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List of Philippine laws

This article contains a partial list of Philippine laws. Philippine laws have had various nomenclature designations at different periods in the history of the Philippines, as shown in the following table: Designations used for Philippine laws Nomenclature Abbrevia Form of government Dates Designation tion Act Act Philippine Government under U.S. !"##$!"%& ule 'ommonwealth Act 'A Philippine 'ommonwealth !"%&$!"() *atas Pambansa *P +odified Parliamentary epublic !",-$!"-& Presidential .ecree P. epublic under martial law/ epublic !",0$!"-) Presidential PP epublic under martial law !",0$!"-) Proclamation 12ecutive 3rder 13 epublic under !"-) Provisional !"-)$!"-, 'onstitution Presidential PP epublic under !"-) Provisional !"-)$!"-, Proclamation 'onstitution epublic Act A epublic !"()$,0, !"-,$ present The following table lists of Philippine laws which have been mentioned in 4i5ipedia, or which are otherwise notable. Designa Date Passed Result tion Act !)") September ), 6nown as the 7lag 8aw, this law proscribed the Philippine flag and !"#, banned the use of the Philippine national anthem. The law was repealed in !"!". Act !,"# 3ctober !0, Permitted the *anco 1spa9ol$7ilipino to change its name. The name !"#, change too5 place on :anuary !, !"!0 into today;s *an5 of the Philippine <slands. Act !-,) August !-, +ountain Province was established with Amburayan, Apayao, *enguet, !"#*ontoc, <fugao, 6alinga, and 8epanto as sub$provinces. Act !"&0 The province of *atanes was reestablished. Act 00-# 7ebruary 0!, +arindu=ue was reestablished as a separate province. !"0# Act 0,!! +arch !#, !"!, 1stablished most of the modern$day provinces of the Philippines: the province of 'amarines was split into 'amarines >orte and 'amarines Sur and the province of *ohol was created. Act 0-,! 3ctober 00, epealed the 7lag 8aw and legali?ed the use of the Philippine flag and !"!" national anthem. Act %(%) >ovember 0-, 1stablished the Philippine 8ong .istance Telephone 'ompany @P8.TA !"0with the bill granting it a &#$year charter. Act %-!& .ecember -, The evised Penal 'ode. !"%# Act %-0, 3ctober 0-, .eclared the last Sunday of August as >ational Beroes; .ay. !"%! 'A ! .ecember 0!, The >ational .efense Act of !"%&, which created an independent !"%& Philippine army. 'A %" 3ctober 0!, 1stablished Camboanga 'ity. !"%) 'A )% 3ctober 0!, An act providing for the ways in which Philippine citi?enship may be !"%) lost or reac=uired. 'A %-0 .ecember &, The 1nglish words to the Philippine national anthem were made !"%official. 'A (,% :une !,, !"%" evised >aturali?ation 8aw. 'A &#0 3ctober 00, 1stablished Due?on 'ity. !"%" 'A )%:une !(, !"(! Provided for the publication and distribution of the Official Gazette.

