Economic Affairs


BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
FILED IN THE SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES
AND REFERRED PRIMARILY TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
(15th Congress – First Regular Session, as of October 20, 2010)

  • SBN 103 – Reorganizing the Philippine Statistical System (Sen. Escudero)
  • SBN 252 – Expanding the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies to Include Research and Formulation of Strategic Options for National Economic and Security Policies (Sen. Trillanes)
  • SBN 347 – Reorganizing the Philippine Statistical System , Repealing EO No. 1021, Reorganizing and Strengthening the Philippine Statistical System (Sen. Trillanes)
  • SBN 392 – Authorizing the Mindanao Development Authority To Contract Loans, Credit, and Indebtedness For Foreign Governments or Any Financial International Financial Institutions or Fund Sources, Amending RA 9996 or the Mindanao Development Authority Act (Sen. Trillanes)
  • SBN 394 – Establishing the Sarangani Province Special Economic Zone , Creating the Maasim-Kiamba-Maitum Industrial Triangle Special Economic Zone Authority (MITSEZA)(Sen. Trillanes)
  • SBN 539 – Establishing A Special Economic Zone and Free Port in the Province of Iloilo (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 670 – Enhancing Economic Coordination, Adopting the Appropriate Mechanism Thereof (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 729 – Creating the Debt Management Board (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 744 – Imposing Safeguards in Contracting Loans Classified as Official Development Assistance, Amending RA 8182, As Amended by RA 8555, Known as the Official Development Assistance Act of 1996
  • SBN 1350 – Governing the Creation and Accreditation of Micro-Enterprises Development Institutions (Sen. Legarda)
  • SBN 1421 – Creating a Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Jolo, Sulu Special Economic Zone and Free Port Authority (Sen. Legarda)
  • SBN 1422 – Creating a Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Southern Palawan, Creating the Southern Palawan Ecozone and Freeport Authority (Sen. Legarda)
  • SBN 1525 – Amending RA 6977, or the Magna Carta for Small Enterprises as Amended, To Promote Compliance Among Small and Medium Enterprises (Sen. Santiago)
  • SBN 1558 – Punishing the Pilferage of Theft of Any Material, Manufactured, Produced, Owned or Belonging to Information Technology Enterprises Located in Special Economic Zones Product, Merchandise, Article, Equipment or By-Product (Sen. Santiago)
  • SBN 2142 – Harmonizing the Grant and Administration of Fiscal and Non-Fiscal incentives (Sen. Recto)
  • SBN 2379 – The Investments and Incentives Code of the Philippines (Sen. Villar)
  • SBN 2398 – Directing the Conversion of Sangley Point in Cavite Into An International Logistics Hub (Sen. Revilla)
  • SRN 62 – Resolution Extending the Term of the Special Oversight Committee on Economic Affairs Until the End of the Fifteenth Congress (Sen. Villar)
  • SRN 142 – Resolution Urging the Senate Committees on Economic Affairs, Trade and Commerce, and Public Order and Illegal Drugs To Conduct An Inquiry on the Effects of the Televised Hostage-Taking Incident at the Quirino Grandstand to the Business Environment, Investment Climate and to the Economy In General (Sen. Villar)
  • SRN 163 – Resolution Urging the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs To Conduct a Comprehensive Assessment Anent the Full Potential of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry with the end-in view of Formulating and Adopting Sound Economic Framework for the Sector and to Design Promotional Schemes that Would Attract Foreign Investments in this Newly-Emerging Industry (Sen. Villar)


BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REFERRED SECONDARILY TO THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

  • SBN 120 – Providing for Agro-Industrial Investments Incentives to Accelerate Development in Mindanao, Creating the Mindanao Incentives Development Authority (Sen. Osmena)
