31 LP lawmakers propose 474 bills

July 28, 2017

At the end of the first regular session of the 17th Congress, the 31 Liberal Party lawmakers from both Houses have proposed 474 measures that span political, social, and economic reforms, including at least two that await President Duterte’s signature.

Sen. Bam Aquino led the four Liberal Party senators for the most number of bills filed at 111, followed by Sen. Leila De Lima at 34, LP president Sen. Francis Pangilinan at 20, and Sen. Franklin Drilon at 18.

The Senate passed the bills on providing free education in state universities and colleges and free wi-fi in public places, proposed measures common to the LP senators.

At the House of Representatives, Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto (Batangas, 6th District) has the most number of bills filed at 31, followed by Rep. Miro Quimbo (Marikina, 2nd District), and Rep. Jose Christopher Belmonte (Quezon City, 6th District).

LIBERAL PARTY

1. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill providing for a full tuition subsidy for students enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs), passed by both Houses
  • • Author of bill establishing the free internet access program in public spaces in the country; passed by both Houses
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the bamboo industry development in the Philippines, creating the bamboo industry research and development center (BIRDC); pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill strengthening the secured transactions legal framework in the Philippines, which shall provide for the creation, perfection, determination of priority, establishment of a centralized notice registry, and enforcement of security interests in personal property; pending second reading
  • • Author of bill removing the restrictions in the registration of land titles under Sections 118, 119, and other restriction against encumbrance or alienation on free patents issued under Section 44 of Commonwealth Act No. 141 or the Public Land Act; pending in the House of Representatives
  • • Author of bill instituting inclusive education through the establishment of inclusive education learning resource centers for children and youth with special needs in all public schools divisions, providing for standards and guidelines; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill providing for the mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all persons with disability (PWDs), amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7277, as amended, otherwise known as the ‘Magna Carta for persons with Disability’; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill establishing a national mental health policy for the purpose of enhancing the delivery of integrated mental health services, promoting and protecting persons utilizing psychiatric, neurologic and psychosocial health services; pending in the House of Representatives
  • • Author of bill creating the cooperative development commission, repealing for the purpose Republic Act No. 6939; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing a national policy of ease of doing business, creating for the purpose the ease of doing business commission
  • • Author of bill strengthen the internal affairs service of the Philippine National Police, amending certain provisions of the PNP law under Republic Act No. 6975 as amended by Republic Act No. 8551; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Batas Pambansa Blg. 68 or the Corporation Code of the Philippines; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill creating a national school feeding program to combat hunger and undernutrition for all public basic education students; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill establishing job placement offices in public high schools to provide career services to the youth; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill to further amend Republic Act No. 9160, otherwise known as the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill increasing the positions reserved for persons with disabilities, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7277, as amended, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting broader protection for consumers adding new provisions and amending certain provisions for the purpose Republic Act No. 7394, otherwise known as the consumer act of the Philippines; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill upgrading the position of the provincial science and technology officer into the provincial science director in the Department of Science and Technology amending Republic Act No. 6959; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill prohibiting a ‘no permit, no exam’ policy or any such policy that prevents students of any educational institution from taking their examinations due to unpaid tuition and other school fees; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill for the stewardship and conservation of built cultural heritage; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating the coconut farmers and industry trust fund, providing for its management and utilization; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill establishing a Philippine sovereign wealth fund providing for the management, investment, and use of proceeds of its assets; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and creating the Philippine Space Agency; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill implementing the people’s right to information and the constitutional policies of full public disclosure and honesty in the public service; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the balik scientist program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening the practice of electrical engineering in the Philippines and instituting higher standards of regulation in the licensing and registration of electrical engineering practitioners; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing a Magna Carta for Philippine internet freedom, cybercrime prevention and law enforcement, cyberdefense and national cybersecurity; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill requiring the use of Filipino sign language insets for local news programs, amending for the purpose Section 22 of Republic Act No. 7277, as amended, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities (PWD); pending with committee
  • • Author of bill declaring Filipino sign language as the national sign language of the Filipino deaf and the official language of government in all transactions involving the deaf, and mandating its use in schools, broadcast media and workplaces; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill supporting the production of Filipino films by providing grants to filmmakers who are given honors in notable international film competitions and festivals; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the Filipino identification system; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for a comprehensive nursing law towards a quality health care system; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Republic Act No. 8972, otherwise known as the solo parents’ welfare act of 2000, by providing for additional benefits and penal provision for violations of the act; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill declaring December 25-31 and January 1 as special non-working holidays; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the regulatory framework for the safe operations of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry, delineating the powers and functions of various government agencies, defining and penalizing certain acts; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing a framework for the right to adequate food; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for a Magna Carta for Workers in the energy sector of the Philippine; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for a minimum monthly net take-home pay for all government employees after authorized deductions; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill promoting the mainstream use of electric, hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill prescribing the Philippine national quality infrastructure, rationalizing the national quality bodies, providing for their powers and granting them functions; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Republic Act No. 10591, otherwise known as the comprehensive firearms and ammunition regulation act; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill requiring all colleges and universities to provide scholarship grants to at least five percent (5%) of the student population who are poor but deserving students; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for additional support and compensation for educators in basic education; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing emergency warehouses in areas devastated by calamities to ensure affected consumers access to basic necessities and prime commodities at discounted and tax free prices; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting permanent residency to qualified religious workers amending for the purpose Sections 9 and 13 of Commonwealth Act No. 613, otherwise known as the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for penalties or fines against erring public telecommunications entities for violation of the terms or conditions of any certificate, authority, order, decision, resolution or regulation of the national telecommunications commission (NTC), amending for the purpose Sections 21 and 23 of Commonwealth Act No. 146; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening the barangay unit through support for barangay officials and barangay volunteer workers, amending Republic Act No. 7160; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing people’s direct participation in funding charitable institutions and other development-oriented initiatives through a percentage of their personal income tax; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill reducing the corporate income tax rate, amending Section 27 and 28 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill adjusting the level of net taxable income and nominal tax rates for purposes of promoting the individual income tax, amending Section 24 (a) (2) of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill recognizing rideshare support companies, providing regulations governing their operations, and clarifying the scope of Commonwealth Act No. 146, also known as the Public Service Law, the Tax Code, and the Land Transportation and Traffic Code, and other relevant laws; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Section 13(b) of Commonwealth Act No. 146; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing a national framework for students’ rights and welfare; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Section 150 of republic act 8424, otherwise known as the national internal revenue code; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for a Magna Carta of the Poor; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill rationalizing the taxes imposed on non-life insurance policies, amending for this purpose Sections 108,123,184, and 185 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the establishment of the Philippine big data center; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill including responsive, empowered and service-centered youth in the disaster risk reduction and management council in all levels, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 10121, otherwise known as the Philippine disaster risk reduction and management act of 2010; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating the Philippine trade representative office; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for rural employment assistance program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill prohibiting discrimination of the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, civil status and HIV status, and providing penalties therefor; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening and securing the rights of the urban poor against evictions and/or demolitions and to provide adequate housing amending for this purpose Republic Act No. 7279 otherwise known as an act to provide for a comprehensive and continuing urban development and housing program, establish the mechanism for its implementation, and for other purposes or the urban development and housing act of 1992; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill reorganizing the national council on disability affairs into the national commission on disability affairs, defining its powers and functions, appropriating funds therefor; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill decriminalizing libel, repealing for this purpose article 335 of act no. 3815, as amended, otherwise known as the revised penal code; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Republic Act No. 8439, otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for scientists, engineers, researchers and other S & T personnel in the government”; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing incentives for the mainstream use, manufacture, assembly and conversion of electric, hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles ; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill requiring financial institutions to post transaction fees for each automated teller machine transaction and restricting transaction fees for automated teller machines; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill declaring every 10th of February of each year as national safer internet day in the Philippines; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing a state-of the-art and highly scientific sports complex to be known as the national amateur sports training center, and appropriating funding thereof for the acquisition of property, construction of facilities, including administration, maintenance and management of the same; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill abolishing the national coordinating and monitoring board and creating the national commission for senior citizens, amending therefor Republic Act No. 7432, as amended by Republic Act No. 9257, as further amended by Republic Act No. 9994; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill mandating the display of nutritional information on the menu of food establishment; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing peace education in the school curriculum at all levels; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting public school students free admission to all public museums and national historical shrines and landmarks; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill classifying the sale of electricity by generation, transmission and distribution companies and electric cooperatives, and the service of franchise grantees of electric utilities, and sale or importation of machinery and equipment directly used in generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity as value-added tax exempt transactions, amending for the purpose, Section 108 (a) (ii) and 109 (1) of the national internal revenue code, as amended by Republic Act No. 9337; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Republic Act No. 6848, also known as charter of Al-amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines, and providing for the regulation and organization of an expanded islamic banking system in the Philippines; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill to prevent harassment of tourists; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill declaring the national indigenous peoples day as a nonworking holiday, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 10689, otherwise known as “An Act Declaring August 9 as National Indigenous Peoples Day; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill reorganizing the National Commission on Culture and the Arts into the Department of Culture and the Arts, defining its power and functions; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill assigning one registered nurse for every public school in the Philippines; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the grant of student fare discount privileges on land, water, and air transport utilities; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill recognizing and institutionalizing indigenous peoples’ educational systems within the Philippine educational systems, establishing the guidelines for the accreditation , management, and evaluation of IP schools, appropriating the necessary government funds, financial assistance, incentives, and support therefor; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Republic Act No. 7227, as amended by Republic Act No. 9400, otherwise known as the bases conversion and development act of 1992; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening the local development council, amending for the purpose certain Sections of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for enhanced social protection for the working poor; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill mandating ship owners, ship crew, and concerned government agencies to provide for and ensure the safety of passengers at sea, providing penalties for violations thereof; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing a Philippine high school for sports; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill exempting from taxes all donations, grants or gifts to non-stock and non-profit educational institutions; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for tax relief in times of calamity; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the national coastal greenbelt program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill regulating production, sale, use, recovery, recycling, and disposal of plastic bags, promoting the use of reusable bags, providing mechanism for the recovery, collection, and disposal of plastic bags; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting benefits to non- regular employees of the government, amending for this purpose Republic Act No. 8291; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing additional assistance to overseas Filipino workers by amending Republic Act No. 8042, as amended by Republic Act 10022, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill mandating the development of a national sustainable transport network plan and the creation of a local bikeways office in all local government units, promoting the shift to sustainable modes of transportation; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing a framework for citizen participation in the legislative process through the use of the internet; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for a system of redistributing and recycling food waste to promote food security; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating the Philippine trade representative office; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening the secured transactions legal framework in the Philippines, which shall provide for the creation, perfection, determination of priority, establishment of a notice registry, and enforcement of security interests in personal property; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for the installation of information and communications infrastructure as part of the construction of strategic national roads and highway; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill prohibiting government offices and agencies from denying citizens access to frontline services and attendance in public meetings on the basis of attire; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing protection and incentives for freelancers; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the Philippine Social Value Act; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing a national strategy for promoting inclusive business models for poverty reduction, inclusive growth and sustainable development; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating a government efficiency office to improve quality of regulations and reduce regulatory burden; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for the regulation and supervision of payment systems; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the poverty reduction through social entrepreneurship program and promoting social enterprises with the poor as primary stakeholders; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating the innovation council and providing benefits and programs to strengthen, promote, and develop the Philippine Startup Ecosystem; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill professionalizing the contracting and subcontracting industry, requiring a transition support program, and prohibiting oppressive practices, amending for this purpose Articles 106 to 109 of Presidential Decree No. 442, otherwise known as the labor code of the Philippines, as amended; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the Abot Alam Program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill promoting open access in data transmission, providing additional powers to the National Telecommunications Commission; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing a simplified tax regime for small businesses, and for this purpose amending certain provisions of the national internal revenue code; pending with committee

