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					                                                   LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
                                                             13TH CONGRESS
           Priority Measure                                                  Status
                                                            Senate                   House of Representatives

    LEDAC 1 (Anti-Poverty) Priority Measures (July 27, 2004)
    1. Agricultural Land as Collateral Act SB 206 (Sen. Osmeña III)          HB 0247 (Rep. Dadivas)
                                           Farm Land as Loan Collateral      Providing measures to enhance the acceptability of
                                                                             agricultural lands as security for loans obtained from
                                                                             lenders, banks and other financial institutions

                                           SB 1331 (Sen. Recto)              HB 0279 (Rep. De Venecia)
                                           Agricultural Land As Collateral   Providing measures to enhance the acceptability of
                                                                             agricultural lands as security for loans obtained from
                                                                             lenders, banks and other financial institutions

                                                                             HB 0417 (Rep. Lacson)
                                                                             Allowing a farmer-beneficiary to mortgage his right to
                                                                             farm land awarded to him, without losing his security
                                                                             of tenure and providing that the certificate of land
                                                                             ownership award issued to him under the CARP shall
                                                                             be accepted by banks and other financial institutions
                                                                             as collateral for loans

                                                                             HB 2830 (Rep. Mercado)
                                                                             Providing measures to enhance the acceptability of
                                                                             agricultural lands as security for loans obtained from
                                                                             lenders, banks and other financial institutions

    2.   National Land Use Policy          SB 7 (Sen. Flavier)               HB 0272 (Rep. De Venecia)
                                           National Land Use Act             National Land Use Code




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                                      SB 11 (Sen. Flavier)                     HB 0251 (Rep. Dadivas)
                                      Revised Public Land Act                  Revised Public Land Act of the Philippines

                                      SB 217 (Sen. Osmeña III)                 HB 1478 (Rep. Acosta)
                                      National Land Use Code                   Instituting a National Land Use Policy

                                      SB 1533 (Sen. Pimentel)                  HB 2342 (Rep. Biazon)
                                      Cadastral Survey Act of 2004             Instituting a National Land Use Policy

                                                                               HB 2567 (Rep. Fua)
                                                                               Providing for the National Land Use Policy and
                                                                               Planning Framework and the implementing
                                                                               mechanisms therefore

                                                                               HB 2978 (Rep. Rosales, Aguja & Hontiveros-
                                                                               Baraquel)
                                                                               Instituting a National Land Use Policy

                                                                               HB 3221 (Rep. Jaworski)
                                                                               Instituting a National Land Use Policy
    3.   Land Administration Reform   SB 346 (Sen. Osmeña III)                 HB 0003 (Rep. Baterina)
                                      Amending The Urban Development and       Creating the National Land Administration Authority
                                      Housing Act

                                      SB 1052 (Sen. Angara)                    HB 0092 (Rep. Angara)
                                      Land Administration Reform Act of 2004   Institutionalizing Reform in Land Administration

                                      SB 1548 (Sen. Defensor-Santiago)         HB 0621 (Rep. Escudero)


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           Priority Measure                                                Status
                                               Senate                              House of Representatives

                              Instituting Reforms In Land Administration   Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                           HB 1584 (Rep. Zialcita)
                                                                           Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                           HB 1930 (Rep. Barbers)
                                                                           Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                           HB 1944 (Rep. Chungalao)
                                                                           Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                           HB 1975 (Rep. Veloso)
                                                                           Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                           HB 2120 (Rep. Libanan)
                                                                           Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                           HB 2198 (Rep. Solis)
                                                                           Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                           HB 2205 (Rep. J. Lopez)
                                                                           Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                           HB 2363 (Rep. A.M. Umali)
                                                                           Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                           HB 2365 (Rep. Marcoleta)
                                                                           Creating the Land Administration Authoity (LAA),


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                                                                  defining its structure, powers and functions

                                                                  HB 2401 (Rep. Zubiri)
                                                                  Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                  HB 2651 (Rep. Dadivas)
                                                                  Instituting reforms in land administration

                                                                  HB 2779 (Reps. Banaag, Nograles & Amin)
                                                                  Instituting reforms in land administration
    4.   Idle land tax        No bill filed yet                   HB 0107 (Rep. Angara)
                                                                  Increasing the tax on idle lands

                                                                  HB 0401 (Rep. Barinaga)
                                                                  Providing for the imposition of the national
                                                                  government of an idle land tax

                                                                  HB 0402 (Rep. Barinaga)
                                                                  Increasing the tax on idle lands

                                                                  HB 1763 (Rep. Pichay)
                                                                  Increasing the tax on idle lands

                                                                  HB 2961 (Rep. Macapagal-Arroyo)
                                                                  Imposing taxes on idle agricultural, residential and
                                                                  industrial lands, providing penalties for violations
                                                                  thereof



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    5.   Compensation to Human Rights   SB 1330 (Sen. Recto)                         No bill file yet
         Victims                        Compensation to Human Rights Victims

    6.   Health Sector Reform           SB 53 (Sen. Flavier)                         HB 0041 (Rep. Macias)
         Implementation Act             Modernization of Health Care Delivery        Health Care Delivery Modernization Act of 2004
                                        System                                       HB 0082 (Rep. Angara)
                                                                                     National Health Code of the Philippines 2004

                                        SB 60 (Sen. Estrada, Loi)
                                        Health Services Cost Control Act


                                        SB 84 (Sen. Estrada, Loi)
                                        Medical Rehabilitation Standards Act of
                                        2004

                                        SB 191 (Sen. Estrada, Loi)
                                        Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
                                        Act of 2004

                                        SB 224 (Sen. Osmeña III)
                                        Health care Delivery Modernization Act

                                        SB 225 (Sen. Osmeña III)
                                        Providing Affordable Health Care Services,
                                        Through     The     Health   Maintenance
                                        Organizations (HMOs), Regulating Their
                                        Operations.


