15th Congress

House Bills and House Resolutions Filed During the 15th Congress

HB00468 – The SK Reform and Empowerment Bill

To address the corruption, political disenfranchisement and patronage politics observed in most Sangguniaang Kabataan (SK), the HB 00468, known as “The Sangguiniang Kabataan Reform and Empowerment Act of 2010,” requires an overhaul of its set-up in order to retain the good spirt of providing an opportunity for youth to excersice their rights to participate in local governance. The act increases the system’s effeciency and effectivity through well-defined job descriptions and clearer protocols and includes a civil society arm that specializes on the development programs and activities called the “Katipunang Pangkaunlaran ng Kabataan” in every Katipunan ng Kabataan.

HB00469 Coco Levy as Public Funds Bill

To address one of the biggest controversies in the country’s history over the ownership of the coconut levy funds dating back to the Marcos Administration,  the HB 00469, known as the “Coco Levy Funds And Assets Are Public Funds Act” was filed in order to achieve a just resolution of expediting the utilization of these funds to serve the rightful interest of the small coconut farmers. The act pools all the coconut levy funds into the Coconut Industiry Rehabilitation and Development Fund (CIRDF) and creates a Presidential Coconut Industry Development Council, which consists of five small coconut farmers, to formunate and implement policies with regards to the administration and management of the funds together with the United Coconut and Planters Bank (UCPB) as the financing/investment arm of the industry and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) as the technical body of the development and rehabilition of the industry.

HB00470 – Board of Claims Bill

The HB 00470 pushes for a recognized human rights program in the Philippines through the promotion of a better compensatory system to the victims of unjust imprisonment or detention as well as of violent crimes. The act adds more circumstances for claims on compensation, amends the previous award ceiling for victims to be increased to a more reasonable amount and includes a time frame of six months after release or the damage and injury  at which the claim can be filed.

HB00471 – Human Rights Resource Centers Bill

The HB00471, known, as the “Human Rights Resource Center Act of 2007”  establishes Human Rights Resource Centers throughout the country to integrate the promotion and protection of human rights in the implementation of the criminal justice system. The functions of the said Resource Centers include providing information of human rights, monitoring the compliance of international treaty obligations and national legislation on human rights, coordinate with various agencies with the same cause as well as other local government units, recommend the enactment of necessary local legislation for human rights and participate in the development planning and budgeting process of the local government unit concerned.

HB00472 – Fresh Graduates Assistance Bill

To address the economic dificulties faced by a recent graduate to find a obtain a regular income for the first time, the HB00472, known as “Fresh Graduates Pre-employment Assistance Act of 2010,” manifests the State’s commitment to promote the interest of the youth by a reasonable waiver of the fees collected by the government for the various documents required by a fresh college graduate’s prospective employer. An inter-agency monitoring committee (IAMC) is created to monitor the compliance to this Act by the government acencies involved and may recommend to the proper authorities its noncompliance.

HB00478 – LUPA (Land Use) Bill

HB00479 – Ban Asbestos Bill

HB00480 – Agricultural Credit Bill

HB00481 – Ban Aerial Spray Bill

HB00482 – Rights of the Accused Bill

HB00513 – RH Bill

HB 04244RH Bill (consolidated version)

HB00514 – Bibong BHW Bill

HB00515 – Anti-Discrimination Bill

HB02100 – Gender Balance Bill

HB02101 – Generics Only Bill

HB02809 – Biofuels Reform Bill

HB03377 – NESCA Bill

HB03763 – Minerals Management Bill

HB03836 – EIA Bill

HB04268 – Healthy Options Bill

HB05312 – Amending AIDS Bill

AN ACT PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO FRESH GRADUATES BY WAIVING GOVERNMENT FEES AND CHARGES COLLECTED IN CONNECTION WITH REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT
Date Filed: 1-Jul-10HB00478
AN ACT INSTITUTING A ZONING AND LAND USE POLICY ACT, PROVIDING THE IMPLEMENTING MECHANISMS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Date Filed: 1-Jul-10HB00479
AN ACT BANNING THE IMPORTATION, MANUFACTURE, PROCESSING, USE, OR DISTRIBUTION IN COMMERCE OF ASBESTOS AND ASBESTOS-CONTAINING PRODUCTS
Date Filed: 1-Jul-10HB00480
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FARMERS BROADER ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL CREDIT AND PROVIDING MECHANISMS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Date Filed: 1-Jul-10HB00481
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE BAN OF AERIAL SPRAYING OF PESTICIDES AND OTHER HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Date Filed: 1-Jul-10HB00482
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED AND PERSONS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME, PROVIDING FOR CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES IN CASE OF VIOLATION THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Date Filed: 1-Jul-10HB00513
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A NATIONAL POLICY ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Date Filed: 1-Jul-10HB00514
AN ACT CREATING THE BARANGAY HEALTH WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Date Filed: 1-Jul-10HB00515
AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR
Date Filed: 1-Jul-10

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