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  • Vol. 1 Tuesday, August 25, 2015 No. 13

    Congressional Record 16th CONGRESS, THIRD REGULAR SESSION

    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    CALL TO ORDER

    At 4:00 p.m., Deputy Speaker Pangalian M. Balindong called the session to order.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). The session is called to order.

    NATIONAL ANTHEM

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Please rise for the singing of the Philippine National Anthem.

    Everybody rose to sing the Philippine National Anthem.

    PRAYER

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Please remain standing for a minute of silent prayer.

    Everybody remained standing for the silent prayer.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). The Dep. Majority Leader is recognized.

    REP. BONDOC. Mr. Speaker, I move that we defer the calling of the roll.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Is there any objection? (Silence) The Chair hears none; the motion is approved.

    REP. ATIENZA. Mr. Speaker.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). What is the pleasure of the Honorable Atienza?

    REP. ATIENZA. Again and again, we would like to object to deferring the calling of the roll. As stated by the Rules and by the Order of Business today, we should call the roll and recognize these Gentlemen now

    on the floor. What is wrong with that, Mr. Speaker? I do not see anything wrong with calling the roll. So, we object.

    SUSPENSION OF SESSION

    REP. BONDOC. Mr. Speaker, I ask for a few minutes suspension of the session.

    I so move, Mr. Speaker.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). The session is suspended.

    It was 4:02 p.m.

    RESUMPTION OF SESSION

    At 5:10 p.m., the session was resumed.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). The session is resumed.

    The Dep. Majority Leader is recognized.

    ROLL CALL

    REP. BONDOC. Mr. Speaker, I move that we call the roll.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Is there any objection? (Silence) The Chair hears none; the motion is approved.

    The Secretary General will please call the roll.

    The Secretary General called the roll and the result is as follows, per Journal No. 13, dated August 25, 2015:

    Present:

    Abad Abaya Abayon Abellanosa Abu

    Abueg Acedillo Acharon Acop Adiong

  • 2 TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015

    Advincula Aggabao Agyao Albano Alejano Aliping Almario Almonte Alvarez (F.) Amatong (R.) Andaya Angara-Castillo Angping Apostol Aragones Arenas Arnaiz Arroyo Atienza Bag-ao Bagatsing Baguilat Balindong Barzaga Bataoil Batocabe Bautista Bello Belmonte (F.) Belmonte (J.) Benitez Bernos Bichara Bondoc Bravo (A.) Bravo (M.) Cabilao Cagas Caminero Castelo Castro Chipeco Co Cojuangco Collantes Colmenares Cortuna Cosalan Cruz-Gonzales Cua Dalog De Jesus De Venecia Defensor Del Mar Del Rosario (A.A.)

    Nava (P.) Noel Oaminal Ocampo Ong Ortega (F.) Ortega (V.) Padilla Paduano Paez Pagdilao Pancho Paquiz Pernes Piamonte Pichay Quimbo Ramirez-Sato Ramos Revilla Reyes Ridon Rivera Rodriguez (I.) Rodriguez (M.) Rodriguez (O.) Rodriguez (R.) Roman Romarate Romualdez Romualdo Romulo Roque Sacdalan

    Dela Cruz Deloso-Montalla Dimaporo (I.) Erice Ermita-Buhain Escudero Espina Estrella Fariñas Ferrer (J.) Fortun Fortuno Garcia (G.) Garin (R.) Garin (S.) Gatchalian (W.) Geron Gerona-Robredo Gomez Gonzales Gonzalez Guanlao Guiao Gunigundo Gutierrez Hataman-Salliman Hernandez Hicap Hofer Ilagan Iway Javier Katoh Kho Khonghun Labadlabad Lacson-Noel Lagdameo (A.) Lagdameo (M.) Lanete Lee Leonardia Leonen-Pizarro Lobregat Loong Lopez (C.) Macrohon-Nuño Madrona Magsaysay Manalo Masongsong Mellana Mendoza (J.) Mercado-Revilla Montejo Nava (J.)

    Salimbangon Salvacion Santiago Señeres Singson (E.) Suarez Sy-Alvarado Tambunting Tan (A.) Tejada Teodoro Teves Tiangco Tieng Ting Tinio Tolentino Treñas Tugna Tupas Ty Unabia Ungab Uy (R.) Velarde Velasco Villanueva Villarica Yap (S.) Yu Zamora (M.) Zamora (R.) Zarate Zubiri

    THE SECRETARY GENERAL. Mr. Speaker, the roll call shows that 190 Members responded to the call.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). With 190 Members responding to the call, the Chair declares the presence of a quorum.

    The Asst. Majority Leader is recognized.

    REP. DE VENECIA. Mr. Speaker, allow us to acknowledge the presence of guests.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Please proceed.