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                                    SB 626 (Sen. Villar)
                                    Health Care Delivery Modernization Act

                                    SB 1110 (Sen. Drilon)
                                    Health Maintenance Organization Act of
                                    2004

                                    SB 1215 (Sen. Revilla)
                                    To Rationalize The Administration and
                                    Enforcement of All Laws on Occupational
                                    Safety   and    Health   Standards and
                                    Environmental Protection

                                    SB 1227 (Sen. Revilla)
                                    Providing Affordable Health Care Services,
                                    Through The Health Maintenance
                                    Organizations (HMOs), Regulating Their
                                    Operations.

    7.   Hospital Corporatization   No bill filed yet                            HB 0103 (Rep. Angara)
                                                                                 Authorizing government hospitals to utilize all its
                                                                                 income for their maintenance and operating expenses

                                                                                 HB 0365 (Rep. Barinaga)
                                                                                 Authorizing government hospitals to utilize all its
                                                                                 income for their maintenance and operating expenses



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                                                                               HB 2588 (Rep. Ramiro)
                                                                               Authorizing government hospitals to utilize all its
                                                                               income for their maintenance and operating expenses


    8.   Amending DOH-Bureau of Food       No bill filed yet                   HB 0494 (Rep. Pingoy)
         and Drugs Regulatory Mandates                                         Strengthening the capability of the Bureau of Food
                                                                               and Drugs (BFAD), by establishing adequate testing
                                                                               laboratories and field offices in all provinces and
                                                                               cities, upgrading its equipment, creating a drug
                                                                               enforcement unit (DEU) under its operational and
                                                                               administrative control

                                                                               HB 0613 (Rep. Escudero)
                                                                               Strengthening and vesting the Bureau of Food and
                                                                               Drugs with quasi-judicial powers

                                                                               HB 1883 (Rep. Biron)
                                                                               Strengthening the capability of the Bureau of Food
                                                                               and Drugs (BFAD), by establishing adequate testing
                                                                               laboratories and field offices in all provinces and
                                                                               cities, upgrading its equipment, creating a drug
                                                                               enforcement unit (DEU) under its operational and
                                                                               administrative control
    LEDAC 2 (Anti-Corruption) Priority Measures (August 3, 2004)
    1. Amendments to the Ombudsman         No bill filed yet                   No bill filed yet
       Act (R.A. 6770) re: requiring the
       creation of an investigation (case


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         build-up) unit that would include
         not only graft cases but also
         lifestyle check/creation of a new
         institution patterned after the ICAC
    2.   Amendments to R.A. 6770 by             SB 1737 (Sen. Roxas)                         HB 0262 (Rep. Dadivas)
         allowing the Office of the             Allowing Private Prosecutors To Assist The   Allowing private lawyers to act as prosecutors on
         Ombudsman to hire private              Office of The Ombudsman In The               behalf of the Ombudsman
         prosecutors to litigate before the     Investigation And Prosecution of Cases,
         Sandiganbayan                          Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No.    HB 1567 (Rep. Libanan)
                                                6770     Otherwise    Known     As     The   Amending RA 6770, as amended, allowing lawyers to
                                                “Ombudsman Act of 1989”                      act as special investigator or prosecutor on behalf of
                                                                                             the Ombudsman

    3.   Amendments to R.A. 1379 (to be         SB 679 (Sen. Villar)                       No bill filed yet
         patterned after the US RICO law by     Anti-Racketeering and Organized Syndicates
         integrating attachment proceedings     Act
         with the filing of lifestyle check
         cases)                                 SB 1726 (Sen. Roxas)
                                                To Provide A Percentage of The Value of
                                                Forfeited Properties Derived From Anti-
                                                Corruption Cases Prosecuted By The
                                                Ombudsman To Be Earmarked For The
                                                Office of The Ombudsman Amending For
                                                This Purpose Section 6 Of Republic Act No.
                                                1379 Otherwise Known As The Forfeiture
                                                Law

    4.   Amendments to R.A. 3019 and R.A.       SB 989 (Sen. Estrada, Jinggoy)               HB 0326 (Rep. Marcos)


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         6713 increasing the penalties   Amending Section 11 of RA 3019 or The         Creating a system of reward and other incentives for
                                         Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act          persons who could help identify, located, provide
                                                                                       information, testify and prosecute violators of RA
                                                                                       3019

