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Bill of the Philippine Marine Corps Act

The bill seeks to establish a Charter to institutionalize the Philippine Marine Corps as a branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), which will enable it to operate distinctly, autonomously, and yet complementarity with the other branches of the AFP.
Date: 15 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1748 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Proclamation declaring 02 April 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Province of Bulacan

People of the Province of Bulacan has been given full opportunity to participate in the celebration of the birth anniversary of Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar, a prominent Filipino poet and orator by declaring 02 April 2018, as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Province of Bulacan. Proclamation No. 454  
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 454; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 25 April 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Isabela

The people of the City of Isabela has been given full opportunity to participate in the celebration of the 17th Founding Anniversary of the City of Isabela, Basilan by declaring 25 April 2018, as a Special (Non-Working) day in the City of Isabela, Province of Basilan. Proclamation No. 453           ...
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 453; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Act amending Freeport Area of Bataan Act of 2009

This bill seeks to amend Republic Act 9728 in order to intensify and strengthen the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB).
Date: 14 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1747 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Adopt-A-Library Act of 2018

This Bill seeks to introduce an "Adopt-a-Library" program, which aims to encourage self-learning by constructing libraries across different local government units, public elementary and secondary schools and State Universities and Colleges.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1757 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Livestock Industry Development Act of 2018

This Bill seeks to revamp the livestock sector in order to increase its efficiency and become an important segment in agriculture, and a major provider of employment in the country-sides.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1758 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the National Scholarship Commission Act of 2018

This proposed legislative measure seeks to establish an inter-agency government body to be known as the National Scholarship Commission for processing the scholarship grants, student loan programs, subsidies, bursaries, and other incentives made available to deserving students and individuals in both public and private schools, especially ...
Date: 19 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1752 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act increasing the Bed Capacity of Don Emilio Del Valle Memorial Hospital

This Bill seeks to increase the authorized bed capacity of Don Emilio Del Valle Memorial Hospital (DEDVMH) in Ubay, Bohol from fifty to three hundred, correspondingly increasing its existing workforce.
Date: 13 February 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1690 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Former Presidents and Vice Presidents Benefits Act of 2018

Bill of an Act seeking to grant all former Presidents and Vice Presidents or their surviving spouses benefits and privileges for the remainder of his/her life.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1683 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill to establish the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC)

This Bill seeks to establish a political entity, provide for its basic structure of government in recognition of the justness and cause of the Cordillerans and to secure their identity and posterity and allow for meaningful governance.
Date: 01 February 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1678 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act allowing PWDs with Guide Animals access to Public and Private Facilities

Bill of an Act seeking a barrier-free environment that will enable Persons with Disability (PWD) to have access to public and private buildings and establishments with the assistance of guide animals.
Date: 31 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1674 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Plea Bargaining Act of 2018

Bill of an Act seeking to establish concrete guideposts in the implementation of plea bargaining.
Date: 01 February 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1677 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Comprehensive Government Debt Management Reform Act

The Bill seeks to institute the Government Debt Management Reform by establishing a Comprehensive Government Debt Management System which will holistically manage all government borrowings through a unified government debt management policy.
Date: 01 February 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1675 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Community Based Monitoring Systems (CBMS) Act of 2016

This Bill of an Act seeks to establish and maintain a regular monitoring system that is community-based and area specific in all barangays wherein data collected shall institutionalize a nationwide databank that can be utilized by national government agencies and local government units in the formulation and implementation of poverty-alleviation an ...
Date: 24 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1667 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of an Act entitled Bangsamoro Basic Law

Bill of an Act which seeks to establish a political entity, provide for its basic structure of government in recognition of the justness and legitimacy of the cause of the Bangsamoro people and their aspiration to chart their political future through a democratic process that will secure their identity and posterity and allow for meaningf ...
Date: 23 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1661 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act recognizing Faith Academy as an Educational Institution of International Character

This Bill of an Act seeks to officially recognize Faith Academy as an educational institution of international character authorized to operate educational programs that primarily and principally adhere to universally accepted and recognized educational policies.
Date: 29 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1669 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act establishing Philippine Defense University System of 2017

This Bill seeks to promote, to the highest degree possible, the enhancement and development of a holistic, integrated and comprehensive defense and security education, research, and training in the country.
Date: 24 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1668 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Metro Bataan Development Authority Act of 2018

This Bill of an Act seeks to create the Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA) in order to integrate and coordinate the delivery of certain basic services as well as enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations between and among the city and municipalities in the Province of Bataan. The MBDA will be under the Office of the President and ...
Date: 30 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1672 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of an Act to amend the Family Code of the Philippines

This Bill proposes to eliminate vestige of gender-insensitive provisions of the Family Code, and strengthen the equality of men and women, particularly in their family relations.
Date: 22 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1658 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Indigent Children Free Medical and Dental Service Act

This Bill seeks to provide free medical and dental assistance to indigent children in order to make health services adequate to all.
Date: 22 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1657 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

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