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Act appropriating funds for the operation of the Government of the Philippines. 'hanged the name of the province of Tayabas to Due?on. Press 7reedom 8aw @now 5nown as the Sotto 8awA. 'harter of the .evelopment *an5 of the Philippines. 1stablished the 'entral *an5 of the Philippines. .eclared >aga 'ity a chartered city. .eclared Due?on 'ity the capital of the Philippines. Petroleum Act of !"(" An act converting 'agayan de +isamis into the 'ity of 'agayan de 3ro. 12tended the area of Due?on 'ity. The province of Camboanga is split into Camboanga del >orte and Camboanga del Sur. Separated A5lan from 'api? +ade *iliran a sub$province of 8eyte. Assert that the first mass in the Philippines too5 place at a site on 8imasawa, Southern 8eyteE declare the site a national shrine. The province of Surigao is split into Surigao del >orte and Surigao del Sur. 1stablished the Philippine Feterans *an5 1stablished the pace for land reform in the Philippines. 8andban5 was formed from this law. The anti$wiretapping law. 7ormed the provinces of 6alinga$Apayao, *enguet, <fugao, and +ountain Province from the earlier +ountain Province .ivided Agusan into Agusan del >orte and Agusan del Sur 'reation of *arrio 'laro +. ecto, 3diongan, omblon 'onverted the town of Surigao, Surigao del >orte into a city 3il <ndustry 'ommission Act 'harter of the >ational Power 'orporation +ade Si=uiGor an independent province. 'hanged the name of the province of .avao del >orte to .avao. .efined the metric system and set the basis for the implementation of the metric system in the Philippines. +odern Philippine Standard Time was also instituted under this law. Set the date of :anuary %#, !"-# as the date for a plebiscite to ratify the !",) amendments to the !",% 'onstitution of the Philippines. Set the date of April ,, !"-! as the date for a plebiscite to ratify the !"-! amendments to the !",% 'onstitution of the Philippines. Provides that a natural$born citi?en of the Philippines who has lost his Philippine citi?enship may be a transferee of private land, for use by him as his residence, subGect to the provisions of this Act. Public Assembly Act of !"-& 3mnibus 1lection 'ode of the Philippines Set the date of 7ebruary ,, !"-) as the date for a SNAP Election for President and Fice$President. 7erdinand +arcos and Arturo Tolentino win the election, but are overthrown by the 1.SA evolution, bringing 'ora?on A=uino and Salvador 8aurel to power. evision of the Tariffs and 'ustoms 'ode of the Philippines esetting the 8ocal 1lections from >ovember ", !"-, to :anuary !-,

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!"--. 'hanged the name of +anila <nternational Airport to >inoy A=uino <nternational Airport. Prescribes the manner in how to fill a vacancy in the 'ongress of the Philippines. .eclared >ovember & as a non$wor5ing holiday for the province of >egros 3ccidental to commemorate Cinco de Noviembre, the day >egros became free. 'reated the Autonomous egion in +uslim +indanao @A ++A, which was officially inaugurated on >ovember ), !""# in 'otabato 'ity. Set up a system of initiative and referendum. Provided for an 3rganic Act for the 'ordillera Administrative egion @'A A. <t mandates the creation of an autonomous government to be headed by a egional Governor. <t creates a egional Assembly that will enact laws of regional application and a regional Gudiciary composed of a supreme court and lower courts. 7oreign <nvestments Act of !""! 'ommission on the 7ilipino 8anguage Act +ini$Bydro 8aw H8ocal Government 'ode of !""!.H The >ew 'entral *an5 Act 'harter of the .epartment of 1nergy 1lectric Power 'risis Act HAnti$electricity and 1lectric Transmission 8ines/+aterials Pilferage Act of !""(H / an act penali?ing the pilferage of electricity and theft of power transmission lines/materials, rationali?ing system losses by phasing out pilferage losses as a component thereof, and for other purposes. .ivided 6alinga$Apayao into 6alinga and Apayao provinces. HAn act providing for the repatriation of 7ilipino women who have lost their Philippine citi?enship by marriage to aliens and natural$born 7ilipinos.H HAn act further liberali?ing foreign investments, amending for the purpose epublic Act >o. ,#(0, and for other purposes.H 'onverted the municipality of +ari5ina, +etro +anila into a city. The <ntellectual Property 'ode of the Philippines @Philippine copyright lawA. The Anti$ ape 8aw of !"",. 'reated the 'ordillera Autonomous egion. A plebiscite, held on +arch ", !""- to ratify the bill, was held and invalidated the act. See Cordillera Administrative Region. Split the province of .avao into two, creating the province of 'ompostela Falley. 'reated the <sland Garden 'ity of Samal in .avao province by combining the municipalities of Samal, *aba5, and 6aputian. 'onverted the municipality of Tagum, the capital of .avao, into a city. 'reated the municipality of *raulio 1. .uGali, .avao out of several barangays in Panabo and 'armen. H.ownstream 3il <ndustry .eregulation Act of !""-H / An act deregulating the downstream oil industry and for other purposes Prescribed the code of the national flag, anthem, motto, coat$of$arms and other heraldic items and devices of the Philippines.