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2. Leila M. De Lima  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill defining the crime of cadaver desecration, providing penalties therefor; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill promoting positive and non-violent discipline of children, prohibiting all forms of corporal punishment, humiliating and degrading treatment; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill protecting women in state custody, prescribing the minimum standards for their treatment, penalizing acts in violations thereof; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill instituting a national comprehensive program for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of persons with autism spectrum disorders; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for the mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all persons with disability (PWDs), amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7277, as amended, otherwise known as the ‘magna carta for persons with disability’; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill ensuring accountability in intelligence activities and the use of intelligence and confidential funds granted to all government agencies, establishing for the purpose a joint congressional intelligence committee to strengthen the oversight powers of congress to monitor intelligence activities of all agencies of the Philippine government and to oversee how intelligence and confidential funds are expended; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill strengthen the human rights affairs office of the Philippine national police and to further amend Republic Act No. 6975, otherwise known as ‘An act establishing the Philippine National Police under a reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government, and for other purposes’, as amended; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill to preserve the evidence generated from security cameras; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Section 2 of Act No. 3326, otherwise known as An Act to establish periods of prescription for violations penalized by special acts and municipal ordinances and to provide when prescription shall begin to run; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Section 11 of Republic Act No. 3019, otherwise known as ‘The Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act’, as amended; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Articles 180, 183, and 184 of Act No. 3815, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code, as amended, increasing the penalties thereof, criminalizing subornation of perjury; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting hazard pay to justice sector officials ; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill to protect the independence of our judicial system; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill redefining the mandate of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 9046 and pertinent provisions of executive order no. 292, otherwise known as the ‘administrative code of 1987’, as amended; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for a full tuition subsidy for students enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs); passed by both houses
  • • Author of bill strengthening the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines as the national human rights institution; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill to ordain and institute a new criminal code of the Philippines, repealing for that purpose Act No. 3815, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code, and other related laws; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill implementing the people’s right to information and the constitutional policies of full public disclosure and honesty in the public service; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill defining extrajudicial killing, providing for its penalty; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill protecting the rights of internally displaced persons and penalizing the acts of arbitrary internal displacement; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill postponing the October 2016 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 9164, as amended by Republic Act No. 9340 and Republic Act No. 10656; approved by the president
  • • Author of bill providing for a system for local absentee voting for media practitioners, lawyers, and electoral staff of candidates for national elections, amending for this purpose Republic Act No. 7166; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting free tertiary agricultural education act, and other related courses to all dependent children of registered indigent farmers in the country; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill to rationalize our penal laws against smuggling, amending for the purpose Presidential Decree No. 1464, otherwise known as the tariff and customs code of the Philippines, to increase the penalty for smuggling, define the crime of economic sabotage; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill redefining the crime of illegal recruitment committed by a syndicate, amending for the purpose article 38 of Presidential Decree No. 442, otherwise known as the migrant workers and overseas Filipinos act of 1995, as amended; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill prohibiting black sand mining in the Philippines, providing penalties therefor; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill redefining the crime of syndicated estafa, amending for the purpose Section 1 of Presidential Decree No. 1689; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill promoting the rehabilitation and revitalization of the Philippine National Railways; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing a criminal investigation system, repealing for the purpose Republic Act No. 5180, otherwise known as an act prescribing a uniform system of preliminary investigation by provincial and city fiscals and their assistants, and by state attorneys or their assistants, and other related laws and issuances; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill punishing extraordinary heinous crimes with the penalty of qualified reclusion perpetua, thereby amending Republic Act No. 9346, otherwise known as an act prohibiting the imposition of death penalty in the Philippines; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill to abolish the penalty of imprisonment in libel cases, to make any discussion of any matter of public concern, or criticism, of official conduct privileged, and to properly determine the venue of cases and persons responsible for libel; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Republic Act No. 1405, also known as the Bank Secrecy Law, as amended, by removing from its coverage, government officials and employees; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill defining criminal exploitation of children and increasing penalties for all crimes involving them; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill adjusting the amount involved, value of property or damage on which a penalty is based, and the fines under Act no. 3815, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code; passed by both houses