  • SBN 123 – Creating the Fair Trade Commission, Prescribing Its Powers and Functions in Regulating Trade Competition and Monopolies (Sen. Osmena)
  • SBN 130 – Providing for a Cap on Public Debt to Ensure Long-Term Financial Sustainability Through Fiscal Discipline (Sen. Drilon)
  • SBN 602 – Establishing Business one-Stop Shop (BOSS) Centers for Small and Medium Enterprises in All Regional and Provincial Centers of the Country (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 687 – Strengthening the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), Repealing RA 4850 As Amended or the Laguna Lake Development Authority Act of 1966 (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 716 – Restoring to Congress the Power To Appropriate Payments on Debt Service, Reviving Section 6 of RA 4860 (Foreign Borrowing Act), Repealing Section 7 of PD 81, Section 31 of PD 1177 and Sections 1,2 and 3 of PD 1967 (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 773 - Introducing Transitory Measures To Provide Consumer and Small Saver Relief, Promote Individual Economic Stability and Build Individual Confidence By Providing a Stimulus Tax Refund To Fixed Income Earners, Protecting Interests of Depositors of Banks and of Home Owners, and Giving Tax Credit Incentives To Employers Who Provide New Permanent Jobs (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 952 – Creating the Lake Lanao Development Authority (Sen. Lapid)
  • SBN 1056 – Promote the Accountability and Transparency on Foreign Loans Obtained By the Country Creating a Council for Debt Relief To Review and Assess Bilateral and Multilateral Loan Agreements, Treaties and Contractual Obligations Entered Into By the Philippine Government (Sen. Villar)
  • SBN 1219 – Creating the Lake Lanao Development Authority (Sen. Villar)
  • SBN 1330 – Establishing the Small And Medium Enterprises and Stock Exchange (Sen. Villar)
  • SBN 1359 – Institutionalizing the Environmental and Natural Resources Accounting System, Designating the Agencies Responsible for Its Implementation, Providing Institutional Arrangements Among Responsible Agencies (Sen. Legarda)
  • SBN 1381 – Strengthen the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), Repealing RA 4850 As Amended, Known As the Laguna Lake Development Authority Act of 1966 (Sen. Legarda)
  • SBN 1407 – Accelerate the Development of Information Technology Start-Up Companies By Providing IT Venture Capital Fund (Sen. Legarda)
  • SBN 1414 – Strengthening the Construction Industry, Creating the Philippine Construction Industry Development Authority (Sen. Legarda)
  • SBN 2030 – Providing Investment Incentives To Accelerate Development In Mindanao, Creating the Mindanao Incentives Development Authority (Sen. Legarda)
  • SBN 2177 – Instilling Fiscal Discipline in the Public Sector By Establishing Principles of Responsible Financial Management and Promoting Full Transparency and Accountability In Government Revenue, Expenditure and Borrowing Programs (Sen. Recto)
  • SBN 2533 – Creating the Philippine Millennium Development Fund (Sen. Marcos)
  • SBN 2552 – Instilling Fiscal Discipline in the Public Sector By Specifying Principles of Responsible Financial Management and Promoting Full Transparency and Accountability in Government Revenue, Expenditure and Borrowing Programs (Sen. Villar)
  • SRN 27 – Resolution Directing the Committees on Economic Affairs and On Environment and Natural Resources To Conduct An Investigation, In Aid of Legislation, Into the Reported Abusive Practices In the Grant and Use of Different Kinds of Mining Permits Under RA 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 With End-In-View of Preventing Such Abusive Practices (Sen. Recto)
  • SRN 123 – Resolution Urging the Senate Committees on Economic Affairs and Trade and Commerce, To Conduct and Inquiry on So-Called Monopolies and Cartels That Pose Undue Advantage Over Our Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises With-the-End-In View of Encouraging Fair Market and Healthy Competition Among All Industries (Sen. Villar)
  • SRN 126 - Resolution Directing the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources To Conduct An Inquiry, In Aid of Legislation, On the Deterioration of the Laguna Lake and Its Possible Ramification on the Surrounding Communities (Sen. Santiago)