    REP. DE VENECIA. Allow us to acknowledge the presence of the guests of Cong. Gary C. Alejano, Cong. Romeo M. Acop, Cong. Leopoldo N. Bataoil, Cong. Samuel D. Pagdilao and Cong. Francisco Ashley L. Acedillo: the PMA Directorate and Staff headed by Col. Joseph P. Villanueva...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015 3

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Please rise. (Applause)

    REP. DE VENECIA. ... Lt. Col. Franciso M. Torbela, Capt. Anaclito G. Almoite Jr., 2ndLt. John Eric Tadeo, 1stLt. Mary Ann T. Ortiz and Capt. Ross Mar Villareal.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Welcome to the House of Representatives. (Applause)

    The Asst. Majority Leader is recognized.

    REP. DE VENECIA. Mr. Speaker, we also have with us the following guests whose presence we should acknowledge: the guests of Cong. Jeffrey D. Khonghun from the First District of Zambales, the barangay officials and personnel of Barangay Laoag, San Marcelino, Zambales.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Please rise. The guests are likewise welcome to the House of Representatives. (Applause)

    The Asst. Majority Leader is recognized.

    REP. DE VENECIA. We also have with us here, Mr. Speaker, the guests whose presence need to be acknowledged, the guest of Cong. Randolph S. Ting, Cong. Salvacion “Sally” S. Ponce Enrile, Cong. Baby Aline Vargas-Alfonso, the Representatives of Cagayan Province. With us here is Mr. Rolex Tabutol from Paris, France.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Please rise. Welcome to the House of Representatives.

    The Asst. Majority Leader is recognized.

    REP. DE VENECIA. Mr. Speaker, we also have the guests of the Hon. Scott Davies S. Lanete, M.D.: Mr. Edgar A. De Lara, Consultant on Environment and Economic Affairs; Mr. Remus D. Bien, Consultant on Agriculture and Climate Change and the Hon. Wenefredo C. Belarmino Jr., Sangguniang Bayan Member, Municipality of Dimasalang, Province of Masbate.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). The guests are welcome to the House of Representatives. (Applause)

    The Asst. Majority Leader is recognized.

    CONSIDERATION OF H.B. NO. 5412 ON SECOND READING

    PERIOD OF SPONSORSHIP AND DEBATE

    REP. BONDOC. Mr. Speaker, I move that we consider House Bill No. 5412, contained in Committee

    Report No. 563, as reported out by the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms and the Committee on Appropriations.

    May I ask that the Secretary General be directed to read only the title of the measure.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Is there any objection? (Silence) The Chair hears none; the motion is approved.*

    The Secretary General is directed to read only the title of the measure.

    With the permission of the Body, and since copies of the measure have been previously distributed, the Secretary General read only the title thereof without prejudice to inserting its text in the Congressional Record.

    THE SECRETARY GENERAL. House Bill No. 5412, entitled: AN ACT MAKING ELECTION SERVICE NON-COMPULSORY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, PROVIDING FOR COMPENSATION AND OTHER BENEFITS.

    REP. BONDOC. Mr. Speaker, the Sponsor, Chairman of the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, Hon. Fredenil “Fred” H. Castro from the Second District of Capiz, is present and he has indicated, Mr. Speaker, his desire that we consider the Explanatory Note of said measure as its sponsorship speech.

    I so move, Mr. Speaker.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Is there any objection? (Silence) The Chair hears none; the motion is approved.

    REP. BONDOC. The motion having been approved, Mr. Speaker, I move that we close the period of sponsorship and debate on House Bill No. 5412.

    I so move, Mr. Speaker.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Is there any objection? (Silence) The Chair hears none; the motion is approved.

    The Asst. Majority Leader is recognized.

    REP. BONDOC. Mr. Speaker, there being no Committee or individual amendments, I move that we close the period of amendments on House Bill No. 5412.

    I so move, Mr. Speaker.

    REP. ATIENZA. Mr. Speaker.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Is that an objection?

    * See MEASURES CONSIDERED (printed separately)

  • 4 TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015

    REP. ATIENZA. Again, we take note that when we are taking up matters on Second Reading, pagbigyan po naman ninyo ng pagkakataon ang mga Miyembro na makapagtanong. So, do not close the period of debate when there has been no debate yet. Give us an opportunity to ask questions to the Sponsor, para po naman malinaw na malinaw ang pinag-uusapan natin at bago natin ma-aprubahan ito ay nasagot na po lahat ng katanungan.

    THE DEPUTY SPEAKER (Rep. Balindong). Since there is an objection, we request the Majority Leader to respond to the statement of the Honorable Atienza.

    REP. BONDOC. Mr. Speaker, I move that we reconsider the closing of the period of sponsorship and debate on House Bill No. 5412 to enable the Honorable Atienza to articulate his debate.

    I so move, Mr. Speaker.

    REP. ATIENZA. We ask for a one-minute recess so that we can study the subject matter.

    SUSPENSION OF SESSION