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3. Franklin Drilon  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill increasing the penalties for the refusal of hospitals and medical clinics to administer appropriate initial medical treatment and support in emergency or serious cases; passed by both Houses
  • • Author of bill amending Republic Act No. 7653, otherwise known as ‘the New Central Bank Act’; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill compelling the government to address the transportation and congestion crisis through the grant of emergency powers to the President; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill amending Batas Pambansa Blg. 68 or the Corporation Code of the Philippines; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill creating the Department of Housing and Urban Development; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill prohibiting the establishment of political dynasties; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill rationalizing the grant and administration of fiscal incentives; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing and strengthening Public-Private Partnership; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing telecommunications service standards; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening the political party system; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the fiscal regime and revenue sharing arrangement for large-scale metallic mining; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill amending Republic Act No. 9225, otherwise known as the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition act of 2003; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill to strengthen the office of the Government Corporate Counsel by redefining, expanding, strengthening, rationalizing and further professionalizing its organization, upgrading employee benefits and appropriating funds therefor; pending with committee
  • • Author of Immigration Act of the Philippines; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the Philippine Identification System; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill adjusting the amount involved, value of property or damage on which a penalty is based, and the fines under Act no. 3815, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code; passed by both Houses
  • • Author of bill modifying the compensation and position classification system of civilian government personnel and the base pay schedule of military and uniformed personnel in the government; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to address poverty and promote human capital development; pending with committee

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4. Francis Pangilinan  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill instituting the farmers and fisherfolk enterprise development program of the Department of Agriculture; pending in the House of Representatives
  • • Author of bill creating a Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill declaring the coconut levy assets as a trust fund, providing for its management and utilization, authorizing the privatization and management office to dispose the coconut levy assets; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill increasing the maternity leave period of one hundred twenty (120) days for female workers in the government service and the private sector with an option to extend for an additional thirty (30) days without pay, providing a parental leave period for adoptive parents, and granting an additional thirty (30) days for solo mothers; pending in the House of Representatives
  • • Author of bill establishing the free internet access program in public spaces in the country; passed by both Houses
  • • Author of bill establishing a strategic food security rice reserve; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill implementing the right of people to information and the constitutional policies of full public disclosure and honesty in the public service; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing grassroots participatory budgeting in the planning and identification of programs and projects to be funded by the annual general appropriations act; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for an increase in the salary of, and additional incentives for government physicians; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill providing for security of tenure for all casual and contractual employees of the government who have rendered the prescribed years of service in the national government agencies and the local government units; pending second reading, special order
  • • Author of bill providing for a full tuition subsidy for students enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs), passed by both Houses
  • • Author of bill amending Sections 2 and 3 of the Paternity Leave Act of 1996; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill integrating voter education in the junior and senior high school curricula; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill providing for a comprehensive nursing law towards quality health care system; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill promoting integrated urban agriculture and vertical farming to address food security concerns and to provide livelihood opportunities; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill providing for a system of redistributing and recycling food waste to promote food security; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill creating a system of food distribution for addressing the nutritional needs of the people; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill providing compensation to farmers who suffer from recurrent disasters and calamities, to sustain agricultural credit and financing, and to ensure food security, by making insurance mandatory for palay and other essential crops, amending for the purpose Section 4 of presidential decree no. 1467, as amended by Republic Act No. 8175, or the ‘Revised Charter of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) act of 1995; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill requiring mandatory autopsy on bodies of crime victims, deaths under mysterious and suspicious circumstances; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill requiring crematories to collect from the decedent’s remains biological specimen for DNA sampling and/or storage, fingerprints or thumbprints, dental imprints and digital photos; pending in the committee

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House of Representatives

From the Independent bloc

1. Teddy Baguilat Jr. (Ifugao)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of Freedom of Information bill, pending with the committee
  • • Author of bill mandating the completion of land acquisition and distribution component of CARP, pending with the committee
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill, for sponsorship
  • • Author of a bill adjusting the level of net taxable income, bill substituted by a mother bill-comprehensive tax reform-approved on third reading
  • • Author of Sagip Saka Act, pending with committee
  • • Author of bill increasing maternity leave to 150 days, bill substituted by a mother bill
  • • Author of bill declaring the coconut levy assets as a trust fund, substituted by mother bill
  • • Author of bill mandating the provision of free wi-fi internet access in public areas, bicameral report ratified
  • • Author of bill promoting universal access to tertiary education, providing free tuition, bicameral report ratified