CLUSTERED BILLS PRIMARILY REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (AS OF 07 FEBRUARY 2011)

  • BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) SRN 163 – Resolution Urging the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs To Conduct a Comprehensive Assessment Anent the Full Potential of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry with the end-in view of Formulating and Adopting Sound Economic Framework for the Sector and to Design Promotional Schemes that Would Attract Foreign Investments in this Newly-Emerging Industry (Sen. Villar)
  • Creating the Debt Management Board SBN 729 – Creating the Debt Management Board (Sen. Estrada)
  • Economic Coordination, Adopting Appropriate Mechanism SBN 670 – Enhancing Economic Coordination, Adopting the Appropriate Mechanism Thereof (Sen. Estrada)
  • Effects of the Hostage-Taking in Quirino Grandstand SRN 142 – Resolution Urging the Senate Committees on Economic Affairs, Trade and Commerce, and Public Order and Illegal Drugs To Conduct An Inquiry on the Effects of the Televised Hostage-Taking Incident at the Quirino Grandstand to the Business Environment, Investment Climate and to the Economy In General (Sen. Villar)
  • Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Incentives SBN 2142 – Harmonizing the Grant and Administration of Fiscal and Non-Fiscal incentives (Sen. Recto)
  • Investments and Incentives Code of the Philippines SBN 2379 – The Investments and Incentives Code of the Philippines (Sen. Villar)
  • Local Steel Industry SRN 285 – Resolution directing the Senate Committees on Economic Affairs and Trade and Commerce to conduct a study, in aid of legislation, on the present state of the local steel industry, with the end in view of promoting growth and generating employment opportunities in the sector (Sen. Villar)
  • Magna Carta for SMEs SBN 1525 – Amending RA 6977, or the Magna Carta for Small Enterprises as Amended, To Promote Compliance Among Small and Medium Enterprises (Sen. Santiago)
  • Micro-Enterprises Development Institutions SBN 1350 – Governing the Creation and Accreditation of Micro-Enterprises Development Institutions (Sen. Legarda)
  • Mindanao Development Authority Act (R.A. 8555) SBN 392 – Authorizing the Mindanao Development Authority To Contract Loans, Credit, and Indebtedness For Foreign Governments or Any Financial International Financial Institutions or Fund Sources, Amending RA 9996 or the Mindanao Development Authority Act (Sen. Trillanes)
  • National Economic and Security Policies SBN 252 – Expanding the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies to Include Research and Formulation of Strategic Options for National Economic and Security Policies (Sen. Trillanes)
  • Official Development Assistance (ODA) SBN 744 – Imposing Safeguards in Contracting Loans Classified as Official Development Assistance, Amending RA 8182, As Amended by RA 8555, Known as the Official Development Assistance Act of 1996
  • Public Bidding SBN 2570 – Prohibiting corporations, construction companies, firms, partnerships, legal entities or individuals which or who are banned by international funding agencies like the World bank, from participating in any public bidding or construction contract or agreement of any kind with the government, and providing penalties thereof (Sen. Villar)
  • Punishing Pilferage of Theft in Special Economic Zones SBN 1558 – Punishing the Pilferage of Theft of Any Material, Manufactured, Produced, Owned or Belonging to Information Technology Enterprises Located in Special Economic Zones Product, Merchandise, Article, Equipment or By-Product (Sen. Santiago)
  • Reorganizing the Philippine Statistical System SBN 103 - Reorganizing the Philippine Statistical System (Sen. Escudero)
  • SBN 347 – Reorganizing the Philippine Statistical System , Repealing EO No. 1021, Reorganizing and Strengthening the Philippine Statistical System (Sen. Trillanes)
  • Sangley Point SBN 2398 – Directing the Conversion of Sangley Point in Cavite Into An International Logistics Hub (Sen. Revilla)
