Defeat COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee

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Defeat COVID-19
Ad Hoc Committee
18th Congress of the Philippines
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Defeat COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee

The Defeat COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee is an ad hoc committee of the Philippine House of Representatives.

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Background

The ad hoc committee was first proposed on March 16, 2020 by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano serving as an advisory and coordinating committee which will harmonize and streamline the government efforts in response to the pandemic. [1]

On March 24, 2020, its creation was formally proposed by Cayetano during the approval on the third and final reading of House Bill No. 6616 which would later become the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act No. 11469). [2] Majority Floor Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez then moved to select Cayetano as the committee chairperson of which the latter accepted. Cayetano likewise appointed Romualdez as a committee co-chairperson. [3]

Jurisdiction

The committee's jurisdiction is on the appropriate government response on the COVID-19 pandemic and how to curb its effects on the economy and the general public especially the labor force. [4]

Members and sub-committees

PositionMembers [5] [6] PartyProvince/CityDistrict
Chairperson Alan Peter Cayetano Nacionalista TaguigPateros 1st
Co-Chairperson Ferdinand Martin Romualdez Lakas Leyte 1st
New Normal Sub-Committee
Co-Chairperson Loren Legarda NPC Antique Lone
Health and COVID-19 Response Sub-Committee
Co-ChairpersonsAngelina Tan NPC Quezon 4th
Janette Garin Nacionalista Iloilo 1st
Social Amelioration Sub-Committee
Co-Chairpersons Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. Nacionalista Camarines Sur 2nd
Lucy Torres Gomez PDP–Laban Leyte 4th
Economic Stimulus Response Package Sub-Committee
Co-Chairpersons Joey Salceda PDP–Laban Albay 2nd
Sharon GarinAAMBIS-OWAParty-list
Stella Luz Quimbo Liberal Marikina 2nd
Peace and Order Sub-Committee
Co-ChairpersonsRaul Tupas Nacionalista Iloilo 5th
Narciso Bravo Jr. NUP Masbate 1st

New Normal Sub-Committee

The New Normal Sub-Committee is composed of the following existing House committees:[ citation needed ]

Health and COVID-19 Response Sub-Committee

The Health and COVID-19 Response Sub-Committee is composed of the following existing House committees:[ citation needed ]

Social Amelioration Sub-Committee

The Social Amelioration Sub-Committee is composed of the following existing House committees:[ citation needed ]

Economic Stimulus Response Package Sub-Committee

The Economic Stimulus Response Package Sub-Committee is composed of the following existing House committees:[ citation needed ]

Peace and Order Sub-Committee

The Peace and Order Sub-Committee is composed of the following existing House committees:[ citation needed ]

Approved bills

The following bills have been referred to the committee and already approved by the House of Representatives on the third and final reading:

House Bill Short title Long title Date approvedRefs.
House Bill No. 6815Accelerated Recovery and Investments Stimulus for the Economy of the Philippines (ARISE) Act [lower-alpha 1] An Act establishing an economic stimulus strategy for the country's growth and development in the aftermath of COVID-19, providing funds thereforJune 4, 2020 [7] [8]
House Bill No. 6816Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer (FIST) ActAn Act ensuring Philippine financial industry resiliency against the COVID-19 pandemicJune 2, 2020 [9] [10]
House Bill No. 6817COVID-19-Related Anti-Discrimination ActAn Act prohibiting the discrimination against person who are declared confirmed, suspect, probable, and recovered cases of COVID-19, repatriated Filipinos, healthcare workers, responders, and service workers and providing penalties for violation thereofJune 2, 2020 [11] [12]
House Bill No. 6864Better Normal for the Workplace, Communities and Public Spaces ActAn Act establishing policies, regulations, and public health safeguards for the better normal in the workplace, public places and communities toward a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 pandemicAugust 10, 2020 [13] [14]
House Bill No. 6865Crushing COVID-19 ActAn Act mandating the conduct of baseline polymerase chain reaction COVID-19 testing for the vulnerable members of the society to stop the transmission of the diseaseJune 4, 2020 [15] [16]
House Bill No. 6920COVID-19 Unemployment Reduction Economic Stimulus (CURES) ActAn Act establishing a COVID-19 unemployment reduction economic stimulus (CURES) fund, instituting mechanisms for the implementation thereof and appropriating funds thereforJune 5, 2020 [17] [18]

See also

Notes

  1. Prior to its consolidation and approval, the bill was formerly called as the "Philippine Economic Stimulus Act"

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