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2. Emmanuel Billones (Capiz)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill establishing a drug rehabilitation center in every region; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill penalizing fraudulent advertising; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill postponing the 2016 barangay elections; enacted into RA10923
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing a national sports training center; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill promoting universal access to tertiary education, providing for free tuition; bicameral report ratified
  • • Author of bill providing for restructuring and condonation of unpaid interest, penalties and surcharges on loans secured by farmers, fisher folk and agrarian reform beneficiaries; approved on third reading
  • • Author of House Joint Resolution increasing the monthly pension of SSS members; approved on third reading by the House

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3. Raul Daza (Northern Samar)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • One of the authors of the ratified measure Extending the Validity of Philippine Passport
  • • One of the authors of Free Irrigation bill, approved on third reading
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill, for sponsorship

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4. Edgar Erice (Caloocan)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill prohibiting political dynasties, pending with committee
  • • Author of bill postponing the 2016 barangay elections, enacted as RA10923
  • • Author of bill strengthening the provision of emergency health care service to patients, bicameral report ratified
  • • Author of bill providing for a 5-year validity of driver’s license, bicameral report ratified
  • • Author of magna carta for the poor, pending with rules committee

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5. Edcel Lagman (Albay)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill instituting absolute divorce in the country, pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for restructuring and condonation of unpaid interest, penalties and surcharges on loans secured by farmers, fisher folk and agrarian reform beneficiaries; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill postponing 2016 barangay elections; enacted into RA10923
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill
  • • Delivered various privilege speeches and authored several resolutions seeking inquiry on various issues

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As part of the independent minority bloc, they:

  • • represented a voice of opposition at the House of Representatives, more critical of issues than the minority bloc of Danilo Suarez
  • • hold weekly news conferences to discuss current issues
  • • filed a petition before the SC for the revocation of Proclamation 216, which declared martial law in Mindanao (Daza was not a petitioner, though, because he was already in the province when the petition was filed)
  • • questioned the election and composition of the minority bloc before the Supreme Court
  • • took part in plenary debates of critical bills (Lagman, in particular), such as the reimposition of the death penalty, comprehensive tax reform, amendment of sin tax. The bloc also engaged the House leadership in debates over Proclamation 216, the Bilibid drug probe and the lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility. (Note that the Magnificent 7 members are not chairs of any committee because the House leadership said they need to ally themselves with either the majority or the minority)
  • • issued several statements denouncing the Duterte administration’s Oplan Tokhang and extrajudicial killing

From the Majority bloc

6. Henedina Abad (Batanes)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill ensuring the equality of men and women, amending the Family Code of the Philippines; bill substituted by a mother bill
  • • Author of bill enforcing greater accountability in public financial management by strengthening Congress power of the purse; pending with the committee
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; pending with the committee
  • • Author of budget bill; enacted into RA10924
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing people’s participation in the budget process; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill instituting a national land use and management policy; approved by the House and transmitted to the Senate
  • • Author of the bill rightsizing the national government; approved on second reading

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7. Francis Gerald Abaya (Cavite)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of comprehensive tax reform package; approved on third and final reading
  • • Author of bill postponing the 2016 barangay elections; enacted into RA10923
  • • Author of bill mandating the provision of free wi-fi internet access in public areas, bicameral report ratified
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the national school feeding program; approved by the House and transmitted to the Senate.
  • • Author of bill establishing a career guidance and counselling program for all secondary schools; approved by the House, transmitted to the Senate

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8. Benjamin Agarao (Laguna)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of budget bill; enacted into RA10924
  • • Author of bill postponing the 2016 barangay elections; enacted into RA10923
  • • Author of House Joint Resolution increasing the monthly pension of SSS members; approved on third reading by the House

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9. Vicente Alcala (Quezon)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Co-authored the bill amending the Expanded Senior Citizens Act

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10. Isagani Amatong (Zamboanga del Norte)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of budget bill; enacted into RA10924
  • • Author of bill postponing the 2016 barangay elections; enacted into RA10923
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill instituting a national land use and management policy; approved by the House and transmitted to the Senate
  • • Author of bill promoting universal access to tertiary education, providing for free tuition; bicam report ratified
  • • Author of the comprehensive tax reform package; approved on third reading
  • • Author of the bill rightsizing the national government; approved on second reading

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11. Kaka Bag-ao (Dinagat Islands)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; pending with the committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening the policy on HIV; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill to regulate the exploration, development and utilization of mineral resources; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill to strengthen the security of tenure of private sector workers; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill regulating the posting of termination notice; substituted by a mother bill
  • • Author of a bill establishing the coconut farmers trust fund; substituted by a mother bill
  • • Author of FOI bill; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill mandating the completion of land acquisition and distribution component of CARP, pending with the committee
  • • Author of bill providing for additional benefits to barangay workers; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill postponing the 2016 barangay elections; enacted into RA10923
  • • Author of bill creating a Department of Ocean, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
  • • Author of bill defining political dynasty and prohibiting its establishment; pending with the committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing people’s participation in the budget process; pending with the committee
  • • Author of bill establishing an on-site, in-city or near-city resettlement program; approved on third reading
  • • Author of comprehensive tax reform package; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill instituting nationwide CCT; pending in the committee

