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Category: Philippine Laws

The difference between existing adoption laws and RA 11222 – The Simulated Birth Rectification Act

The differences between the existing adoption laws and RA 11222 or the Simulated Birth Rectification Act were clarified by DSWD in a recent consultation dialogue. Existing adoption laws under the Domestic Adoption Act (RA 8552) and RA 9523 (An Act Requiring Certification of the DSWD to Declare A Child Legally Available for Adoption as Prerequisite for  Adoption Proceedings) involve a socio-legal process and the finalization…

The Discriminatory Acts under the Proposed SOGIE Bill

The Discriminatory Acts under the Proposed SOGIE Bill under Senate Bill 159 filed by Senator Riza Hontiveros last July 2, 2019, are laid down in Section 5 thereof. Under Section 5 of Senate Bill 159, the following discriminatory acts shall be unlawful: Promoting and encouraging stigma on the basis of SOGIE in the media, in educational textbooks, and other medium. Inciting violence and sexual abuse…

Republic Act No. 11053 – The Anti-Hazing Act of 2018

Republic Act No. 11053 – The Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, is otherwise known as An Act Prohibiting Hazing and Regulating Other Forms of Initiation Rites of Fraternities, Sororities, and Other Organizations, and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 8049, Entitled “An Act Regulating Hazing and Other Forms of Initiation Rites in Fraternities Sororities, and Organizations and Providing Penalties.  Hazing,…

The Grounds for Absolute Divorce under Senate Bill 356

The Grounds for Absolute Divorce under Senate Bill 356 as introduced by Senator Risa Hontiveros and filed last July 11, 2019 are the following, to wit: The grounds for legal separation under Article 55 of the Family Code of the Philippines, provided that physical violence and grossly abusive conduct under Article 55(1) need not be repeated offenses to be considered as ground; The grounds for…

House Bill 3611 – No Homework Policy for Kinder to Grade 12

House Bill 3611, otherwise known as An Act Promoting the Holistic Development of Basic Education Students By Establishing a No-Homework Policy for Kinder to Grade 12 and Proscribing the Taking of Textbooks Out of the School for Kinder to Grade 6 Students in all Public and Private Schools, was finally filed before the House of Representatives Bills and Index Division last August 7, 2019.  The…

IRR for Republic Act 10592 – The Proper Procedure for Granting Good Conduct Time Allowance

What are the procedures for the grant of good conduct time allowance under Republic Act 10592?  The current mess in the implementation of the Good Conduct Time Allowance pursuant to RA 10592 reveals that there is evidently misinterpretation and laxity in the enforcement thereof.  The Grant of Good Conduct Time Allowance was an amendment to Articles 29, 94, 97, 98 and 99 of the Revised…

RA 10592 – Good Conduct Time Allowance Law [Full Text]

Good Conduct Time Allowance – Republic Act No. 10592 (RA 10592) REPOST AN ACT AMENDING ARTICLES 29, 94, 97, 98 AND 99 OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Section 1. Article 29 of Act No. 3815, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Penal…

Maternity leave rules for female workers in the public sector under RA 11210

Rule V of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11210 (RA 11210) otherwise known as the Expanded Maternity Leave Law lay down the rules for the female workers in the public sector, reproduced as follows: Section 1.  Eligibility. – Any pregnant female worker in the government service, regardless of employment status and length of service, in National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government…

Republic Act No. 11313- The Safe Spaces Act of 2019

Republic Act No. 11313, the Safe Spaces Act of 2019, otherwise known as An Act Defining Danger Based Sexual Harassment in Streets, Public Spaces, Online, Workplaces, And Educational or Training Institutions, Providing Protective Measures And Prescribing Penalties Thereto was signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in April 17, 2019 and released last July 15, 2019. Under Section 2 of the Safe Spaces Act,…

Implementing Rules and Regulation of RA 11203 – Rice Tariffication Law

The Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 11203 otherwise known as the Rice Tariffication Law was signed by the representatives of the Department of Agriculture, National Economic and Development Authority and Department of Budget and Management in a Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1-2019 dated March 28, 2019. The Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Rice Tariffication Law clarified the following matters, among others, to wit:…

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