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JOURNAL NO.

29 Monday to Wednesday December 5 to 7, 2011

CALL TO ORDER At 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2011, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. called the session to order. NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PRAYER Pursuant to Section 72, Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Members sang the National Anthem and thereafter, Representative Luzviminda C. Ilagan delivered the invocation. SUSPENSION OF SESSION

ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF ANTIPOLO, PROVINCE OF RIZAL, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR By Representative Acop TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE House Bill No. 5560, entitled:

On motion of Rep. Jorge Bolet Banal, the session was suspended at 4:04 p.m. RESUMPTION OF SESSION The session resumed at 4:11 p.m. with Deputy Speaker Pablo P. Garcia presiding. DEFERMENT OF THE ROLL CALL AND APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body deferred the calling of the Roll and the approval of the Journal of the previous session. REFERENCE OF BUSINESS On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body proceeded to the Reference of Business and the Chair directed the Secretary General to read on First Reading the titles of the following House Bills and Resolutions, including the Message from the President, Message from the Senate, and the Committee Reports, which were referred to the appropriate Committees hereunder indicated: BILLS ON FIRST READING House Bill No. 5559, entitled: AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES AND FIFTEEN (15)

AN ACT DECLARING MABINAY CAVES IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MABINAY, PROVINCE OF ORIENTAL NEGROS AS TOURIST DESTINATION, PROVIDING FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR By Representative Arnaiz TO THE COMMITTEE ON TOURISM House Bill No. 5561, entitled: AN ACT REORGANIZING THE MOVIE AND TELEVISION REVIEW AND CLASSIFICATION BOARD AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES By Representatives Casio, Mariano, Ilagan, Palatino, De Jesus and Tinio TO THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION House Bill No. 5562, entitled: AN ACT CREATING TWO ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF ARGAO, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BI-

2 LANG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR By Representative Garcia (P.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE House Bill No. 5563, entitled: AN ACT CREATING TWO ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF BARILI, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR By Representative Garcia (P.J.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE House Bill No. 5564, entitled: AN ACT CREATING TWO ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF TOLEDO, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR By Representative Garcia (P.J.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE House Bill No. 5565, entitled: AN ACT PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO FIRST TIME JOB SEEKERS BY WAIVING GOVERNMENT FEES AND CHARGES COLLECTED IN CONNECTION WITH REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT By Representative Magsaysay (E.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION House Bill No. 5566, entitled: AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT AND FIVE ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF MALABON, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR By Representative Lacson-Noel TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE RESOLUTIONS House Resolution No. 1941, entitled: A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (UP) PEP SQUAD FOR PERFORMING CREDITABLY IN THE 6TH CHEERLEADING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD IN HONG KONG ON NOVEMBER 26 TO 27, 2011, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES By Representative Apsay TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES House Resolution No. 1942, entitled: A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE OBJECTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SPECIAL TREATMENT BEING ACCORDED TO PAMPANGA REP. GLORIA MACAPAGALARROYO AND, IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, URGING HER IMMEDIATE DETENTION IN A GOVERNMENT JAIL JUST LIKE ANY OTHER PERSON ACCUSED OF A NON-BAILABLE OFFENSE By Representatives Casio, Colmenares, Mariano, Ilagan, Palatino, Tinio and De Jesus

TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 House Resolution No. 1943, entitled: RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING BENJIE T. PANTINO, BENJAMES T. GO AND JERWIN D. RENDON OF THE CATANDUANES STATE COLLEGES COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FOR RANKING 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE, RESPECTIVELY, IN THE NOVEMBER, 2011 CIVIL ENGINEERING LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS By Representative Sarmiento (C.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION House Resolution No. 1944, entitled: RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING NIRVANA JOSABEL G. ORTIZ OF THE CATANDUANES STATE COLLEGES OF HEALTH SCIENCES FOR RANKING 7TH IN THE NOVEMBER, 2011 MIDWIFERY LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS AND CONGRATULATING THE CATANDUANES STATE COLLEGES COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES FOR BEING THE SECOND TOP PERFORMING MIDWIFERY SCHOOL IN THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE NOVEMBER, 2011 MIDWIFERY LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS By Representative Sarmiento (C.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION House Resolution No. 1945, entitled: RESOLUTION URGING THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO GIVE THE HIGHEST PRIORITY TO AND ACT DECISIVELY ON THE PENDING CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS FILED AGAINST GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO AND HER FORMER OFFICIALS AND TO FILE THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES IN COURT By Representatives Colmenares, Casio, Mariano, Ilagan, Palatino, De Jesus and Tinio House Resolution No. 1946, entitled:

RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND OTHER APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES, TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE FLOODING OF TOYS, ACCESSORIES AND OTHER GOODS IN THE LOCAL MARKET WHICH ARE SAID TO HAVE HIGH LEAD AND CADMIUM CONTENT, WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF ISSUING PUBLIC HEALTH WARNINGS TO EDUCATE CONSUMERS ON ITS HARMFUL EFFECTS, ESPECIALLY ON CHILDREN By Representative Quisumbing TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES House Resolution No. 1947, entitled: A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TO ADOPT THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO BUDGET OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUs) CONTAINED IN JOINT CIRCULAR NO. 001-2011 ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (DILG) AND THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (NCIP) ENTITLED: 'GUIDELINES FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE MINIMUM THRESHOLD OF IP/ICC POPULATION IN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT (LGU) TO ALLOW MANDATORY REPRESENTATION IN THE LOCAL SANGGUNIANS By Representatives Catamco, Baguilat, GarciaAlbano, Singson (E.), Cua, Zamora-Apsay, Umali (R.), Vergara, Bag-ao, Madrona, Bello, Palmones, Socrates, Ting, BulutBegtang, Dalog, Mendoza (R.), Sacdalan, Acharon, Tomawis, Andaya, Bernos, Acop, Romarate, Lapus, Ilagan, Dimaporo (F.), Pangandaman (N.), Rodriguez (R.), Rodriguez (M.), Gullas, Salimbangon, Agyao, Palatino, Benitez, Dayanghirang, Pancho, Ocampos, Cari, Datumanong, Lagman, Pacquiao and Calimbas-Villarosa TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE

4 ADDITIONAL COAUTHORS With the permission of the Body, the following Members were made coauthors of the Bills and Resolutions hereunder indicated: Rep. Ma. Theresa B. Bonoan-David for House Bills No. 87, 265, 277, 459, 496, 1062, 1557 and 5279; Rep. Agapito H. Guanlao for House Bill No. 1012; Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez for House Bills No. 2182 and 5244; Reps. Gabriel L.R. Quisumbing and Emmeline Y. Aglipay for House Bill No. 2190; Rep. Maria Isabelle "Beng" G. Climaco for House Bills No. 3665 and 4902; Reps. Julieta R. Cortuna, Tomas R. Osmea and Sherwin N. Tugna for House Bill No. 4963; Rep. Francisco "Lalo" T. Matugas for House Bill No. 5035; Rep. Nancy A. Catamco for House Bill No. 5087; Reps. Jesus N. Sacdalan, Vicente F. Belmonte Jr., Victor J. Yu, Joaquin Carlos Rahman A. Nava, Elmer E. Panotes, Salvio B. Fortuno, Nur-Ana I. Sahidulla, Jerry P. Treas, Teddy A. Casio and Cesar V. Sarmiento for House Bill No. 5279; Rep. Mary Mitzi L. Cajayon for House Bill No. 2538 and House Resolution No. 1918; Rep. Salvador P. Cabaluna III for House Bill No. 172 and House Joint Resoltion No. 21; Rep. Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza for House Resolution No. 1230; Rep. Maximo B. Rodriguez Jr. for House Resolution No. 1516; Reps. Ferjenel G. Biron and Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano for House Resolution No. 1918; and Reps. Michael Angelo C. Rivera, Rodel M. Batocabe and Erico Basilio A. Fabian for House Joint Resolution No. 21.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT MALACAANG MANILA December 1, 2011 HON. FELICIANO R. BELMONTE, JR. Speaker House of Representatives Quezon City Dear Speaker Belmonte: Pursuant to the provisions of Article VI, Section 26 (2) of the 1987 Constitution, I hereby certify to the necessity of the immediate enactment of House Bill No. 4275, entitled: AN ACT FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LAW, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING ACT OF 2001', AS AMENDED, to address the urgent need to make the existing AntiMoney Laundering Law more compliant with international standards in order that the country will not be categorized as money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks to the international financial system. Best regards. Very truly yours, (SGD.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III cc: HON. JUAN PONCE ENRILE President, Philippine Senate Pasay City TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE Message dated November 29, 2011 informing the House of Representatives that the Senate on even date the approved Conference Committee Report on the disagreeing votes on House Bill No. 5023, entitled: AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DE-

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 CEMBER THIRTY-ONE, TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES COMMITTEE REPORTS Report by the Committee on Justice (Committee Report No. 1579), re H. No. 5277, entitled: AN ACT GRANTING PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP TO JESSIE JOSEPHINE C. LICHAUCO recommending its approval with amendments Sponsors: Representatives Tupas and Cojuangco (K.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES Report by the Committee on Justice (Committee Report No. 1580), re H. No. 1445, entitled: AN ACT GRANTING PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP TO BRUCE DONALD MC TAVISH recommending its approval with amendments Sponsors: Representatives Tupas and Lazatin TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES Report by the Committee on Legislative Franchises (Committee Report No. 1581), re H. No. 5574, entitled: AN ACT GRANTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC. A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT THE PHILIPPINES recommending its approval in substitution of House Bill No. 4366 Sponsors: Representatives Teodoro and Aggabao TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES Report by the Committee on Legislative Franchises (Committee Report No. 1582), re H. No. 5576, entitled:

AN ACT RENEWING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO QUEST BROADCASTING, INC. (FORMERLY SBS RADIO NETWORK, INC. A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES recommending its approval in substitution of House Bill No. 4028 Sponsors: Representatives Teodoro and Remulla TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES Report by the Committee on Legislative Franchises (Committee Report No. 1583), re H. No. 4379, entitled: AN ACT GRANTING THE RELIANCE BROADCASTING UNLIMITED INC. A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES recommending its approval without amendments Sponsors: Representatives Teodoro and Mandanas TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS RESOLUTIONS House Resolution No. 1953, entitled: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PROFOUND CONDOLENCE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE DEMISE OF MRS. LOLITA JAVIER COLMENARES, MOTHER OF THE HONORABLE NERI J. COLMENARES, REPRESENTATIVE OF BAYAN MUNA PARTY LIST By Representatives Belmonte (F.), Gonzales (N.), Lagman, Garin (J.), Garcia (A.) and Quisumbing TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

6 House Resolution No. 1959, entitled: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE PROFOUND CONDOLENCE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE DEMISE OF MRS. CRISTINA A. BURCE, MOTHER-IN-LAW OF THE HONORABLE EDCEL C. LAGMAN, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FIRST DISTRICT OF ALBAY By Representative Belmonte (F.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 communities. She thereafter thanked the Committee on Peoples Participation for adopting her resolution which was substituted by House Resolution No. 1774, as well as the House leadership for taking cognizance of such an important initiative. REFERRAL OF REP. CAJAYONS SPEECH On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep. Cajayon to the Committee on Rules. On motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Rep. Isidro T. Ungab from the Third District of Davao City for his privilege speech. PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. UNGAB