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12. Jorge Banal (Quezon City)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill prohibiting government offices from denying citizens of frontline services; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill creating a system of food distribution
  • • Author of bill providing universal health care; pending in the committee

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13. Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (Quezon City)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill modifying the compensation and position classification system of civilian government personnel; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the ID system; under study by TWG
  • • Author of bill providing special protection to children in armed conflict; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill including casinos in the coverage of AMLA; approved in the committee
  • • Author of bill seeking to increase the authorized expenses of candidates and political parties during campaign; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill creating the Commission on Immigration; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing PPP; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill establishing coconut farmers and industry trust fund; substituted by mother bill
  • • Author of bill prohibiting political dynasties; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening the MMDA; pending in the committee
  • • Author of a concurrent resolution to constitute Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution; for referral to committee

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14. Jose Christopher Belmonte (Quezon City)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill strengthening compliance with occupational safety; House requested for conference committee
  • • Author of bill prescribing a code of conduct for the eviction of homeless; under deliberation by mother committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the national committee for the prevention of torture; pending with the committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening the right of government to expropriate lands; for referral’
  • • Author of bill establishing an on-site, in-city or near-city resettlement program; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill affirming the people’s right to information; pending with the committee
  • • Author of bill granting special privileges to children with special needs; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening the disaster risk reduction-climate change adaptation linkages; pending with the committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the 4Ps; under deliberation by the mother committee
  • • Author of bill creating the Department of Housing; under study by the TWG
  • • Author of bill promoting social enterprises to alleviate poverty; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill protecting the rights of internally displaced persons; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill providing special protection to children in armed conflict; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill postponing the 2016 barangay elections; enacted into RA10923
  • • Author of bill granting the President emergency powers to address the traffic congestion; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill amending the Human Rights Compensation Act; pending in the committee
  • • Author of bill prohibiting the public display of persons arrested, accused or under custodial investigation; pending in the committee
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; period of sponsorship
  • • Author of bill providing for emergency health care services to patients; House ratified bicameral report
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the feeding program for public kindergarten and elementary pupils; approved by the House, transmitted to the Senate
  • • Author of bill on national land use and management; approved by the House, transmitted to the Senate

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15. Gabriel Bordado Jr. (Camarines Sur)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of several bills naming Camarines Sur roads as national roads/national secondary roads; pending with the committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening barangay-level support for officials and volunteers; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill seeking to establish people’s councils in all LGUs; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing citizen’s right to government information; pending with committee
  • • Author of several bills against discrimination (such as prohibiting offices and agencies from denying attendance on basis of attire, and prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression); pending with committee/under period of sponsorship
  • • Author of bill mandating land distribution, pursuant to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill instituting a nationwide CCT program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill declaring Mt. Isarog National Park as a protected area; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill for fundamental equality between men and woman, under the Family Code of the Philippines; pending
  • • Author of bill instituting a National Land Use and Management Policy; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill amending the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992; approved by the House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill extending exercise period for indigenous peoples to secure titles for their ancestral lands; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bills establishing career guidance and counseling programs for all secondary schools; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill providing free tuition and other school fees in state universities and state-run vocational institutions, and strengthening financial assistance to tertiary students; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of bill providing free irrigation services to farmers; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill establishing the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development trust fund; pending with committee
  • • Delivered multiple privilege speeches on local government, agriculture, and DSWD programs

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16. Christopher De Venecia (Pangasinan)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill concerning loan restructures for loans secured by farmers, fisher folk, and agrarian reform beneficiaries; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill providing youth suicide intervention and prevention; pending with committee
  • • Author of bills providing for the prevention of drug use, as well as rehabilitation, reintegration, and monitoring of rehabilitated individuals; pending with committee
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; pending
  • • Author of free public wi-fi bill; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of bills providing for artists’ welfare protection, as well as protection and incentives for freelancers; pending with committees
  • • Author of bill providing for free tuition and other school fees in state universities and state-run vocational institutions, as well as strengthening financial assistance for tertiary education; House and Senate ratified CC Report
  • • Author of bills providing for Magna Carta of Young Farmers, Magna Carta of the Poor; pending with committees
  • • Delivered privilege speeches on multi-sectoral approaches to the campaign against illegal drugs, as well as promotions of the country’s film industry

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17. Arthur Defensor Jr. (Iloilo)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill removing conditions for condoning unpaid taxes for all local water districts; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting amnesty in estate taxes; substituted by HB04814
  • • Author of bill creating the Philippine Metal Industry Corporations; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the Jalaur Economic Corridor; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing estate settlement courts; pending with committee
  • • Author of bills converting multiple roads in Iloilo into national roads; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill expanding the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill prohibiting violations to privacy of communication; pending with committee
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing national school feeding programs for public kindergarten and elementary pupils; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill establishing career guidance and counselling program for all secondary schools; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill providing free irrigation services to farmers; approved on Third Reading
  • • Author of bill establishing voter education for secondary schools; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the Balik Scientist Program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing free basic medicine assistance program in all government health facilities; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing Magna Carta for the Poor; pending with committee

