Monday, 19 February 2018
Sort Updates

philippines - General - Legislation

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

Bill of the Act converting Bicol Sanitarium to Bicol Regional Geriatric Medical Center

This Act converts the Bicol Sanitarium in the Municipality of Cabusao to Bicol Regional Geriatric Medical Center (BRGMC), to provide quality and affordable health care services to all ages.
Date: 22 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1654 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act amending Sec 9 of Presidential Decree No. 651

This Bill seeks to amend Section 9 of Presidential Decree No. 651, which mandates the immediate registration of births and deaths and provides penalties for violations thereof. This amendment is to increase the penalty for failure to register or falsification of the civil status.
Date: 23 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1665 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the COMELEC Independent Offices Act

This Bill seeks to enact the COMELEC Independent Offices Act to entrust the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) the responsibility of providing the needed office space for its field offices without the need for prior approval of the Local Government Unit concerned.
Date: 23 January 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1666 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Proclamation creating and designating a Building as a Medical Tourism Center

This Proclamation creates and designates a Medical Tourism Center to be known as the Maayo Medical located at Barangay of Alang-Alang, Mandaue City, Cebu. Proclamation No. 395
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 395; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Recoverable System Loss Act

This Bill seeks to ensure that the imposition of electricity charges to the public is justifiable, equitable, and reflects the true cost of electricity.
Date: 28 November 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1623 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Republic Act Creating a Barangay to be known as Barangay Care in the City of Tarlac

In accordance with this Republic Act, the incumbent Barangay Officials of Barangay Care shall continue to hold office until such time that their successors have been duly elected and qualified.
Date: 30 October 2017; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 10956; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Lake Lanao Development Authority Act of 2017

This Bill seeks to create the Lake Lanao Development Authority tasked to administer and implement the over-all development of Lake Lanao and its surrounding areas.
Date: 04 December 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1627 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Proclamation declaring Communist Party of the Philippines as an Identified Terrorist Organization

This Proclamation directs the Department of Foreign Affairs to publish the designation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People’s Army and all other designated persons/organizations as a Terrorist Organization and it further seeks to freeze and forfeit their property or funds, in accordance with the Republic Act ...
Date: 05 December 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 374; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 2017 as the Quadricentennial Year of San Nicolas

Proclamation No. 373
Date: 05 December 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 373; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act dividing Barangay Dumalneg in the Province of Ilocos Norte into Three (3) Distinct and Independent Barangays

This Republic Act divides Barangay Dumalneg into three distinct and independent barangays to be known as Barangay Kalaw, Barangay Cabaritan, and Barangay Quibel. Republic Act No. 10955  
Date: 30 October 2017; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 10955; Source: Official Gazette

Memorandum Circular reminding All Government Offices and Educational Institutions to comply with the Provisions of the Government Procurement Reform Act

The policy promote good governance and adhere to the principles of transparency, accountability, equity, efficiency, and economy in its procurement process. Memorandum Circular No. 36
Date: 29 November 2017; Type: Memorandum Circular; Citation: Memorandum Circular No. 36; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation designating Several Parcels of Land located in the Municipality of Rosario for inclusion to the Existing Cavite Economic Zone II

Proclamation No. 370
Date: 29 November 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 370; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act Dividing Barangay Magugpo in the City of Tagum

This Republic Act divides Barangay Magugpo in the city of Tagum into five distinct and independent barangays.
Date: 30 October 2017; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 10954; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation designating Several Parcels of Land located in Barangay Medina for Inclusion to the Existing Cavite Biofuels Ecozone

Proclamation No. 354
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 354; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act Creating a Barangay to be known as Barangay San Isidro in the Municipality of Titay

Republic Act No. 10960
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 10960; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act creating a Barangay to be known as Barangay Rizal in the City of Makati

Republic Act No. 10961
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 10961; Source: Official Gazette

Executive Order amending EO No. 82 institutionalizing the Legacy of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

Executive Order No. 47
Date: 24 November 2017; Type: Executive Order; Citation: Executive Order No. 47; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Anti-Discrimination Act of 2017

This Bill seeks to enact a law which ensures that no one shall suffer discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, civil status and HIV status or other status as established by human rights standards.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1619 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Industry Updates

Swiss Institute of Federalism ink Academic Cooperation with UP

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - The University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (IFF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation and exchange, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

Group urges DOLE: release Rules on 'Workplace Romance'

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - A group called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to issue guidelines on workplace romance policy to prevent employers from implementing oppressive management prerogatives.

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

Individuals earning above P250K also getting Bigger Take-Home Pay under TRAIN

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) effectively increases the take-home pay not only of salaried workers earning P250,000 yearly and below but also of those with annual taxable income from P250,000 to a maximum of P2 million.

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

DOJ provides Legal Aid to 11,833 Persons in 2017

MANILA, Feb 4 (PNA) - Close to 12, 000 people were given legal assistance through the Department of Justice Action Center (DOJAC) in 2017.

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

UP Board of Regents names Proffessor Fides Cordero-Tan as new UP Law Dean

The UP Board of Regents announced the appointment of Atty. Fides Cordero-Tan as the new dean of the UP College of Law on Jan. 26, 2018.

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

IPOPHL to heighten IPR Enforcement; seeks MOU with Anti-Crime Body

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is seeking to intensify intellectual property rights enforcement in the country, targeting to craft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other members of the Sub-Committee on Organized Crime of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC-SCOC).

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

Century-Old Biz Group wants Mining Law amended

MANILA, Jan 31 (PNA) - The country’s oldest business organization, the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Islands (CCPI), has sought sponsorship in Congress to amend mining laws.

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

IPOPHL eyes to expand Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

MANILA, Jan 29 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) aims to further expand intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement through cooperating with members of the Sub-Committee on Organized Crime of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC-SCOS).

More Updates Read More

Industry Updates

SC to act on Mamasapano Trial Transfer

MANILA, Jan 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court is set to tackle the transfer of trial of the criminal case over the Mamasapano clash that killed more than 60 persons, including 44 members of the elite Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF).

More Updates Read More