On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body approved Journal No. 28, dated November 29, 2011. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS At this point, Rep. Banal acknowledged the presence of volunteer groups led by Dr. Jacqueline Badcock, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, who were in the Session Hall in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. THE PRIVILEGE HOUR It being a Monday, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Chair declared a Privilege Hour. On further motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Rep. Mary Mitzi L. Cajayon of the Second District of Caloocan City to deliver her privilege speech. PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. CAJAYON Rep. Cajayon rose on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day and the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. She stressed that volunteerism has been an enormous renewable source for social, economic and environmental problem-solving throughout the world, and cited as examples the volunteer work seen in the wake of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and in the Philippines Gawad Kalinga mass housing projects. She informed the Body that in support for the 10 anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers, she filed House Resolution No. 686 with the intention that more people would be encouraged to support the cause of volunteerism in their respective
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Rep. Ungab took the floor to give tribute to the inspiring living heroes of the country and the Filipino peoplethe Filipino volunteers. He then described volunteerism as the purest form of service and bayanihan as an apt name for Filipino volunteerism. He expressed belief that the government has to unleash the unlimited potentials of volunteerism because it needs the contribution and help of millions of Filipinos to overcome the development challenges being faced by the country. REFERRAL OF REP. UNGABS SPEECH On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep. Ungab to the Committee on Rules. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS Rep. Banal acknowledged the presence in the Session Hall of guests of Reps. Jose Carlos L. Cari and Leopoldo N. Bataoil. PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. CRUZ-GONZALES Recognized by the Chair, Rep. Cinchona C. Cruz-Gonzales from Party-List CIBAC thanked the Filipino volunteers for their enthusiastic dedication and unyielding energy in serving and helping the nation soar to greater heights. She thereafter disclosed that the Committee on Peoples Participation and certain Members of the House have already provided the necessary legal structure to foster volunteerism, citing for instance the related resolutions of Reps. Cajayon and Ungab and the bills on volunteerism filed by Speaker Belmonte himself as well as by Rep. Loreto Leo Leo S. Ocampos. She then enjoined everybody to be part of citizen-based volunteer activities; and to continue to promote bayanihan and ac-

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 tivities enhancing solidarity in the community and creating socially responsible citizens who will care beyond self and help others, and foster respect for other people. REFERRAL OF REP. CRUZ-GONZALES SPEECH On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep. CruzGonzales to the Committee on Rules. PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. OLIVAREZ Upon recognition by the Chair, Rep. Edwin L. Olivarez from the First Disctrict of Paraaque City, speaking in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers which was paralleled to the declaration of the United Nations (UN) Volunteers Programme, highlighted the contributions of the Philippines as a devout member of the UN Volunteers and as one of the largest suppliers of volunteers in the world. He maintained that volunteerism in the country is very much evident in the field of housing wherein volunteers provide their personal time, energy and financial support to improve the need for shelter of the marginalized sectors. He then explained that society benefits greatly from volunteerism and that this exemplary Filipino trait should be further encouraged and inculcated in the people as a contribution to human development and as a tool of national development. REFERRAL OF REP. OLIVAREZ SPEECH On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep. Olivarez to the Committee on Rules. On subsequent motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Rep. Cresente C. Paez of Party-List Coop-Natcco for his privilege speech. PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. PAEZ Rep. Paez claimed that the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteerism provided him and the Committee on Peoples Participation with a momentous opportunity to express their gratitude to the significant role of Filipino volunteers in nationbuilding and development and solidarity to the international volunteerism movement. He also delved into the history of voluntarism in the Philippines and extolled the efforts of the following Filipinos and Filipino organizations who had contributed and shared their unique talents, efforts and resources to the soci-

7 ety: Efren Peaflorida Jr., for his help in the education of underprivileged children; the Gawad Kalinga Foundation Inc., for its pioneering efforts in providing low-cost housing projects to the poor; and the cooperatives sector, particularly those involved in providing for the basic necessities of the people, rescue and relief programs to victims of calamities, peace-building initiatives and environmental protection. Rep. Paez also discussed the recent initiatives of the Committee on Peoples Participation in institutionalizing and extolling volunteerism efforts in the country, particularly the adoption of pertinent House measures. In closing, he emphasized the importance of volunteerism as one of the most effective mechanisms for peoples participation and for achieving the common good. REFERRAL OF REP. PAEZ SPEECH On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep. Paez to the Committee on Rules. Whereupon, on motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Rep. Emmi A. De Jesus of the Party-List Gabriela for her privilege speech. PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. DE JESUS Rep. De Jesus speech which she delivered in Filipino focused on the forthcoming celebration of the International Human Rights Day and dwelt on several occasions, namely: the November 25th celebration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; the November 29th Women Human Rights Defenders Day and the anniversary of the First International Consultation of Women Human Rights Defenders; and the December 4th Manila Declaration of the 4th Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum. She claimed that these occasions underscore the importance of upholding and defending human rights in the country and the important contributions of women human rights defenders and their role in the elimination of human rights abuses. Thereafter, Rep. De Jesus enumerated the names of women human rights defenders who had become victims of human rights abuses and mentioned cases of extrajudicial killings during the past and the present administrations. In recognizing the role of women human rights defenders, she said that she had filed House Bills No. 5379 and 5580 which aimed to punish those who will violate the 1998 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Defenders and to celebrate November 29 of every year as Women Human Rights Defenders Day, respectively.

8 REFFERRAL OF REP. DE JESUS SPEECH On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep. De Jesus to the Committee on Rules. SUSPENSION OF THE PRIVILEGE HOUR Likewise, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body suspended the Privilege Hour. ROLL CALL Subsequently, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Chair directed the Secretary General to call the Roll and the following Members responded to the Call: Abad Abaya Abayon Acharon Acop Aggabao Aglipay Agyao Albano Alcala Alcover Almonte Alvarez (A.) Amatong Andaya Angara Apacible Apostol Aquino Arago Arenas Arnaiz Arquiza Arroyo (D.) Asilo Aumentado Bag-ao Bagasina Bagatsing Balindong Banal Barzaga Bataoil Batocabe Belmonte (F.) Belmonte (V.) Bernos Biazon Binay

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 Biron Bonoan-David Briones Bulut-Begtang Cabaluna Cabilao Yambao Cagas Cajayon Calimbas-Villarosa Calixto-Rubiano Cari Casio Castelo Castro Catamco Cerafica Cerilles Chipeco Climaco Co Cojuangco (K.) Cojuangco (E.) Colmenares Cortuna Cosalan Cruz-Gonzales Cua Datumanong Daza De Jesus De Venecia Defensor Del Mar Del Rosario (A. A.) Del Rosario (A. G.) Dimaporo (F.) Dimaporo (I.) Dy Ejercito Emano Enverga Eriguel Escudero Espina Estrella Evardone Fabian Farias Fernandez Ferrer (A.) Ferrer (J.) Ferriol Flores Fortuno Fuentebella Fuentes

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 Garay Garbin Garcia (A.) Garcia (P.) Garcia-Albano Garin (J.) Garin (S.) Go (A.C.) Go (A.) Golez (A.) Golez (R.) Gonzales (A.) Gonzales (N.) Gonzalez Guanlao Gullas Gunigundo Haresco Herrera-Dy Ilagan Jaafar Jalosjos (C.) Jalosjos (R.) Jalosjos (S.) Kho (D.) Lacson-Noel Lagdameo (A.) Lagdameo (M.) Lagman Lapus Lazatin Lico Loong Lopez (C.J.) Loyola Macapagal-Arroyo (J.) Madrona Magsaysay (M.) Mandanas Marcoleta Marcos Mariano Mendoza (M.) Mercado (H.) Miraflores Montejo Nava Noel Nograles Obillo Ocampo Ocampos Olivarez Ong Ortega (F.) Ortega (V.) Osmea Padilla Paez Palatino Palmones Pancho Pangandaman (M.) Pangandaman (N.) Paras Payuyo Piamonte Ping-ay Primicias-Agabas Puno Quimbo Quisumbing Ramos Relampagos Remulla Rivera Robes Rodriguez (M.) Rodriguez (R.) Roman Romualdez Romualdo Romulo Sacdalan Sahidulla Sakaluran Salimbangon Sambar San Luis Sarmiento (C.) Sarmiento (M.) Sema Singson (R.L.) Socrates Suarez Sy-Alvarado Tan Teodoro Teves Tiangco Tieng Ting Tinga Tinio Tomawis Treas Tugna Tupas Umali (C.) Unabia Ungab Unico

10 Vargas-Alfonso Velarde Velasco Vergara Villafuerte Villar Villarica Yu Zamora-Apsay With 216 Members present, the Chair declared the presence of a quorum. (See Appendix 1) RESUMPTION OF THE PRIVILEGE HOUR On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body resumed the Privilege Hour, PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. TUGNA On motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Rep. Sherwin N. Tugna from Party-List CIBAC who initially pointed out that the nation did not lack laws, jurisprudence, and institutions to address graft and corruption. He then opined that improving the basic needs of government employees and strengthening institutions that provide social security, would reduce the latter. He explained that if inadequate salaries were raised and the delivery of medical, educational, insurance, housing and retirement benefits by state insurance agencies were enhanced, government workers would be less tempted to engage in anomalous activity. He stressed the need for a comprehensive and integrated national plan and relayed his Party-Lists commitment in this regard. REFERRAL OF REP. TUGNAS SPEECH On motion of Rep. Magtanggol T. Gunigundo I, there being no objection, the Body referred Rep. Tugnas speech to the appropriate Committee. SUSPENSION OF THE PRIVILEGE HOUR On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no objection, the Body suspended the Privilege Hour. SUSPENSION OF SESSION The Chair declared a recess at 5:33 p.m. upon Rep. Gunigundos motion. RESUMPTION OF SESSION At 5:34 p.m., the session resumed.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 APPROVAL ON THIRD READING OF CERTAIN HOUSE BILLS On successive motions of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no objection, the Body then proceeded to the approval on Third Reading of the following House Bills, printed copies of which were distributed to the Members on the specified dates hereunder indicated, pursuant to Section 58, Rule X of the Rules of the House: November 14, 2011 1. House Bill No. 4667, entitled: AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; November 23, 2011 2. House Bill No. 4275, entitled: AN ACT FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE ANTIMONEY LAUNDERING LAW, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING ACT OF 2001, AS AMENDED; and 3. House Bill No. 5360, entitled: AN ACT ALLOWING FOREIGN EQUITY IN RURAL BANKS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7353, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE RURAL BANKS ACT OF 1992. RESULT OF THE VOTING The result of the voting was as follows: Abad Abaya Abayon Acharon Acop Aggabao Aglipay Agyao Albano Alcala Alcover Almonte Alvarez (A.) Amatong Andaya Angara