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18. Raul del Mar (Cebu City)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill providing Magna Carta for the Poor; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing citizen’s right to government information; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing national school feeding programs for public kindergarten and elementary pupils; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill for income tax reform; pending with committee
  • • Author of bills providing for construction of roads, infrastructures, and airport improvements to Cebu City, as well as converting barangay roads as national roads; pending with committees
  • • Author of bill seeking to increase salary grade for public school teachers; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill extending the validity of Philippine passports; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of bill granting amnesty in estate taxes; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; period of sponsorship
  • • Author of bill establishing career guidance and counselling program for all secondary schools; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill providing for free tuition and other school fees in state universities and state-run vocational institutions, as well as strengthening financial assistance for tertiary education; House and Senate ratified CC Report
  • • Author of bill providing free irrigation services to farmers; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill providing Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers; approved on second reading
  • • Author of bill establishing the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development trust fund; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing further universal health care for all Filipinos; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the Balik Scientist Program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing Magna Carta for the Poor; pending with committee
  • • Filed house resolutions inquiring and/or urging personalities in relation to multiple public issues

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19. Cheryl Deloso-Montalla (Zambales)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill strengthening compliance with occupational safety and health standards; House requested for conference committee
  • • Author of multiple house bills concerning improvements to establishments in Zambales; pending with committees and referred to stakeholders
  • • Author of bills declaring Mt. Tapulao and Mt. Pinatubo as ecotourism zones and, for the former, a forest reserve; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for a mass transport system in Zambales; pending with committee
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing incentives to barangay officials and employees; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill increasing maternity leave period, and the option to extend without additional pay; period of sponsorship
  • • Author of bill extending the validity of Philippine passports; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing national school feeding programs for public kindergarten and elementary pupils; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill providing further universal health care for all Filipinos; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing career guidance and counselling program for all secondary schools; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill providing for free tuition and other school fees in state universities and state-run vocational institutions, as well as strengthening financial assistance for tertiary education; House and Senate ratified CC Report
  • • Author of bill providing free irrigation services to farmers; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the Balik Scientist Program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing free basic medicine assistance program in all government health facilities; pending with committee

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20. Arcadio Gorriceta (Iloilo)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill providing Magna Carta for the Poor; pending with committee
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill promoting positive and non-violent discipline of children; scheduled for hearing
  • • Author of bill creating Department of Fisheries and Coastal Resources; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing CCT program; under deliberation by Mother Committee
  • • Author of bill incorporating CPR training in PE curriculum of public and private schools; tabled by the committee
  • • Author of bill creating a National Senior Vision Services Program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill raising awareness and educating breast cancer patients anticipating surgery; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting benefits and privileges to junior citizens; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating the Maritime Policy Institute of the Philippines; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the Negros Island region as Region XVIII; pending with committee

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21. Jocelyn Limkaichong (Negros Occidental)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill removing conditions for condoning unpaid taxes for all local water districts; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill simplifying estate tax rates; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill expanding the functions of Negosyo Centers; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for regulation and supervision of payment systems; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill providing a socialized microfinancing program for micro enterprises; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing free tuition and other school fees in state universities and state-run vocational
  • institutions, and strengthening financial assistance to tertiary students; House and Senate ratified CC report

  • • Author of bill providing free irrigation services to farmers; approved on third reading

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22. Mario Vittorio Marino (Batangas)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill improving DNA facilities in the country; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill extending the validity of Philippine passports; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of bill creating a criminal justice reform commission, charged with investigation and prevention of wrongful convictions; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill simplifying estate tax rates; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill providing funding for street lights, traffic devices, and road and safety devices installed in national roads; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing truck lanes in all major thoroughfares in Metro Manila and highly urbanized cities; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing free tuition and other school fees in state universities and state-run vocational
  • institutions, and strengthening financial assistance to tertiary students; House and Senate ratified CC report

  • • Author of bill providing free irrigation services to farmers; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill establishing the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development trust fund; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing further universal health care for all Filipinos; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the Balik Scientist Program; pending with committee

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23. Romero Federico Quimbo (Marikina)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill for income tax reform; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the 4Ps program
  • • Author of bill removing conditions for condoning unpaid taxes for all local water districts; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting fixed monthly honoraria to barangay health workers; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill allotting 10% budgetary allocation of barangays for senior citizen activities; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening government expropriation rights for socialized housing; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing salary increase for all public school teachers; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing a National Land Use and Management Policy; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing and strengthening public-private partnerships; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill promoting/advocating mental health, promulgating a national mental health policy towards the enhancement of integrated mental health services, the promotion and protection of persons utilizing mental health services and the establishment of a Philippine Mental Health Council; under study by technical working group
  • • Author of bill strengthening the office of the Solicitor General; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing social welfare attachés; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating the social housing development and finance corporation; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill prohibiting the dissemination of false information on the presence of bombs, explosives and other incendiary devices in high density or sensitive places; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the fiscal regime and revenue sharing arrangement for large-scale metallic mining; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing Magna Carta for Day Care workers; committee report approved
  • • Author of multiple bills converting roads into national roads; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill for income tax reform; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill granting amnesty in payment of estate tax; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; period of sponsorship
  • • Author of bill amending the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992; approved by the House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill establishing free basic medicine assistance program in all government health facilities; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing Magna Carta for the Poor; pending with committee