                                         SB 1146 (Sen. Pimentel)                       HB 1239 (Rep. Veloso)
                                         Solicitation from Government Officials/       Amending RA 3019, as amended, otherwise known
                                         Employees                                     as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act


                                         SB 1257 (Sen. Defensor-Santiago)              HB 1548 (Rep. Cagas)
                                         Amending R.A. 3019, Also Known As Anti-       Regulating the solicitation of contributions from, or
                                         Graft and Corruption Practice Acts- Sec. 13   sale of tickets to, any government official or employee
                                                                                       by any public official, amending for the purpose
                                                                                       sections of RA 3019

                                         SB 1381 (Sen. Recto)                          HB 1577 (Rep. Libanan)
                                         Prohibiting of Fund-Raising Activities in     Further amending section 13 of RA 3019, otherwise
                                         Public Schools                                known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

                                                                                       HB 1909 (Rep. Golez)
                                                                                       Further amending section 13 of RA 3019, otherwise
                                                                                       known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

                                                                                       HB 2388 (Rep. M. Arroyo)
                                                                                       Establishing a system which will encourage the
                                                                                       general public to provide relevant information and
                                                                                       evidence against public officers and employees for


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                                                                                                 violations of RA 3019 and the commission of other
                                                                                                 criminal offenses which are punishable under the
                                                                                                 revised penal code or special laws in connection with
                                                                                                 or by reason of their public office
    5.   Whistleblower’s Protection Act          SB 37 (Senator Flavier)                         HB 1802 (Rep. Golez)
                                                 Grant of Reward to Informers of Violations of   Amending RA 6981 or the Witness Protection, Security
                                                 R.A. 7080 and R.A 1379                          and Benefit Act

                                                 SB 491 (Sen. Osmeña III)                        HB 1571 (Rep. Libanan)
                                                 Rewards and Protection to Reporters of          Strengthening the Witness Protection, Security and
                                                 Malfeasance in Government Offices               Benefit Program, amending RA 6981

                                                 SB 599 (Sen. Villar)                        HB 326 (Rep. Marcos)
                                                 Providing for a Uniform Reward System in    Creating a system of reward and other incentives for
                                                 the Campaign Against Crime and              persons who could help identify, locate, provide
                                                 Lawlessness                                 information, testify and prosecute violators or RA
                                                                                             3019, otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt
                                                 SB 1132 (Sen. Pimentel)                     Practices Act, and other criminal offenses committed
                                                 Rewarding Informants of The Ill-Gotten      by reason of the function of public office and
                                                 Wealth                                      appropriating funds, thereof, amending for the
                                                                                             purpose RA 3019
    6.   Requiring waiver of secrecy of bank     SB 832 (Sen. Lacson)                        HB 2101 (Rep. A. Aquino)
         deposits of officials charged with      Amending Sec. 2 of RA 1405, Otherwise       Amending section 2 of RA 1405, otherwise known as
         corruption (after finding of probable   Known As The Secrecy of Bank Deposit Law, the Secrecy of Bank Deposit Law, exempting
         cause by OMB)                           Exempting Government Officials and          government officials and employees from the
                                                 Employees From The Prohibition Against      prohibition against disclosure of or inquiry into
                                                 Disclosure Of or Inquiry Into Deposits With deposits with any banking institutions and for other
                                                 Any Banking Institutions and For Other      purposes


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                                               Purposes
                                                                                              HB 2403 (Rep. Teves)
                                                                                              Authorizing the BSP, PDIC, and BIR to look into
                                                                                              deposits of any banking institution, amending RA
                                                                                              1405
    LEDAC 2 (Economic Growth and Job Creation) Priority Measures (August 10, 2004)

    Sustaining Macro-economic Stability
    1. Gross income tax system for             No bill filed yet                              HB 1318 (Rep. Del Mar)
        corporation and self employed                                                         Adopting the gross income taxation for corporations
                                                                                              amending for the purpose pertinent provisions of Title
                                                                                              II of the National Internal Revenue Code as amended

                                                                                              HB 1470 (Rep. Singson)
                                                                                              Adopting the gross income taxation for corporations
                                                                                              and individuals engaged in trade or business and/or
                                                                                              practice of profession amending for the purpose
                                                                                              pertinent provisions of Title II of the National Internal
                                                                                              Revenue Code as amended

                                                                                              HB 2374 (Rep. Figueroa)
                                                                                              Instituting the gross income taxation system for
                                                                                              corporations, amending for the purpose the national
                                                                                              internal revenue code, as amended

    2.   Indexation of the excise tax on sin   SB 1815 (Sen. Enrile)                          Pending on Second Reading
         products                              Further amending section 145 of the Internal   (Period of Interpellations)
                                               revenue Code of 1997


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                                                  HB 3174 (CR 60)
                                                  Increasing the specific tax rates imposed on alcohol
                                                  and tobacco products amending for the purpose
                                                  sections 141, 142, 143, 144 and 145 of the National
                                                  Internal Revenue Code of 1997 as amended


                                                  HB 1558 (Rep. Suarez)
                                                  Adopts ad valorem excise tax on fermented liquor and
                                                  cigarettes

