Category: Philippine Laws

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:…

The Student Fare Discount Privilege (Republic Act No. 11314)

The Student Fare Discount Act was signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterto last April 17, 2017 but was only released a few days ago.  Republic Act No. 11314, otherwise known as An Act Institutionalizing the Grant of Student Fare Discount Privileges on Public Transportation and For Other Purposes, now puts the students at par with the senior citizens and persons with disabilities as…

Certain employers exempted to pay full maternity benefits under RA 11210

Certain employers are exempted to pay full maternity benefits to employees in the private sector. Under Section 2 of Rule III of the implementing rules and regulations of the Expanded Maternity Leave Law (RA 11210), an employed female worker in the private sector or in the informal sector shall receive full pay which consists of: SSS maternity benefit computed based on their average daily salary…

Maternity leave rules for female workers in the private sector (RA 11210)

Rule VI 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 private sector, reproduced as follows: Section 1. Eligibility. – to qualify for the grant of maternity leave benefit, the female worker must meet the following requirements: a. She must have at least…

How to enjoy the 105-day expanded maternity benefit under RA 11210

Rule IV of the new implementing rules and regulations of the 105 Expanded Maternity Benefit(RA 11210) states that maternity leave must be availed of either before or after the actual period of delivery in a continuous and uninterrupted manner.  Whether in live childbirth or miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, the maternity leave can be credited as combinations of prenatal and postnatal leave as long…

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