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 Apacible Apostol Aquino Arago Arenas Arnaiz Arquiza Arroyo (D.) Asilo Aumentado Bag-ao Bagasina Bagatsing Balindong Banal Barzaga Bataoil Batocabe Belmonte (F.) Belmonte (V.) Bernos Biazon Binay Biron Bonoan-David Briones Bulut-Begtang Cabaluna Cabilao Yambao Cagas Cajayon Calimbas-Villarosa Calixto-Rubiano Cari Casio Castelo Castro Catamco Cerafica Cerilles Chipeco Climaco Co Cojuangco (K.) Cojuangco (E.) Colmenares Cortuna Cosalan Cruz-Gonzales Cua Datumanong Daza De Jesus De Venecia Defensor Del Mar Del Rosario (A. A.) Del Rosario (A. G.) Dimaporo (F.) Dimaporo (I.) Dy Ejercito Emano Enverga Eriguel Escudero Espina Estrella Evardone Fabian Farias Fernandez Ferrer (A.) Ferrer (J.) Ferriol Flores Fortuno Fuentebella Fuentes Garay Garbin Garcia (A.) Garcia (P.) Garcia-Albano Garin (J.) Garin (S.) Go (A.C.) Go (A.) Golez (A.) Golez (R.) Gonzales (A.) Gonzales (N.) Gonzalez Guanlao Gullas Gunigundo Haresco Herrera-Dy Ilagan Jaafar Jalosjos (C.) Jalosjos (R.) Jalosjos (S.) Kho (D.) Lacson-Noel Lagdameo (A.) Lagdameo (M.) Lagman Lapus Lazatin Lico Loong

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12 Lopez (C.J.) Loyola Macapagal-Arroyo (J.) Madrona Magsaysay (M.) Mandanas Marcoleta Marcos Mariano Mendoza (M.) Mercado (H.) Miraflores Montejo Nava Noel Nograles Obillo Ocampo Ocampos Olivarez Ong Ortega (F.) Ortega (V.) Osmea Padilla Paez Palatino Palmones Pancho Pangandaman (M.) Pangandaman (N.) Paras Payuyo Piamonte Ping-ay Primicias-Agabas Puno Quimbo Quisumbing Ramos Relampagos Remulla Rivera Robes Rodriguez (M.) Rodriguez (R.) Roman Romualdez Romualdo Romulo Sacdalan Sahidulla Sakaluran Salimbangon Sambar San Luis

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 Sarmiento (C.) Sarmiento (M.) Sema Singson (R.L.) Socrates Suarez Sy-Alvarado Tan Teodoro Teves Tiangco Tieng Ting Tinga Tinio Tomawis Treas Tugna Tupas Umali (C.) Unabia Ungab Unico Vargas-Alfonso Velarde Velasco Vergara Villafuerte Villar Villarica Yu Zamora-Apsay With 216 affirmative votes, no negative vote and no abstention, the Body approved the aforesaid Bills on Third Reading. TRANSMITTAL TO THE SENATE OF ALL BILLS APPROVED ON THIRD READING On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no objection, the Body approved the immediate transmittal to the Senate of all bills approved on Third Reading. APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF CERTAIN HOUSE BILLS On successive motions of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no objection, the Body considered the following House Bills under the Business for the Day, as contained in various Committee Reports submitted by the Committees concerned; dispensed with the reading of the texts thereof without prejudice to their insertion into the Record of the House; adopted the

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 Explanatory Notes thereof as the sponsorship remarks on the measures; terminated the period of sponsorship and debate thereon; terminated the period of amendments thereon in the absence of Committee and individual amendments; and approved the same on Second Reading: 1. House Bill No. 5395, as contained in Committee Report No. 1481 and submitted by the Committee on Justice, institutionalizing recognizance as a mode of granting the release of an indigent person in custody as an accused in a criminal case; 2. House Bill No. 5446, as contained in Committee Report No. 1498 and submitted by the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, strengthening the Balanced Housing Development Program, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7279 which provides for a comprehensive and continuing urban development and housing program; 3. House Bill No. 5485, as contained in Committee Report No. 1511 and submitted by the Committee on Natural Resources, Special Committee on Reforestation, Committees on Appropriations and Ways and Means, providing for the protection, rehabilitation and sustainable management of forest ecosystem; MOTION OF REP. APOSTOL At this point, Rep. Sergio F. Apostol stated that the voting on House Bill No. 5485 was not clear, and thereafter moved for a division of the House. SUSPENSION OF SESSION The session was suspended at 5:50 p.m., on motion of Rep. Gunigundo. RESUMPTION OF SESSION The session resumed at 5:51 p.m. WITHDRAWAL OF REP. APOSTOLS MOTION Upon resumption of session, Rep. Apostol withdrew his motion for a division of the House in view of Rep. Rafael V. Marianos intent to deliver a speech. The Chair noted said withdrawal of motion. APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF CERTAIN BILLS (Continuation)

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4. House Bill No. 5471, as contained in Committee Report No. 1503 and submitted by the Committee on Heath, strengthening the regulation of health facilities and services in the Philippines, repealing for the purpose Republic Act No. 4226, otherwise known as the Hospital Licensure Act; 5. House Bill No. 2951, as contained in Committee Report No. 1483 and submitted by the Committee on Revision of Laws, amending Act No. 3326, establishing periods of prescription for violations penalized by special acts and municipal ordinances, and providing when prescription shall begin to run; 6. House Bill No. 1215, as contained in Committee Report No. 1484 and submitted by the Committee on Revision of Laws, amending Section 2 of Republic Act No. 4103, as amended, otherwise known as the Indeterminate Sentence Law; House Bill No.1219, as contained in Committee Report No. 1485 and submitted by the Committee on Revision of Laws, amending Article 98 of Act No. 3815, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code;

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8. House Bill No. 5490, as contained in Committee Report No. 1512 and submitted by the Committee on Agriculture and Food, providing stiffer penalties for acts in violation of the Meat Inspection System; 9. House Bill No. 5492, as contained in Committee Report No. 1514 and submitted by the Committee on Legislative Franchises, granting TV Maria Foundation Philippines, Incorporated a franchise to construct, install, establish, operate and maintain television broadcasting stations in the Philippines; 10. House Bill No. 5496, as contained in Committee Report No. 1515 and submitted by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture, requiring all elementary and secondary schools to adopt policies to prevent and address the acts of bullying in their institutions; and

14 11. House Bill No. 5509, as contained in Committee Report No. 1522 and submitted by the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, mandating the use of highly accessible polling places for persons with disabilities, senior citizens and expectant mothers. ADDITIONAL CONFEREES TO THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 4807 AND SENATE BILL NO. 2814 On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no objection, the Body designated the following Members as additional conferees to the Conference Committee to reconcile the disagreeing provisions of House Bill No. 4807 and Senate Bill No. 2814, or the proposed Anti-Discrimination Act: Reps. Juan Edgardo M. Angara and Kaka J. Bag-ao. CHANGE OF REFERRAL OF HOUSE BILL NO. 4780 On motion of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no objection, the Body changed the referral of House Bill No. 4780 from the Committee on Population and Family Relations to the Committee on Health. ADOPTION OF CERTAIN HOUSE RESOLUTIONS On successive motions of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no objection, the Body considered the following Resolutions; dispensed with the reading of the texts thereof without prejudice to their insertions into the Record of the House; and unanimously adopted the same: 1. House Resolution No. 1953, in consolidation with House Resolution No. 1940, expressing the profound condolence of the House of

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 Representatives on the demise of Mrs. Lolita Javier Colmenares, mother of the Honorable Neri J. Colmenares, Representative of Bayan Muna Party-List; and 2. House Resolution No. 1959, expressing the profound condolence of the House of Representatives on the demise of Mrs. Cristina A. Burce, mother-in-law of the Honorable Edcel C. Lagman, Representative of the First District of Albay. MOTION OF REP. GUNIGUNDO Rep. Gunigundo then moved to suspend the session until four oclock in the afternoon of Tuesday, December 6, 2011. OBJECTION OF REP. MARIANO Rep. Mariano objected to Rep. Gunigundos motion to suspend the session.

SUSPENSION OF SESSION The Chair motu proprio suspended the session at 6:11 p.m. RESUMPTION OF SESSION The session resumed at 6:13 p.m. SUSPENSION OF SESSION On a previous motion of Rep. Gunigundo, there being no objection, the session was suspended until four oclock in the afternoon of Tuesday, December 6, 2011. It was 6:14 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2011.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 RESUMPTION OF SESSION At 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2011, the session resumed with Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. presiding. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS With the permission of the Chair, Representative Jorge Bolet Banal acknowledged the presence in the Session Hall of guests of Reps. Leopoldo N. Bataoil, Eufranio Franny C. Eriguel, M.D., Victor F. Ortega and Francisco Emmanuel R. Ortega III. RESUMPTION OF THE PRIVILEGE HOUR On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body resumed the Privilege Hour. SUSPENSION OF SESSION On motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair suspended the session at 4:01 p.m. RESUMPTION OF SESSION At 4:02 p.m., the session resumed. Upon resumption of session, on motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Rep. Bataoil from the Second District of Pangasinan for his privilege speech. PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF REP. BATAOIL Rep. Bataoils speech emphasized the need for governmental and nongovernmental intervention to address the continuing degradation of the countrys natural resources due to natural and man-made causes; the insufficient measures to address climate change; and the need for more improved sustainable development strategies. He cited, in particular, the need for immediate action on the adverse environmental degradation of the mountain ranges of his district due to typhoons, kaingin and illegal logging. (At this juncture, Speaker Belmonte relinquished the Chair to Deputy Speaker Raul A. Daza.) Rep. Bataoil informed the Body that in the presence in the Session Hall that day of barangay officials from the various municipalities of his congressional district, they were pledging their support and cooperation in the programs of the Administration to save the last remaining forests, mountains and rivers in their province. REFERRAL OF REP. BATAOILS SPEECH

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On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body referred the speech of Rep. Bataoil to the Committee on Rules. (Deputy Speaker Daza relinquished the Chair to Deputy Speaker Pablo P. Garcia.) QUERY OF REP. ROMUALDO Upon recognition by the Chair, Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo inquired whether the referral of the speech of Rep. Bataoil to the Committee on Rules included the shouts of hep-hep and hooray by the guests in the gallery. He maintained that being a deliberative body, the House is governed by its Rules which prohibit such shouting. He added that the Rules even direct the House Sergeant-at-Arms to arrest those guilty of violating decorum inside the Session Hall. The Chair noted the remarks of Rep. Romualdo. TERMINATION OF THE PRIVILEGE HOUR On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body terminated the Privilege Hour. ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body proceeded to the Additional Reference of Business. Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary General read on First Reading the titles of the Bills and Resolutions, including the Committee Reports which were referred to the appropriate Committees hereunder indicated: BILLS ON FIRST READING House Bill No. 5568, entitled: AN ACT UPGRADING THE MINIMUM SALARY GRADE OF GOVERNMENT DOCTORS FROM SALARY GRADE 16 TO 24 By Representative Casio TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

