps. Maria Evita R. Arago, Jose S. Aquino II          TO THE COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND FI-
and Arnulfo F. Go for House Bill No. 5478;                    NANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES

    Rep. Winston "Winnie" Castelo for House Bill                    SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM
No. 5637;
                                                       Pursuant to Section 150, Rule XXIII of the Rules of
   Rep. Agapito H. Guanlao for House Bill No.              the House of Representatives, transmitting the
5989;                                                      Subpoena Duces Tecum dated March 28, 2012,
                                                           issued by Atty. Raquel Rosario M. Cunanan-
    Rep. Antonio L. Tinio for House Bills No. 5257         Marayag, Officer-in-Charge, Public Assistance
and 5568 and House Resolution No. 1700;                    and Corruption Prevention Office, in CPL-L-11-
                                                           0901, directing Atty. Ricardo Bering, Service
   Rep. Michael Angelo C. Rivera for House                 Director, Record Management Office, House of
Resolution No. 2273; and                                   Representatives, to provide and submit to the
                                                           Office within five (5) days from receipt hereof
    Rep. Angelo B. Palmones for House Resolution           clear and certified true copy of the Statements of
No. 2308.                                                  Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) for the
18                                                                    WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012


     years 2010 and 2011 of Congressman Luis R.        recommending its approval in substitution of
     Villafuerte.                                          House Bill No. 3854

               COMMITTEE REPORTS                       Sponsors: Representatives Teves, Ungab, Rodri-
                                                          guez (R.) and Rodriguez (M.)
Report by the Committee on Youth and Sports De-
   velopment (Committee Report No. 2086), re H.        TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
   No. 6119, entitled:
                                                    Report by the Committee on Agrarian Reform
     “AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE                    (Committee Report No. 2126), re H. R. No.
        CONDUCT OF THE PALARONG PAM-                   2383, entitled:
        BANSA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS
        THEREFOR ”                                     “A RESOLUTION URGING THE OFFICE OF
                                                          THE PRESIDENT TO ISSUE AN ADMIN-
     recommending its approval in substitution of         ISTRATIVE ORDER FOR THE CREA-
         House Bill No. 3164                              TION OF WINDOW IN THE PUBLIC-
                                                          PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) PRO-
     Sponsors: Representatives Unico and Benitez          GRAMS TO ALLOT TWENTY PERCENT
                                                          (20%) STAKE RIGHT OF FIRST RE-
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                            FUSAL FOR THE LANDOWNERS WHO
                                                          HAVE EXISTING BONDS AND POTEN-
Report by the Committee on Basic Education (Com-          TIAL AWARDEES OF BONDS FROM THE
   mittee Report No. 2087), re H. No. 6086, enti-         ACQUISITION OF THEIR LANDS UN-
   tled:                                                  DER THE AGRARIAN REFORM PRO-
                                                          GRAM TO INVEST IN PPP PROJECTS”
     “AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OPEN HIGH
        SCHOOL SYSTEM IN THE PHILIPPINES               recommending its adoption without amendment
        AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THERE-                     pursuant to the Privilege Speech of Rep.
        FOR”                                               Pryde Henry A. Teves

     recommending its approval in substitution of      Sponsor: Representative Teves
         House Bill Nos. 524, 648, 1524, 2343 and
         3430                                          TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

     Sponsors: Representatives Escudero, Mercado-   Report by the Committee on Agrarian Reform
        Revilla, Angara, Syjuco, Lagman and Cas-       (Committee Report No. 2127), re H. No. 6118,
        telo                                           entitled:

     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                       “AN ACT STRENGTHENING AND INSTITU-
                                                          TIONALIZING DIRECT CREDIT SUP-
Report by the Committee on Agrarian Reform and
                                                          PORT OF THE LAND BANK OF THE
   the Committee on Ways and Means (Committee
                                                          PHILIPPINES TO AGRARIAN REFORM
   Report No. 2088), re H. No. 6093, entitled:
                                                          BENEFICIARIES, SMALL FARMERS
                                                          AND FISHERFOLK, FURTHER AMEND-
     “AN ACT EXEMPTING FROM ESTATE TAX
                                                          ING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3844, OTHER-
        THE UNPAID BALANCE OF JUST COM-
                                                          WISE KNOWN AS THE AGRICULTURAL
        PENSATION DUE THE DECEDENT
                                                          LAND REFORM CODE, AS AMENDED”
        OWNER OR HIS/HER LEGAL HEIRS OR
        SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF AGRI-
        CULTURAL LAND ACQUIRED BY THE                  recommending its approval in substitution of
        GOVERNMENT UNDER P.D. NO. 27, E.O.                 House Bill No. 5593 and House Resolution
        NO. 228, E.O. NO. 229, R.A. NO. 6657               Nos. 1615 and 1636
        AND R.A. NO. 9700 (COMPREHENSIVE
        AGRARIAN      REFORM     PROGRAM),             Sponsors: Representatives Teves, Guanlao, Pan-
        AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SEC-                     gandaman (N.) and Arnaiz
        TION 87 OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL
        REVENUE     CODE    OF    1997, AS             TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        AMENDED”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012                                                                                      19


ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS                                   Congress, the former discussed with Rep. Tinga the
                                                           number of bills related to cybercrime that were filed
    Rep. Garcia-Albano then acknowledged the               in the 15th Congress and the working draft used in
presence in the Session Hall of Deputy Speaker             consolidating them; the amendments to the
Climaco’s guests.                                          consolidated Bill with respect to the definition and
                                                           coverage of cybersex; Sections 10 and 12 of the Bill
SUSPENSION OF SESSION                                      regarding the requirement of a court warrant before
                                                           law enforcement agencies can collect and record
    On motion of Rep. Garcia-Albano, the Chair             computer data, and before a disclosure can be made
suspended the session at 4:12 p.m.                         thereon, respectively; the Senate version of the Bill
                                                           which was similar to the House version; other
RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                      significant amendments aside from the requirement
                                                           for a court warrant and the clarification on the
    The session resumed at 4:22 p.m.                       cybersex operations; the categories and common
                                                           examples of cybercrime offenses; the Bill as part of
BUSINESS FOR THE DAY:                                      the President’s priority legislative agenda; and the
COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1818                                  magnitude of cybercrime in the country and its
ON HOUSE BILL NO. 5808                                     consequential economic losses.

   On motion of Rep. Janette L. Garin, there being
                                                           SUSPENSION OF SESSION
no objection, the Body considered on Second
Reading House Bill No. 5808, as contained in
Committee Report No. 1818 and reported out by the             The session was suspended at 4:41 p.m., on
Committee on Information and Communications                motion of Rep. Tinga.
Technology.
                                                           RESUMPTION OF SESSION
   Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary
General read the title of the Bill, to wit:
                                                               The session resumed at 4:41 p.m.
    “AN ACT DEFINING CYBERCRIME, PRO-
       VIDING FOR THE PREVENTION, IN-
       VESTIGATION, SUPPRESSION AND THE                    INTERPELLATION OF REP. PALATINO
       IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES THEREFOR                    (Continuation)
       AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”
                                                               The Members next discussed computer-related
    As copies of the Bill had already been distributed     offenses as the most common type of cybercrimes in
to the Members, on motion of Rep. Garcia-Albano,           the country and why they need to be criminalized.
there being no objection, the Body dispensed with          The Sponsor stressed that amending the E-Commerce
the reading of the text thereof without prejudice to its   Law is not enough to give law enforcers the tools
insertion into the Record of the House.                    needed to pursue cyber criminals whereas Rep.
                                                           Palatino proposed to expand the coverage of the said
SPONSORSHIP REMARKS                                        law to include recent cybercrimes. They then
ON HOUSE BILL NO. 5808                                     discussed the reason for the inclusion of cyberthreats
                                                           and cyberdefamation as cybercrime offenses under
    On motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there being no           Section 4 of the Bill and the procedures in filing a
objection, the Body approved to consider the               case against a person or a group committing such
Explanatory Note of the Bill as the sponsorship            crimes under assumed names or identities.
remarks on the measure.

    On a subsequent motion of Rep. Garin (J.), the             Rep. Palatino then expressed his views regarding
Chair recognized Rep. Sigfrido R. Tinga to sponsor         Sections 10 and 5 of the Bill, especially citing the
the measure and Rep. Raymond V. Palatino to                need for specific safeguard measures in the issuance
interpellate thereon.                                      of search warrants for cyber-related offenses in
                                                           relation to Section 10 as well as manifesting his
INTERPELLATION OF REP. PALATINO                            intent to amend Section 5 later on. He also proposed
                                                           for a more extensive debate on the issue so the
    After Rep. Palatino explained his reasons for          people will be properly apprised how to protect their
voting against the Cybercrime Bill in the 14th             rights.
20                                                                             WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012


    Rep. Tinga agreed with the proposals of Rep.          TERMINATION OF THE PERIOD
Palatino on Sections 10 and 5 of the Bill and             OF AMENDMENTS
underscored that checks and balances are provided in
the measure to prevent any abuse in the collection of         There being no Committee or individual
data. He likewise claimed that the nonenactment of        amendments, on motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there
the measure into a law would have serious financial       being no objection, the Body terminated the period of
and societal consequences.                                amendments.

    The Chair thereafter recognized Rep. Antonio L.       APPROVAL ON SECOND READING
Tinio for his interpellation.                             OF HOUSE BILL NO. 5808

INTERPELLATION OF REP. TINIO                                  On motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there being no
                                                          objection, the Body approved on Second Reading
                                                          House Bill No. 5808.
    Rep. Tinio’s initial questions pertained to the
extent and scope of the Cybercrime Bill after which
he and Rep. Tinga talked about the applicability of       OMNIBUS ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE
the measure on criminal activities which involve the      REPORTS ON CERTAIN HOUSE
use of computers, computer systems or computer-           RESOLUTIONS REQUESTING INQUIRIES
based communication technologies.                         IN AID OF LEGISLATION

                                                              On an omnibus motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there
    Furthermore, the Members discussed the
                                                          being no objection, the Body adopted the following
following issues, among others: 1) the Bill will only
                                                          Committee Reports on certain House Resolutions as
apply to the prosecution of crimes defined as
                                                          reported out by the Committee on Rules, together
cybercrime offenses under the measure and will not
                                                          with the amendments, if any, to be referred to the
in any way repeal or amend the Anti-Wiretapping Act
                                                          appropriate Committees indicated therein:
or certain provisions of the Human Security Act
regarding surveillance; and 2) the retention of traffic
data and its contents by service providers citing             1.   Committee Report No. 2129 on House
Article XVI of the Budapest Convention where the                   Resolution No. 2159, directing the Commit-
requirement is with regard to preservation of content              tee on Good Government and Public Ac-
data for a certain period of time.                                 countability to inquire into the $50-million
                                                                   farm deal that the Kingdom of Bahrain con-
                                                                   cluded with AMA Group Holdings, a group
    Rep. Tinga said that he was open to amendments
                                                                   of companies owned by the family of Dr.
to safeguard the integrity of computer data and to
                                                                   Amable Aguiluz V who also serves as spe-
legally provide for the disposal of unnecessary data.
                                                                   cial envoy to the Gulf Cooperation Council
                                                                   (GCC);
SUSPENSION OF SESSION
                                                              2.   Committee Report No. 2130 on House
    The Chair motu proprio suspended the session at                Resolution No. 2160, directing the Commit-
6:03 p.m.                                                          tee on Civil Service and Professional Regu-
                                                                   lation to investigate the proposed merger of
RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                              the Department of Agriculture (DA), De-
                                                                   partment of Agrarian Reform (DAR), and
                                                                   the Department of Environment and Natural
     The session resumed at 6:06 p.m.                              Resources (DENR), or any reorganization
                                                                   thereof;
TERMINATION OF THE PERIOD
OF SPONSORSHIP AND DEBATE
                                                              3.   Committee Report No. 2131 on House
                                                                   Resolution No. 2161, directing the Commit-
    There being no further interpellations and                     tee on Human Rights to investigate the har-
speeches against House Bill No. 5808, on motion of                 assment, threat, intimidation and unlawful
Rep. Garin (J.), there being no objection, the Body                surveillance of recipients of Kabataan Party-
terminated the period of sponsorship and debate and                List Educational Assistance Program in Ifu-
proceeded to the period of amendments.                             gao by alleged members of the military;
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012                                                                              21