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24. Josephine Ramirez-Sato (Occidental Mindoro)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill ensuring the preservation and management of protected areas; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill designating casino operators as covered persons under the Anti-Money Laundering Act; House adopted Senate Bill as amendment
  • • Author of bill establishing the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development trust fund; pending with committee
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill, prohibiting discrimination based on ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, language, disability, HIV status, and other status; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing as watershed reservations certain parcels of land in Oriental and Occidental Mindoro; pending with committee
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill (sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression); period of sponsorship
  • • Author of bill providing further universal health care for all Filipinos; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing Magna Carta for the Poor; pending with committee

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25. Rene Relampagos (Bohol)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill concerning loan restructures for loans secured by farmers, fisher folk, and agrarian reform beneficiaries; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill strengthening the Commission on Human Rights; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill protecting the rights of internally displaced persons; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill to institute policies to prohibit commercial dealings in human organs, tissues and/or parts; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing for the establishment of an indigenous peoples training and learning center in the province of Bohol, as well as establishing livelihood opportunities, and education, literacy, and seminar programs for language and cultural preservation; pending with committee
  • • Author of Youth Empowerment Act of 2016; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating Crime Prevention Committee to ensure safety and security of academic communities; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill (sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression); period of sponsorship
  • • Author of bill amending the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992; approved by the House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill establishing free basic medicine assistance program in all government health facilities; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing Magna Carta for the Poor; pending with committee

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26. Vilma Santos-Recto (Batangas)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill strengthening compliance with occupational safety and health standards; House requested for conference committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing and strengthening public-private partnerships; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill for income tax reform; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill expanding the coverage and strengthening the powers of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC); pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing CCT program; under deliberation by Mother committee
  • • Author of bill condoning unpaid amortizations of lands awarded to Comprehensive Agrarian Reform beneficiaries; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill requiring internet service providers to deliver a minimum standard for internet connection speed; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill extending validity period of driver’s license; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of bill extending the validity of Philippine passports; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of bill creating the Philippine Medical Academy, establishing the Philippine Medical Scholarship Program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the Filipino Identification System; under study by the technical working group
  • • Author of bill granting mandatory PhilHealth coverage to all persons with disability (PWDs); under study by the technical working group
  • • Author of bill granting automatic PhilHealth coverage for all women about to give birth and their newborn children; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill prioritizing the agricultural sector in the grant of loans by the Land Bank of the Philippines; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing the National Mariculture Program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing incentives to barangay officials and employees; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating the Philippine Cancer Center; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill allocating seventy percent (70%) of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Charity fund for funding support for universal health care coverage and improving PhilHealth benefit packages; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill modernizing public health infrastructure, providing funds from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) income; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the grant of a teaching supplies allowance for public school teachers; referred to stakeholders
  • • Author of multiple bills amending the NIRC to exclude certain items from the computation of income tax; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill strengthening local government participation in national development by increasing the share of local government units in the national internal revenue taxes; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender (LGBT) Help and Protection Desks in all Philippine National Police stations nationwide; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill increasing maternity leave period, and the option to extend without additional pay; period of interpellation
  • • Author of bill extending the validity of Philippine passports; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill; period of sponsorship
  • • Author of free public wi-fi bill; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of bill providing free tuition and other school fees in state universities and state-run vocational institutions, and strengthening financial assistance to tertiary students; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of bill providing free irrigation services to farmers; approved on third reading
  • • Author of bill establishing the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development trust fund; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing further universal health care for all Filipinos; pending with committee

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27. Edgar Mary Sarmiento (Western Samar)  [expand title=”See bills”]

  • • Author of bill amending the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992; approved by the House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill designating the Philippine National Performing Arts companies; approved by committee
  • • Author of bill abolishing the Sangguniang Kabataan and creating the position of Youth Representatives in local legislative bodies; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill creating the Human Resource Management Office in the local government units; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill extending passport validity; House and Senate ratified CC report
  • • Author of anti-discrimination bill (SOGIE); period of sponsorship
  • • Author of bill establishing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender (LGBT) Help and Protection Desks in all Philippine National Police stations nationwide; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill instituting a National Land Use and Management Policy; approved by House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill amending the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992; approved by the House, transmitted to and received by Senate
  • • Author of bill providing further universal health care for all Filipinos; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill institutionalizing the Balik Scientist Program; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill establishing free basic medicine assistance program in all government health facilities; pending with committee
  • • Author of bill providing Magna Carta for the Poor

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As a bloc, they:
− Issued a statement supporting VP Robredo and vowing to block impeachment attempts against her. The same statement said the LP majority will not also support the Duterte impeachment.
− While the party rejected the reimposition of death penalty, it did not impose a party vote on the bill. Some of the LP members who stood their ground against the bill lost committee chairmanship, like Santos-Recto.
− LP members consistent with their opposition to bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Justice sub-committee to propose to retain the age of 15, but members caution about its provision.

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