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This article contains a partial list of Philippine laws.

Contents

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 28 Nov 1929 The Revised Penal Code
CA 1 21 Dec 1935 The National Defense Act of 1935, which created the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
RA 1425 12 Jun 1956 The Rizal Law, which mandates the inclusion of courses on José Rizal in the curricula of all educational institutions in the Philippines.
RA 6955 13 Jun 1990 The Anti-Mail Order Bride Law
RA 7160 10 Oct 1991 Local Government Code of 1991
RA 8293 6 Jun 1997 The Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (the copyright law).
RA 8353 30 Sep 1997 The Anti-Rape Law of 1997
RA 9208 26 May 2003 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003
RA 9372 6 Mar 2007 The Human Security Act of 2007
RA 10066 26 Mar 2010 National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009, establishing the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property
RA 10175 12 Sep 2012 The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012
RA 10349 11 Dec 2012 The AFP Modernization Act of 2012
RA 10354 21 Dec 2012 The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012
RA 10533 15 May 2013 The Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013
RA 10535 15 May 2013 The Philippine Standard Time (PST) Act of 2013
RA 10667 21 Jul 2015 Philippine Competition Act
RA 10844 23 May 2016 Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Act of 2015
RA 10913 21 Jul 2016 Anti-Distracted Driving Act of 2016
RA 10931 4 Aug 2017 Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017
RA 10963 19 Dec 2017 Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act of 2017
RA 11054 26 Jul 2018 Bangsamoro Organic Law
RA 11055 6 Aug 2018 Philippine Identification System Act
RA 11106 30 Oct 2018 Filipino Sign Language Act of 2018
RA 11201 14 Feb 2019 Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Act of 2019

Lists of laws by yearEdit

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 (9519-9902)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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fernandez, Perfecto (1992). The Philippine legal system and its adjuncts:Pathways to development (PDF). Philippine Law Journal. pp. 21–52.

Full enumeration (external)Edit