  4.   Committee Report No. 2132 on House                  inquire into the death of a San Beda College
       Resolution No. 2167, directing the Commit-          of Law freshman due to alleged hazing;
       tee on Transportation to inquire into the
       status and progress of the construction of
                                                      12. Committee Report No. 2140 on House
       the Southern Luzon International Airport lo-
                                                          Resolution No. 2189, directing the Commit-
       cated in Alobo, Daraga, Albay;
                                                          tee on Public Order and Safety to inquire
                                                          into the rise of crimes involving motorcycle
  5.   Committee Report No. 2133 on House                 riding-in-tandem individuals;
       Resolution No. 2168, directing the Commit-
       tee on Games and Amusements to inquire
                                                      13. Committee Report No. 2141 on House
       on whether officials of PAGCOR partook of
                                                          Resolution No. 2190, directing the Commit-
       improper cash payments from Japanese
                                                          tee on Higher and Technical Education to
       gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada, chair of
                                                          inquire and determine the proper govern-
       Universal Entertainment Corporation;
                                                          ment agency that will regulate all review
                                                          centers for nursing licensure examination;
  6.   Committee Report No. 2134 on House
       Resolution No. 2174, directing the Commit-
       tee on Energy to investigate the recent ap-    14. Committee Report No. 2142 on House
       plication of the Leyte Electric Cooperative        Resolution No. 2193, directing the Commit-
       (LEYECO) V with the Energy Regulatory              tee on Games and Amusements to investi-
       Commission (ERC) for a 77-centavo in-              gate the past and current processes and prac-
       crease in rates;                                   tices, as well as the standards or criteria, in
                                                          the grant and approval of provisional gam-
                                                          ing licensing agreements by the Philippine
  7.   Committee Report No. 2135 on House
                                                          Amusement and Gaming Corporation
       Resolution No. 2180, directing the Commit-
                                                          (PAGCOR);
       tee on Ecology to inquire into the impact of
       the widespread large-scale and open pit
       mining activities to the environment, com-     15. Committee Report No. 2143 on House
       munities and livelihood of small farmers           Resolution No. 2194, directing the Commit-
       and fishermen in the Province of Batangas;         tee on Good Government and Public Ac-
                                                          countability to inquire into the recently con-
  8.   Committee Report No. 2136 on House                 cluded accreditation proceedings of the
       Resolution No. 2184, directing the Commit-         Land Transportation Franchising and Regu-
       tee on Human Rights to inquire into rape           latory Board (LTFRB) for the Passenger
       cases involving members of the Armed               Personal Accident Insurance (PPAI) pro-
       Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine       gram;
       National Police as well as other law en-
       forcement agencies;                            16. Committee Report No. 2144 on House
                                                          Resolution No. 2201, directing the Commit-
  9.   Committee Report No. 2137 on House                 tee on Cooperatives Development to inquire
       Resolution No. 2185, directing the Commit-         into the case of Sorsogon Provincial Coop-
       tee on Local Government to inquire into the        erative Bank (SPCB) relative to the alleged
       unconscionable increase in the local taxes         payment of excessive business tax and
       imposed by Bacolod City in its revised             community tax certificate as indicated in
       revenue code and the manner said ordinance         their letter dated 1 February 2012;
       was adopted;
                                                      17. Committee Report No. 2145 on House
  10. Committee Report No. 2138 on House                  Resolution No. 2202, directing the Commit-
      Resolution No. 2186, directing the Commit-          tee on Cooperatives Development to inquire
      tee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries to        into the compliance of Malabing Valley
      inquire into the policies, guidelines and           Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MVMPC) to
      regulations governing all credit card trans-        the implementing guidelines set forth by the
      actions including online merchandising;             Department of Agriculture – Agricultural
                                                          Comprehensive and Enhancement Fund
  11. Committee Report No. 2139 on House                  (DA-ACEF) for the project entitled “Mal-
      Resolution No. 2188, directing the Commit-          abing Valley Citrus and Tropical Fruit Ser-
      tee on Higher and Technical Education to            vice Center”;
22                                                                          WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012


     18. Committee Report No. 2146 on House                 4.    House Bill No. 4696, as contained in
         Resolution No. 2203, directing the Commit-               Committee Report No. 2070, establishing
         tee on Natural Resources to inquire into the             a district branch of the Land Transporta-
         condition of farmers and fisherfolks in the              tion Office (LTO) in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo;
         Ilocos Region considering that most farm-
         lands and fishing areas therein have been af-      5.    House Bill No. 4880, as contained in
         fected by widespread magnetite or black                  Committee Report No. 2071, establishing
         sand mining; and                                         a Land Transportation Office (LTO) Dis-
                                                                  trict Office in Antipolo, Rizal;

     19. Committee Report No. 2147 on House
                                                            6.    House Bill No. 4969, as contained in
         Resolution No. 2247, directing the Commit-
                                                                  Committee Report No. 2072, converting
         tee on Legislative Franchises to inquire and
                                                                  the Land Transportation Office (LTO) ex-
         look into the sub-par services of Globe
                                                                  tension office in Sta. Maria, Bulacan into a
         Telecom, Inc.
                                                                  regular LTO District Office;

OMNIBUS APPROVAL ON SECOND READING                          7.    House Bill No. 5156, as contained in
OF CERTAIN HOUSE BILLS UNDER THE                                  Committee Report No. 2073, converting
BUSINESS FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY                                  the Land Transportation Office (LTO) ex-
                                                                  tension office in Agoo, La Union into a
                                                                  regular LTO District Office;
    On an omnibus motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there
being no objection, the Body considered on Second
Reading the following Bills under the Business for          8.    House Bill No. `4311, as contained in
Thursday and Friday, as contained in various Com-                 Committee Report No. 2074, establishing
mittee Reports and submitted by the Committees                    a Land Transportation Office (LTO)-
hereunder indicated; dispensed with the reading of                satellite office in Novaliches, Quezon
the texts thereof without prejudice to their insertion            City;
into the Record of the House; adopted the Explana-
tory Notes as the sponsorship remarks on the meas-       Committee on Basic Education and Culture
ures; terminated the period of sponsorship and de-
bates; approved the amendments as contained in the
Committee Reports, if any; terminated the period of         9.    House Bill No. 5242, as contained in
amendments; and approved the same on Second                       Committee Report No. 2076, separating
Reading:                                                          the Cawagayan National High School –
                                                                  Socbot Annex in Barangay Socbot, Pinuk-
                                                                  puk, Kalinga from Cawagayan National
Committees on Transportation, and Appropriations
                                                                  High School and converting it into Socbot
                                                                  National High School;
     1.    House Bill No. 4386, as contained in
           Committee Report No. 2067, establishing          10.   House Bill No. 5265, as contained in
           a Land Transportation Office (LTO) Dis-                Committee Report No. 2077, separating
           trict Office in Baybay, Leyte;                         the Valencia National High School – Ton-
                                                                  gantongan Annex in Barangay Tonganton-
     2.    House Bill No. 3857, as contained in                   gan, Valencia, Bukidnon from the Valencia
           Committee Report No. 2068, converting                  National High School and converting it
           the Land Transportation Office (LTO) ex-               into Tongantongan National High School;
           tension office located in Lebak, Sultan
           Kudarat into a regular LTO District Office;
                                                            11.   House Bill No. 5373, as contained in
                                                                  Committee Report No. 2078, separating
     3.    House Bill No. 3734, as contained in                   the Valencia National High School – Con-
           Committee Report No. 2069, converting                  cepcion Annex in Barangay Concepcion,
           the Land Transportation Office (LTO) ex-               Valencia, Bukidnon from the Valencia Na-
           tension office located in Paniqui, Tarlac              tional High School and converting it into
           into a regular LTO District Office;                    Concepcion National High School;
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012                                                                                   23


   12.   House Bill No. 5386, as contained in                     the Pangasinan Second Sub-District Engi-
         Committee Report No. 2079, separating                    neering Office into a regular district engi-
         Sumadel National High School – Bulo                      neering office to be known as the Pangasi-
         Annex in Barangay Bulo, Tabuk, Kalinga                   nan Fourth District Engineering Office;
         from Sumadel National High School and
         converting it into Bulo National High              17.   House Bill No. 2755, as contained in
         School;                                                  Committee Report No. 2083, establishing
                                                                  a separate engineering district in the 2nd
Committee on Public Works and Highways                            Congressional District of Nueva Ecija;

   13.   House Bill No. 1251, as contained in               18.   House Bill No. 4360, as contained in
         Committee Report No. 2065, converting                    Committee Report No. 2084, reconstitut-
         the Marcos Alvarez Road in the City of                   ing the Pampanga Engineering District Of-
         Las Piñas into a national road;                          fices in the Province of Pampanga into
                                                                  four (4) regular district engineering of-
   14.   House Bill No. 1766, as contained in                     fices; and
         Committee Report No. 2080, reconstitut-
         ing the Lanao del Norte Engineering Dis-           19.   House Bill No. 4918, as contained in
         trict Offices in the Province of Lanao del               Committee Report No. 2085, creating a
         Norte into two (2) regular district engi-                district engineering office in the Lone
         neering offices;                                         Congressional District of Iligan City to be
                                                                  known as the Iligan City District Engi-
   15.   House Bill No. 2522, as contained in                     neering Office.
         Committee Report No. 2081, upgrading
         the Cotabato Sub-District Engineering Of-      SUSPENSION OF SESSION
         fice into a regular district engineering of-
         fice to be known as the Cotabato City Dis-          On motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there being no ob-
         trict Engineering Office;                      jection, the session was suspended until four o’clock
                                                        in the afternoon of Monday, May 14, 2012.
   16.   House Bill No. 2533, as contained in
         Committee Report No. 2082, upgrading               It was 6:09 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
24                                                                            MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012


RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                 House Bill No. 6096, entitled:

    The session resumed at 4:00 p.m., Monday, May         “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONVER-
14, 2012, with Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.                SION OF THE TINIWISAN – MAGUINDA
presiding.                                                   – LAS NIEVES ROAD (AGUSAN DEL
                                                             NORTE) – NRJ BUTUAN CITY – CA-
INVOCATION                                                   GAYAN DE ORO – ILIGAN ROAD INTO
                                                             A NATIONAL SECONDARY ROAD AND
                                                             APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR”
   Upon recognition by the Chair, Representative
Maria Jocelyn V. Bernos delivered the invocation.
                                                          By Representative Aquino
ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS
                                                          TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
                                                             AND HIGHWAYS
    On motion of Rep. Magtanggol T. Gunigundo I,
there being no objection, the Body proceeded to the   House Bill No. 6097, entitled:
Additional Reference of Business.
                                                          “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONVER-
    Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary               SION OF THE BAAN RIVERSIDE –
General read on First Reading the titles of the              BANZA – GUIASAN, MAGALLANES
following Bills and Resolutions, including the               (AGUSAN DEL NORTE) ROAD – NRJ
Communications and Committee Reports, which                  BUTUAN CITY – CAGAYAN DE ORO –
were referred to the appropriate Committees                  ILIGAN ROAD INTO A NATIONAL SEC-
hereunder indicated:                                         ONDARY ROAD AND APPROPRIATING
                                                             FUNDS THEREFOR”
             BILLS ON FIRST READING
                                                          By Representative Aquino
House Bill No. 6094, entitled:                            TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
                                                             AND HIGHWAYS
     “AN ACT TO AMEND REPUBLIC ACT NO.
        8485: AN ACT TO PROMOTE ANIMAL                House Bill No. 6098, entitled:
        WELFARE IN THE PHILIPPINES, OTH-
        ERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE ANIMAL                       “AN ACT REQUIRING ALL PRIVATE AND
        WELFARE ACT OF 1998' ”                               PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECON-
                                                             DARY SCHOOLS TO INCLUDE THE
     By Representative Palmones                              SUBJECT ROAD AND TRAFFIC SAFETY
                                                             EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM
                                                             BEGINNING SCHOOL YEAR 2012”
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF
       LAWS
                                                          By Representatives Rodriguez (R.) and Rodri-
                                                             guez (M.)
House Bill No. 6095, entitled:
                                                          TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCA-
     “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONVER-                       TION AND CULTURE
        SION OF THE TINIWISAN – CABCABON
        – TAOD-OY – CALOC-AN – MAGAL-                 House Bill No. 6099, entitled:
        LANES ROAD – NRJ BUTUAN CITY –
        CAGAYAN DE ORO – ILIGAN ROAD                      “AN ACT CREATING THE MINDANAO
        INTO A NATIONAL SECONDARY ROAD                       POWER CORPORATION, AMENDING
        AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THERE-                       FOR THE PURPOSE CERTAIN LAWS
        FOR”                                                 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”

