Category: Philippine Laws

RA 11261: First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act (Full Text)

Republic Act No. 11261 otherwise known as An Act Waiving Government Fees And Charges in the Issuance of Documents Required in the Application for Employment of First Time Jobseekers was signed into law by Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte last April 10, 2019 and released in May 7, 2019. In accordance with the policy of the State to promote full employment and equality of gainful work…

SEC MC7 S. 2019 – One Person Corporation (OPC) Guidelines

The Securities and Exchange Commission has released the rules for the formation of a One Person Corporation. SEC Memorandum Circular No. 7 s. 2019 dated April 24, 2019 was published last May 1, 2019.  This memorandum circular covers the guidelines for the establishment of a One Person Corporation pursuant to the recently amended Corporation Code of the Philippines.  Under the guidelines, only natural persons can…

R.A. 11222 – The Simulated Birth Rectification Act (Full Text)

On March 14, 2019, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11222 (R.A. 11222), otherwise known as “An Act  Allowing The Rectification Of Simulated Birth Records And Prescribing Administrative Adoption Proceedings For The Purpose”.  The principal author of the bill was Senator Grace Poe. R.A. 11222 or The Simulated Birth Rectification Act was enacted with the following objectives: To grant amnesty and allow the…

R.A. 11228: Mandatory Philhealth Coverage For All Persons With Disability (PWDs) Signed Into Law Feb. 22, 2019 (Full Text)

On February 22, 2019, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11228 known as “An Act Providing For The Mandatory Philhealth Coverage For All Persons With Disability (PWDs), Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No. 7277, As Amended, Otherwise Known As The “Magna Carta For Persons With Disability”. R.A. 11228 was sponsored by Senator Risa N. Hontiveros in the Senate. R.A. 11228…

R.A. 11227: A Handbook for OFWs Act of 2018 Signed Into Law Feb. 22, 2019 (Full Text)

On February 22, 2019, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law Republic Act 11227 (R.A. 11227) known as “An Act Mandating the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) To Develop, Publish, Disseminate and Update a Handbook On the Rights and Responsibilities of Migrant Workers, Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No. 8042, Otherwise known as the “Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995”, as Amended…

R.A. 11223: The Universal Health Care Act – Signed Into Law By Duterte, Feb. 20, 2019 (Full Text)

On February 20, 2019, Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11223 (R.A. 11223) entitled “An Act Instituting Universal Health Care For All Filipinos, Prescribing Reforms in the Health Care Systems, And Appropriating Funds Therefore”. R.A 11223 or The Universal Health Care Act is enacted pursuant to “the policy of the state to protect and promote the right to health of all…

R.A. 11215: The National Integrated Cancer Law – Signed Into Law By Pres. Duterte, Feb. 14, 2019 (Full Text)

“Recognizing that cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the Philippines”, Republic Act No. 11215 (R.A. 11215), known as “An Act Institutionalizing A National Integrated Cancer Control Program and Appropriating Funds Thereof” was signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte last February 14, 2019.  R.A 11215 or The National Integrated Caner law was sponsored by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon…

R.A. 11203: The Rice Tariffication Law – Signed Into Law By Duterte on February 14, 2109 (Full Text)

Pursuant to the policy of the State “to ensure food security and make the country’s agricultural sector, viable, efficient and globally competitive”, Republic Act 11203 (R.A. 11203), entitled “An Act Liberalizing the Importation, Exportation and Trading of Rice, Lifting for the Purpose the Quantitative Import Restriction on Rice and for Other Purposes” was enacted into law last February 14, 2019. In a nutshell, R.A. 11203…

R.A. 11232: The Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (Full Text)

Finally, after 38 years, Batas Pambansa Bilang 68, otherwise known as the Corporation Code of the Philippines, has been amended with the signing into law of The Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (R.A. 11232) by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte last February 20, 2019.  According to the president in his ceremonial speech, Republic Act 11232 “seeks to simplify corporate governance standards and establish a more business…