                                                  HB 1591 (Rep. Singson)
                                                  Increasing the rates of excise tax on alcohol and
                                                  tobacco products

                                                  HB 2135 (Rep. Cagas)
                                                  Increasing the rates of excise tax on alcohol and
                                                  tobacco products

                                                  HB 194 (Rep. de Venecia)
                                                  Amending sections 141, 142, 143, 144 and 145 of the
                                                  National Internal Revenue Code of 1997

                                                  HB 2510 (Rep. Figueroa)
                                                  Increasing the rate of excise taxes on cigars and
                                                  cigarettes, amending for the purpose the National
                                                  Internal Revenue Code, as amended



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                                                  HB 2653 (Rep. Javier)
                                                  Restructuring the excise tax on cigars and cigarettes,
                                                  amending for the purpose section 145 and related
                                                  sections of the National Internal Revenue Code, as
                                                  amended

                                                  HB 2690 (Rep. J. Cua)
                                                  Amending sections 141, 142, 143, 144 and 145 of the
                                                  National Internal Revenue Code of 1997

                                                  HB 2733 (Rep. Libanan)

                                                  HB 2871 (Rep. J.C. Remulla)
                                                  Amending section 145 of the Internal Revenue Code of
                                                  1997

                                                  HB 3020 (Rep. Noel)

                                                  HB 3023 (Rep. Mandanas)
                                                  Amending section 145 of the National Internal
                                                  Revenue Code of 1997

                                                  HB 3045 (Rep. Fuentebella)
                                                  Amending section 145 of the National Internal
                                                  Revenue Code of 1997

                                                  HB 3138 (Rep. Enrile)
                                                  Amending section 145 of the National Internal


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                                                                                            Revenue Code of 1997

    3.   Rationalization of fiscal incentives   SB 513 (Sen. Villar)                        HB 0122 (Rep. Salceda)
                                                Restructuring of Fiscal Incentives          Harmonizing and rationalizing the administration and
                                                                                            grant of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives

                                                SB 1104 (Sen. Drilon)                       HB 0271 (Rep. De Venecia)
                                                Investments and Incentives Code of the      Harmonizing and rationalizing the administration and
                                                Philippines                                 grant of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives

                                                SB 1328 (Sen. Recto)                        HB 0302 (Rep. Lapus)
                                                Investment And Incentives Code of The       Restructuring the fiscal incentives under E.O. No. 226
                                                Philippines (Harmonizing & Rationalizing
                                                The Administration Grant of Fiscal & Non-   HB 1599 (Rep. Lapus)
                                                Fiscal Incentives                           Harmonizing and rationalizing the administration and
                                                                                            grant of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives
    4.   General Tax Amnesty with               SB 1325 (Sen. Recto)                        Pending on Second Reading
         submission of SAL                      Tax Amnesty with Submission of SAL          (Period of Interpellations)

                                                                                            HB 2933 (CR 26)
                                                                                            An Act granting a one-time tax amnesty on all unpaid
                                                                                            internal revenue taxes imposed by the national
                                                                                            government for taxable year 2003 and prior years

                                                                                            Sponsors: Reps. Lapus, Suarez, del Mar, Javier and
                                                                                            Singson

    5.   Lateral Attrition System               SB 387 (Sen. Osmeña III)                    Pending on Second Reading


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           Priority Measure                                                            Status
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                                             Re-Implementing The System of Attrition   (Period of Sponsorship)

                                             SB 1341 ( Sen. Recto)                     HB 2996 (CR 28)
                                             Lateral Attrition Law                     Providing for optimum performance in revenue
                                                                                       collection through the grant of special incentives and
                                                                                       rewards for exemplary service and through lateral
                                                                                       attrition in revenue-generating agencies of government

                                                                                       Sponsors: Reps. Suarez, Marcos, Domogan,
                                                                                       Nepomuceno, Lapus and Andaya
    6.   Increase excise tax on petroleum    No bill filed yet                         HB 1323 (Rep. Suarez)
         products                                                                      Increasing the excise tax rates on petroleum
    7.   Franchise tax on                    No bill filed yet                         HB 0553 (Rep. Suarez)
         telecommunications to replace VAT                                             Imposing a 7% computer education tax on receipts
                                                                                       (excluding VAT) from cellular phone calls to be borne
                                                                                       by cellular phone companies, creating a special
                                                                                       computer literacy education fund

                                                                                       HB 0934 (Rep. Syjuco)
                                                                                       Requiring cellphone companies to set up local
                                                                                       assembly and packaging plants for the manufacture
                                                                                       of cellphone units for the purpose of taxation

                                                                                       HB 0712 (Rep. Syjuco)
                                                                                       Mandating the use of the proceeds from gross receipts
                                                                                       tax imposed on cellular phone companies to finance
                                                                                       computer literacy programs of public schools



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                                                                                 HB 1469 (Rep. Singson)
                                                                                 Providing for the reimposition of the franchise tax on
                                                                                 telecommunication companies