     By Representative Aquino                             By Representative Romualdo

                                                          TO THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
                                                             ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION
        AND HIGHWAYS
                                                             AND THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY
MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012                                                             25


House Bill No. 6100, entitled:                   MECHANISMS THEREFOR, AND FOR
                                                 OTHER PURPOSES”
    “AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS
       OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7638, OTHER-      By Representative Magsaysay (E.)
       WISE KNOWN AS 'THE DEPARTMENT
       OF ENERGY ACT OF 1992' AND FOR        TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCA-
       OTHER PURPOSES”                          TION AND CULTURE AND THE COM-
                                                MITTEE ON HIGHER AND TECHNICAL
    By Representative Romualdo                  EDUCATION

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY                               RESOLUTIONS

House Bill No. 6101, entitled:            House Resolution No. 2357, entitled:

    “AN ACT REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO.       “REQUESTING THE COMMITTEE ON EN-
       9136, AS AMENDED OTHERWISE               ERGY TO CONDUCT AND INVESTI-
       KNOWN AS 'THE ELECTRIC POWER             GATE, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE
       INDUSTRY   REFORM    ACT,    AS          ACTUAL CONDITION AND OPERA-
       AMENDED' AND FOR OTHER PUR-              TIONAL CAPACITY OF THE LAND-
       POSES”                                   BASED POWER PLANTS OF THE NA-
                                                TIONAL     POWER     CORPORATION'S
    By Representative Romualdo                  (NPC'S) PB 114 SITUATED IN ROMBLON
                                                ISLAND WHICH RECENTLY BOGGED
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY                  DOWN, CAUSING NEGATIVE IMPACT
                                                ON     THE     RESIDENT     MEMBER-
House Bill No. 6102, entitled:                  CONSUMERS AND COMMERCIAL AC-
                                                TIVITIES THEREAT, AND TO INSTI-
    “AN ACT CONVERTING MENDEZ ROAD IN           TUTE NECESSARY MEASURES TO
       BARANGAY BAESA IN QUEZON CITY            PREVENT THE RECURRENCE OF THE
       AS A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPRO-            SAME”
       PRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR”
                                             By Representative Rivera
    By Representative Castelo
                                             TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
       AND HIGHWAYS                       House Resolution No. 2358, entitled:

House Bill No. 6103, entitled:               “A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COM-
                                                MITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION OF
    “AN ACT CREATING THE CENTRAL LU-            THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO
       ZON WATER COUNCIL AND PRESCRIB-          CONDUCT AN INQUIRY ON THE PRO-
       ING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS”            LIFERATION OF SMUT TABLOIDS AND
                                                PUBLICATIONS IN METRO MANILA”
    By Representative Joson
                                             By Representative Palmones
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL DE-
       FENSE AND SECURITY                    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

House Bill No. 6104, entitled:            House Resolution No. 2359, entitled:

    “AN ACT MANDATING THE DEPARTMENT         “A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COM-
       OF EDUCATION AND THE COMMIS-             MITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
       SION ON HIGHER EDUCATION TO IN-          OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
       CLUDE INTEGRATED HEALTH IN THE           TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF AG-
       SCHOOL CURRICULUM FROM PRI-              RICULTURE FOR TEMPORARY BAN OF
       MARY TO TERTIARY LEVELS, APPRO-          BEEF IMPORTS FROM CALIFORNIA,
       PRIATING FUNDS AND PROVIDING             USA DUE TO MAD COW DISEASE”
26                                                                     MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012


     By Representative Palmones                         MILITARY FORCES WHO ARE USING
                                                        THE PHILIPPINES TO ADVANCE ITS
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE                    IMPERIALIST INTERESTS IN ASIA AND
        AND FOOD                                        IN CHINA”

House Resolution No. 2360, entitled:               By Representatives Colmenares and Casiño

     “A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COM-             TO THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AF-
        MITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMITTEE               FAIRS
        ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE
        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO             House Resolution No. 2363, entitled:
        COMMEND ONE MILLION LIGHTS
        PHILIPPINES (OML PH) AND ITS LOCAL         “A     RESOLUTION    CONGRATULATING
        CHAPTER FOUNDERS MARK LOZANO                    AUNG SAN SUU KYI ON HER BEING
        AND TRICIA PERALTA FOR PROVIDING                ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF MYAN-
        SOLAR POWERED LIGHTS TO SMALL                   MAR'S LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIA-
        COMMUNITIES IN ORIENTAL MIN-                    MENT, INVITING HER TO VISIT THE
        DORO AND CATANDUANES”                           PHILIPPINE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
                                                        TIVES AND ORGANIZING THE PHILIP-
     By Representative Palmones                         PINES-MYANMAR     PARLIAMENTARI-
                                                        ANS FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION”
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND
        THE COMMITTEE ON RURAL DEVEL-              By Representatives Rodriguez (R.) and Rodri-
        OPMENT                                        guez (M.)

House Resolution No. 2361, entitled:               TO     THE COMMITTEE ON INTER-
                                                        PARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS AND DI-
     “A    RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE                    PLOMACY
          HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO
          CONDEMN THE ACT OF SEXUAL HAR-        House Resolution No. 2364, entitled:
          ASSMENT TO FILIPINA WORKERS RE-
          PORTEDLY DONE BY AMBASSADOR              “A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND
          MOOSA ABDULWAHID ALKHAJAH OF                COMMENDING HONORABLE JASMINE
          THE EMBASSY OF UNITED ARAB                  LEE FOR BEING ELECTED AS A MEM-
          EMIRATES IN THE PHILIPPINES, AND            BER OF SOUTH KOREAN PARLIAMENT
          TO DECLARE THE SAME PERSONA                 LAST APRIL 12, 2012”
          NON GRATA”
                                                   By Representative Golez (A.)
     By Representatives Palmones and De Jesus
                                                   TO     THE COMMITTEE ON INTER-
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AF-                    PARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS AND DI-
       FAIRS                                            PLOMACY
House Resolution No. 2362, entitled:
                                                House Resolution No. 2365, entitled:
     “RESOLUTION URGING THE PHILIPPINE
        GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH ALL-OUT               “A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND
        DIPLOMATIC ACTIONS IN ASSERTING               COMMENDING FR. EDWIN GARIGUEZ
        PHILIPPINE SOVEREIGNTY TO END                 FOR WINNING THE 2012 GOLDMAN
        CHINA'S INTRUSION IN THE PHILIP-              ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE IN A CERE-
        PINE TERRITORY AND EXCLUSIVE                  MONY HELD IN THE UNITED STATES
        ECONOMIC ZONES (EEZs), DEPLORE                OF AMERICA AT THE SAN FRANCISCO
        THE AQUINO ADMINISTRATION FOR                 OPERA HOUSE LAST APRIL 16, 2012”
        INVITING U.S. MEDDLING IN THE RE-
        GIONAL DISPUTE AND CONDUCTING              By Representative Golez (A.)
        WAR EXERCISES AT THE HEIGHT OF
        THE SCARBOROUGH TENSION, AND               TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        DEMAND FOR THE EXPULSION OF U.S.
MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012                                                                           27


House Resolution No. 2366, entitled:         House Resolution No. 2370, entitled:

   “A RESOLUTION FOR HOUSE COMMIT-              “A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE
      TEES ON HOUSING AND URBAN DE-                COMMITTEE ON YOUTH AND SPORTS
      VELOPMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS, TO               DEVELOPMENT TO REVIEW, IN AID OF
      INVESTIGATE, IN AID OF LEGISLA-              LEGISLATION, THE PROCESS OF SE-
      TION, THE DEATH TO ONE AND INJU-             LECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF
      RIES TO SEVERAL PERSONS THAT RE-             THE NATIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENT”
      SULTED FROM THE ENFORCEMENT OF
      A DEMOLITION ORDER AT THE                 By Representative Palatino
      SILVERIO COMPOUND IN PARAÑAQUE
      CITY”                                     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

                                             ADDITIONAL COAUTHORS
   By Representative Castelo

   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                    With the permission of the Body, the following
                                             Members were made coauthors of the Bills and
                                             Resolutions hereunder indicated:
House Resolution No. 2367, entitled:
                                                Rep. Marcelino R. Teodoro for House Bills No.
   “A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND          2280, 3333, 3558, 4687 and 5161;
      COMMENDING THE BUREAU OF IM-
      MIGRATION (BI) FOR COLLECTING A           Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla for House Bill No.
      TOTAL OF PHP 2,208,158,425.57 IN IM-   3447;
      MIGRATION FEES FROM FOREIGNERS
      FOR INCREASING THE ECONOMIC               Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo for House Bills No.
      PERFORMANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES”        4334, 4574, 4802 and 6037;

   By Representative Castelo                     Rep. Teddy A. Casiño for House Bills No. 4415
                                             and 5684;
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                    Rep. Emmi A. De Jesus for House Bill No. 5734;

House Resolution No. 2369, entitled:            Rep. Luis R. Villafuerte for House Bills No.
                                             5808, 5854, 5928 and 6052;
   “A RESOLUTION SEEKING THE INTER-
      VENTION OF THE HONORABLE                  Rep. Ma. Amelita A. Calimbas-Villarosa for
      MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO TO            House Bill No. 5851;
      EXHAUST EVERY POSSIBLE MEANS IN
      HER CAPACITY AS INTERNATIONAL             Rep. Jane T. Castro for House Bill No. 5901;
      COURT CRIMINAL JUDGE TO URGE
      THE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL TO              Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento for House Bill No. 6073
      BRING TO BEAR PROVISIONS OF THE        and House Resolution No. 2361;
      UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON
      THE LAW OF THE SEA (UNCLOS) AND           Rep. Mel Senen S. Sarmiento for House
      THE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR         Resolution No. 2216; and
      THE LAW OF THE SEA (ITLOS) AND
      ONCE AND FOR ALL PROCLAIM THE              Reps. Mariano U. Piamonte Jr., Julieta R.
      SCARBOROUGH SHOAL AS FALLING           Cortuna, Alfredo A. Garbin Jr., Ponciano D. Payuyo,
      UNDER THE MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY         Jose R. Ping-ay, Leopoldo N. Bataoil, Nicanor M.
      OF THE PHILIPPINES”                    Briones, Agapito H. Guanlao, Arnel U. Ty, Cresente
                                             C. Paez, Reena Concepcion G. Obillo, Romeo M.
   By Representative Castelo                 Acop, Catalina C. Bagasina, Emi G. Calixto-
                                             Rubiano, Danilo Ramon S. Fernandez, Philip A.
                                             Pichay, Antonio L. Tinio, Rafael V. Mariano,
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AF-           Deogracias B. Ramos Jr., Raymond V. Palatino and
     FAIRS                                   Pastor M. Alcover Jr. for House Resolution No. 2361.
28                                                                            MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012


                 COMMUNICATIONS                         Letter dated April 30, 2012 of Enrico L. Español,
                                                            Legal Counsel, Primeworld Digital System Inc.
Letters dated April 18, 23 and 25, 2012 of Vincent Z.       submitting their 2011 Annual Report.
    Bolivar, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the
    General Counsel and Legal Services, Bangko
                                                           TO THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE
    Sentral ng Pilipinas, furnishing the House of
                                                             FRANCHISES
    Representatives with certified and authenticated
    copies of the following:
                                                        Letter dated April 30, 2012 of Enrico L. Español,
     1) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-021 dated 28            Legal Counsel, Smart Broadband Inc. submitting
        March 2012;                                         their 2011 Annual Report.