16 House Bill No. 5569, entitled: AN ACT RE-DEFINING DEPENDENTS AS PROVIDED FOR UNDER THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 2 (b) OF R.A. NO. 8291 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE ACT OF 1997 By Representative Villarica TO THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION House Bill No. 5570, entitled: AN ACT REMOVING THE PRESCRIPTIVE PERIOD OF FOUR (4) YEARS ON CLAIMS FILED BY MEMBERS OF THE GSIS OR ITS BENEFICIARIES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 28, R.A. NO. 8291, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE ACT OF 1997 By Representative Villarica TO THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATIZATION House Bill No. 5571, entitled: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE C-5 ROAD BEGINNING FROM BARANGAY CALERO TO KILOMETER 5 IN BARANGAY STA. ISABEL, CALAPAN CITY, PROVINCE OF ORIENTAL MINDORO INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR By Representative Valencia TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS House Bill No. 5572, entitled: AN ACT TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ADMISSION TO AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES By Representatives Tieng and Velarde

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 TO THE COMMITTEE ON HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION House Bill No. 5573, entitled: AN ACT DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER AS BUY PINOY, BUILD PINOY MONTH TO ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO PRIORITIZE THE PURCHASE AND UTILIZATION OF FILIPINO PRODUCTS, LABOR AND SERVICES By Representative Casio TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INDUSTRY House Bill No. 5575, entitled: AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A COUNTRYSIDE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM By Representative Sambar TO THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT House Bill No. 5577, entitled: AN ACT REGULATING THE ISSUANCE AND/OR THE LIFTING OF A HOLD DEPARTURE ORDER (HDO) AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE HDO LAW OF 2012 By Representatives Co, Batocabe, Garbin TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE House Bill No. 5578, entitled: AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 269 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION DECREE' By Representatives Abad, Fuentebella and Cojuangco (K.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 House Bill No. 5579, entitled: AN ACT PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE AND ALTERNATIVE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER MOBILITY OPTIONS TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY, INCREASE EFFICIENCY, REDUCE CONGESTION AND CONTRIBUTE TO POSITIVE HEALTH IMPACTS IN OUR SOCIETY By Representative Angara By Representative Castelo TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION RESOLUTIONS House Resolution No. 1948, entitled: A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY AND INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE DISPUTED TAXATION OF THE POVERTY ERADICATION AND ALLEVIATION CERTIFICATES ALSO KNOWN AS THE 'PEACE' BONDS WITH THE END IN VIEW OF DETERMINING WHO ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS CRISIS AND TO ENACT REMEDIAL LEGISLATION By Representative Aggabao TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES House Resolution No. 1949, entitled: A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE CLOSING DOWN OF OPERATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES DUE TO THE ALLEGED DISCRIMINATORY TAXATION IMPOSED ON THEM BY THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT By Representative Aggabao TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES House Resolution No. 1950, entitled: A RESOLUTION URGING HOUSE COMMITTEES ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES House Resolution No. 1951, entitled:

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RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING THE PHILIPPINE CONTINGENT TO THE 2011 SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES HELD IN JAKARTA AND PALEMBANG, INDONESIA ON NOVEMBER 11-22, 2011 FOR BRINGING HOME A TOTAL OF 36 GOLD, 56 SILVER AND 77 BRONZE MEDALS IN THE 11NATION SPORTS MEET By Representative Sambar TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES House Resolution No. 1952, entitled: RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY ON THE FURTHER RECLAMATION OF ABOUT 635.14 HECTARES BY ALL-TECH CONTRACTORS, INC., ALONG THE COASTAL AREAS OF THE CITIES OF PARAAQUE AND LAS PIAS, VIS-A-VIS ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, THE ONSLAUGHT OF FLOOD CONCERN, HYDROLOGICAL STUDY OF LARGE SCALE FLOODING, AND AGAINST THE SANCTUARY STATUS OF THE FREEDOM ISLAND PURSUANT TO PROCLAMATION NOS. 1412 AND 1412-A By Representative Olivarez TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES House Resolution No. 1954, entitled: A RESOLUTION URGING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO DECLARE RONNIE NATHANIELSZ AS 'PERSONA

18 NON GRATA' DUE TO HIS UNSAVORY AND DISRESPECTFUL UTTERANCES AGAINST REPRESENTATIVE EMMANUEL D. PACQUIAO By Representative Umali (R.) TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION House Resolution No. 1955, entitled: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE POSSIBLE UNETHICAL OR UNLAWFUL ACTS COMMITTED BY FORMER PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO'S LAWYERS AND URGING THE SUPREME COURT AND THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES TO LIKEWISE CONDUCT THEIR OWN INVESTIGATIONS ON THE MATTER By Representatives Casio, Colmenares, Mariano, Ilagan, Palatino, Tinio and De Jesus TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES ADDITIONAL COAUTHORS With the permission of the Body, the following Members were made coauthors of the Bills and Resolutions hereunder indicated: Rep. Augusto Boboy Syjuco, Ph.D. for House Bill No. 197; Rep. Leopoldo N. Bataoil for House Bill No. 3112; Reps. Sherwin N. Tugna and Julieta R. Cortuna for House Bill No. 3219; Rep. Emil L. Ong for House Bill No. 4704; Rep. Reynaldo V. Umali for House Bill No. 5184; Rep. Bernardo M. Vergara for House Bill No. 5246; Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo for House Bill No. 5336; Reps. Mohammed Hussein P. Pangandaman, Vicente F. Belmonte Jr. and Benhur L. Salimbangon for House Bill No. 5380;

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 Rep. Raymond V. Palatino for House Bill No. 4704 and House Resolutions No. 576, 942, 1187, 1188, 1223, 1402, 1438 and 1790; Rep. Antonio L. Tinio for House Bill No. 4704 and House Resolutions No. 576, 942, 1187, 1188, 1223, 1386, 1402, 1438, 1550, 1551 and 1790; and Rep. Herminia B. Roman for House Resolution No. 1230; Rep. Antonio T. Kho for House Resolution No. 1918. COMMITTEE REPORTS Report by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture (Committee Report No. 1584), re H. No. 5594, entitled: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE RETENTION AND UTILIZATION OF THE INCOME DERIVED BY THE NATIONAL MUSEUM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 26 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8492, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL MUSEUM ACT recommending its approval in substitution of House Bill No. 3030 Sponsors: Representatives Escudero and Biazon TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES Report by the Committee on Appropriations (Committee Report No. 1585), re H. J. R. No. 27, entitled: JOINT RESOLUTION INCREASING THE FY 2011 CORPORATE OPERATING BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL POWER CORPORATION FROM SEVEN BILLION FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE MILLION ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND PESOS (P7,575,184,000.00) TO THIRTEEN BILLION NINE HUNDRED SIXTY EIGHT MILLION SIX HUNDRED TWO THOUSAND PESOS (P13,968,602,000.00) recommending its approval in substitution of House Joint Resolution No. 21 Sponsors: Representatives Abaya, Belmonte (F.), Abad, Alvarez (A.), Enverga, Lagdameo,

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 Laete, Madrona, Payuyo, Relampagos, Sarmiento (M.), Socrates, Valencia, Velasco and Calimbas-Villarosa TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES RECONSIDERATION OF THE APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILL NO. 5446 On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body reconsidered the approval on Second Reading of House Bill No. 5446, entitled: AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE BALANCED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7279, ENTITLED: AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE AND CONTINUING URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING PROGRAM, ESTABLISH THE MECHANISM FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, in order to introduce perfecting amendments thereto. Thereafter, the Body proceeded to the period of Committee amendments. COMMITTEE AMENDMENT As proposed by Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body approved to insert the following item on page 2, after line 26 to read as follows: (E) INVESTMENT IN LONG-TERM RESETTLEMENT HOUSING BONDS; and to renumber the subsequent items accordingly. TERMINATION OF THE PERIOD OF AMENDMENTS There being no further Committee or individual amendments, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body terminated the period of amendments. APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILL NO. 5446, AS AMENDED On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body approved on Second Reading House Bill No. 5446, as amended. BUSINESS FOR THE DAY: COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1521 ON HOUSE BILL NO. 5507

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On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body considered on Second Reading House Bill No. 5507, as embodied in Committee Report No. 1521 and reported out by the Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation. Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary General read the title of the Bill, to wit: AN ACT GRANTING SECURITY OF TENURE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHOSE NATURE OF APPOINTMENT IS EITHER TEMPORARY OR CONTRACTUAL AND WHO HAVE RENDERED A TOTAL OF TEN (10) YEARS OF EFFICIENT SERVICE. As copies of the Bill had been distributed to the Members, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body dispensed with the reading of the text of the measure without prejudice to its insertion into the Record of the House. SPONSORSHIP REMARKS ON HOUSE BILL NO. 5507 On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body approved to consider the Explanatory Note of the measure as the sponsorship remarks on House Bill No. 5507. TERMINATION OF THE PERIOD OF SPONSORSHIP AND DEBATE There being no interpellations and speeches en contra, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body terminated the period of sponsorship and debate. PERIOD OF AMENDMENTS With the concurrence of the chairperson of the Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body adopted the provisions of Senate Bill No. 2875, entitled: AN ACT 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 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, as the amendment to House

20 Bill No. 5507, pursuant to Section 60, Rule X of the Rules of the House. TERMINATION OF THE PERIOD OF AMENDMENTS There being no other Committee and individual amendments, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body terminated the period of amendments. APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILL NO. 5507, AS AMENDED On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objecton, the Body approved on Second Reading House Bill No. 5507, as amended. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS At this point, Rep. Banal acknowledged the presence in the Session Hall of guests of Rep. Magtanggol T. Gunigundo I. SUSPENSION OF SESSION The Chair suspended the session at 4:21 p.m. upon motion of Rep. Banal. RESUMPTION OF SESSION The session resumed at 4:22 p.m. Upon resumption of session, on motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Rep. Rafael V. Mariano on a question of personal and collective privilege. QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE OF REP. MARIANO Speaking in Filipino in commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Day, Rep. Marianos speech delved on the injustice and human rights violations being suffered by the Filipino farmers under the previous and present administrations. He said that to date, nothing is being done with regard to cases of extrajudicial killings, harassment and illegal arrests particularly in remote areas of the country. He disclosed that the Committee on Human Rights has yet to act on the resolutions he had filed calling for congressional inquiries into several cases of human rights abuses involving the Filipino peasants. He added that the family of President Benigno S. Aquino III, who owns Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 Province, had been blocking the distribution thereof to farmer-beneficiaries instead of giving justice to those who had been killed for fighting for land reform. Thereupon, Rep. Mariano said that civil society and human rights advocates would soon hold a rally for freedom from impunity, justice, and a lasting peace that could only be attained by attacking the root causes of societys problems. REFERRAL OF REP. MARIANOS SPEECH On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body referred Rep. Marianos speech to the Committee on Rules. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS Rep. Banal acknowledged the presence in the Session Hall of guests of Rep. Florencio T. Flores Jr. and upon his motion, the Chair subsequently recognized Rep. Luzviminda C. Ilagan for a manifestation. MANIFESTATION OF REP. ILAGAN Rep. Ilagan expressed Gabriela Party-Lists opposition to a proposed fare hike that would effectively constitute a 45% increase if taken with a previously approved increase in less than two-years time. She said that it would further burden the public already suffering from very low wages and high utility service fees and commodity costs. She added that it was a shortsighted solution that would exacerbate the problem, even as she acknowledged the fact that jeepney drivers and operators were reeling from frequent increases in fuel products. She then asked the House to quickly pass bills repealing the Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act and reinstituting oil industry regulation. The Chair thereafter noted the manifestation of Rep. Ilagan. SUSPENSION OF SESSION On motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair declared a recess at 4:47 p.m. RESUMPTION OF SESSION The session resumed at 4:55 p.m. ADOPTION OF CERTAIN HOUSE RESOLUTIONS On successive motions of Rep. Roman T. Romulo, there being no objection, the Body considered the following House Resolutions, as contained in