  • Special Economic Zones SBN 394 – Establishing the Sarangani Province Special Economic Zone in the Municipalities of Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum, Creating the Maasim-Kiamba-Maitum Industrial Triangle Special Economic Zone Authority (MITSEZA) - (Sen. Trillanes)
  • SBN 507 – Establishing the Sarangani Province Special Economic Zone in the Municipalities of Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum, Creating the Maasim-Kiamba-Maitum Industrial Triangle Special Economic Zone Authority (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 539 – Establishing a Special Economic Zone and Free Port in the Province of Iloilo (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 1421 – Creating a Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Jolo, Sulu Special Economic Zone and Free Port Authority (Sen. Legarda)
  • SBN 1422 – Creating a Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Southern Palawan, Creating the Southern Palawan Ecozone and Freeport Authority (Sen. Legarda)
  • Special Oversight Committee on Economic Affairs (Extension of Term) SRN 62 – Resolution Extending the Term of the Special Oversight Committee on Economic Affairs Until the End of the Fifteenth Congress (Sen. Villar)



CLUSTERED BILLS SECONDARILY REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
15TH CONGRESS, FIRST REGULAR SESSION
(AS OF 17 FEBRUARY 2011)

  • Abusive Practices in Granting Mining Permits SRN 27 – Resolution Directing the Committees on Economic Affairs and On Environment and Natural Resources To Conduct An Investigation, In Aid of Legislation, Into the Reported Abusive Practices In the Grant and Use of Different Kinds of Mining Permits Under RA 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 With End-In-View of Preventing Such Abusive Practices (Sen. Recto)
  • SRN 307 – Resolution Directing the Senate Committees on Environment and Natural Resources and Economic Affairs To Conduct An Inquiry, In Aid of Legislation, And To Look Into the Implementation of R.A. 7942 Otherwise Known As the Philippine Mining Act of 1995, Particularly the Compliance of Existing Grantees of Exploration Permits and Contractors Under Mineral Agreements to Safety and Environment Protection, and the Impact of These Mining Agreements to the Country's Economic Growth (Sen. Legarda)
  • BOSS (Business One-Stop Shop) Centers SBN 602 – Establishing Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) Centers for Small and Medium Enterprises in All Regional and Provincial Centers of the Country (Sen. Estrada)
  • Ceiling To Indebtedness SBN 2659 – Setting A Ceiling To The Indebtedness Of The Republic of the Philippines To Ensure Macro-Economic Stability And Sustainable Growth (Sen. Recto)
  • Council for Debt Relief SBN 1056 – Promote the Accountability and Transparency on Foreign Loans Obtained By the Country Creating a Council for Debt Relief To Review and Assess Bilateral and Multilateral Loan Agreements, Treaties and Contractual Obligations Entered Into By the Philippine Government (Sen. Villar)
  • Debt Service SBN 716 – Restoring to Congress the Power To Appropriate Payments on Debt Service, Reviving Section 6 of RA 4860 (Foreign Borrowing Act), Repealing Section 7 of PD 81, Section 31 of PD 1177 and Sections 1,2 and 3 of PD 1967 (Sen. Estrada)
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Accounting System SBN 1359 – Institutionalizing the Environmental and Natural Resources Accounting System, Designating the Agencies Responsible for Its Implementation, Providing Institutional Arrangements Among Responsible Agencies (Sen. Legarda)
  • Fair Trade Commission SBN 123 – Creating the Fair Trade Commission, Prescribing Its Powers and Functions in Regulating Trade Competition and Monopolies (Sen. Osmena)
  • Fiscal Discipline SBN 2177 – Instilling Fiscal Discipline in the Public Sector By Establishing Principles of Responsible Financial Management and Promoting Full Transparency and Accountability In Government Revenue, Expenditure and Borrowing Programs (Sen. Recto)
  • SBN 2552 – Instilling Fiscal Discipline in the Public Sector By Specifying Principles of Responsible Financial Management and Promoting Full Transparency and Accountability in Government Revenue, Expenditure and Borrowing Programs (Sen. Villar)