     2) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-022 dated 28           TO THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE
        March 2012;                                          FRANCHISES

     3) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-023 dated 12
                                                        Letter dated April 30, 2012 of Enrico L. Español,
        April 2012;
                                                            Head – Legal and Regulatory Department, Smart
                                                            Communications, Inc. submitting their 2011
     4) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-024 dated 13
                                                            Annual Report.
        April 2012;

     5) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-025 dated 13           TO THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE
        April 2012;                                          FRANCHISES

     6) Memorandum No. M-2012-015 dated 27              Letter dated April 30, 2012 of Enrico L. Español,
        March 2012; and                                     Legal Counsel, Connectivity Unlimited Resource
                                                            Enterprise, Inc. submitting their 2011 Annual
     7) BSP Circular No. 754 dated 17 April 2012.           Report.

     TO THE COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND                         TO THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE
       FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES                              FRANCHISES

Letters dated April 24 and 27, 2012 of Dominador J.
                                                                      COMMITTEE REPORTS
    Villanueva, Officer-in-Charge, Litigation and
    Administrative Investigation Group, Office of
    the General Counsel and Legal Services, Bangko      Report by the Committee on Agriculture and Food
    Sentral ng Pilipinas, furnishing the House of          (Committee Report No. 2148), re H. No. 6131,
    Representatives duly certified and authenticated       entitled:
    copies of the following:
                                                           “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR STIFFER PEN-
     1) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-026 dated 17              ALTIES FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED
        April 2012;                                           CUTTING OF COCONUT TREES,
                                                              GRANTING POLICE POWERS TO THE
     2) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-027 dated 17              PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY
        April 2012;                                           (PCA), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE
                                                              REPUBLIC ACT 8048, OTHERWISE
                                                              KNOWN AS THE COCONUT PRESERVA-
     3) Circular Letter No. CL-2012-028 dated 17              TION ACT OF 1995”
         April 2012;
     4) Memorandum No. M-2012-017 dated 4 April
         2012; and                                         recommending its approval in substitution of
                                                               House Bill Nos. 3515, 3864 and House
                                                               Resolution No. 1689
     5) Memorandum No. M-2012-018 dated 19 April           Sponsors: Representatives Mendoza (M.), Suarez
         2012.                                                 and Garin (S.)
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND
       FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES                            TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012                                                                               29


Report by the Committee on Basic Education and              SEBASTIAN,    MUNICIPALITY  OF
   Culture (Committee Report No. 2149), re H. No.           TABINA, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA
   541, entitled:                                           DEL SUR TO BE KNOWN AS TABINA
                                                            NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND AP-
   “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL                          PROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR”
      HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MUNICIPALITY
      OF SAN FERNANDO, PROVINCE OF                      recommending its approval in substitution of
      CEBU TO BE KNOWN AS SOUTH PO-                         House Bill No. 1374
      BLACION NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
      AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THERE-                    Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Cerilles
      FOR”
                                                        TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
   recommending its approval without amendment
   Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Gullas     Report by the Committee on Basic Education and
                                                        Culture (Committee Report No. 2153), re H. No.
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                            6140, entitled:

Report by the Committee on Basic Education and          “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL
   Culture (Committee Report No. 2150), re H. No.          HIGH   SCHOOL   IN   BARANGAY
   543, entitled:                                          SALAGMANOK, MUNICIPALITY OF
                                                           KUMALARANG, PROVINCE OF ZAM-
   “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL                         BOANGA DEL SUR TO BE KNOWN AS
      HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY LIBU-                        SALAGMANOK    NATIONAL    HIGH
      RON, CARCAR CITY, CEBU TO BE                         SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS
      KNOWN AS THE LIBURON NATIONAL                        THEREFOR”
      HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING
      FUNDS THEREFOR”                                   recommending its approval in substitution of
                                                            House Bill No. 1369
   recommending its approval with amendments
                                                        Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Cerilles
   Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Gullas
                                                        TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

Report by the Committee on Basic Education and           Report by the Committee on Basic Education and
   Culture (Committee Report No. 2151), re H. No.    Culture (Committee Report No. 2154), re H. No.
   6138, entitled:                                   6141, entitled:

   “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL                      “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL
      HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY PONGA-                       HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY SI-
      PONG, MUNICIPALITY OF SAN PABLO,                     KATUNA, MUNICIPALITY OF GUIPOS,
      PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR                        PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
      TO BE KNOWN AS PONGAPONG NA-                         TO BE KNOWN AS SIKATUNA NA-
      TIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPRO-                        TIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPRO-
      PRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR”                             PRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR”

   recommending its approval in substitution of         recommending its approval in substitution of
       House Bill No. 1372                                  House Bill No. 1375

   Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Cerilles      Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Cerilles

   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                            TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

Report by the Committee on Basic Education and           Report by the Committee on Basic Education and
   Culture (Committee Report No. 2152), re H. No.    Culture (Committee Report No. 2155), re H. No.
   6139, entitled:                                   1591, entitled:

   “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL                      “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL
      HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY SAN                          HIGH  SCHOOL    IN BARANGAY
30                                                                         MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012


        CALIDNGAN IN THE CITY OF CARCAR,                    OF TUKURAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBO-
        PROVINCE OF CEBU TO BE KNOWN AS                     ANGA DEL SUR FROM THE TUKURAN
        THE PIT-OS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL                     TECHNICAL    VOCATIONAL    HIGH
        AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THERE-                      SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN
        FOR”                                                INDEPENDENT    NATIONAL    HIGH
                                                            SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS POTEN-
     recommending its approval with amendments              CIANO SOLON BANDOLON MEMO-
                                                            RIAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, AND
     Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Gullas          APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR”

     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                        recommending its approval in substitution of
                                                            House Bill No. 3633
    Report by the Committee on Basic Education and
Culture (Committee Report No. 2156), re H. No.
1592, entitled:                                         Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Yu

     “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL                    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY TUYOM
        IN THE CITY OF CARCAR, PROVINCE              Report by the Committee on Basic Education and
        OF CEBU TO BE KNOWN AS THE                      Culture (Committee Report No. 2159), re H. No.
        TUYOM NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL                      5584, entitled:
        AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THERE-
        FOR”
                                                        “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL
                                                           HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY UGONG,
     recommending its approval with amendments
                                                           CITY OF PASIG, TO BE KNOWN AS
                                                           UGONG, PASIG NATIONAL HIGH
     Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Gullas
                                                           SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS
                                                           THEREFOR”
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

Report by the Committee on Basic Education and          recommending its approval with amendments
   Culture (Committee Report No. 2157), re H. No.
   6142, entitled:                                      Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Romulo

     “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL                    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY IBO,
        CITY OF DANAO, PROVINCE OF CEBU
        TO BE KNOWN AS EDUARDO GORRE                 Report by the Committee on Labor and Employment
        MEMORIAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL                   (Committee Report No. 2160), re H. No. 6144,
        AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THERE-                  entitled:
        FOR”
                                                        “AN ACT INSTITUTING REGULATORY
     recommending its approval in substitution of          POLICIES FOR DOMESTIC WORK
         House Bill No. 2775                               THEREBY ESTABLISHING STANDARDS
                                                           OF PROTECTION TO PROMOTE THE
     Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Durano         WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS”

     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                        recommending its approval in substitution of
                                                            House Bill Nos. 454, 553, 729, 837, 1140,
Report by the Committee on Basic Education and              1201, 1815, 2400, 2559, 3717, 4277, 4477,
   Culture (Committee Report No. 2158), re H. No.           4753, 4896, 5289 and Senate Bill No. 78
   6143, entitled:
                                                        Sponsors: Representatives Ong, Cosalan, Ponce
     “AN ACT SEPARATING THE TUKURAN                        Enrile and Angara
        TECHNICAL  VOCATIONAL    HIGH
        SCHOOL - TAGULO ANNEX IN
                                                        TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        BARANGAY TAGULO, MUNICIPALITY
MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012                                                                             31


Report by the Committee on Revision of Laws         Report by the Committee on Revision of Laws
   (Committee Report No. 2161), re H. No. 6148,        (Committee Report No. 2164), re H. No. 6150,
   entitled:                                           entitled:

   “AN ACT DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK                    “AN ACT DECLARING JULY 14 OF EVERY
      OF FEBRUARY OF EVERY YEAR AS                        YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING PUB-
      'WORLD    INTERFAITH   HARMONY                      LIC HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF GUI-
      WEEK' IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AND                     HULNGAN, PROVINCE OF NEGROS
      MANDATING ITS OBSERVANCE BY                         ORIENTAL IN COMMEMORATION OF
      THE    DIFFERENT    GOVERNMENT                      ITS CHARTER DAY ANNIVERSARY”
      AGENCIES”
                                                       recommending its approval in substitution of
                                                           House Bill No. 4987
   recommending its approval in substitution of
       House Bill No. 5697
                                                       Sponsors: Representatives Primicias-Agabas and
                                                          Limkaichong
   Sponsors: Representatives Prmicias-Agabas and
      Climaco                                          TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                        Report by the Committee on Revision of Laws
                                                       (Committee Report No. 2165), re H. No. 6151,
Report by the Committee on Revision of Laws            entitled:
   (Committee Report No. 2162), re H. No. 5020,
   entitled:                                           “AN ACT DECLARING MARCH 8 OF EVERY
                                                          YEAR AS A SPECIAL NONWORKING
                                                          HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF COM-
   “AN ACT DECLARING SEPTEMBER 17 OF                      POSTELA VALLEY”
      EVERY YEAR AS A SPECIAL NON-
      WORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN THE                    recommending its approval in substitution of
      PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR”                       House Bill No. 5023

   recommending its approval without amendment         Sponsors: Representatives Primicias-Agabas and
                                                          Zamora-Apsay
   Sponsors: Representatives Primicias-Agabas and
      Yu                                               TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

                                                    Report by the Committee on Revision of Laws
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                       (Committee Report No. 2166), re H. No. 6152,
                                                       entitled:
Report by the Committee on Revision of Laws
   (Committee Report No. 2163), re H. No. 6149,
                                                       “AN ACT DECLARING AUGUST 30TH OF
   entitled:
                                                          EVERY YEAR AS 'CATARMAN DAY',
                                                          AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE RE-
   “AN ACT DECLARING APRIL 23 OF EVERY                    PUBLIC ACT NO. 9203, ENTITLED 'AN
      YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING PUB-                      ACT DECLARING THE FIFTEENTH
      LIC HOLIDAY IN THE MUNICIPALITY                     (15TH) DAY OF AUGUST OF EVERY
      OF PLARIDEL, PROVINCE OF BULA-                      YEAR AS A SPECIAL NONWORKING
      CAN TO BE KNOWN AS THE 'BATTLE                      HOLIDAY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF
      OF QUINGUA DAY' ”                                   CATARMAN, PROVINCE OF CAMIGUIN,
                                                          TO BE KNOWN AS 'CATARMAN DAY' ”
   recommending its approval in substitution of
       House Bill No. 5034                             recommending its approval in substitution of
                                                           House Bill No. 4940
   Sponsors: Representatives Primicias-Agabas and
      Pancho                                           Sponsors: Representatives Primicias-Agabas and
                                                          Romualdo
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                       TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
32                                                                           MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012


Report by the Committee on Revision of Laws              TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
   (Committee Report No. 2167), re H. No. 6153,
   entitled:                                            ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS
     “AN ACT DECLARING AUGUST 1 OF
                                                                          RESOLUTION
        EVERY YEAR AS A SPECIAL NON-
        WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE MUNICI-
        PALITY OF COMPOSTELA, PROVINCE                House Resolution No. 2403, entitled:
        OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY”
                                                         “RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PRO-
     recommending its approval in substitution of           FOUND CONDOLENCES OF THE
         House Bill No. 5130                                HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE
                                                            BEREAVED CONGRESSWOMAN LANI
     Sponsors: Representatives Primicias-Agabas and         MERCADO-REVILLA, 2ND DISTRICT OF
        Zamora-Apsay                                        CAVITE AND HER FAMILY ON THE
                                                            DEMISE OF JUSTA GARCIA HERNAN-
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                              DEZ”