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 Committee Reports hereunder indicated and reported out by the Committee on Rules; dispensed with the reading of the texts thereof without prejudice to their insertion into the Record of the House; and adopted the Resolutions: 1. House Resolution No. 1580, as contained in Committee Report No. 1571, congratulating and commending Nurse Junjun Medran and East Grinstead Town Councilor Danny Favor, both Filipinos, for their exemplary achievements in the United Kingdom and for being a source of pride for the Philippines; 2. House Resolution No. 1638 in consolidation with House Resolution No. 1681, as embodied in Committee Report No.1572, commending the Filipino students who gave an excellent performance by winning several medals in the recently concluded International Mathematics Competition held at Global Indian International School, Mei Chin Road, Singapore last July 29 to August 2, 2011; 3. House Resolution No. 1709, as contained in Committee Report No. 1573, commending the appointment of Police Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome as the new chief of the Philippine National Police; 4. House Resolution No. 1722, as embodied in Committee Report No. 1574, congratulating and commending Ms. Lea Salonga for being among this years Disney Legends Award honorees; 5. House Resolution No. 1747, as contained in Committee Report No. 1575, congratulating and commending the Filipino participants in the 2011 World Junior and Sub-Junior Power Lifting Championships held last August 30 to September 4, 2011 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada; 6. House Resolution No. 1768 in consolidation with House Resolution No. 1775, as contained in Committee Report No. 1576, congratulating the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) on the occasion of its 22nd international convention; 7. House Resolution No. 1781, as contained in Committee Report No. 1577, recognizing, commending and congratulating

21 the 2011 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines; and 8. House Resolution No. 1784, as contained in Committee Report No. 1578, commending Honorable Cresente C. Paez of the Coop-NATCCO Party List for receiving the 2011 Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU) recognition award, done in Selangor Darul Ehasan, Malaysia last September 20, 2011. OMNIBUS ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE REPORTS ON CERTAIN HOUSE RESOLUTIONS REQUESTING INQUIRIES IN AID OF LEGISLATION On an omnibus motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no objection, the Body adopted the following Committee Reports on certain House Resolutions, as reported out by the Committee on Rules, together with the amendments, if any, to be referred to the appropriate Committees indicated therein: 1. Committee Report No. 1534 on House Resolution No. 1467, directing the Committee on Labor and Employment to inquire on the noncompliance of airline companies to pay overtime compensation for Bureau of Customs employees at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport; 2. Committee Report No. 1535 on House Resolution No. 1469, directing the Committee on Energy to inquire on the status of the Malampaya Natural Gas Project in Palawan; 3. Committee Report No. 1536 on House Resolution No. 1473, directing the Committee on Transportation to inquire on the P1.06 billion worth of unutilized or underutilized port projects numbering about eighteen (18) ports constructed by the Philippine Ports Authority; 4. Committee Report No. 1537 on House Resolution No. 1474, directing the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs to inquire into the recent piracy incidents, especially into the death of Filipino seafarer Christopher Ceprado; 5. Committee Report No. 1538 on House Resolution No. 1475, directing the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms to investigate on former governor Zaldy Ampatuan's claim of involve-

22 ment in the 2004 and 2007 electoral fraud to ensure, among others, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's victory as president; 6. Committee Report No. 1539 on House Resolution No. 1476, directing the Committee on Public Works and Highways to inquire on the lack of maintenance for flood control projects in Pampanga which caused massive flooding resulting to loss of life and property; 7. Committee Report No. 1540 on House Resolution No. 1478, directing the Committee on Appropriations to inquire on the current allocation and utilization of so-called confidential and intelligence funds/expenses in all government agencies; 8. Committee Report No. 1541 on House Resolution No. 1481, directing the Committee on Agrarian Reform to investigate on the policy wisdom of the renewal of the contract between the Department of Justice through the Bureau of Corrections and the Tagum Development Corporation inasmuch as it deprives farmers and farm workers within Davao Penal Colony of their right to land; 9. Committee Report No. 1542 on House Resolution No. 1482, directing the Committee on Foreign Affairs to inquire on the unfair and inappropriate treatment that two Filipina tourists experienced at the hands of immigration officers at the Bali Airport in Indonesia; 10. Committee Report No. 1543 on House Resolution No. 1483, directing the Committee on Public Order and Safety to inquire on why the Philippines ranks 136th among 153 countries in the Global Peace Index; 11. Committee Report No. 1544 on House Resolution No. 1484, directing the Committee on Metro Manila Development to inquire on the need for standard operating procedures and decision rules to finally address persistent problem of colorum buses and other public utility vehicles in Metro Manila; 12. Committee Report No. 1545 on House Resolution No. 1487, directing the

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries to investigate the unfair claim settlement practices of some insurance companies; 13. Committee Report No. 1546 on House Resolution No. 1488, directing the Committee on Welfare of Children to investigate the cybersex dens exploiting children in Cordova, Cebu; 14. Committee Report No. 1547 on House Resolution No. 1492, directing the Committee on Energy to inquire on the poor power service being delivered by the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative (FICELCO) and its power providers which causes constant power interruption in Catanduanes; 15. Committee Report No. 1548 on House Resolution No. 1493, directing the Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization to inquire on the delays of the Philippine Postal Corporation in granting salary increases, allowances and benefits to its employees as well as its delay in remitting payment of mandatory dues and obligations to government financing institutions; 16. Committee Report No. 1549 on House Resolution No. 1494, directing the Committee on Basic Education and Culture to inquire on the prevalence of conceptual, graphical and practical errors in textbooks being used in private and public schools at the primary and secondary levels; 17. Committee Report No. 1550 on House Resolution No. 1495, directing the Committees on Government Enterprises and Privatization, and Transportation to inquire on the 33-year operate and manage agreement (OMA) between the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) over North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), revenue sharing relative to loan repayment to JICA, as well as its integrated plan over NLEX and SCTEX tollway operations and collection; 18. Committee Report No. 1551 on House Resolution No. 1496, directing the Committee on Health to inquire on the

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 Bureau of Food and Drugs performance in mitigating the health risks of Oral-B products with microbial contamination that proliferated in the market; 19. Committee Report No. 1552 on House Resolution No. 1499, directing the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs to inquire on the reported warning made by the European Union on the possible removal of Filipino seafarers from its white list; 20. Committee Report No. 1553 on House Resolution No. 1505, directing the Special Committee on Bases Conversion to investigate the joint venture between the National Police Commission and Bases Conversion Development Authority on one hand and a consortium led by Megaworld on the other; 21. Committee Report No. 1554 on House Resolution No. 1507, directing the Committee on Ecology to inquire on the environmental impact and probable violations of the construction of four landfills in Bulacan situated in San Jose del Monte City, and the Municipalities of Doa Remedios Trinidad (DRT), Obando and Norzagaray; 22. Committee Report No. 1555 on House Resolution No. 1508, directing the Committee on Cooperatives Development to investigate the alleged rampant practice by some rice dealers in using cooperatives as dummies in the importation of rice resulting to huge losses in government revenues; 23. Committee Report No. 1556 on House Resolution No. 1510, directing the Committee on Higher and Technical Education to investigate the decrease of overseas employment vis--vis competitiveness of Filipino college graduates in the global job market; 24. Committee Report No. 1557 on House Resolution No. 1511, directing the Committee on Economic Affairs to inquire on the implications of increasing income inequality in the Philippines; 25. Committee Report No. 1558 on House Resolution No. 1516, directing the Committee on Energy to investigate the

23 truthfulness of the statements of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) that the sale of the remaining major assets of the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) including the Unified Leyte Geothermal Power Plants, Casecnan Hydroelectric Power Plant and the Agus-Pulangi Hydroelectric Power Complex will redound to the utmost benefit of the government in particular and the rural energy consumers in general; 26. Committee Report No. 1559 on House Resolution No. 1517, directing the Committee on Human Rights to investigate the alleged indiscriminate firing of security guards from Security Ricor Agency hired by Carmel Development Inc. (CDI) at the residents holding a vigil at Pangarap Village in Caloocan City causing the death of two people; 27. Committee Report No. 1560 on House Resolution No. 1525, directing the Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation to inquire into the nonremittance of GSIS monthly contributions by several government agencies for their own employees; 28. Committee Report No. 1561 on House Resolution No. 1526, directing the Committee on Health to inquire into the elevation of malunggay as a scientifically-validated herbal medicinal plant and for its promotion and development by the Department of Health (DOH) as an alternative safe and effective medicine in our health care delivery system; 29. Committee Report No. 1562 on House Resolution No. 1527, directing the Committee on Higher and Technical Education to inquire on the standard operating procedures and existing guidelines in the issuance of instruction for the suspension of classes at the tertiary level in cases of typhoons, floods and other emergency situations; 30. Committee Report No. 1563 on House Resolution No. 1530, directing the Committee on Natural Resources to inquire on the status of rehabilitation of abandoned, inactive and closed mines in the Philippines;

24 31. Committee Report No. 1564 on House Resolution No. 1531, directing the Committees on Good Government and Public Accountability, and Games and Amusements to investigate the transaction anomalies involving the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO); 32. Committee Report No. 1565 on House Resolution No. 1532, directing the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability to investigate the anomalous acquisition by the Philippine National Police (PNP) of three (3) helicopter units from MAPTRA in 2009; 33. Committee Report No. 1566 on House Resolution No. 1533, directing the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms to investigate the allegations of massive poll fraud and sabotage in relation to the May 2004 and 2007 elections to favor and ensure the victory of certain candidates; 34. Committee Report No. 1567 on House Resolution No. 1615, in consolidation with House Resolution No. 1636, directing the Committee on Agrarian Reform to investigate the accomplishment and current portfolio of the Land Bank of the Philippines with the end in view of determining compliance to its mandate as provided under Republic Act No. 3844, as amended; 35. Committee Report No. 1568 on House Resolution No. 1672, directing the Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization to inquire into the proposed memorandum of agreement to be entered into between the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) thru the Maynilad Water Resources, and the residents of subdivisions of BF Resorts, BF Pilar, and BF Almanza, which would lead to exorbitant water rates; 36. Committee Report No. 1569 on House Resolution No. 1759, directing the Committee on Basic Education and Culture to investigate the alleged cheating in the conduct of the National Achievement Test (NAT) in public elementary and high schools in the Province of Iloilo; and