                                                                                 HB 1560 (Rep. Suarez)
                                                                                 Reimposition of the franchise tax on telephone and
                                                                                 telegraph companies, and radio and television
                                                                                 broadcasting companies
                                                                                 HB 0717 (Rep. Syjuco)
                                                                                 Prohibiting telecommunications companies, such as
                                                                                 those providing wireless telephone services from
                                                                                 selling to the public pre-paid and post-paid
                                                                                 subscription plans that will result to consumer use
                                                                                 exceeding the peak-load carrying capacities of such
                                                                                 companies

                                                                                 HB 1609 (Rep. Barinaga)
                                                                                 Mandating all mobile and landline telephone
                                                                                 companies operating in the Philippines to register
                                                                                 under the DTI and BIR all manufactured or imported
                                                                                 prepaid cards prior to their distribution and/or sale
                                                                                 and providing penalties for violation thereof
    8.   Two-step increase in the VAT rate   No bill filed yet                   HB 1468 (Rep. Singson)
                                                                                 Increasing the rate of the value-added tax

    9.   Fiscal Responsibility Bill          No bill filed yet                   No bill filed yet

    10. Omnibus Reengineering Law            SB 222 (Sen. Osmeña III)            HB 0193 (Rep. De Venecia)


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                                            Government Reorganization Act       Reengineering the Government Bureaucracy

                                            SB 1145 (Sen. Pimentel)             HB 1532 (Rep. Sumulong)
                                            Government Reengineering Act        Reengineer the government bureaucracy by
                                                                                authorizing the President to implement the
                                                                                reengineering plan, creating the Commission on
                                                                                Government Reengineering
    11. Rationalize existing                No bill filed yet                   HB 0075 (Rep. Del Mar)
        pension/retirement schemes of all                                       Amending certain sections of RA 6948 or “An Act
        uniformed personnel and veterans                                        Standardizing and upgrading the benefits for military
                                                                                veterans and their dependents

                                                                                HB 0679 (Rep. Badelles)
                                                                                Providing for a system of paying the arrears of
                                                                                pension to WW II veterans, penalizing any fraud
                                                                                committed in relation to this Act

                                                                                HB 1561 (Rep. Gidaya)
                                                                                Amendments to PD 1638, known as the AFP Military
                                                                                Personnel Retirement and Separation Decree of 1979

                                                                                HB 1562 (Rep. Gidaya)
                                                                                Amendments to RA 340 as amended which
                                                                                established a uniform retirement system for the AFP

                                                                                HB 2355 (Rep. Dumpit)
                                                                                Providing for an alternative mode of payment for all
                                                                                school fees under the educational benefits, thereby


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                                                  amending section 3 of RA 6948, as amended,
                                                  otherwise known as “An Act standardizing and
                                                  upgrading the benefits for military veterans and their
                                                  dependents

                                                  HB 1735 (Rep. Golez)
                                                  Amending section 20 of PD 1638, as amended by PD
                                                  1650 or the AFP Retirement Law

                                                  HB 1801 (Rep. Golez)
                                                  Amending section 25(d) of PD 1638 or the AFP military
                                                  and separation decree of 1979

                                                  HB 1561 (Rep. Gidaya)
                                                  Amendments to PD 1638 of the AFP military personnel
                                                  retirement and separation decree of 1979

                                                  HB 1562 (Rep. Gidaya)
                                                  Amendments to RA 340, as amended which
                                                  established a uniform retirement system for the AFP

                                                  HB 720 (Rep. Syjuco)
                                                  Fixing the retirement age of the uniformed personnel
                                                  of the PNP, amending for the purpose RA 6975 or the
                                                  Department of Interior and Local Government Act of
                                                  1990

                                                  HB 2688 (Rep. Dumpit)


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           Priority Measure                                                              Status
                                                                  Senate                           House of Representatives

                                                                                         Increasing the pension of veterans, amending for the
                                                                                         purpose RA 6948, as amended
    12. Remove automatic guarantee            SB 44 (Sen. Flavier)                       No bill filed yet
        provisions in certain GOCCs           Amending Section 31 of P.D. No. 1177,
                                              Section 26 Book VI of E.O. No. 292 and
                                              Repealing Provisions of Law Authorizing
                                              Automatic Appropriations

                                              SB 1338 (Sen. Recto)
                                              Limit Annual Government Guarantees

                                              SB 1350 (Sen. Recto)
                                              Amendment to BOT Law (Limiting Direct
                                              Government Guarantee)


    Restructuring and Reforming the Financial Sector
    13. Amendments to the BSP Charter to SB 557 (Sen. Osmeña III)                        HB 0123 (Rep. Salceda)
        strengthen its supervisory capacity Amendment to The New Central Bank Act        Amending RA 7653 or the New Central Act

                                              SB 1822 (Sen. Angara)
                                              Amending RA 7653 of the New Central Bank
                                              Act


    14. Amendments to the Corporation         No bill filed yet                          No bill filed yet
        Code (to include stronger provision
        on governance


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    15. Establishment of a Central Credit   No bill filed yet                            No bill filed yet
        Information Bureau and domestic
        credit rating agencies
    16. Corporate Recovery                  SB 208 ( Sen. Osmeña III)                    HB 0127 (Rep. Salceda)
                                            Corporate Recovery Act                       Providing for the recovery of financially distressed
                                                                                         enterprises and the resolution of their indebtedness