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Provided for the creation of the 'ity of >ovaliches comprising the !& northernmost barangays of Due?on 'ity. Bowever, in the succeeding plebiscite on 3ctober 0%, !""", an overwhelming maGority of Due?on 'ity residents voted InoJ to the bill. HPhilippine 'lean Air Act of !"""H / An act providing for a 'omprehensive Air Pollution 'ontrol Policy and for 3ther Purposes 'onverted the municipality of San :ose del +onte, *ulacan into a city. *ecame the 7irst 'ity of *ulacan HP ' +oderni?ation Act 3f 0###H / An act providing for the moderni?ation of the Professional egulation 'ommission. H7air 1lection Act of 0##!H / An act to enhance the holding of free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible elections through fair election practices. 'onverted the municipality of Panabo, .avao into a city. H1lectric Power <ndustry eforms Act of 0##!H / An act ordaining reforms in the electric power industry, amending for the purpose certain laws and for other purposes HThe Administrative >aturali?ation 8aw of 0###H HAnti$+oney 8aundering Act of 0##!H. Subse=uent foreign pressure by the 7AT7 and by other nations resulted in this act being amended. HSynchroni?ed *arangay and Sangguniang 6abataan 1lectionsH H'omprehensive .angerous .rugs Act of 0##0H H*arangay +icro *usiness 1nterprises @*+*1;sA Act of 0##0.H H3verseas Absentee Foting Act of 0##%H / An act providing for a system of overseas absentee voting by =ualified citi?ens of the Philippines abroad, appropriating funds therefor, and for other purposes HAnti$Traffic5ing in Persons Act of 0##%H / An act providing for policies to eliminate and punish human traffic5ing, especially women and children, establishing the necessary institutional mechanisms for the protection and support of traffic5ed persons. H'iti?enship etention and e$Ac=uisition Act of 0##%H / An act ma5ing the citi?enship of Philippine citi?ens who ac=uire foreign citi?enship permanent, amending for the purpose 'ommonwealth Act >o. )%, as amended, and for other purposes. <nspired by the life of .olores 8oren?o, this act gives the protection of the law to women and children suffering from domestic abuse. An act increasing the e2cise ta2 rates imposed on alcohol and tobacco products, amending for the purpose sections !%!, !(!, !(0, !(%, !((, !(&, and 0-- of the >ational <nternal evenue 'ode of !"",, as amended. Also 5nown as the Hsin ta2H law. H8ateral Attrition Act of 0##&H / an act to improve the revenue collection performance of the *ureau of <nternal evenue @*< A and the *ureau of 'ustoms @*3'A through the creation of a rewards and incentives fund and of a revenue performance evaluation board and for other purposes An act amending sections 0,, 0-, %(, !#), !#,, !#-, !#", !!#, !!!, !!0, !!%, !!(, !!), !!,, !!", !0!, !(-, !&!, 0%), 0%, and 0-- of the >ational <nternal evenue 'ode of !"",, as amended, and for other purposes. Also 5nown as the He2panded value$added ta2H or the H1$ FATH law. HSynchroni?ed *arangay and Sangguiniang 6abataan 1lections esettingH / An act resetting the *arangay and Sangguniang 6abataan 1lections, e2tending the term of officeof *arangay and Sangguiniang 6abataan 3fficials and for other purposes. The act repealing the death penalty, replacing the sentence with the sentence of life imprisonment and reclusin perpetua. H*iofuels Act of 0##)H / An act to direct the use of *iofuels, establishing for this purpose the *iofuel Program, appropriating funds

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therefor, and for other purposes. HAmending the 1lection +oderni?ation ActH / An act amending epublic Act >o. -(%), 1ntitled HAn Act Authori?ing The 'ommission on 1lections to use an Automated 1lection System in the +ay !!, !"">ational or 8ocal 1lections and in Subse=uent >ational and 8ocal 1lectoral 12ercises, to 1ncourage Transparency, 'redibility, 7airness and Accuracy of 1lections, amending for the purpose *atas Pambansa *lg. --!, as amended, epublic Act >o. ,!)) and other related elections laws, providing funds therefor and for other purposes An act dividing the 8one .istrict of 'agayan de 3ro 'ity into two districts, with the 'agayan de 3ro iver as a natural boundary. The Buman Security Act of 0##, The act that mandates the celebration of certain public holidays to the nearest wee5day. Also 5nown as the holiday economics law. The University of the Philippines 'harter of 0##-. .eclaring it as the >ational University. 7ree 8egal Assistance Act The Agri$Agra eform 'redit Act.

>ational 'ultural Beritage Act of 0##". <t established the Philippine egistry of 'ultural Property

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