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37. Committee Report No. 1570 on House Resolution No. 1771, directing the Special Committee on Bases Conversion to investigate why the Camp John Hay Development Corporation, awardee of a lease contract to develop and manage Camp John Hay, is allowed to continue despite having repeatedly defaulted on its obligation to pay the government the agreed lease rental of the premises. OMNIBUS APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF CERTAIN HOUSE BILLS UNDER THE BUSINESS FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY On an omnibus motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body considered on Second Reading the following Bills calendared under the Business for Thursday and Friday, as contained in various Committee Reports and submitted by the Committees concerned; dispensed with the reading of the texts thereof without prejudice to their insertion into the Record of the House; adopted the Explanatory Notes thereof as the sponsorship remarks on the measures; terminated the period of sponsorship and debate thereon; approved the amendments as contained in the Committee Reports, if any; terminated the period of amendments thereon; and approved the same on Second Reading: 1. House Bill No. 5396, as contained in Committee Report No. 1482 and submitted by the Committee on Health, amending Republic Act No. 6876, entitled: An Act establishing a municipal hospital in Si-it, Tanudan, Kalinga-Apayao, to be known as the Tanudan Municipal Hospital; 2. House Bill No. 5409, as contained in Committee Report No. 1487 and submitted by the Committee on Natural Resources, reclassifying the 15.6587 hectares of land within Lot No. 734E of CAD 115, Bais Cadastre from timberland for fishpond development into alienable and disposable land for socialized housing project; 3. House Bill No. 5420, as contained in Committee Report No. 1490 and submitted by the Committee on Natural Resources, reinstating the original area of the historical Biak-na-Bato National Park (BNBNP) in San Miguel, Bulacan,

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 repealing for the purpose Presidential Proclamation Nos. 401 and 2204; 4. House Bill No. 5432, as contained in Committee Report No. 1495 and submitted by the Committees on Natural Resources, and Appropriations, establishing the Agoo-Damortis protected landscape and seascape in La Union as a protected area and providing for its management; 5. House Bill No. 5462, as contained in Committee Report No. 1501 and submitted by the Committees on Natural Resources, and Appropriations, establishing the Lidlidda-Banayoyo protected landscape located in the Province of Ilocos Sur as a protected area and providing for its management; 6. House Bill No. 5463, as contained in Committee Report No. 1502 and submitted by the Committees on Natural Resources, and Appropriations, establishing the area covered by the Northern Negros Forest Reserve situated in the Cities of Talisay, Silay, Victorias, Cadiz, Sagay and San Carlos and the Municipalities of E.B. Magalona, Murcia, Toboso, Calatrava and Don Salvador Benedicto, all in the Province of Negros Occidental as a protected area to be known as the Northern Negros Natural Park and providing for its management; 7. House Bill No. 5491, as contained in Committee Report No. 1513 and submitted by the Committee on Legislative Franchises, granting the Nueva Vizcaya State University a franchise to construct, install, establish, operate and maintain radio and television broadcasting stations in Region II; 8. House Bill No. 5498, as contained in Committee Report No. 1516 and submitted by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture, establishing a national high school in Dianawan, Maria Aurora, Aurora to be known as Dianawan National High School; 9. House Bill No. 5499, as contained in Committee Report No. 1517 and submitted by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture, establishing a national high school in Agawa, Besao, Mountain

25 Province to be known as Agawa National High School; 10. House Bill No. 5502, as contained in Committee Report No. 1518 and submitted by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture, establishing an annex of the Paradise Embac National High School in Sitio Tibungol, Pandaitan, Paquibato District, Davao City to be known as Lorenzo Latawan National High School; 11. House Bill No. 5503, as contained in Committee Report No. 1519 and submitted by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture, establishing a national high school in Barangay Jesus Dela Pea, City of Marikina, Metro Manila to be known as Jesus Dela Pea National High School; and 12. House Bill No. 5504, as contained in Committee Report No. 1520 and submitted by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture, establishing an annex of the Baungon National High School in Danatag, Baungon, Bukidnon to be known as Baungon National High School Danatag Annex. BUSINESS FOR THE DAY: COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1585 ON HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27 On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body considered on Second Reading House Joint Resolution No. 27, as embodied in Committee Report No. 1585 and reported out by the Committee on Appropriations. Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary General read the title of the Joint Resolution, to wit: JOINT RESOLUTION INCREASING THE FY 2011 CORPORATE OPERATING BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL POWER CORPORATION FROM SEVEN BILLION FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE MILLION ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND PESOS (P7,575,184,000.00) TO THIRTEEN BILLION NINE HUNDRED SIXTY EIGHT MILLION SIX HUNDRED TWO THOUSAND PESOS (P13,968,602,000.00). As copies of the Joint Resolution had been distributed to the Members, on motion of Rep. Banal,

26 there being no objection, the Body dispensed with the reading of the text of the measure without prejudice to its insertion into the Record of the House. MOTION OF REP. BANAL Thereupon, Rep. Banal moved for the adoption of the Explanatory Note as the sponsorship speech of House Joint Resolution No. 27. Before the Body could act on the motion, Rep. Apostol sought recognition from the Chair. QUERY OF REP. APOSTOL Upon recognition by the Chair, Rep. Apostol inquired as who the author of House Joint Resolution No. 27 is. SUSPENSION OF SESSION The session was suspended at 5:09 p.m. upon motion of Rep. Banal. RESUMPTION OF SESSION The session resumed at 5:12 p.m. Thereafter, on motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Reps. Joseph Emilio A. Abaya and Apostol to sponsor the measure and to interpellate thereon, respectively. INTERPELLATION OF REP. APOSTOL To the queries of Rep. Apostol, Rep. Abaya stated that the National Power Corporation (Napocor) continues to exist and that its mandate is merely confined to the operations of the small power utilities groups (SPUGs). TERMINATION OF THE PERIOD OF SPONSORSHIP AND DEBATE There being no other interpellations and speeches en contra, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body terminated the period of sponsorship and debate. TERMINATION OF THE PERIOD OF AMENDMENTS There being no Committee and individual amendments, on motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body terminated the period of amendments.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27 On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body approved on Second Reading House Joint Resolution No. 27. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS Thereupon, Rep. Banal acknowledged the presence in the Session Hall of guests of Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 664 ON HOUSE BILL NO. 4244 On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body resumed consideration on Second Reading of House Bill No. 4244, as embodied in Committee Report No. 664 and reported out by the Committee on Population and Family Relations. Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary General read the title of the Bill, to wit: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, AND POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Thereafter, on motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Reps. Rodante D. Marcoleta and Romualdo to sponsor the measure and to interpellate thereon, respectively. INTERPELLATION OF REP. ROMUALDO After correcting the impression of a newspaper columnist that the interpellators were delaying the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, Rep. Romualdo recalled that he and Rep. Marcoleta were discussing the target beneficiaries of the proposed measure when he last interpellated on the measure. He then continued with his interpellation and exchanged views with the Sponsor regarding certain provisions of the Bill, including among others, the access to family planning under Section 7, the concept of essential medicines under Sections 4 and 10, and the procurement and distribution of family planning supplies under Section 11 of the measure. To Rep. Marcoletas explanation that Republic Act No. 1729, regulating the sale and distribution of

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 contraceptive drugs and devices, had already been impliedly repealed by Presidential Decree No. 79 and that a copy thereof would be given to Rep. Romualdo, the latter asked that said statement be put on record because there is no such thing as implied, modified or repealed. Whereupon, Rep. Marcoleta noted that several issues were raised against the RH Bill but no issue was focused on the value of the life of every mother who dies everyday for lack of reproductive health care. He added that he could not answer speculative questions and that he thought that interpellation would be on the basis of enlightened questions. The Chair then requested Rep. Marcoleta to allow Rep. Romualdo to ask his question after having laid down his premises. He also requested both Members to speak one after the other. SUSPENSION OF SESSION On motion of Rep. Romulo, the Chair suspended the session at 5:47 p.m. RESUMPTION OF SESSION The session resumed at 5:50 p.m. INTERPELLATION OF REP. ROMUALDO (Continuation) Thereafter, Rep. Marcoleta disputed several of the contentions raised by Rep. Romualdo by arguing that the situation in the province of Camiguin cannot be a representative sample of what has been transpiring in the nations total population. Moreover, he pointed out that the arguments of Rep. Romualdo, in particular, that the Bill would entail costs while benefiting certain sectors at the same time, cannot be sufficient basis to defeat the intents and purposes of the measure. Reps. Romualdo and Marcoleta also discussed the intent of Section 12 of the Bill which sought to integrate responsible parenthood with policy implementation, with the former emphasizing that the Bill cannot address the problem of poverty in the country and that development programs should instead be refocused on the countryside to provide equal development. For his part, the Sponsor reiterated that the Bill answers the salient provisions of the Constitution with respect to the need of Filipino families to have the requisite knowledge and information on responsible parenthood, healthcare, family planning and the corresponding governmental support for the less privileged. Reps. Romualdo and Marcoleta further argued on

27 the merits and demerits of the RH Bill mainly with regard to population control and family planning. They also debated on the capacity of local government units (LGUs) to the RH Bill once it becomes a law, with Rep. Romualdo arguing that it was more important to provide fire trucks to the LGUs and Rep. Marcoleta explaining that an ambulance was a support service in the total reproductive health package and while the need for fire trucks was valid, the subject of the Bill was different and separate. QUESTION OF QUORUM OF REP. AQUINO Rep. Jose S. Aquino II, upon recognition by the Chair, pointed out that only 26 Members were present in the Session Hall. SUSPENSION OF SESSION The Chair motu proprio suspended the session at 6:47 p.m. RESUMPTION OF SESSION At 6:52 p.m., the session resumed. SUSPENSION OF CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILL NO. 4244 On motion of Rep. Lucy T. Gomez, there being no objection, the Body suspended consideration of House Bill No. 4244. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS Rep. Gomez acknowledged the presence in the Session Hall of guests of Reps. Irwin C. Tieng and Mariano Michael M. Velarde Jr. as well as guests from the Philippine Foundation for Cultural and Educational Development, Inc. ADOPTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1837 On successive motions of Rep. Gomez, there being no objection, the Body considered House Resolution No. 1837; dispensed with the reading of the text thereof without prejudice to its insertion into the Record of the House; and adopted said Resolution, entitled: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SOLIDARITY AND THE PROFOUND SYMPATHIES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS KING ABDULLAH BIN ABDEL AZIZ AL SAUD, THE ROYAL FAMILY AND THE PEOPLE OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