                                                                                         HB 1920 (Rep. Barbers)
                                                                                         Providing for the recovery and liquidation of
                                                                                         financially distressed

                                                                                       HB 2073 (Rep. M. Defensor)
                                                                                       Providing for debt-relief measures to rehabilitate
                                                                                       financially distressed enterprises and for other
                                                                                       purposes
    17. Pre-Need Code                       SB 328 (Sen. Osmeña III)                   HB 0119 (Rep. Salceda)
                                            Establishing The Pre-need Plan Code of The Establishing the Pre-Need Plan Code of the Philippines
                                            Philippines
                                                                                       HB 0270 (Rep. Duavit)
                                            SB 1114 (Sen. Drilon)                      Establishing the Pre-Need Plan Code of the Philippines
                                            Pre-Need Plan Securities Code
                                            SB 1344 (Sen. Recto)                       HB 0287 (Rep. Lapus)
                                            Pre-Need Option Act                        Establishing the Pre-Need Plan Code of the Philippines

                                            SB 1852 (Sen. Magsaysay)
                                            Establishing The Pre-need Plan Code of The
                                            Philippines



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           Priority Measure                                                          Status
                                                     Senate                                  House of Representatives

    18. Personal Equity Retirement   SB 1343 (Sen. Recto)                            HB 0094 (Rep. Angara)
        Account                      Personal Equity & Retirement Account Act        Establishment of provident personal savings plan
                                                                                     known as the Personal Equity and Retirement
                                     SB 1821 (Sen. Angara)
                                     Establishing a Provident Personal Savings HB 0118 (Rep. Salceda)
                                     Plan known as Personal Equity and Establishment of provident personal savings plan
                                     Retirement Account (PERA)                 known as the Personal Equity and Retirement Account

                                                                                     HB 0272 (Rep. De Venecia)
                                                                                     Establishment of provident personal savings plan
                                                                                     known as the Personal Equity and Retirement Account

                                                                                     HB 1412 (Rep. Barinaga)
                                                                                     Establishment of provident personal savings plan
                                                                                     known as the Personal Equity and Retirement Account

                                                                                     HB 1636 (Rep. Zubiri)
                                                                                     Establishment of provident personal savings plan
                                                                                     known as the Personal Equity and Retirement Account


                                                                                     HB 1928 (Rep. Barbers)
                                                                                     Establishment of provident personal savings plan
                                                                                     known as the Personal Equity and Retirement Account
    19. Lending Investors Bill       SB 1103 (Sen. Drilon)                           HB 0120 (Rep. Salceda)
                                     Lending Company Regulation         Act     of   Governing the establishment, operation and regulation
                                     2004                                            of lending companies



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           Priority Measure                                                                  Status
                                                                 Senate                                House of Representatives

                                               SB 1180 (Sen. Magsaysay)                      HB 639 (Rep. Puentevella)
                                               Regulating the Establishment and Operation    Governing the establishment, operation and regulation
                                               of Lending Companies in The Philippines       of lending companies

    20. Revised Investment Company Act         SB 211 (Sen. Osmeña)                          HB 0117 (Rep. Salceda)
                                               Revised Investment Company Act                Providing for the regulation of investment companies

                                               SB 798 (Sen. Villar)
                                               Amending the Omnibus Investment Code

                                               SB 1636 (Sen. Magsaysay)
                                               Investment Company Code of 2004

    Increasing Exports, Investments and Employment
    21. Revitalize the mining industry    No bill filed yet                                  No bill filed yet


    22. Declare Subic and Clark as logistics No bill filed yet                               No bill filed yet
        hubs


    23. Declare Southern Mindanao as           SB 14 (Sen. Flavier)                          HB 0569 (Rep. Amin)
        Halal food production area             Establishing The General Guidelines For The   Establishing the general guidelines for the Philippine
                                               Philippine Halal System, Creating For The     Halal System, creating for the purpose the Philippine
                                               Purpose The Philippine Halal Executive        Halal Executive Council and converting the same into
                                               Council and Converting The Same Into A        a board after the transition period
                                               Board After The Transition Period



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           Priority Measure                                                             Status
                                                                 Senate                          House of Representatives

    24. Declare Palawan as an eco-tourism    No bill filed yet                           HB 0683 (Rep. Mitra)
        zone                                                                             Declaring the Province of Palawan as eco-tourism
                                                                                         capital

    LEDAC 4 (Education and Youth Opportunities Programs Priorities) Priority Measures (August 17, 2004)
    1. Standardization of day care          SB 93 (Sen. Estrada, Loi)                HB 0105 (Rep. Angara)
       instruction to provide appropriate   Establishing Early Learning Programs for Institutionalizing pre-school education
       early childhood education            Indigent Pre-Kindergarten Children
       (amendments to the early childhood
       act) (institutionalizes day care and SB 299 (Sen. Osmeña III)                 HB 0600 (Rep. Escudero)
       making it part of primary education Free Public Preparatory Education Act of Institutionalizing early childhood development and
       under the regulation of the DeEd)    2004                                     education centers for children aged zero to five years,
                                                                                     creating the implementing machinery thereof,
                                                                                     providing guidelines, incentives, government financial
                                                                                     support and technical assistance