Report by the Committee on Health (Committee             By Representatives Suarez, Calimbas-Villarosa,
   Report No. 2168), re H. No. 6154, entitled:              Aquino, Datumanong, Cagas, Bagasina,
                                                            Padilla, Pangandaman (N.), Romualdez and
     “AN ACT REQUIRING ALL GOVERNMENT                       Dimaporo (F.)
        AGENCIES ISSUING IDENTIFICATION
        CARDS, CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
        TO INDICATE THEREIN THE BLOOD                    TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        TYPE OF THE HOLDER AND PROVID-
        ING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS                  SUSPENSION OF SESSION
        THEREOF”
                                                         Thereupon, the session was suspended at 4:11
     recommending its approval in substitution of     p.m. upon motion of Rep. Gunigundo.
         House Bill Nos. 111, 505, 907 and 974
                                                      RESUMPTION OF SESSION
     Sponsors: Representatives Marañon, Gonzales
        (N.), Angara, Yap (S.) and Syjuco
                                                         The session resumed at 4:36 p.m.
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                      ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS
Report by the Committee on Women and Gender
   Equality (Committee Report No. 2169), re H.            Rep. Gunigundo thereafter acknowledged the
   No. 6155, entitled:                                presence in the Session Hall of guests of Deputy
                                                      Speaker Pablo P. Garcia, Rep. Benhur L.
     “AN ACT ESTABLISHING RESOURCE DE-                Salimbangon, and Rep. Teddy A. Casiño.
        VELOPMENT AND CRISIS ASSISTANCE
        CENTERS FOR WOMEN AND CHIL-                      Likewise, Rep. Ma. Georgina P. De Venecia
        DREN IN EVERY PROVINCE AND CITY               acknowledged the presence in the Session Hall of
        OF THE COUNTRY, AMENDING FOR                  guests of Speaker Belmonte, namely: the Vietnamese
        THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO.                  Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency
        8505, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE                  Nguyen Vu Tu, together with Mr. Jonathan Hanh
        'RAPE VICTIM ASSISTANCE AND PRO-              Nguyen and family and the guests of Rep. Winston
        TECTION ACT OF 1998' ”                        “Winnie” Castelo.

     recommending its approval in substitution of     PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 256
         House Bill Nos. 3447, 3148, 3151, 3333 and
         3950                                             On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no
                                                      objection, the Body presented to Mr. Jonathan Hanh
     Sponsors:   Representatives   Amante-Matba,      Nguyen a copy of Resolution No. 256 which the
        Climaco, Lacson-Noel, Ilagan and Mercado-     Body had adopted on May 8, 2012. Upon direction of
        Revilla
MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012                                                                                   33


the Chair, the Secretary General read the title and   PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. BRIONES
text of the measure, to wit:
                                                          Rep. Briones spoke about the National
   “RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE CON-                   Electrification Administration’s (NEA) supervision
      TRIBUTION OF JONATHAN HANH                      over and interference in the operations of the Davao
      NGUYEN IN STRENGTHENING PHILIP-                 del Norte Electric Cooperative (DANECO) which
      PINE-VIETNAM TIES.”                             hinder the said cooperative from maximizing its full
                                                      potential.
   Speaker Belmonte also requested Mr. Hanh
Nguyen’s family and Vietnamese Ambassador                At this juncture, Rep. Garin (J.) relinquished the
Nguyen Vu Tu to ascend the rostrum.                   Chair to Rep. Gunigundo.

SUSPENSION OF SESSION                                      He thereafter enumerated and discussed several
                                                      issues regarding the NEA’s interference, exploitation,
    On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, the Chair            and harassment of DANECO’s internal budget,
suspended the session at 4:43 p.m. to allow the       programs and projects, and administrative functions
Members to extend their personal congratulations to   which he claimed have something to do with the
Mr. Jonathan Hanh Nguyen.                             proposed registration of DANECO with the
                                                      Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) as an
                                                      electric cooperative or its conversion into a
RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                 corporation under the Securities and Exchange
                                                      Commission (SEC) and the transfer of the power
    At 4:47 p.m., the session resumed with Rep.
                                                      supply services for the Island Garden City of Samal
Janette L. Garin presiding.
                                                      to the Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC).

MOTION OF REP. BENALDO                                    In closing, Rep. Briones then moved that the
                                                      matter of DANECO’s harassment, exploitation and
  Rep. Benjo A. Benaldo moved that it being a         mismanagement by the NEA be referred to the
Monday, the Chair declare a Privilege Hour.           Committees     on    Energy    and    Cooperatives
                                                      Development for proper investigation.
REQUEST OF REP. CAGAS
                                                         The Chair thereafter recognized Rep. Cresente C.
    Rep. Marc Douglas C. Cagas IV however             Paez for his interpellation.
requested that the number of Members present in the
Session Hall be counted for semblance of formality.
                                                      INTERPELLATION OF REP. PAEZ

SUSPENSION OF SESSION                                     On the initial inquiry, Rep. Paez asked on the
                                                      basis for NEA’s high interest rate amounting to 12%
    On motion of Rep. Benaldo, the Chair suspended    on a loan extended to DANECO and to other electric
the session at 4:48 p.m.                              cooperatives despite the low interest rate of six
                                                      percent charged by commercial banks. He also
RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                 inquired into the authority of NEA to interfere with
                                                      the prerogatives of financially viable electric
   The session resumed at 4:49 p.m.                   cooperatives to avail of loans from banks at low-
                                                      interest rates. Rep. Briones replied that he does not
WITHDRAWAL OF REP. CAGAS’ REQUEST                     know of a clear and definite reason for NEA’s
                                                      interference except for the fact that it would be
    Considering that several Members had registered   favorable for NEA to extend loans to electric
to speak during the Privilege Hour, Rep. Cagas        cooperatives under its financial terms.
withdrew his request.
                                                          Reps. Paez and Briones thereafter discussed the
THE PRIVILEGE HOUR                                    power of NEA to remove the directors and officers of
                                                      electric cooperatives who want to transfer the
    On a previous motion of Rep. Benaldo, there       supervision and control of their cooperatives to CDA
being no objection, the Chair declared a Privilege    as well as the initiative of the Department of Energy
Hour and recognized Rep. Nicanor M. Briones from      (DOE) to conduct a referendum of all electric
Party-List AGAP for his privilege speech.             cooperatives in the country. They also agreed to
34                                                                                MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012


jointly write a letter-complaint to the DOE Secretary    the nexus between rural unemployment, dwindling
regarding the matter.                                    investments, uncontrolled importation and the
                                                         unabated smuggling; the pressures on the Aquino
    Thereafter, the Chair recognized Rep. Salvador       Administration to create more jobs in the urban
H. Escudero III for his interpellation.                  centers; and how agriculture may not be performing
                                                         well to support the country’s economy.
INTERPELLATION OF REP. ESCUDERO
                                                              He suggested that the government mend its
     In reply to Rep. Escudero’s query, Rep. Briones     safety nets by reviewing R.A. No. 7845 against
said that he has not yet confronted the NEA              dumping;      implementing and strengthening the
Administrator regarding the issues he had raised in      Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund;
his speech. Rep. Escudero suggested that this be done    reviewing tarrification under R.A. No. 8178;
as soon as possible in view of Rep. Briones’ serious     assessing inspection and monitoring protocols
accusations and considering further that it might take   involving imported agricultural products; cleansing
a long while before the House could act on his           its ranks of unscrupulous officials; and filing charges
concern.                                                 against smugglers. Stressing that farmer security is
                                                         food security, he informed the Body that he had filed
REFERRAL OF REP. BRIONES’ SPEECH                         House Bill No. 6158, declaring a Farmers and
                                                         Fisherfolk Day as a reminder to focus on the
    On motion of Rep. Benaldo, there being no            protection and development of the agricultural sector.
objection, the Body referred Rep. Briones’ speech
and the interpellations thereon to the appropriate       REFERRAL OF REP. GUANLAO’S SPEECH
Committee.
                                                             The Body subsequently referred Rep. Guanlao’s
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS                                 speech to the appropriate Committee, upon Rep.
                                                         Benaldo’s motion.
    At this point, Rep. Benaldo acknowledged the
presence in the Session Hall of guests of Reps. Victor   TERMINATION OF THE PRIVILEGE HOUR
F. Ortega, Eufranio “Franny” C. Eriguel, M.D.,
Francisco Emmanuel R. Ortega III, Ponciano D.                On motion of Rep. Benaldo, there being no
Payuyo, Briones and Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr.           objection, the Body terminated the Privilege Hour.

    Subsequently, on motion of Rep. Benaldo, the         SUSPENSION OF SESSION
Chair recognized Rep. Agapito H. Guanlao from
Party-List Butil for his privilege speech.                   On motion of Rep. Benaldo, the Chair then
                                                         suspended the session until four o’clock in the
PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. GUANLAO                         afternoon of Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

  Rep. Guanlao, in celebration of the Farmers’               It was 5:53 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2012.
Month in May and on behalf of the farmers, spoke of
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012                                                                           35


RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                             AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THERE-
                                                                  FOR”
   The session resumed at 4:00 p.m. of Tuesday,
May 15, 2012, with Deputy Speaker Jesus Crispin C.           By Representative Mercado (R.)
Remulla presiding.
                                                             TO     THE   COMMITTEE   ON      BASIC
ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS
                                                                  EDUCATION AND CULTURE
    On motion of Representative Magtanggol T.
Gunigundo I, there being no objection, the Body          House Bill No. 6108, entitled:
proceeded to the Additional Reference of Business.
                                                             “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR COMPENSA-
    Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary Gen-             TION TO MEDIATORS AND MEDIATION
eral read on First Reading the titles of the following          CENTER STAFF OF THE PHILIPPINE
Bills and Resolutions, including the Committee Re-              MEDIATION CENTER”
ports, which were referred to the appropriate Com-
mittees hereunder indicated:                                 By Representative Salimbangon

                                                             TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE
           BILLS ON FIRST READING
                                                         House Bill No. 6109, entitled:
House Bill No. 6105, entitled:                               “AN ACT TO PROHIBIT AGE DISCRIMINA-
                                                                TION IN THE EMPLOYMENT OF SECU-
    “AN ACT TO AMEND REPUBLIC ACT NO.                           RITY GUARDS BY INCREASING THE
       6426 KNOWN AS THE FOREIGN CUR-                           MAXIMUM AGE QUALIFICATION TO 65
       RENCY DEPOSIT ACT OF THE PHILIP-                         YEARS THEREBY AMENDING SECTION
       PINES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE                            5 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5487”
       DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL INFOR-
       MATION RELATIVE TO FOREIGN CUR-                       By Representative Bagasina
       RENCY DEPOSITS IN APPROPRIATE
       AND JUST CIRCUMSTANCES”                               TO THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND
                                                               EMPLOYMENT
    By Representative Herrera-Dy

    TO THE COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND                        House Bill No. 6110, entitled:
      FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES
                                                             “AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 132 OF THE
House Bill No. 6106, entitled:                                  LABOR CODE BY PROVIDING CHIL-
                                                                DREN OF MALE EMPLOYEES ACCESS
    “AN ACT GRANTING THE DXZB-TV 13                             TO NURSERY BENEFITS”
       COOPERATIVE FOR SERVICE OF ZAM-
       BOANGA A FRANCHISE TO ESTAB-                          By Representative Bagasina
       LISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE A RA-
       DIO BROADCASTING AND TELEVI-                          TO THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND
       SION STATION IN WESTERN MIN-                            EMPLOYMENT
       DANAO (REGION IX)”
                                                         House Bill No. 6111, entitled:
    By Representative Fabian
                                                             “AN ACT TO EXTEND THE BENEFITS OF
    TO THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE                             REGULAR EMPLOYEES TO ALL
      FRANCHISES                                                CASUAL, SEASONAL, PROJECT AND
                                                                CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES”
House Bill No. 6107, entitled:
                                                             By Representative Bagasina
    “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL
       AND VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN                         TO THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND
       PADRE BURGOS, SOUTHERN LEYTE                            EMPLOYMENT
36                                                                         TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012


House Bill No. 6112, entitled:                      House Bill No. 6117, entitled:

     “AN ACT TO REGULATE THE USE OF THE                 “AN ACT REQUIRING LOCAL GOVERN-
        TERMS PHILIPPINE, PHILIPPINES OR                   MENT UNITS TO USE GARBAGE
        PILIPINAS IN THE NAME OF A SPORTS                  TRUCKS WITH ONBOARD COMPAC-
        TEAM”                                              TOR FOR THE COLLECTION AND
                                                           TRANSPORTATION OF SOLID WASTE
     By Representative Sambar
                                                           AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH AND
                                                        By Representatives Tieng and Velarde
       SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
                                                        TO     THE COMMITTEE               ON   LOCAL
House Bill No. 6113, entitled:
                                                             GOVERNMENT
     “AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE DEVEL-
                                                    House Bill No. 6120, entitled:
        OPMENT OF THE SUGAR CANE IN-
        DUSTRY, ESTABLISHING THE SUGAR
                                                        “AN ACT GRANTING PENSION BENEFITS
        CANE   INDUSTRY    DEVELOPMENT
                                                           FOR CHILDREN OF RETIRED MILITARY
        FUND, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE
                                                           PERSONNEL WHO ARE BEYOND
        PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1890,
                                                           TWENTY-ONE YEARS OLD BUT ARE
        PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND
                                                           NOT ABLE TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES
        FOR OTHER PURPOSES”
                                                           BECAUSE OF SERIOUS DISABILITY
     By Representative Benitez                             AND AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE
                                                           CERTAIN SECTIONS OF PRESIDENTIAL
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE                       DECREE NO. 1638”
        AND FOOD
                                                        By Representative Casiño
House Bill No. 6114, entitled:
                                                        TO THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS
     “AN ACT DEFINING THE CRIME OF                        AFFAIRS AND WELFARE
        STALKING AND PROVIDING PENAL-
        TIES THEREFORE”
                                                                      RESOLUTIONS
     By Representatives Tieng and Velarde

     TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE                    House Resolution No. 2372, entitled:

House Bill No. 6115, entitled:                          “A RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE HOUSE
                                                           OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONDUCT
     “AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN PROVI-                       AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGIS-
        SIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT 9344, OTH-                   LATION, ON THE ALLEGED IRREGU-
        ERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'JUVENILE                      LARITIES IN THE OPERATIONS OF AL-
        JUSTICE AND WELFARE ACT OF 2006',                  PHALAND CORPORATION IN THE DE-
        AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”                            VELOPMENT OF BALESIN ISLAND LO-
                                                           CATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF
     By Representatives Tieng and Velarde
                                                           POLILIO, QUEZON”
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF
                                                        By Representative Enverga
       LAWS
                                                        TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
House Bill No. 6116, entitled:
                                                    House Resolution No. 2373, entitled:
     “AN ACT DEFINING AND PENALIZING THE
        CRIME OF CYBER-BULLYING”
                                                        “A RESOLUTION COMMENDING MARY
                                                           JENNIFER DOROGA, AN EMPLOYEE OF
     By Representatives Tieng and Velarde
                                                           THE NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL
                                                           AIRPORT, FOR RETURNING P 1.2 MIL-
     TO     THE   COMMITTEE   ON            BASIC
                                                           LION WORTH OF MONEY CONSISTING
          EDUCATION AND CULTURE
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012                                                                        37


        OF DIFFERENT FOREIGN DENOMINA-               BETWEEN NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
        TIONS THAT SHE FOUND WHILE                   AND BROADCASTER RAMON TULFO
        WORKING”                                     AND SHOWBIZ COUPLE RAYMART
                                                     SANTIAGO AND CLAUDINE BARETTO”
   By Representative Golez (A.)
                                                By Representative Palmones
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
House Resolution No. 2374, entitled:
                                            House Resolution No. 2377, entitled:
   “A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND
      COMMENDING FRANCIS FERNANDO,              “A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COM-
      A FILIPINO NURSE, FOR WINNING THE            MITTEE ON YOUTH AND SPORTS DE-
      NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CLINI-               VELOPMENT TO INQUIRE, INVESTI-
      CAL LEADERS NETWORK AQUA HEN-                GATE AND STUDY, IN AID OF LEGIS-
      DERSON QUALITY AWARD IN THE                  LATION, INTO THE UNTIMELY DEMISE
      UNITED KINGDOM LAST APRIL 25,                OF YOUNG FILIPINO AMATEUR BOXER
      2012”                                        ROMNICK DABLO IN ORDER TO SE-
                                                   CURE AND UPHOLD INTERNATIONAL
   By Representative Golez (A.)                    SAFETY STANDARDS FOR LOCAL
                                                   BOXING MATCHES AND INSTITU-
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                       TIONALIZE HEALTH CARE AND
                                                   DEATH BENEFITS FOR AMATEUR AND
                                                   PROFESSIONAL BOXERS”
House Resolution No. 2375, entitled:
                                                By Representative Sambar
   “RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE
      ON ENERGY TO CONDUCT AN INVES-            TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
      TIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, IN
      THE SUDDEN INCREASE OF ELEC-          House Resolution No. 2379, entitled:
      TRICITY RATES CAUSED BY THE AL-
      LEGED TRANSMISSION LINE CON-              “A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COM-
      GESTION OF THE NATIONAL GRID                 MITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION TO
      CORPORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES               CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF
      (NGCP) AND WHOLESALE ELECTRIC-               LEGISLATION, ON REPORTS THAT
      ITY SPOT MARKET (WESM) IN THE                CEBU PACIFIC AND OTHER AIRLINES
      FRANCHISE AREAS OF CENTRAL                   DO NOT USE THE PASSENGER TUBE
      NEGROS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE,                 OR AIRBRIDGE FOR THE EMBARKA-
      INC. (CENECO) AND ALL OTHER CO-              TION AND DISEMBARKATION OF ITS
      OPERATIVES IN THE PROVINCE OF                PASSENGERS CAUSING INCONVEN-
      NEGROS OCCIDENTAL AND IN THE IS-             IENCE ESPECIALLY TO THE ELDERLY,
      LAND OF PANAY”                               PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND
                                                   CHILDREN”
   By Representative Ferrer (J.)
                                                By    Representatives   Rodriguez     (R.)   and
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                         Rodriguez (M.)
House Resolution No. 2376, entitled:            TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
   “A     RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE         QUERY OF REP. RODRIGUEZ (R.)
        COMMITTEE        ON       PUBLIC
        INFORMATION OF THE HOUSE OF             Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez inquired as to the
        REPRESENTATIVES TO CONDUCT AN       authors of House Bill No. 2379 considering that
        IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION OF THE      under the Rules of the House, the names of the
        SITUATION THAT LED TO THE BRAWL     authors should be mentioned during the plenary
        WHICH ERUPTED AT THE NINOY          consideration on First Reading of the different Bills
        AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT        and Resolutions.
        TERMINAL 3 ON MAY 06, 2012
38                                                                          TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012


   The Chair replied that the authors of House       House Resolution No. 2384, entitled:
Resolution No. 2379 are Reps. Rodriguez (R.) and
Maximo B. Rodriguez Jr. and stated that said names      “A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COM-
would be reflected in the records of the House.            MITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO IN-
                                                           VESTIGATE, IN AID OF LEGISLATION,
ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS                           THE PROCESS OF FINALIZING THE
(Continuation)                                             POSITION AND STAND OF THE PHILIP-
                                                           PINES ON INTERNATIONAL CONVEN-
House Resolution No. 2380, entitled:                       TIONS, PROTOCOL, AND ISSUES FOR
                                                           THE PURPOSE OF ADVANCING NA-
     “A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE                     TIONAL INTERESTS AND AVOID EM-
        OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEES                      BARRASSMENT IN THE INTERNA-
        ON YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOP-                       TIONAL COMMUNITY”
        MENT AND TOURISM TO CONDUCT A
        STUDY IN AID OF LEGISLATION, TO                 By Representatives Batocabe, Co and Garbin
        LOOK INTO THE POTENTIAL OF THE
        PHILIPPINES TO BECOME A PRIME                   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        DESTINATION OF SPORTS TOURISM
        VIS-À-VIS THE ADOPTION OF POLI-              House Resolution No. 2385, entitled:
        CIES TO PROMOTE ITS GROWTH BY
        ENCOURAGING LOCAL GOVERNMENT                    “A RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMIT-
        PARTICIPATION AND FURTHER EM-                      TEE ON BANKS AND FINANCIAL IN-
        PLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FILI-                   TERMEDIARIES TO CONDUCT AN IN-
        PINOS IN THE TOURISM SECTOR”                       QUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION ON
                                                           THE POLICY OF BANKS ON CREDIT
     By Representative Villar
                                                           CARD FEES AND CHARGES”
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                                        By Representatives Lopez (C.J.), Jalosjos (S.),
                                                           Quisumbing, Sambar, Velasco, Jalosjos (R.),
House Resolution No. 2381, entitled:
                                                           Tugna and Cabilao Yambao
     “A RESOLUTION URGING THE AQUINO III
                                                        TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        ADMINISTRATION TO START BILAT-
        ERAL TALKS WITH THE PEOPLE'S RE-
                                                     House Resolution No. 2386, entitled:
        PUBLIC OF CHINA ON THE SCARBOR-
        OUGH SHAOL ISSUE, WITHDRAWING
                                                        “RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CON-
        IMMEDIATELY FROM FORMAL MEET-
                                                           GRATULATING FIDE MASTER HARI-
        INGS WITH OTHER STATES AND/OR
                                                           DAS PASCUA, WOMAN NATIONAL
        INTERNATIONAL      ASSOCIATIONS
                                                           MASTER JEDARA DOCENA AND
        OVER THE SAME ISSUE”
                                                           OTHER WINNERS FOR BAGGING THE
     By Representative Mandanas                            TITLES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DIVI-
                                                           SIONS IN THE 2012 NATIONAL AGE
     TO    THE COMMITTEE           ON   FOREIGN            GROUP AND NATIONAL JUNIORS
          AFFAIRS                                          CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS”

House Resolution No. 2382, entitled:                    By Representative Bataoil

     “RESOLUTION    CALLING   FOR    AN                 TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
        IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION BY THE
        APPROPRIATE COMMITTEE(S) OF THE              House Resolution No. 2387, entitled:
        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INTO
        THE REPORTED NON-FUNCTIONING                    “RESOLUTION FOR THE COMMITTEE ON
        CCTV CAMERAS AT THE NAIA                           NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT
        TERMINAL 3”                                        AN ONSITE INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF
                                                           LEGISLATION, ON THE VIABILITY AND
     By Representative Gomez                               DISASTER VULNERABILITIES OF THE
                                                           JALAUR RIVER MULTIPURPOSE PRO-
     TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                             JECT STAGE II (JRMP), TO BE SITU-
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012                                                                               39


       ATED ON TOP OF THE WEST PANAY                 Report by the Committee on Ways and Means
       FAULT WHICH IS AN ACTIVE FAULT                   (Committee Report No. 2171),      re H.
       AND THUS THREATENS THE LIVES                     No. 5727, entitled:
       AND LIVELIHOOD OF THE PEOPLE
       AND OTHER AFFECTED COMMUNI-                      “AN ACT RESTRUCTURING THE EXCISE
       TIES IN THE EVENT OF A MAJOR DIS-                   TAX ON ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO
       ASTER”                                              PRODUCTS”

   By Representatives Colmenares and Casiño             recommending its approval with amendments, in
                                                            consolidation with House Bill Nos. 2484,
   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                                2485, 2687, 3059, 3183, 3332, 3465, 3489,
                                                            3666 and 4787
ADDITIONAL COAUTHORS
                                                        Sponsors: Representatives Ungab and Abaya
   With the permission of the Body, the following
                                                        TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
Members were made coauthors of the Bills and
Resolution hereunder indicated:
                                                     ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS
    Rep. Ma. Victoria R. Sy-Alvarado for House
                                                         Thereupon, Rep. Gunigundo acknowledged the
Bills No. 53 and 6103;
                                                     presence in the Session Hall of guests of Rep.
                                                     Bernardo M. Vergara.
    Rep. Ma. Amelita Calimbas-Villarosa for House
Bill No. 5445;
                                                     SUSPENSION OF SESSION
    Rep. Ma. Georgina P. De Venecia for House Bill
                                                        Thereafter, the session was suspended at 4:04
No. 5654;
                                                     p.m. upon motion of Rep. Gunigundo.
   Rep. Marcelino R. Teodoro for House Bill No.
                                                     RESUMPTION OF SESSION
5734;
                                                        At 5:03 p.m., the session resumed.
   Rep. Susan A. Yap for House Bill No. 6103; and
                                                     ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS
   Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo for House Bills No.
4853, 5808 and 6055 and House Resolution No.
                                                         On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no
2291.
                                                     objection, the Body proceeded to the Additional
                                                     Reference of Business.
            COMMITTEE REPORTS
                                                         Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary
Report by the Committee on Aquaculture and           General read on First Reading the title of House
   Fisheries Resources and the Committee on          Resolution No. 2408 which was referred to the
   Appropriations (Committee Report No. 2170), re    appropriate Committee hereunder indicated:
   H. No. 6171, entitled:
                                                                        RESOLUTION
   “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTAB-
      LISHMENT OF A FISH PORT AND COLD                  “RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PRO-
      STORAGE FACILITY IN THE MUNICI-                      FOUND CONDOLENCE OF THE HOUSE
      PALITY OF SASMUAN, PROVINCE OF                       OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FAMILY
      PAMPANGA AND APPROPRIATING                           OF MRS. JUSTA GARCIA HERNANDEZ,
      FUNDS THEREFOR”                                      THE MOTHER OF HONORABLE LANI
                                                           MERCADO-REVILLA,     REPRESENTA-
   recommending its approval in substitution of            TIVE OF THE SECOND DISTRICT OF
       House Bill No. 4517                                 CAVITE”

   Sponsors: Representatives Salimbangon, Abaya         By Representatives Belmonte (F.) and Gonzales
      and Bagasina                                         (N.)

   TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES                            TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
40                                                                             TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012


SUSPENSION OF SESSION                                     PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
                                                          OF REP. TINIO
    On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, the Chair                (Continuation)
suspended the session at 5:03 p.m.
                                                            2.   On page 4, line 31, after the semi-colon (;),
RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                            to insert a new subsection, to read as fol-
                                                                 lows:(3) COMPUTER-RELATED IDEN-
     The session resumed at 5:05 p.m.
                                                                 TITY THEFT – THE INTENTIONAL AC-
                                                                 QUISITION, USE, MISUSE, TRANSFER,
RECONSIDERATION OF THE APPROVAL ON
                                                                 POSSESSION, ALTERATION OR DELE-
SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILL NO. 5808
                                                                 TION OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
                                                                 BELONGING TO ANOTHER, WHETHER
     On motion of Rep. Janette L. Garin, there being
                                                                 NATURAL OR JURIDICAL, WITHOUT
no objection, the Body reconsidered the approval on
                                                                 RIGHT: PROVIDED, THAT IF NO DAM-
Second Reading of House Bill No. 5808, pertaining
                                                                 AGE HAS YET BEEN CAUSED, THE
to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, to propose
                                                                 PENALTY IMPOSABLE SHALL BE ONE
perfecting amendments therein.
                                                                 DEGREE LOWER(.);
   Thereupon, on motion of Rep. Garin (J.), the
Body proceeded to the period of amendments.
                                                            3.   To add another paragraph immediately
                                                                 thereafter, to wit: ANY PERSON FOUND
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
                                                                 GUILTY OF ANY OF THE PUNISHABLE
OF REP. TINIO
                                                                 ACTS ENUMERATED IN SECTION 4B
     On behalf of Rep. Antonio L. Tinio, Rep. Garin              OF THIS ACT SHALL BE PUNISHED
(J.) proposed the following amendments:                          WITH IMPRISONMENT OF PRISION
                                                                 MAYOR OR A FINE OF AT LEAST TWO
     1.   On page 4, line 18 of the Bill, to insert the          HUNDRED            THOUSAND     PESOS
          following paragraph after the semi-colon (;):          (Php200,000.00) UP TO A MAXIMUM
          ANY PERSON FOUND GUILTY OF ANY                         AMOUNT COMMENSURATE TO THE
          OF THE PUNISHABLE ACTS ENUMER-                         DAMAGE INCURRED OR BOTH(.);
          ATED IN SECTION 4A OF THIS ACT
          SHALL BE PUNISHED WITH IMPRIS-
                                                            4.   On page 4, line 36, after the semi-colon (;),
          ONMENT OF PRISION MAYOR OR A
                                                                 to add the following paragraphs: ANY
          FINE OF AT LEAST TWO HUNDRED
                                                                 PERSON FOUND GUILTY OF ANY OF
          THOUSAND PESOS (Php200,000.00) UP
                                                                 THIS PUNISHABLE OFFENSE SHALL
          TO A MAXIMUM AMOUNT COMMEN-
                                                                 BE PUNISHED WITH IMPRISONMENT
          SURATE TO THE DAMAGE INCURRED
                                                                 OF PRISION MAYOR OR A FINE OF AT
          OR BOTH(.);
                                                                 LEAST FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
                                                                 PESOS (Php500,000.00) BUT NOT
QUERY OF THE CHAIR
                                                                 EXCEEDING ONE MILLION PESOS (Php
                                                                 1,000,000.00) OR BOTH. PROVIDED,
    The Chair however inquired whether the Sponsor
                                                                 THAT ANY PERSON FOUND GUILTY
of the Bill was in the Session Hall to sponsor the
                                                                 OF COMMITTING THIS PUNISHABLE
measure and accept the proposed amendments.
                                                                 OFFENSE AGAINST THREE (3) OR
                                                                 MORE PERSONS, INDIVIDUALLY OR
SUSPENSION OF SESSION
                                                                 COLLECTIVELY, SHALL BE PUNISHED
    On motion of Rep. Garin (J.), the Chair                      WITH IMPRISONMENT ONE DEGREE
suspended the session at 5:07 p.m.                               HIGHER THAN THAT OF THE
                                                                 PRESCRIBED PENALTY FOR THE
RESUMPTION OF SESSION                                            OFFENSE OR A FINE OF MORE THAN
                                                                 ONE MILLION PESOS (Php1,000,000.00)
     At 5:09 p.m., the session resumed.                          BUT NOT EXCEEDING TWO MILLION
                                                                 PESOS (Php2,000,000.00) OR BOTH(.);
    Upon resumption of session and after due
consultation with Rep. Garin (J.), the Chair informed       5.   On page 5, line 11, after the period (.), to
the Body that the Sponsor of the measure had                     add the following paragraph: ANY
acceded to consider the proposed amendments on the               PERSON FOUND GUILTY OF ANY OF
measure.                                                         THIS PUNISHABLE OFFENSE SHALL
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012                                                                                   41


        BE PUNISHED WITH A FINE OF AT                          the words AND ANY DATA SUBJECT OF
        LEAST FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS                             THE ORDER TO PRESERVE UNLESS
        (Php50,000.00) BUT NOT EXCEEDING                       PURSUANT TO THE SUBSEQUENT
        TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND                             SECTIONS;
        PESOS (Php250,000.00) FOR EACH
        TRANSMISSION(.);                                  13. On the same page, line 23, to substitute the
   6.   On the same page, line 12, to delete subsec-          phrase “Law enforcement authorities” with
        tion (3) on Cyberthreats and subsection (4)           the words CENTRAL AUTHORITY;
        on Cyberdefamation, and in lieu thereof, to
        insert the following paragraph: ALL               14. On page 9, line 8, after the period (.), to add
        CRIMES DEFINED AND PENALIZED                          the following new sections and to renumber
        BY THE REVISED PENAL CODE, AS                         the succeeding sections accordingly: SEC.
        AMENDED, AND SPECIAL CRIMINAL                         14. CUSTODY OF COMPUTER DATA. –
        LAWS COMMITTED BY, THROUGH                            ALL COMPUTER DATA, INCLUDING
        AND WITH THE USE OF INFORMA-                          CONTENT AND TRAFFIC DATA, EX-
        TION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECH-                         AMINED UNDER A PROPER WARRANT
        NOLOGIES, SHALL BE COVERED BY                         SHALL, WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS
        THE RELEVANT PROVISIONS OF THIS                       AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE PE-
        ACT(.);                                               RIOD FIXED THEREIN, BE DEPOSITED
                                                              WITH THE COURT IN A SEALED
   7.   On the same page, line 26, after the period
                                                              PACKAGE, AND SHALL BE ACCOM-
        (.), to add another paragraph, to read as fol-
                                                              PANIED BY AN AFFIDAVIT OF THE
        lows: ANY PERSON FOUND GUILTY OF
                                                              LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY
        ANY OF THE PUNISHABLE ACTS UN-
                                                              EXECUTING IT STATING THE DATES
        DER THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUN-
                                                              AND TIMES COVERED BY THE EX-
        ISHED WITH IMPRISONMENT ONE
                                                              AMINATION, AND THE LAW EN-
        DEGREE LOWER THAN THAT OF THE
                                                              FORCEMENT AUTHORITY WHO MAY
        PRESCRIBED PENALTY FOR THE OF-
                                                              HAVE ACCESS TO THE DEPOSIT,
        FENSE OR A FINE OF AT LEAST ONE
                                                              AMONG OTHER RELEVANT DATA.
        HUNDRED           THOUSAND            PESOS
                                                              THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHOR-
        (Php100,000.00) UP TO A MAXIMUM
                                                              ITY SHALL ALSO CERTIFY THAT NO
        AMOUNT COMMENSURATE TO THE
                                                              DUPLICATES OR COPIES OF THE
        DAMAGE INCURRED OR BOTH(.);
                                                              WHOLE OR ANY PART THEREOF HAVE
                                                              BEEN MADE, OR IF MADE, THAT ALL
   8.   On the same page, line 28, after the words
                                                              SUCH DUPLICATES OR COPIES ARE
        “provision of,” to delete the subsequent
                                                              INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE DEPOS-
        words thereafter and to replace the same
                                                              ITED WITH THE COURT. THE PACK-
        with the words THE REVISED PENAL
                                                              AGE SO DEPOSITED SHALL NOT BE
        CODE, AS AMENDED, OR SPECIAL
                                                              OPENED, OR THE RECORDINGS RE-
        LAWS;
                                                              PLAYED, OR USED IN EVIDENCE, OR
   9.   On the same page, starting with line 32 up            THEIR CONTENTS REVEALED, EX-
        to page 7, line 2, to delete the entire Chapter       CEPT UPON ORDER OF THE COURT,
        III on penalties and to renumber the                  WHICH SHALL NOT BE GRANTED
        succeeding sections accordingly;                      EXCEPT UPON MOTION, WITH DUE
                                                              NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE
   10. On page 8, lines 15 and 16, to delete the              HEARD TO THE PERSON OR PERSONS
       phrase “minimum period of six (6) months”              WHOSE CONVERSATION OR COM-
       and to replace the same with the words                 MUNICATIONS HAVE BEEN RE-
       MAXIMUM OF NINETY (90) DAYS;                           CORDED.

   11. On page 8, line17, to delete the sentence               SEC. 15. DESTRUCTION OF COM-
       “Law enforcement authorities may order a                PUTER DATA. – UPON EXPIRATION OF
       one-time extension of six (6) months”;                  THE PERIODS AS PROVIDED IN SEC-
                                                               TIONS 11 AND 13, SERVICE PROVID-
   12. On the same page, line 22, to delete the                ERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AU-
       word “and” after the word “order” and to                THORITIES, AS THE CASE MAY BE,
       replace the period (.) after the word                   SHALL IMMEDIATELY AND COM-
       “compliance” with a comma (,) and to add                PLETELY DESTROY THE COMPUTER
42                                                                                 TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012


          DATA SUBJECT OF A PRESERVATION                  still being discriminated against in workplaces,
          AND EXAMINATION.                                schools and communities.

          SEC. 16. EXCLUSIONARY RULE.- ANY                    In closing, Rep. Casiño called on his colleagues
          EVIDENCE PROCURED WITHOUT A                     to have a working consensus on LGBT concerns, this
          VALID WARRANT OR BEYOND THE                     being his message in commemoration of the
          AUTHORITY OF THE SAME SHALL BE                  International Day Against Homophobia.
          INADMISSIBLE FOR ANY PROCEED-
          ING BEFORE ANY COURT OR TRIBU-                     Thereafter, the Chair recognized Rep. Teddy
          NAL(.);                                         Brawner Baguilat Jr. for his interpellation.