28 ON THE DEMISE OF THE CROWN PRINCE, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE SULTAN BIN ABDUL-AZIZ AL SAUD. SUSPENSION OF SESSION On motion of Rep. Gomez, there being no objection, the Chair suspended the session until four oclock in the afternoon of Wednesday, December 7, 2011. It was 6:55 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 RESUMPTION OF SESSION The session resumed at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2011 with Deputy Speaker Pablo P. Garcia presiding. ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS On motion of Representative Jorge "Bolet" Banal, there being no objection, the Body proceeded to the Additional Reference of Business. Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary General read on First Reading the titles of the following Bills and Resolutions, including the Message from the Senate and Committee Reports, which were referred to the appropriate Committees hereunder indicated: ADDITIONAL REFERENCE OF BUSINESS BILLS ON FIRST READING House Bill No. 5580, entitled: AN ACT MANDATING THE OBSERVANCE OF 29 NOVEMBER OF EVERY YEAR AS WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS DAY By Representatives Colmenares, Casio, Ilagan and De Jesus TO THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS House Bill No. 5581, entitled: AN ACT ADVANCING AND SUSTAINING SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, CREATING THE ASSET SCHOLARSHIP CENTER, PROVIDING FOR ITS FINANCING, AND MANDATING IT TO INSTITUTIONALIZE REFORMS IN THE PROCUREMENT AND FUND DISBURSEMENT SYSTEMS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES By Representative Abaya TO THE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY House Bill No. 5582, entitled:

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AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE CONVERGENCE STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT, PROVIDING THE IMPLEMENTING MECHANISMS THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES By Representatives Enverga, Teves, Matugas, Umali (R.), Herrera-Dy, Obillo, Co and Garbin TO THE COMMITTEE ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT House Bill No. 5583, entitled: AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF ORMOC, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (I) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980', AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR By Representative Gomez TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE RESOLUTIONS

House Resolution No. 1955, entitled: RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEES ON HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ALLEGED FAILURE OF R.A. 7279, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING ACT TO SAFEGUARD THE RIGHT TO SECURITY OF DWELLING OF THE RESIDENTS OF #77 SCOUT TUAZON IN QUEZON CITY By Representatives De Jesus, Ilagan, Casio, Palatino and Tinio TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

30 House Resolution No. 1956, entitled: RESOLUTION STRONGLY URGING PRESIDENT BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III TO GRANT GENERAL, UNCONDITIONAL AND OMNIBUS AMNESTY TO POLITICAL PRISONERS, DETAINEES AND DISSENTERS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF POLITICAL REPRESSION AND CHARGED OR CONVICTED OF POLITICAL AND/OR COMMON CRIMES ON ACTS IN FURTHERANCE OF THEIR POLITICAL BELIEFS By Representatives Casio, Colmenares, Mariano, Ilagan, De Jesus, Palatino, Tinio, Asilo, Teodoro, Castelo, Robes, Guanlao, Tugna, Gonzalez, Labadlabad, Jaafar, Balindong, Loong, Tomawis, Flores, Salimbangon, Benaldo, Catamco, Lopez (C.J.), Belmonte (V.), Baguilat, Ferriol, Amatong, Ong, Mendoza (J.), Dayanghirang, Pichay, Noel, Herrera-Dy, Dimaporo (F.), Teves, Yap (S.) and Ejercito TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE ADDITIONAL COAUTHORS With the permission of the Body, the following Members were made coauthors of the Bills hereunder indicated: Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo for House Bill No. 13; Rep. Maria Isabelle "Beng" G. Climaco for House Bills No. 385, 4288, 4459, 4463 and 5061; Rep. Salvador P. Cabaluna III for House Bill No. 2019; Reps. Francisco "Lalo" T. Matugas and Renato J. Unico Jr. for House Bill No. 4704; Rep. Anna York P. Bondoc for House Bill No. 4934; Rep. Rogelio J. Espina, M.D. for House Bill No. 5022; Rep. Mark Llandro L. Mendoza for House Bill No. 5036; Reps. Victor J. Yu, Winston "Winnie" Castelo and Jane T. Castro for House Bill No. 5244;

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 Rep. Bernardo M. Vergara for House Bills No. 5310 and 5343; Reps. Eulogio "Amang" R. Magsaysay and Catalina C. Bagasina for House Bill No. 5375; Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora-Apsay for House Bill No. 5410; and Rep. Maria Evita R. Arago for House Bill No. 5578. MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message dated November 28, 2011 informing the House of Representatives that the Senate on even date, acceded to the request of the House of Representatives for a conference and designated Senators Loren B. Legarda, Pia S. Cayetano, Gregorio B. Honasan II and Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III as conferees on the part of the Senate on the disagreeing provisions of Senate Bill No. 2814, entitled: AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION, PROFILING, VIOLENCE AND ALL FORMS OF INTOLERANCE AGAINST PERSONS BASED ON ETHNICITY, RACE, RELIGION OR BELIEF, SEX, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, LANGUAGE, DISABILITY, OR OTHER STATUS and House Bill No. 4807, entitled: AN ACT PROHIBITING RACIAL, ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES COMMITTEE REPORTS

Report by the Committee on Public Works and Highways (Committee Report No. 1586), re H. No. 5600, entitled: AN ACT TRANSFERRING THE LOCATION OF THE LA UNION SECOND DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE FROM NAGUILIAN, LA UNION TO AGOO, LA UNION AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBER 9033

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 recommending its approval in substitution of House Bill No. 4017 Sponsors: Representatives Cosalan and Eriguel TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES Report by the Committee on Appropriations (Committee Report No. 1587), re H. R. No. 591, entitled: RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE THE LONG OVERDUE BALANCE OF THE ALLOCATED BUDGET FOR THE LOCAL HOUSING PROGRAM AS MANDATED UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED 7835, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE COMPREHENSIVE AND INTEGRATED SHELTER FINANCING ACT OF 1994' WHICH STILL AMOUNTS TO P2.06 BILLION recommending its adoption 3. Sponsors: Representatives Abaya and Valencia TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES RECONSIDERATION OF THE APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILL NO. 5507 On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body reconsidered the approval on Second Reading of House Bill No. 5507, adopting as an amendment of the provisions of Senate Bill No. 2875, entitled: AN ACT 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 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. OMNIBUS APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF CERTAIN HOUSE BILLS UNDER THE BUSINESS FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY On an omnibus motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body considered on Second Reading the following Bills calendared under the 5.

31 Business for Thursday and Friday, as contained in various Committee Reports and submitted by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture; dispensed with the reading of the texts thereof without prejudice to their insertion into the Record of the House; adopted the Explanatory Notes thereof as the sponsorship remarks on the measures; terminated the period of sponsorship and debate thereon; approved the amendments as contained in the Committee Reports, if any; terminated the period of amendments thereon; and approved the same on Second Reading: 1. House Bill No. 2317, as contained in Committee Report No. 1523, establishing a national high school in Lapero, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte to be known as Lapero National High School; House Bill No. 2318, as contained in Committee Report No. 1524, establishing a national high school in Lipakan, Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte to be known as Lipakan National High School; House Bill No. 2746, as contained in Committee Report No. 1525, establishing a national high school in R. G. Macias, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte to be known as Doa Natividad L. Macias Memorial National High School; House Bill No. 5541, as contained in Committee Report No. 1526, establishing a national high school in Industrial Valley Complex, Marikina City, Metro Manila to be known as Industrial Valley Complex National High School; House Bill No. 3798, as contained in Committee Report No. 1527, establishing a national high school in San Antonio, Barcelona, Sorsogon to be known as San Antonio National High School; House Bill No. 3987, as contained in Committee Report No. 1528, establishing a national high school in Malimatoc I, Mabini, Batangas to be known as Apolinario Mabini National High School; and House Bill No. 4196, as contained in Committee Report No. 1529, establishing a national high school in Tacloban City, Leyte to be known as V & G. National High School.

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32 SUSPENSION OF SESSION The session was suspended at 4:05 p.m. upon motion of Rep. Banal. RESUMPTION OF SESSION The session resumed at 4:30 p.m. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS Rep. Banal acknowledged the presence in the Session Hall of guests of Reps. Hermilando I. Mandanas, Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza and Jesus N. Sacdalan, as well as students from the University of the Philippines Diliman-NCPAG. SUSPENSION OF SESSION On motion of Rep. Banal, the session was suspended at 4:31 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 request for the interpellator to avoid the laying down of lengthy predicates in framing his questions and to focus his questions on the provisions of the measure. Likewise, to save time, he requested Rep. Romualdo to avoid asking for his observations on the opinions and issues expressed by certain newspaper columnists. REMARKS OF REP. ROMUALDO Upon recognition by the Chair, Rep. Romualdo maintained that it is the duty of the Sponsor whether to answer his queries or not and not to impose upon the interpellator on what questions to ask. Moreover, inasmuch as he has undertaken his own research on the Bill, which included the various opinions of certain persons, he stated that he was compelled to cite these opinions in seeking clarification on the provisions of the measure. INTERPELLATION OF REP. ROMUALDO

RESUMPTION OF SESSION At 5:11 p.m., the session resumed with Deputy Speaker Maria Isabelle Beng G. Climaco presiding. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 664 ON HOUSE BILL NO. 4244 On motion of Rep. Banal, there being no objection, the Body resumed consideration on Second Reading of House Bill No. 4244, as embodied in Committee Report No. 664 and reported out by the Committee on Population and Family Relations. Upon direction of the Chair, the Secretary General read the title of the Bill, to wit: AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, AND POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. On motion of Rep. Banal, the Chair recognized Rep. Rodante D. Marcoleta to continue with the sponsorship of the measure and Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo for his interpellation. MANIFESTATION OF REP. MARCOLETA On the basis of previous interpellations of Rep. Romualdo, Rep. Marcoleta manifested his appeal and