                                                                                         HB 1715 (Rep. E. Reyes)
                                                                                         Institutionalizing preparatory education as
                                                                                         compulsory part of basic primary education in public
                                                                                         schools

                                                                                         HB 1999 (Rep. Domogan)
                                                                                         Establishing and providing for a free public
                                                                                         kindergarten education and providing funds therefore

                                                                                         HB 1751 (E. Reyes)
                                                                                         Institutionalizing preparatory education as
                                                                                         compulsory part of basic primary education in public


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                                                    LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
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           Priority Measure                                                           Status
                                                             Senate                               House of Representatives

                                                                                        schools

                                                                                        HB 2585 (Rep. Chipeco)
                                                                                        Creating the Commission on Pres-School Education

                                                                                        HB 2628 (Rep. Del Mar)
                                                                                        Institutionalizing a pre-school program in the public
                                                                                        educational system and integrating values formation
                                                                                        into the curriculum of public pres-school, elementary
                                                                                        and high school education

                                                                                    HB 3201 (Rep. Villafuerte)
                                                                                    Institutionalizing pre-schools as an integral part of
                                                                                    basic education
    2.   Amendments to Magna Carta for       SB 1219 (Sen. Revilla, Jr.)            HB 603 (Rep. Escudero)
         Public School Teachers (RA 4670)    Providing For Additional Benefits and Providing incentives to public school teachers who are
         re: transfer of teachers to         Privileges To Public School Teachers assigned outside of their towns and provinces
         underserved schools (based on the   Amending For The Purpose R.A. 4670 ,
         student-teacher ration of 1:30)     Otherwise Known as The Magna Carta For HB 84 (Rep. Angara)
                                             Public School Teachers                 Providing incentives to public school teachers who are
                                                                                    assigned outside of their towns and provinces

                                                                                        HB 1630 (Rep. Barinaga)
                                                                                        Providing incentives to public school teachers who are
                                                                                        assigned outside of their towns and provinces

                                                                                        HB 1416 (Rep. Barinaga)
                                                                                        Providing for additional benefits and privileges to


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                                                       LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
                                                                  13TH CONGRESS
           Priority Measure                                                       Status
                                                                  Senate                  House of Representatives

                                                                                  public school teachers, amending for the purpose RA
                                                                                  4670 or the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers


    3.   Amendments to RA 7880 (Roxas         No bill filed yet                   HB 714 (Rep. Syjuco)
         Law) or the Fair and Equitable                                           Providing for the allocation of the DepEd-school
         Allocation of the DECS’ Budget for                                       building program budget, ensuring budget priority for
         Capital Outlay                                                           the construction and maintenance of school buildings
                                                                                  and classrooms, repealing RA 7880 or the Fair and
                                                                                  Equitable Access to Education Act

                                                                                  HB 316 (Rep. Marcos)
                                                                                  Providing for fair and equitable allocation of the
                                                                                  Department of Education, Culture and Sports item for
                                                                                  teaching and non-teaching positions
         Removal of election duties from      No bill filed yet                   HB 2898 (Rep. E. Reyes)
    4.   teachers                                                                 Disengaging public school teachers from compulsory
                                                                                  election duties, amending for the purpose section 13
                                                                                  of R.A. 6646, otherwise known as the Electoral
                                                                                  Reforms Law of 1987

                                                                                  HB 2864 (Rep. E. Reyes)
                                                                                  To help improve the quality of education in the country
                                                                                  by allowing public school teschers to concentrate on
                                                                                  their teaching duties, amending for the purpose
                                                                                  section 13 of R.A. 6646 or the Election Reform Act of
                                                                                  1987



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           Priority Measure                                                               Status
                                                                    Senate                            House of Representatives

    5.   Amendments of education                No bill filed yet                           HB 2262 (Rep. Golez)
         provisions in Local Government                                                     Strengthening the local school boards, amending for
         Code                                                                               the purpose sections 98, 99 and 100 of RA 7160 or
                                                                                            the Local Government Code of 1991

                                                                                          HB 165 (Rep. Jaraula)
                                                                                          Increasing the allocation for the special education
                                                                                          fund, amending for the purpose the Local Government
                                                                                          Code of 1991
    6.   Upgrading the Madrasah Education       SB 1410 (Sen. Pangilinan)                 HB 1915 (Rep. Salapuddin)
                                                Providing      Government  Assistance  to Strengthening the Madrasah education system and
                                                Madrasah System                           providing government assistance to madrasah
                                                                                          education through the establishment of he Fund for
                                                                                          Assistance to Madrasah Education
    7.   Inclusion of mandatory air-time        SB 963 (Sen. Estrada, Jinggoy)            HB 2942 (Rep. De Venecia, Zubiri, Del Mar, Tañada
         allocation for educational             Granting Tax Incentives to Broadcast and & Mercado)
         instruction for elementary, high       Print Media Devoted to Educational Amending all franchises granted to different radio
         school and college for all radio and   Programs                                  and/or television broadcasting stations for the
         television franchises                                                            purpose of mandating them to allocate time for public
                                                                                          information program of the government
    8.  Making certification of 29 priority     No bill filed yet                         No bill filed yet
        occupations mandatory
     9. Allowing TESDA schools to use           No bill filed yet                           No bill filed yet
        income generated from the
        production projects
    10. Institutionalization of night classes   SB 543 (Sen. Villar)                    HB 1219 (Rep. Villar)
                                                Institutionalizing the Opening of Night Institutionalizing the opening of night classes using
                                                Classes Using Existing High School and existing high school and elementary school facilities