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policies SBN 2661 – Mandating The Secretary of the Department of Finance and the Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas To Appear Before Congress Semi-Annually To Report On The Status and Directions of the Fiscal and Monetary Policies of the State (Sen. Recto)
  • Increase in Toll Rates and Train Fares SRN 330 – Resolution Urging the Senate Committees on Economic Affairs and Public Services, To Conduct An Inquiry, In Aid Of Legislation, On The Economic Implications Of the Increase In Toll Rates and Train Fares To Motorists, Entrepreneurs, Bus Companies, Students, Low-Income Workers and the Riding Public In General (Sen. Villar)
  • Investments and Incentives Code of the Philippines SBN 2379 – The Investments and Incentives Code of the Philippines (Sen. Villar)
  • IT Venture Capital Fund SBN 1407 – Accelerate the Development of Information Technology Start-Up Companies By Providing IT Venture Capital Fund (Sen. Legarda)
  • Lake Development Authority (LLDA) SBN 687 – Strengthening the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), Repealing RA 4850 As Amended or the Laguna Lake Development Authority Act of 1966 (Sen. Estrada)
  • SBN 952 – Creating the Lake Lanao Development Authority (Sen. Lapid)
  • SBN 1219 – Creating the Lake Lanao Development Authority (Sen. Villar)
  • SBN 1381 – Strengthen the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), Repealing RA 4850 As Amended, Known As the Laguna Lake Development Authority Act of 1966 (Sen. Legarda)
  • Laguna Lake Deterioration SRN 126 - Resolution Directing the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources To Conduct An Inquiry, In Aid of Legislation, On the Deterioration of the Laguna Lake and Its Possible Ramification on the Surrounding Communities (Sen. Santiago)
  • Monopolies and Cartels SRN 123 – Resolution Urging the Senate Committees on Economic Affairs and Trade and Commerce, To Conduct and Inquiry on So-Called Monopolies and Cartels That Pose Undue Advantage Over Our Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises With-the-End-In View of Encouraging Fair Market and Healthy Competition Among All Industries (Sen. Villar)
  • Mindanao Incentives Development Authority SBN 120 – Providing for Agro-Industrial Investments Incentives to Accelerate Development in Mindanao, Creating the Mindanao Incentives Development Authority (Sen. Osmena)
  • SBN 2030 – Providing Investment Incentives To Accelerate Development In Mindanao, Creating the Mindanao Incentives Development Authority (Sen. Legarda)
  • Philippine Construction Industry Development Authority SBN 1414 – Strengthening the Construction Industry, Creating the Philippine Construction Industry Development Authority (Sen. Legarda)
  • Philippine Millennium Development Fund SBN 2533 – Creating the Philippine Millennium Development Fund (Sen. Marcos)
  • Public Debt SBN 130 – Providing for a Cap on Public Debt to Ensure Long-Term Financial Sustainability Through Fiscal Discipline (Sen. Drilon)
  • Small and Medium Enterprises and Stock Exchange SBN 1330 – Establishing the Small And Medium Enterprises and Stock Exchange (Sen. Villar)
  • Stimulus Tax Refund SBN 773 - Introducing Transitory Measures To Provide Consumer and Small Saver Relief, Promote Individual Economic Stability and Build Individual Confidence By Providing a Stimulus Tax Refund To Fixed Income Earners, Protecting Interests of Depositors of Banks and of Home Owners, and Giving Tax Credit Incentives To Employers Who Provide New Permanent Jobs (Sen. Estrada)
  • Unsolved Crimes Involving OFWs SRN 331 – Resolution Urging the Senate Committees on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development and Foreign Relations To Conduct An Inquiry, In Aid of Legislation, Into the Reported Unsolved Crimes Involving Overseas Filipino Workers and the Alleged Absence of Assistance From Concerned Government Agencies in Middle East Countries With the End In View of Strengthening Measures For The Protection of Overseas Filipino Workers (Sen. Villar)