Congressman Gerryboy Espina
Congressman Gerryboy Espina

By BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 12:02 PM, November 18, 2019
BiliranIsland.com

Naval, Biliran – Biliran Lone District Representative, Gerardo Espina Jr., authored at least eleven principal house bills and co-authored 19 house bills within the first 100 days of his term.

The bills are in collaboration with the plans and programs of his brother, Governor Rogelio J. Espina.

The following are the PRINCIPAL AUTHORED BILLS:

1. HB01190
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A DIALYSIS TREATMENT CENTER IN EVERY PROVINCE NATIONWIDE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2019-07-24

2. HB01230
AN ACT DECLARING THE PROVINCE OF BILIRAN A MINING-FREE ZONE AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR
Status: Pending with the Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES since 2019-07-24

3. HB01231
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF KAWAYAN, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Status: Pending with the Committee on HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION since 2019-07-24

4. HB01232
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF NAVAL, TO BE KNOWN AS THE NAVAL TESDA TRAINING CENTER, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Status: Pending with the Committee on HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION since 2019-07-24

5. HB01388
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, REHABILITATION AND MODERNIZATION OF NAVAL AIRPORT IN THE PROVINCE OF BILIRAN AND TO ALLOCATE FUNDS THEREOF
Status: Pending with the Committee on TRANSPORTATION since 2019-07-24

6. HB04228
AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Approved by the House on 2019-09-20, transmitted to the Senate on 2019-10-01 and received by the Senate on 2019-10-01

7. HB04479
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM IN THE PROVINCE OF BILIRAN AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR
Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-09-13

8. HB04664
AN ACT INSTITUTING REFORMS IN REAL PROPERTY VALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES, REORGANIZING THE BUREAU OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Status: Unfinished Business (Period of Interpellation)

9. HB04933
AN ACT POSTPONING THE MAY 2020 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10632, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10923 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10952, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Printed copies distributed to members on 2019-10-03

10. HB04953
AN ACT DECLARING THE BALANGAY AS THE NATIONAL BOAT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Status: Pending With Rules (Included in OB on 2019-10-02)

11. HR00418
RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE, STRENGTHENED IMPLEMENTATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY LAWS IN THE COUNTRY AND FOR DEVELOPED COUNTRIES TO DELIVER ON THEIR COMMITMENTS
Status: Pending First Reading (Filed last 2019-10-08)

CO-AUTHORED BILLS

1. HB00022
AN ACT PROVIDING SECURITY OF TENURE FOR BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE SECTION 6 (D) OF REPUBLIC ACT 7883, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌBARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS’ BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES ACT OF 1995ꞌ
Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2019-07-23

2. HB00030
AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2019-07-23

3. HB00047
AN ACT POSTPONING THE MAY 2020 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Mother Bill Status: Printed copies distributed to members on 2019-10-03
Status: Substituted by HB04933

4. HB00625
AN ACT POSTPONING THE MAY 2020 BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9164, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340 AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10656, PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Mother Bill Status: Printed copies distributed to members on 2019-10-03
Status: Substituted by HB04933

5. HB00958
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR GERIATRIC HEALTH, DEFINING ITS OBJECTIVES, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2019-07-24

6.HB01070
AN ACT FURTHER PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY STRENGTHENING, EMPOWERING AND ENHANCING THE FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6977, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌMAGNA CARTA FOR MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSMEs)ꞌ
Status: Pending with the Committee on MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT since 2019-07-24

7. HB01092
AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION SERVICE NETWORK FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (PWD) THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PERSONS WITH DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION OFFICE IN EVERY PROVINCE, KEY CITY AND OTHER STRATEGIC AREAS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
Status: Pending with the Committee on SOCIAL SERVICES since 2019-07-24

8. HB01175
AN ACT INCREASING THE CAPITALIZATION OF THE NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION (NIA), TO PROMOTE RURAL DEVELOPMENT BY PROVIDING FOR AN ACCELERATED PROGRAM, AND THE CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION OF IRRIGATION PROJECTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Pending with the Committee on AGRICULTURE AND FOOD since 2019-07-24

9. HB01258
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SECURITY OF TENURE AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO TEACHERS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4670, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MAGNA CARTA FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-07-24

10. HB01324
AN ACT MANDATING THE SOCIAL NETWORKS IN THE REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FOR RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL JOURNALISM TO STOP THE PROLIFERATION OF FAKE NEWS, FALSE INFORMATION, HARRASSMENTS AND OTHER FORM OF CYBERCRIME AND PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE AND ETHICAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR COUNTRY
Status: Pending with the Committee on PUBLIC INFORMATION since 2019-07-24

11. HB01345
AN ACT GRANTING EVERY SENIOR CITIZEN FREE MOVIE SEAT AND/OR FREE PARKING SLOT IN SHOPPING MALLS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-07-24

12. HB01371
AN ACT CREATING A PASSPORT PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE CENTER FOR EVERY PROVINCE, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8239 OR THE PHILIPPINE PASSPORT ACT OF 1996
Status: Pending with the Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS since 2019-07-24

13. HB01504
AN ACT DEFINING AND PROHIBITING ELDER ABUSE, PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Pending with the Committee on SENIOR CITIZENS since 2019-07-24

14. HB01544
AN ACT DEFINING AND PENALIZING THE CRIME OF BULLYING OF THE MARGINALIZED, OPPRESSED AND POWERLESS
Status: Pending with the Committee on JUSTICE since 2019-07-24

15. HB01555
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR MAGNA CARTA OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERY DEVELOPMENT WORKERS
Status: Pending with the Committee on AGRICULTURE AND FOOD since 2019-07-24

16. HB01660
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Status: Pending with the Committee on ENERGY since 2019-07-24

17. HB01748
AN ACT INSTITUTING A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FOR THE PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2019-07-24

18. HB03021
AN ACT AUTHOMATICALLY CONVERTING THE CAPITAL TOWN OF PROVINCES WITH NO COMPONENT CITIES, INDEPENDENT COMPONENT CITIES OF HIGHLY URBANIZED CITIES WITHIN ITS TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION, INTO A COMPONENT CITY
Status: Pending with the Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT since 2019-08-05

19. HR00102
A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING SENATOR EMMANUEL “MANNY” PACQUIAO FOR SUCCESSFULLY GAINING THE WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION (WBA) WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE, TRIUMPHING OVER KEITH “ONE TIME” THURMAN ON JULY 21, 2019 AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Status: Adopted as Resolution No.

1 COMMENT

  1. Gerado Espina’s Republic Act 8239 for a Passport office in Biliran Province is a great idea, as it could also house an Immigration office at the same location, so that the hundreds of foreigners, (when they find out about it) needing extension and other visa’s within Northern Leyte and Biliran, would come to those offices instead of travelling to Tacloban many times a year. After all, Biliran is a Province of its own, not a sub part of Leyte anymore.

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