Rep. Romualdo continued with his interpellation with a reiteration of his previous argument that House Bill No. 4244 contains several subject matters which are not relevant to the objectives of the measure. He re-emphasized that the issue of responsible parenthood embodied in the Bill is an issue that is continuously being addressed by Presidential Decree No. 603, otherwise known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code, and by the Constitution. Rep. Marcoleta however disagreed with this argument, explaining that the provisions of the Bill are interrelated to form an integrated concept of responsible parenthood and family planning. He however informed Rep. Romualdo that he is amenable to consider the latters proposed amendment on this particular issue during the period of amendments. Thereafter, Reps. Romualdo and Marcoleta continued to debate on the various ways to address the problem of poverty through the approval of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, with the former disagreeing with the latters insistent view that responsible parenthood actually implies population control. They also debated on 1) the use of government funds for the development of the rural areas and the entire marginalized sector rather than for the purchase of contraceptives and for the benefit merely of one sector such as the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs); 2) the link between population and economic growth; and 3) the meaning of the phrase legal aspects of reproductive health and the intent of a mandatory age-appropriate reproductive health and sexuality education as provided for under Section 16 of the instant Bill.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 To subsequent concerns, Rep. Marcoleta stressed that the measure aims to address social issues like the burgeoning population and the putting of families in order, and is therefore consistent with other social and economic initiatives of the government. He opined that Rep. Romualdo was already trying to propose amendments when the latter suggested that instead of training teachers, unemployed registered nurses be used to conduct information drives, and that pursuant to Section 16 of the measure, the modules should first be screened by parents and teachers with the participation of religious persons, and subject to the approval of the Departments of Health, and Education. He also refuted the allegation that the measure is a complete turnaround from the provision of the Constitution because there is nothing wrong with providing a comprehensive and permanent health system that would encompass everybody under a limited budget, and that it aims not to destroy but to preserve the quality of life. In addition, Reps. Marcoleta and Romualdo debated on the subjects of natural and artificial methods of family planning and of the beginning of human life and further discussed, among others, the observations of certain newspaper columnists regarding the abortifacient properties of the contraceptives and the research findings made by the International Agency for Research on Cancer showing that contraceptives have carcinogenic properties. Thereupon, Rep. Marcoleta averred that inasmuch as the measure proposes the use of medically safe and legally acceptable contraceptives, then there is no reason to interpellate and argue on the use of contraceptives that can cause abortion. He maintained that since it is also the contention of the antagonists that contraceptives have abortifacient properties, then they would have all the reasons in filing civil and criminal cases against the pharmaceutical companies manufacturing contraceptives. As a rejoinder, Rep. Romualdo stated that the purpose of bringing to the attention of the people the use of these contraceptives is to warn them of their potential adverse effects. SUSPENSION OF SESSION Whereupon, the Chair motu proprio suspended the session at 7:08 p.m. RESUMPTION OF SESSION At 7:17 p.m., the session resumed. SUSPENSION OF CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILL NO. 4244

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On motion of Rep. Roman T. Romulo, there being no objection, the Body suspended further consideration of House Bill No. 4244. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GUESTS With the permission of the Chair, Rep. Romulo acknowledged the presence in the Session Hall of guests of Rep. Hermilando I. Mandanas, Mariano Michael M. Velarde Jr. and Irwin C. Tieng. ADJOURNMENT OF SESSION On motion of Rep. Romulo, there being no objection, the Chair declared the session adjourned until four oclock in the afternoon of Monday, December 12, 2011. It was 7:18 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2011. ---------------------------------------------------------------I hereby certify to the correctness of the foregoing. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP Secretary General DOCUMENTS DISTRIBUTED Printed copies of the following measures were distributed to the Members on the date as specified hereunder: December 5, 2011 1. House Bill No. 3871, entitled:

AN ACT MANDATING THE REPRESENTATION OF COOPERATIVES IN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, AMENDING THEREFORE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3844, AS AMENDED; 2. House Bill No. 5461, entitled:

AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT

34 NO. 3844, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE AGRICULTURAL LAND REFORM CODE, AS AMENDED ; December 7, 2011
3. 9.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 House Bill 5475, entitled:

House Bill No. 4097, entitled:

AN ACT EXPANDING THE POSITIONS RESERVED FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7277, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'MAGNA CARTA FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY' ;
10. House Bill 5395, entitled:

AN ACT DECLARING OCTOBER 5 OF EVERY YEAR AS 'NATIONAL TEACHERS' DAY';


4.

House Bill 4936, entitled:

AN ACT DECRIMINALIZING VAGRANCY, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE ARTICLE 202 OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE;
5.

AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING RECOGNIZANCE AS A MODE OF GRANTING THE RELEASE OF AN INDIGENT PERSON IN CUSTODY AS AN ACCUSED IN A CRIMINAL CASE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES;
11. House Bill 5446, entitled:

House Bill 5068, entitled:

AN ACT DECLARING SEPTEMBER 3 OF EVERY YEAR AS A SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE DAY TO BE CALLED THE NATIONAL VICTORY AND LIBERATION DAY OF THE PHILIPPINES;
6.

House Bill 5421, entitled:

AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE BALANCED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7279, ENTITLED: 'AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE AND CONTINUING URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING PROGRAM, ESTABLISH THE MECHANISM FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES' ;
12. House Bill 5485, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN 'ADOPT-AWILDLIFE SPECIES PROGRAM', PROVIDING INCENTIVES THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES;
7.

House Bill 5431, entitled:

AN ACT GRANTING ADDITIONAL EXEMPTION TO AN INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 35(B) OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9504;
8.

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PROTECTION, REHABILITATION, AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FOREST ECOSYSTEM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES;
13. House Bill 5471, entitled:

House Bill 5445, entitled:

AN ACT PROHIBITING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS FROM REQUIRING THE PAYMENT OF MONEY UPON REGISTERED NURSES WHO WANT TO GAIN WORK EXPERIENCE AND PENALIZING ANY VIOLATION THEREOF;

AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE REGULATION OF HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4226, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'HOSPITAL LICENSURE ACT' AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES;
14. House Bill 2951, entitled:

AN ACT AMENDING ACT NO. 3326, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'AN ACT TO ESTA-

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 BLISH PERIODS OF PRESCRIPTION FOR VIOLATIONS PENALIZED BY SPECIAL ACTS AND MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES AND TO PROVIDE WHEN PRESCRIPTION SHALL BEGIN TO RUN ; 15. House Bill 1215, entitled: AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 2 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4103, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE INDETERMINATE SENTENCE LAW;
16. House Bill 1219, entitled: 21. House Bill 5396, entitled:

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AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6876, ENTITLED 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL IN BARANGAY SI-IT, MUNICIPALITY OF TANUDAN, PROVINCE OF KALINGAAPAYAO, TO BE KNOWN AS THE TANUDAN MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR' ;
22. House Bill 5409, entitled:

AN ACT AMENDING ARTICLE 98 OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE;
17. House Bill 5490, entitled:

AN ACT RECLASSIFYING THE 15.6587 HECTARES OF LAND WITHIN LOT NO. 734E OF CAD 115, BAIS CADASTRE FROM TIMBERLAND FOR FISHPOND DEVELOPMENT INTO ALIENABLE AND DISPOSABLE LAND FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING PROJECT;
23. House Bill 5420, entitled:

AN ACT PROVIDING STIFFER PENALTIES FOR ACTS IN VIOLATION OF THE MEAT INSPECTION SYSTEM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9296, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 'THE MEAT INSPECTION CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES' ;
18. House Bill 5492, entitled:

AN ACT REINSTATING THE ORIGINAL AREA OF THE HISTORICAL BIAK-NABATO NATIONAL PARK (BNBNP) IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN MIGUEL, PROVINCE OF BULACAN, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION NOS. 401 AND 2204, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES;
24. House Bill 5432, entitled:

AN ACT GRANTING TV MARIA FOUNDATION PHILIPPINES, INCORPORATED A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES;
19. House Bill 5496, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE AGOODAMORTIS PROTECTED LANDSCAPE AND SEASCAPE IN THE PROVINCE OF LA UNION AS A PROTECTED AREA, PROVIDING FOR ITS MANAGEMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES;
25. House Bill 5462, entitled:

AN ACT REQUIRING ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ADOPT POLICIES TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS THE ACTS OF BULLYING IN THEIR INSTITUTIONS;
20. House Bill 5509, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE LIDLIDDABANAYOYO PROTECTED LANDSCAPE LOCATED IN THE PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR AS A PROTECTED AREA, PROVIDING FOR ITS MANAGEMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES;
26. House Bill 5463, entitled:

AN ACT MANDATING THE USE OF HIGHLY ACCESSIBLE POLLING PLACES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, SENIOR CITIZENS AND EXPECTANT MOTHERS;

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE AREA COVERED BY THE NORTHERN NEGROS FOREST RESERVE SITUATED IN THE

36 CITIES OF TALISAY, SILAY, VICTORIAS, CADIZ, SAGAY AND SAN CARLOS AND THE MUNICIPALITIES OF E.B. MAGALONA, MURCIA, TOBOSO, CALATRAVA AND DON SALVADOR BENEDICTO, ALL IN THE PROVINCE OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, AS A PROTECTED AREA TO BE KNOWN AS THE NORTHERN NEGROS NATURAL PARK, PROVIDING FOR ITS MANAGEMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES;
27. House Bill 5491, entitled:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 JESUS DELA PEA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;
32. House Bill 5504, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ANNEX OF THE BAUNGON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY DANATAG, MUNICIPALITY OF BAUNGON, PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON TO BE KNOWN AS BAUNGON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DANATAG ANNEX AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;
33. House Bill 2317, entitled:

AN ACT GRANTING THE NUEVA VIZCAYA STATE UNIVERSITY A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING STATIONS IN REGION II;
28. House Bill 5498, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY DIANAWAN, MUNICIPALITY OF MARIA AURORA, PROVINCE OF AURORA TO BE KNOWN AS DIANAWAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;
29. House Bill 5499, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY LAPERO, MUNICIPALITY OF SINDANGAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE TO BE KNOWN AS LAPERO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;
34. House Bill 2318, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY AGAWA, MUNICIPALITY OF BESAO, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE TO BE KNOWN AS AGAWA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;
30. House Bill 5502,entitled:

AN ACT ESTABISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY LIPAKAN, MUNICIPALITY OF ROXAS, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE TO BE KNOWN AS LIPAKAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;
35. House Bill 2746, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ANNEX OF THE PARADISE EMBAC NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN SITIO TIBUNGOL, BARANGAY PANDAITAN, PAQUIBATO DISTRICT, CITY OF DAVAO TO BE KNOWN AS LORENZO LATAWAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;
31. House Bill 5503, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY R.G. MACIAS, MUNICIPALITY OF SINDANGAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE TO BE KNOWN AS DOA NATIVIDAD L. MACIAS MEMORIAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;
36. House Bill 5541, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY JESUS DELA PEA, CITY OF MARIKINA, METRO MANILA TO BE KNOWN AS

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY INDUSTRIAL VALLEY COMPLEX, CITY OF MARIKINA, METRO MANILA TO BE KNOWN AS INDUSTRIAL VALLEY COMPLEX NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011


37. House Bill 3798, entitled: 39. House Bill 4196, entitled:

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AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY SAN ANTONIO, MUNICIPALITY OF BARCELONA, PROVINCE OF SORSOGON TO BE KNOWN AS SAN ANTONIO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;
38. House Bill 3987, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN THE CITY OF TACLOBAN, PROVINCE OF LEYTE TO BE KNOWN AS V & G NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR; and
40. House Joint Resolution No. 27, entitled:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY MALIMATOC I, MUNICIPALITY OF MABINI, PROVINCE OF BATANGAS TO BE KNOWN AS APOLINARIO MABINI NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR;

JOINT RESOLUTION INCREASING THE FY 2011 CORPORATE OPERATING BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL POWER CORPORATION FROM SEVEN BILLION FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE MILLION ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR THOUSAND PESOS (P7,575,184,000.00) TO THIRTEEN BILLION NINE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT MILLION SIX HUNDRED TWO THOUSAND PESOS (P13,968,602,000.00)

Approved on December 12, 2011

(Appendix I) Congress of the Philippines House of Representatives Quezon City, Philippines RECORD OF ATTENDANCE Date: DECEMBER 5 TO 7, 2011

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