     15. On page 9, line 14, to substitute the word       INTERPELLATION OF REP. BAGUILAT
         “Competent” with the word CENTRAL;
         and                                                  On Rep. Baguilat’s queries, Rep. Casiño initially
                                                          defined the different sexual orientations of LGBTs.
     16. On page 13, line 11, to add the letter A after   He thereafter explained that the Anti-Discrimination
         the word and figure “Section 33” to make it      Bill with respect to LGBT rights remains pending in
         read Section 33-A.                               two House committees and that while the House had
                                                          passed an Anti-Discrimination Bill with respect to
APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED                                  ethnicity and religious beliefs, the Senate likewise
AMENDMENTS OF REP. TINIO                                  passed the same measure but with an amendment to
                                                          include gender identity and sexual orientation.
   There being no objection to the proposed
amendments of Rep. Tinio as presented by Rep.                   Rep. Casiño then sought the support of the
Garin (J.), the Body approved the same.                   Members for the Senate version of the Anti-
                                                          Discrimination Bill considering that it covers a
TERMINATION OF THE PERIOD                                 broader scope of discriminatory practices, including
OF AMENDMENTS                                             religious beliefs, sexual orientation and gender iden-
                                                          tity.
    There being no other Committee or individual
amendments, on motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there           REFERRAL OF REP. CASIÑO’S SPEECH
being no objection, the Body terminated the period of
amendments.                                                   On motion of Rep. Benjo A. Benaldo, there being
                                                          no objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep.
APPROVAL ON SECOND READING                                Casiño, together with its interpellation, to the
OF HOUSE BILL NO. 5808, AS AMENDED                        appropriate Committee.

    On motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there being no              Subsequently, on motion of Rep. Benaldo, the
objection, the Body approved on Second Reading            Chair recognized Rep. Baguilat on a question of
House Bill No. 5808, as amended.                          personal and collective privilege.

                                                          QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE
    Whereupon, on motion of Rep. Garin (J.), the
                                                          OF REP. BAGUILAT
Chair recognized Rep. Teddy A. Casiño on a question
of personal and collective privilege.
                                                              In his speech, Rep. Baguilat talked about the
                                                          legacy that the 15th Congress would leave when it
QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE OF REP. CASIÑO                      ends its Third Regular Session the following year.
                                                          Considering that the Members would be preoccupied
    Rep. Casiño spoke about the issue of lesbians,        in the coming year, as it would be election time
gays, bisexuals and transgenders or LGBTs whom he         again, he asked the House leadership and the entire
said are not officially represented in Congress and       membership to include the passage of the Freedom of
whose issues and concerns remain largely                  Information (FOI) Act among their legislative
disregarded by the society as a whole. He aired his       priorities for the remainder of their terms.
concern over the rights of LGBTs and stressed that
there had been an increase in the number of                   Rep. Baguilat pointed out that the measure had
gruesome murder of gays and in the number of HIV          been shelved in Congress for several decades already
and AIDS-related cases in the country since 1997.         despite its utmost significance which he discussed in
He also lamented that in the Philippines, LGBTs are       detail. After tracing the history of the Bill in the 14th
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012                                                                                   43


and 15th Congresses, he thereafter urged the Commit-       At this point, Rep. Gunigundo relinquished the
tee on Rules to declare the FOI Bill as urgent and to   Chair to Deputy Speaker Remulla.
provide for a timetable for deliberations and voting
                                                            Rep. Garcia (P.) clarified that the Bill was
thereon, and the Body to muster the political will to
                                                        actually raising the MACR from nine years as
pass the measure as its contribution to democracy
                                                        provided for in Republic Act (R.A.) No. 9344, to 12.
and a responsible and accountable government.
                                                        Pointing out that this proposal was higher than in
                                                        more advanced countries, he surmised that his
REFERRAL OF REP. BAGUILAT’S SPEECH
                                                        colleague was confused with the doli incapax rule
                                                        which exempts a child from criminal responsibility in
     Upon Rep. Benaldo’s motion, there being no
                                                        the absence of discernment.
objection, the Body referred Rep. Baguilat’s speech
to the Committee on Public Information.
                                                             To further queries of Rep. Ilagan, Rep. Garcia
                                                        (P.) stated that even if the measure raised the MACR
SUSPENSION OF SESSION
                                                        of a child to 12 years old, the exemption from
                                                        criminal responsibility does not include the
    On motion of Rep. Benaldo, the Chair then
                                                        exemption from civil liability as to whoever is
suspended the session at 5:43 p.m.
                                                        responsible for the child would still be subject to
                                                        civil responsibilities; and that juvenile offenders
RESUMPTION OF SESSION
                                                        between the ages of above 15 and below 18 are dealt
                                                        with under the provisions of the Child Youth and
   At 5:48 p.m., the session resumed with Rep.
                                                        Welfare Code in which case the youthful offender, if
Gunigundo presiding.
                                                        found guilty, would be confined in an institution
                                                        where he or she would be provided with counseling,
RECONSIDERATION OF THE APPROVAL ON
                                                        assistance and rehabilitation.
SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILL NO. 6052

     On motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there being no ob-   SUSPENSION OF CONSIDERATION
jection, the Body reconsidered its approval on Sec-     OF HOUSE BILL NO. 6052
ond Reading of House Bill No. 6052, as embodied in
Committee Report No. 2064 submitted by the Com-             With the indulgence of Reps. Garcia (P.) and
mittees on Revision of Laws and Appropriations,         Ilagan, on motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there being no
entitled:                                               objection, the Body suspended further consideration
                                                        on Second Reading of House Bill No. 6052.
    “AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE JUVE-
      NILE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE PHILIP-                BUSINESS FOR THE DAY:
      PINES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE                   COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 2160
      REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9344, OTHERWISE                  ON HOUSE BILL NO. 6144
      KNOWN AS THE 'JUVENILE JUSTICE
      AND WELFARE ACT OF 2006.’”                            On motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there being no
     On motion of Rep. Garin (J.), the Chair            objection, the Body considered on Second Reading
recognized Deputy Speaker Pablo P. Garcia to            House Bill No. 6144, as embodied in Committee
sponsor the measure and Rep. Luzviminda C. Ilagan       Report No. 2160 and reported out by the Committee
to interpellate thereon.                                on Labor and Employment.

                                                           Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary
REMARKS OF REP. GARCIA (P.)                             General read the title of the Bill, to wit:

   Rep. Garcia stated at the outset that he had             “AN ACT INSTITUTING REGULATORY
adopted the Explanatory Note of the Bill as his                POLICIES FOR DOMESTIC WORK
sponsorship speech thereon.                                    THEREBY ESTABLISHING STANDARDS
                                                               OF PROTECTION TO PROMOTE THE
INTERPELLATION OF REP. ILAGAN                                  WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS.”

    Rep. Ilagan stressed that Congress must solve           As copies of the Bill had been distributed to the
juvenile delinquency by addressing its socio-           Members, on motion of Rep. Garin (J.), there being
economic roots as she asked where the idea of           no objection, the Body dispensed with the reading of
lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility     the text of the measure without prejudice to its
(MACR) came from.                                       insertion into the Record of the House.
44                                                                               TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012


   Thereafter, the Chair recognized Rep. Emil L.         as they should still be studying instead of working.
Ong for his sponsorship speech on the measure.           Rep. Garin suggested that the government should
                                                         source out funds to enable poor minors to pursue
SPONSORSHIP SPEECH OF REP. ONG                           secondary and tertiary schooling. She also inquired
                                                         into the real intent of the measure, given its thrust of
    At the outset, Rep. Ong informed the Body that       disallowing persons below 18 years old from
House Bill No. 6144 or the Kasambahay Bill is a          working as domestic helpers or kasambahay even if
consolidation of 16 laudable measures and is a           they are willing to work as such to augment their
landmark and historic step towards social legislation    family income or to allow them to continue with their
that aims to provide protection and define clear work    schooling.
standards for domestic workers in the Philippines.
                                                             The Sponsor stressed that the Bill seeks to en-
    After enumerating the 52 coauthors of the
                                                         courage minors to finish their education by prohibit-
measure, he explained that the Bill went through
                                                         ing and totally discouraging their employment at an
various hearings and meetings from within the House
                                                         early age and thus, lessening their exposure to harm-
and with other stakeholders throughout the country.
                                                         ful and hazardous working conditions. He under-
He then enumerated the salient provisions of the
                                                         scored that education is more important than allow-
measure, including wage determination, guidelines
                                                         ing children or minors to work as household helpers.
for safety standards, access of both the workers and
employers to basic education and training, the right
to privacy and the institutionalization of work             At this juncture, Rep. Ortega (F.) relinquished the
contract between the parties. Finally, he asked his      Chair to Deputy Speaker Remulla.
colleagues to support House Bill No. 6144.
                                                             As she agrees with the desire of the Sponsor to
MANIFESTATION OF REP. GARIN (J.)                         educate the Filipino children, Rep. Garin however
                                                         rued the fact that at present, the government has no
    Recognized by the Chair, Rep. Garin manifested
                                                         concrete plans and funds to provide for free tertiary
her intent to interpellate Rep. Ong.
                                                         education. At this point, she asked that her interpella-
                                                         tion be suspended in the meantime and to resume the
REMARKS OF REP. APOSTOL
                                                         same at the appropriate time.
    Rep. Sergio F. Apostol said that he also wanted
                                                         SUSPENSION OF CONSIDERATION
to interpellate Rep. Ong, but that he would defer to
                                                         OF HOUSE BILL NO. 6144
Rep. Garin (J.).
                                                             On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no
    The Chair stated that Rep. Garin would then have
                                                         objection, the Body suspended further consideration
the floor, to be followed by Rep. Apostol.
                                                         on Second Reading of House Bill No. 6144.
INTERPELLATION OF REP. GARIN (J.)
                                                         MOTION OF REP. GUNIGUNDO
    Reps. Ong and Garin discussed the hiring of high
                                                             Rep. Gunigundo then moved for the considera-
school students or graduates who are interested in
                                                         tion of House Resolution No. 2408.
working as household helpers to support themselves
in college, with the former agreeing to consider
                                                         MOTION OF REP. APOSTOL
proposed amendments at the appropriate time with
respect to the prohibition on employment of minors           Rep. Apostol moved to adjourn the session be-
as contained in Section 17 of the measure; and           cause not enough Members were in the Session Hall.
emphasizing that persons below 18 years old are not
capable of entering into a legal contract.
                                                         SUSPENSION OF SESSION
        At this point, Deputy Speaker Remulla               On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, the Chair sus-
relinquished the Chair to Rep. Francisco Emmanuel        pended the session at 6:55 p.m.
R. Ortega III.

    Rep. Ong however objected to Rep. Garin’s            RESUMPTION OF SESSION
proposal to delete Section 17, this as he explained
that the measure aims to protect the hiring of minors,       The session resumed at 6:56 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012                                                                                                45


WITHDRAWAL OF REP. APOSTOL’S MOTION                        ADJOURNMENT OF SESSION

    After conferring with Rep. Apostol who had
                                                               On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no
obliged to withdraw his previous motion, Rep.
                                                           objection, the Chair declared the session adjourned
Gunigundo moved for his previous motion for the
                                                           until four o’clock in the afternoon of Wednesday,
consideration of House Resolution No. 2408.
                                                           May 16, 2012.
ADOPTION OF HOUSE
RESOLUTION NO. 2408
                                                              It was 6:57 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
     On successive motions of Rep. Gunigundo, there
being no objection, the Body considered House
Resolution No. 2408, in consolidation with House
Resolution No. 2403, dispensed with the reading of         ---------------------------------------------------------------
the text thereof without prejudice to its insertion into
the Record of the House, and adopted the same, to              I hereby certify to the correctness of the
wit:                                                       foregoing.
    “RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PRO-
       FOUND CONDOLENCE OF THE HOUSE
       OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FAMILY
       OF MRS. JUSTA GARCIA HERNANDEZ,                        (Sgd.) ATTY. MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
       THE MOTHER OF HONORABLE LANI                                         Secretary General
       MERCADO-REVILLA,     REPRESENTA-
       TIVE OF THE SECOND DISTRICT OF
       CAVITE.”

                                                           Approved on May 16, 2012

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:8
posted:1/27/2013
language:Unknown
pages:45