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                                                       LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
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           Priority Measure                                                                   Status
                                                                Senate                                 House of Representatives

                                                Elementary School Facilities All Over the all over the country
                                                Country



    LEDAC 5 (Energy) Priority Measures (August 17, 2004)
    1. TRANSCO Franchise Bill             SB 1062 (Sen. Angara)                            HB 2223 (Rep. Locsin)
       (enhancement of value of           Amending the Electric           Power   Industry Granting the National Transmission Corporation a
       transmission assets to potential   Reform Act                                       franchise to construct, install, operate and maintain a
       concessionaires)                                                                    transmission system and the grid throughout the
                                                                                           Philippines

    2.   Natural Gas Bill                       SB 8 (Sen. Flavier)                           HB 1533 (Rep. Escudero)
         (promotion of natural gas as a         Ordaining The Development Of            The   Ordaining the development of the downstream natural
         secure, stable and clean source        Downstream Natural Gas Industry And           gas industry, consolidating for the purpose all laws
         energy and promotion of                Consolidating For That Purpose All Laws       relating to the transmission, distribution and supply of
         competition by liberalizing entry      Relating To Transmission, Distribution, And   natural gas
         and fair trade measure)                Supply Of Natural Gas

    3.   Renewable Energy Bill                  SB 9 (Sen. Flavier)                      HB 1068 (Rep. Badelles)
         (promotion of renewable energy         Establishing A National Non-Conventional Further promote the development, utilization and
         resources through the provision of     Energy Program, Providing Incentives For commercialization of renewable energy sources
         incentives/preferential treatment in   Developing, Manufacturing, and Using of
         terms of interconnection, dispatch)    Non-Conventional Energy Systems.

                                                SB 941 (Sen. Estrada, Jinggoy)                HB 1347 (Rep. Nantes)
                                                Non-Conventional Energy Program               Promote the development, utilization and



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                                                       LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
                                                                 13TH CONGRESS
           Priority Measure                                                        Status
                                                                Senate                      House of Representatives

                                                                                   commercialization of renewable energy systems using
                                                                                   indigenous resources

                                                                                   HB 1583 (Rep. Baculio)
                                                                                   Further promote the development, utilization and
                                                                                   commercialization of renewable energy sources

                                                                                   HB 3016 (Rep. Fuentebella)
                                                                                   Strengthening the national program for the
                                                                                   development and promotion of the use of new and
                                                                                   renewable energy systems


    4.   LPG Bill                              SB 268 (Sen. Osmeña III)            HB 1831 (Rep. Plaza)
         (provision of more stringent safety   LPG Cylinder Act of 2004            Rationalizing the manufacture, repair, requalification,
         standards/provision of stringent                                          sale and distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
         penalty/sanctions to violators)                                           cylinders, providing penalties for violation thereof

                                                                                   HB 1758 (Rep. Pichay)
                                                                                   Including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the list of
                                                                                   basic necessities as defined under section 3 of RA
                                                                                   7581 of the Price Act of the Philippines
    5.   Alternative Fuels Utilization Bill    SB 1617 ( Sen. Pimentel)            HB 2583 (Rep. Zubiri)
         (promotion of wider utilization of    Ethyl Alcohol as Alternative Fuel   Promotion of the use of ethyl alcohol or ethanol as
         alternative fuels)                                                        alternative transport fuel, establishing for the purpose
                                                                                   the National Fuel Ethanol Program

                                                                                   HB 2637 (Rep. Biazon)


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                              LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
                                  13TH CONGRESS
           Priority Measure                       Status
                                  Senate                   House of Representatives

                                                  Promote the manufacture, importation, sale,
                                                  distribution, use and development of hybrid and
                                                  alternative fuel vehicles by granting tax exemptions
                                                  and providing incentives therefore

                                                  HB 2853 (Rep. Marañon)
                                                  Promote the use of ethyl alcohol or ethanol as
                                                  alternative transport fuel, establishing for the purpose
                                                  the National Fuel Ethanol Program

                                                  HB 3017 (Rep. Fuentebella)
                                                  Promoting the exploration, development and
                                                  production of geothermal resources

                                                  HB 3019 (Rep. Fuentebella)
                                                  Promoting exploration, discovery and production of
                                                  indigenous oil and gas and for other purposes

                                                  HB 3159 (Rep. I. Arroyo)
                                                  Promoting the use of ethyl alcohol or ethanol as
                                                  alternative transport fuel, establishing for the purpose
                                                  the National Fuel Ethanol Program




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