List of Philippine laws

This article contains a partial list of Philippine laws.

Sources of Philippine lawsEdit

Governmental power Forms of law Vested to
Constituent Constitution and Amendments
  • Congress of the Philippines (convening as Constituent Assembly)
  • Elected delegates (convening as Constitutional Convention)
  • People (through people's initiative and constitutional ratification)[L 1]
Electoral
  • Votes
  • Election returns
  • Certificates of canvass
  • Election proclamations

Commission on Elections[L 2]

Legislative
  • Statutes
  • Resolutions
  • Legal codes
  • Certificates of Confirmation
  • Legislation and Ordinances (local and international law)
Congress of the Philippines[L 3]
Executive
  • Treaties
  • Executive agreement
  • Executive orders
  • Proclamations
  • Administrative orders
  • Official decrees
  • Other executive issuances
President of the Philippines[L 4]
Judicial
  • Judgments and court decisions
  • Orders
  • Resolutions
  • Administrative matters and judicial rules
Supreme Court and in such lower courts as may be established by law.[L 5]
Administrative
  • Regulations
  • Administrative judgments
  • Orders
  • Ordinances
Bureaucracy
Notes[1]
  1. ^ Article XVII: Amendment and Revisions of the Constitution.
  2. ^ Article IX-C: Commission on Elections
  3. ^ Article VI: Legislative Department
  4. ^ Article VII: Executive Department
  5. ^ Article VIII: Judicial Department
*Customs may be considered as supplementary source of law, however, customs which are contrary to law, public order or public policy shall not be countenanced

AbbreviationsEdit

Philippine laws have had various nomenclature designations at different periods in the history of the Philippines, as shown in the following table:

Nomenclature
designation
Abbreviation Form of government Dates
Act
Act
Philippine government under United States sovereignty 1900–1935
Commonwealth Act
CA
Philippine Commonwealth 1935–1946
Republic Act
RA
Republic 1946–72, 1987–present
Presidential Decree
PD
Republic under Martial Law/Fourth Republic 1972–1986
Presidential Proclamation
PP
Republic under Martial Law 1972–1986
Batas Pambansa
BP
Modified semi-presidential republic 1978–1985
Executive Order
EO
Republic under Provisional Constitution 1986–1987[citation needed]

Notable lawsEdit

The following table lists of Philippine laws which have been mentioned in Wikipedia, or which are otherwise notable. Only laws passed by the Congress of the Philippines and other preceding bodies are listed here; presidential decrees and other executive issuances which may otherwise carry the force of law are excluded.[why?]

Designation Date passed Result
Act 3815 November 28, 1929 The Revised Penal Code
CA 1 December 21, 1935 The National Defense Act of 1935, which created the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
RA 1425 June 12, 1956 The Rizal Act, which mandates the inclusion of courses on José Rizal in the curricula of all educational institutions in the Philippines.
RA 5186 September 16, 1967 Investment Incentives Act
RA 6955 June 13, 1990 The Anti-Mail Order Bride Act
RA 7160 October 10, 1991 Local Government Code of 1991
RA 8293 June 6, 1997 The Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (the copyright law).
RA 8353 September 30, 1997 The Anti-Rape Act of 1997
RA 9208 May 26, 2003 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003
RA 9372 March 6, 2007 The Human Security Act of 2007
RA 10066 March 26, 2010 National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009, establishing the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property
RA 10175 September 12, 2012 The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012
RA 10349 December 11, 2012 The AFP Modernization Act of 2012
RA 10354 December 21, 2012 The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012
RA 10533 May 15, 2013 The Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013
RA 10535 May 15, 2013 The Philippine Standard Time (PST) Act of 2013
RA 10667 July 21, 2015 Philippine Competition Act
RA 10844 May 23, 2016 Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Act of 2015
RA 10913 July 21, 2016 Anti-Distracted Driving Act of 2016
RA 10931 August 4, 2017 Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017
RA 10963 December 19, 2017 Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act of 2017
RA 11054 July 26, 2018 Bangsamoro Organic Law
RA 11055 August 6, 2018 Philippine Identification System Act
RA 11106 October 30, 2018 Filipino Sign Language Act of 2018
RA 11201 February 14, 2019 Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Act of 2019
RA 11469 March 25, 2020 Bayanihan to Heal as One Act of 2020
RA 11479 July 3, 2020 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020
RA 11494 September 11, 2020 Bayanihan to Recover as One Act of 2020

Lists of laws by yearEdit

2020Edit

2019Edit

2018 (10967–11166)Edit

2017 (10925–10966)Edit

2016 (10740–10924)Edit

2015 (10653–10739)Edit

2014 (10635–10652)Edit

2013 (10355–10634)Edit

2012 (10157–10354)Edit

2011 (10148–10156)Edit

2010 (9903–10146)Edit

2009 (9519–9999)Edit

2008 (9496–9518)Edit

2007 (9366–9495)Edit

2006 (9342–9365)Edit

2005 (9335–9341)Edit

2004 (9233–9334)Edit

2003 (9183–9232)Edit

2002 (9163–9182)Edit

2001 (8990–9162)Edit

2000 (8759–8989)Edit

1999 (8746–8758)Edit

1998 (8446–8745)Edit

1997 (8248–8445)Edit


1996 (8177–8247)Edit

1995 (7854–8176)Edit

1994 (7667–7853)Edit

1993 (7645-7666)Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fernandez, Perfecto V. (September 1992). "The Philippine Legal System and Its Adjuncts: Pathways to Development" (PDF). Philippine Law Journal. University of the Philippines College of Law, University of the Philippines Diliman. 67 (First quarter): 21–52. ISSN 0031-7721.

External linksEdit

The text of many Philippine laws can be found on the following sites: