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Duterte: PH to withdraw from International Criminal Court 'immediately'
by Pia Ranada March 14, 2018

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ignore the one-year period for the effectivity of the withdrawal, claiming the Philippines was deceived when it signed the Rome Statute.
Look the FULL TEXT: Duterte's statement on Int'l Criminal Court withdrawal

Look also the Videos in the album "Human Rights - Etc.":

Forum on the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
March 20, 2018
Invited guests include Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Roberto Cadiz, and Professor Antonio La Viña

Panelo grilled on withdrawal from International Criminal Court
Lawyer Emerlynne Gil, senior international legal adviser of the International Commission of Jurists, grills Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

The Philippines in the ICC
Aug 4, 2015
Rappler talked to Raul Pangalangan on what it means to have a Filipino judge in the ICC and the challenges the international tribunal is currently facing.

and the articles:

Panelo grilled on withdrawal from International Criminal Court
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 20, 2018 - with Video
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Panelo claims President Duterte 'doesn't have to consult' anyone about this because he 'is the chief architect of foreign policy'.

PH transmits to UN notice of withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court
by Pia Ranada March 16, 2018 - with Video
UPDATED 'The decision to withdraw is the Philippines’ principled stand against those who politicize and weaponize human rights,' reads the formal notice

Duterte's plan to withdraw from Int'l Criminal Court 'anti-people'
by Jodesz Gavilan March 15, 2018 - with Video
The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) says the withdrawal would expose Filipinos to lack of justice in the event of 'atrocious crimes

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CHR: Withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court can be seen as 'encouraging impunity'
by Jodesz Gavilan March 14, 2018
Human Rights Watch and Karapatan also slam President Rodrigo Duterte's move, saying that his administration must be held accountable for 'all rights violations

What the Rome Statute says about withdrawing from the Int'l Criminal Court
by Jodesz Gavilan March 14, 2018
Any investigation or criminal proceedings that started before the withdrawal takes effect will still continue, Article 127 of the Rome Statute explicitly says.

Ano ang Rome Statute ng International Criminal Court?
March 14, 2018
Dinidinig ng International Criminal Court ang mga kaso gaya ng genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, at crimes of aggression.

Abnormal evolution of justice
by Vergel O. Santos October 14, 2017

Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.

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'Paranoid' Duterte hit for eyeing revolutionary gov't
by Jee Y. Geronimo Updated October 15, 2017
'President Duterte is losing his grip,' opposition group Tindig Pilipinas says after the chief executive warned he will declare a revolutionary government
Look it as pdf HERE

Duterte warns of revolutionary gov't amid 'destabilization'
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 13, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte says that this possible revolutionary government will last until the end of his term

Politics and law in the middle of a drug war
by Ross Tugade August 22, 2017

'Is the death of a seventeen-year old boy a product of the limits of our institutions? Or must we necessarily expand our understanding of how power works in Philippine society?
The death of Kian delos Santos and thousands of others caught in the bloody drug war reveals a social symptom of the gravest degree.
In Duterte’s Philippines, where there is virtually an unchecked use of force, the State has effectively turned itself against the people.

Duterte signs law licensing PNP chief, CIDG execs to issue subpoenas
by Rambo Talabong March 09, 2018

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa and the top two officials of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group can now issue subpoenas in aid of investigations.

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Why PNP's new subpoena powers threaten our rights
by Lian Buan March 11, 2018
'It is so unfair and unjust. Marcosian ito, at bumabalik na tayo,' says human rights lawyer Edre Olalia

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Franklin Drilon on opposition and rule of law under Duterte
September 01, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon talks about the rule of law, the future of the political opposition under the Duterte administration, and the drug-related killings.

Law groups denounce Duterte's 'brazen assaults' vs democratic institutions
October 14, 2017

According to the Alternative Law Groups, 'These acts deliberately undermine the independence of the institutions whose duties primarily consist in upholding public trust... and maintaining checks and balances so that tyranny would not arise from any branch of the government again'

Look also 'Paranoid' President Duterte hit for eyeing revolutionary gov't
by Jee Y. Geronimo October 14, 2017
Look it as pdf HERE

Condemned by crowd acclamation
by Vergel O. Santos March 03, 2017

Philippine society has slid back a couple of millennia to ancient Rome's standards by which justice was dispensed according to the crowd's level of lust for blood.

Never again an Arroyo and De Lima injustice
by Tony La Viña February 25, 2017

This sad episode can also be good for the country if we finally reform our criminal due process system.

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FVR on Marcos, Duterte, law enforcement and foreign policy
February 09, 2017
The nation's elder statesman Fidel V. Ramos, former Philippine president shares his thoughts on recent events
Ramos may have endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 elections, but he has since become critical of some of the administration's moves. The hero's burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, whose fall from power was largely due to Ramos' reversal in 1986, was an "insult" to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Ramos has also voiced his concern on the war the PNP is waging against illegal drugs and stressed the need for an interdependent foreign policy.
Watch Ramos' interview with Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa.
Video

Ping Lacson and the rule of law
February 02, 2017

From police chief to fugitive to senator – Panfilo "Ping" Lacson talks about law enforcement as a person who has been in both sides of the law.

Is the Duterte gov't attacking PH constitutional bodies?
by Michael Bueza and Jodesz Gavilan October 25, 2017

Heads of constitutional bodies and commissions are hounded by impeachment complaints and threats under the Duterte administration

Sereno: Extrajudicial killings a setback in judicial reforms
January 25, 2017

Chief Justice Sereno urges the police to 'reflect' on the way they have performed their duties that led to the increase of unsolved killings linked to war on drugs.

Too many lawyers, not enough jurists!
by Fr Ranhilio Callangan Aquino September 11, 2016
We need more jurists in the Philippines – which is to say that we need more thoughtful people for whom law is the object of serious study, and its recondite problems, for which the lawyer may have very little time or interest
IBP: Duterte's criticism of lawyers defending drug suspects 'dangerous'
December 09, 2016

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says Duterte's statements criticizing lawyers of drug suspects creates a dangerous 'chilling effect'

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?
by Mara Cepeda July 26, 2016

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past, including measures pushing for freedom of information, ending political dynasties, and increasing the pension for SSS members

They’re shredding documents at the Palace?
May 21, 2016 - Updated May 22, 2016
Malacañang staffers say they're 'frustrated' over verbal orders for them to shred and transfer certain government documents. Everything is verbal with the absence of written instructions on the shredding and transfer.
Is this even allowed? The national archives law (Republic Act 9470) prohibits government agencies from disposing of their records unless authorized, in writing, by the executive director of the National Archives of the Philippines.
55% of Filipinos reject lower age of criminal liability
May 05, 2017
Only 9% of Filipinos support lawmakers' bid to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old.

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House leaders 'doing a Kellyanne Conway' on age of criminal liability
by Jee Y. Geronimo February 16, 2017
'Many of the House leadership are doing the Kellyanne Conway approach: non-responsive, absurd, walang data, not resorting to hard evidence, 'yan ang status ngayon [ng bill],' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin.

Congressmen want 9-year-old kids charged for crimes
by Mara Cepeda July 06, 2016

UPDATED Davao del Norte 1st district's Pantaleon Alvarez and Capiz 2nd district's Fredenil Castro file an accompanying bill seeking to restore the death penalty.

Congressmen are seeking to lower the age by which suspects can be criminally charged, while also proposing the restoration of the death penalty for heinous crimes.

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'No conflict' between corporal punishment ban, lowering criminal liability age – lawmakers
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by Mara Cepeda February 27, 2017
While a House panel approved a measure prohibiting the corporal punishment of children, another committee is expected to pass a measure lowering the criminal responsibility age for youth offenders

Congressmen seek compromise: 12 as age of criminal responsibility
by Patty Pasion January 25, 2017
UPDATED In a meeting between agency representatives and congressmen, it becomes apparent that most executive offices are against classifying offenders as young as 9 as criminals.

GALLERY: Who are Duterte's San Beda appointees to gov't?
by Michael Bueza June 29, 2017

UPDATED From the Cabinet to the courts, many of the President's schoolmates and classmates have been appointed to key government positions.

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"The Duterte administration - The Soap opera" - Etc.

One very insecure president
by Vergel O. Santos October 07, 2017

Duterte’s sense of insecurity would seem more typically manifest in his attacks on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court justice herself. He has threatened them both with impeachment.

'Do not be afraid to be minority': Chief Justice Sereno, 5 years on
by Lian Buan August 27, 2017 - with Video

Five years after she was appointed the first woman Chief Justice of the Philippines, Maria Lourdes Sereno is wanted impeached by two groups.

Is she a target of the Duterte administration?

Video

House hearing on impeachment complaints vs Chief Justice Sereno

The House committee on justice reviewing the two verified impeachment complaints against Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Look also the articles HERE and

Sereno camp: Gadon himself says allegations not impeachable
by Bea Cupin October 02, 2017
Lawyer Larry Gadon dismisses the reply of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's legal team as 'lame excuses in the face of voluminous evidence'

Duterte to Morales, Sereno: Let's resign, let AFP probe us
by Lian Buan October 01, 2017
'If we cannot agree with each other, then let us decide to submit it to the Armed Forces kasi magkagulo tayo,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte challenged Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to resign with him, saying that if none of them get the authority to investigate each other for corruption then it will be the military who will do so.

Does Sereno have SC’s support? Spokesman downplays narrative
by Lian Buan October 01, 2017 - with Video
'The thing we would avoid the most is give any impression in the minds of our countrymen that she will be engaging in a brawl, in a street gutter fight, no,' says Sereno's spokesperson Carlo Cruz

Will SALN pin down Sereno? 'A non-issue' says her spokesperson
by Lian Buan Updated October 01, 2017 - with Video
Sereno's disclosures of her assets in 2010 upon assuming public office include what remained of her P30-million Piatco earnings, says the Chief Justice's spokesperson

Railroading an impeachment process
by Tony La Viña September 29, 2017
Denying the reasonable requests of Sereno’s lawyers would violate the due process rights of Chief Justice Sereno. It would be tantamount to railroading her impeachment.

CJ Sereno asks lawmakers to choose democracy over partisan interest
by Lian Buan September 13, 2017
On the impeachment complaint filed against her, the Sereno camp says, 'The determinations of the House Committee appear to be inconsistent with its findings and actions in similar proceedings in the past'

Why petitioners want Sereno impeached
by Bea Cupin September 13, 2017
There are two valid impeachment complaints against the Chief Justice before the House of Representatives.

1st impeach complaint vs Sereno sufficient in form, substance – House panel
by Bea Cupin September 13, 2017
UPDATED Thirty lawmakers deem the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon sufficient in form and substance. Four voted against it.

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Chief Justice Sereno's impeachment case, and her oppositors in SC
September 28, 2017
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's lawyers are confident that the allegations of non-disclosure of assets will not stand, as she faces an impeachment complaint in the House of Representatives.
Sereno's lawyers also downplay the oppositions made against her by fellow justices inside the Supreme Court (SC). Her spokesperson Carlo Cruz says the oppositions just mean that the collegial body is doing its job.

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How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint
by Lian Buan September 25, 2017
None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador.

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree
The Philippines effectively domesticated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court when it enacted Republic Act 9851 – the commander in chief can be held liable for crimes against humanity

Part 2: EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders
The Rome Statute is precisely designed to demolish the wall of impunity with which state officials commit human rights violations, like the ones occurring on a virtually daily basis in our midst
Both by Perfecto Caparas, March 04, 05, 2017

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US State Dept notes killings in Duterte-led Philippines
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 04, 2017
'The most significant human rights problems were killings allegedly undertaken by vigilantes, security forces, and insurgents,' the US State Department says.

Things to know about Duterte's pet peeve ICC
by Jodesz Gavilan November 24, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to follow in the footsteps of Russian President Vladimir Putin and withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
Calling the tribunal “useless”, Duterte threatened to follow the action of his “idol” Russian President Vladimir Putin who formally withdrew his country’s signature from the founding statute of the ICC.

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Matobato lawyer Jude Sabio on Duterte and the ICC
March 23, 2017
Lawyer Jude Sabio is expected to fly to the Netherlands to hold President Rodrigo Duterte accountable before the International Criminal Court over extrajudicial killings related to his war on illegal drugs.

and the article:

Planned ICC case 'not applicable' to Duterte, PH – Palace
March 11, 2017
Malacañang reiterates that the extrajudicial killings – stated as the basis for a case against the President before the tribunal – are not state-sanctioned

Look MUCH MORE HERE

Martial law extension and the Supreme Court (part 1)
We analyze the recent Supreme Court decision which upheld President Duterte’s Proclamation No. 216, to discern how the Court might answer anticipated petitions in the event of an extension of martial law in Mindanao

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Slippery slope of martial law (part 2)
We come to the core of the Lagman vs Medialdea martial law decision – how the Court applies the 'sufficiency of the factual basis' test

Both by Tony La Viña and Regina Ongsiako July 22, 2017

Look also HERE

Aguirre to SC: Let Luzon, Visayas courts handle Maute cases
by Lian Buan May 31, 2017

If and when cases are filed against members of the Maute terror group in connection with the crisis in Marawi City, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II wants special courts in Luzon and Visayas – not Mindanao – to handle them. This is to protect members of the judiciary from threats.

A deranged mind: The insanity plea in PH cases
by Lian Buan March 26, 2017

UPDATED Has the insanity plea ever worked in a Philippine court?

Plunder & graft trials: How do cases proceed through the courts?
by Lian Buan January 15, 2017

Some experts say it could be 10 years before the pork barrel scam cases are resolved. What exactly goes on inside the courts?

Sereno promises faster justice with e-courts
by Lian Buan January 25, 2017
The Chief Justice envisions a future where courts are fully digitized and can dispense justice in a shorter amount of time.
Philippine courts will have a more digitized system to ensure faster case resolutions, said Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as she committed the addition of electronic courts or e-courts in various cities in the country this year.
House leaders want SolGen to go after ill-gotten wealth, oversee GOCCs
by Mara Cepeda March 27, 2017
HB 5233 also seeks to remove the Office of the Solicitor General as an attached agency of the Department of Justice and instead put it under the Office of the President.

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In charge of recovering ill-gotten wealth? But Calida is pro-Marcos
by Pia Ranada March 27, 201
A House Bill seeks to make the Solicitor General in charge of the PCGG, tasked with recovering the Marcos' ill-gotten wealth. Solicitor General Jose Calida supported the vice-presidential bid of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

and HERE

Court system - etc.

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Hague Tribunal is a popular name for any of the various international courts located in The Hague, Netherlands:
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration, a permanent arbitration court established in 1899

  • Permanent Court of International Justice (1922-44), superseded by:

  • International Court of Justice

  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, an ad hoc criminal tribunal created by the United Nations Security Council

  • International Criminal Court, a permanent criminal court created by the Rome Treaty

  • International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce

Look e.g. also HERE about the maritime dispute on the West Philippine Sea

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Trying individuals for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

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The Video: International Criminal Court: Prosecuting Modern Hitlers
Feb 20, 2018
The International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Office of the Prosecutor is starting a preliminary examination into the high number of killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs. It is the first step in a process that could take many years.

The process of the International Criminal Court
February 20, 2018
The International Criminal Court aims to help end impunity by perpetrators of the most serious offenses such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression.

Duterte threatens PH withdrawal from ICC
by Pia Ranada November 17, 2016
'The International Criminal Court is useless,' says the Philippine leader, who has been called out by the ICC for possible human rights violations in his anti-drugs campaign.

Chief state counsel: ICC has no jurisdiction on EJKs in Philippines
by Katerina Francisco November 16, 2016
Chief state counsel Ricardo Paras says the International Criminal Court cannot exercise jurisdiction over extrajudicial killing cases as long as Philippine courts are open.

and HERE

PHILIPPINE COURT SYSTEM
Rules of Courts
The Judicial Branch

Judicial power rests with the Supreme Court and the lower courts, as established by law (Art. VIII, sec. 1 of the 1987 Constitution). Its duty is to settle actual controversies involving rights which are legally demandable and enforceable (Art. VIII Sec. 1 (2)).
The judiciary enjoys fiscal autonomy. Its appropriation may not be reduced by the Legislature below the appropriated amount the previous year (Art. VIII, Sec. 3).

Look also Background on The Judicial System and

The Philippine Judicial System
by/Dr. RAUL C. PANGALANGAN (Ed.)
Dean, College of Law
University of the Philippines

Videos

Philippine Judicial Branch. Uploaded on Oct 7, 2011
A simple presentation about the Judicial Branch

The Judiciary Department of the Republic of the Philippines. Oct 25, 2014

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Portal of the Philippine Judiciary

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The Supreme Court of the Philippines, SC

the highest judicial court, as well as the court of last resort.

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The CJ meets the PRESS 2016

On Thursday, August 25 2016, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faced journalists in a rare press conference. This is her fourth time to conduct a meet-up with the press, following the 2015, 2014 and 2013 meet-ups.

Hymn of The Supreme Court of the Philippines

Look the text of the Hymn HERE

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Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics
by Agence France-Presse July 02, 2017
He has insisted he would ignore the findings of the Supreme Court, vowing only to listen to recommendations from the armed forces.

Duterte warns SC, CA anew not to abuse TROs
by Pia Ranada May 18, 2017
The President warns that if judges use their power to issue TROs to make money, 'there will be a time I will not honor your orders'

Sereno wary of justices ‘courtesy calls’ on Duterte
'It's a bright red line you must not cross,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says of the separation of government branches.

CJ: ‘I trust President’s judgment’ in naming justices
President Rodrigo Duterte 'has already said that he is strongly against the corrupt, he is strongly against the laggards,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says

Both by Paterno Esmaquel II August 25, 2016

FAST FACTS: When should SC justices inhibit from a case?
by Katerina Francisco November 08, 2016

SC Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes recuses himself from the Marcos burial case. What rules govern the inhibition of SC magistrates on certain cases?

How did SC justices vote on major political cases?
by Michael Bueza November 12, 2016

Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents, the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians

Duterte’s Supreme Court
November 21, 2016

Democracy will tear to pieces if one more institution falls under the grip of the President supported of the Marcoses

The Judicial and Bar Council

a constitutionally-created body that recommends appointees for vacancies that may arise in the composition of the Supreme Court and other lower courts

Look also HERE and

EXPLAINER: How the Judicial and Bar Council works
by Jodesz Gavilan November 17, 2016
The creation of the Judicial and Bar Council, according to the late Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion, was necessary 'in attaining and preserving the independency of the judiciary'

Next 3 years 'critical test' for Judicial and Bar Council
by Jodesz Gavilan November 19, 2016
Marlon Manuel of the Hustisya Natin project says the processing of 10 appointments to the SC in the next few years will test the independence of the JBC members.

Aguirre says it's possible to establish military courts in Mindanao
by Lian Buan June 01, 2017
Martial law administrator Delfin Lorenzana says military courts will be created 'if there's a need'
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said on Thursday, June 1, that military courts can be established if civil courts in areas under martial law are no longer functioning.
Electoral Tribunals

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET)

is an electoral tribunal that decides election protests involving the election of the President of the Philippines and Vice President of the Philippines. It is composed of justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The equivalent tribunals for the Congress of the Philippines are House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal and the Senate Electoral Tribunal.

Look also HERE, HERE, HERE and
REPUBLIC ACT No. 1793
AN ACT CONSTITUTING AN INDEPENDENT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL TO TRY, HEAR AND DECIDE PROTESTS CONTESTING THE ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND THE VICE-PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE PHILIPPINES AND PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF HEARING THE SAME.

Look RA 1793 as pdf HERE

Presidential Electoral Tribunal: What happens to a protest?
by Michael Bueza January 01, 2017
There have only been 4 election protests since 1992. None, so far, has resulted in the reversal of results for president or vice president. On average, it took close to 4 years for these protests to be resolved.
Court of Appeals of the Philippines

is the Philippines' second-highest judicial court, just after the Supreme Court. The court consists of 69 Associate Justices and 1 Presiding Justice.

Court of Tax Appeals

is the special court of limited jurisdiction, and has the same level with the Court of Appeals. The court consists of 8 Associate Justices and 1 Presiding Justice.

Regional Trial Court The Regional Trial Courts (RTC)

are the highest trial courts

The Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980, reorganized the lower and intermediate courts in the country, which include the change of Court of First Instance to Regional Trial Court.

The Sandiganbayan "people's advocate"
is a special appellate collegial court in the Philippines equal in rank to the Court of Appeals, and consists of 14 Associate Justices and 1 Presiding Justice.
Sandiganbayan, have jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases involving graft and corrupt practices and such other offenses committed by public officers and employees, including those in government-owned or controlled corporations, in relation to their office as may be determined by law.

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Sandiganbayan pending cases at an all-time high
November 22, 2016
Since the appointment in 2011 of former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio Morales as Ombudsman, her office has filed 3,733 cases with the Sandiganbayan.
Pending cases at the Sandiganbayan stand at an all-time high of 4,042.

What are the Sandiganbayan's oldest pending cases?
by Michael Bueza April 22, 2017
Among the oldest cases are the graft cases against Imelda Marcos and civil forfeiture cases against former president Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies.
Graft cases against former First Lady and current Ilocos Norte representative Imelda Marcos are among the oldest pending cases at the Sandiganbayan.
De Lima's case 'clearly falls within Sandiganbayan's jurisdiction'
by Jee Y. Geronimo October 14, 2017

'The drug courts... do not have the necessary machinery, expertise, or competence that the Sandiganbayan has to resolve the accusations against petitioner,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in her dissenting opinion

Look MUCH more about RA 9165, Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and the IRR

Overview of the Philippine Judicial System
by/Daniel Jose Empleo, 13 April 2015

Full transcript

Courts for Muslims

A Primer on The Philippine Shari’a Courts

Look also HERE

Justice system - etc.

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Department of Justice (DOJ)
Video

Youth group seeks penalty for 'fake news king' Aguirre
Jul 5, 2017

A GROUP composed of youths, student leaders, netizens and other concerned citizens filed Wednesday, July 5, before the Office of the Ombudsman an administrative complaint for breach of the code of ethical conduct against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

Aguirre, inireklamo ng 'millennials' sa pagpapakalat ng fake news
Naghain ng ethics complaint sa Ombudsman ang isang grupo ng kabataan laban kay Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre na binansagan nilang 'hari ng pekeng balita'. Tumanggi naman munang magkomento si Aguirre habang hindi pa niya nababasa ang buong reklamo.

The Office of the Solicitor General

the law firm of the Republic of the Philippines. It is tasked to represent the People of the Philippines, the Philippine Government, its Agencies and Instrumentalities, Officials and Agents especially before appellate courts in any litigation or matter requiring the services of a lawyer. It is an independent and autonomous office attached to the Department of Justice for budgetary purposes.

Look also Get to know the Solicitor General
by/ Gerard Lim January 11, 2016
The Office of the Solicitor General – recently in the headlines for refusing to represent the Comelec – is the nation’s chief attorney. Know more about this office.

Public Attorney's Office - POA

provides indigent litigants free legal assistance.

Human Rights Violations Victims' Claims Board

Created under RA 10368 Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013, it is a quasi-judicial body which will adjudicate eligibility of martial law HRVs claims

Look also HERE

Bureau of Corrections BuCor or BC

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Parole and Probation Administration

provides a less costly alternative to imprisonment of offenders who are likely to respond to individualized community based treatment programs.

Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)

Philippine Bar Association Inc. (BPA)

the national organization of lawyers in the Philippines. It is the mandatory bar association for Filipino lawyers.

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IBP: Duterte's criticism of lawyers defending drug suspects 'dangerous'
December 09, 2016

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says Duterte's statements criticizing lawyers of drug suspects creates a dangerous 'chilling effect'

Video

Criminal Justice System in the Philippines
Feb 11, 2014

a live telecast designed to provide viewers relevant information on the inner workings of law enforcement and a better understanding of police procedures hosted by former Commissioner of Human Rights Atty. Wilhem Dabu Soriano and retired police General Lucas Malillin Managuelod.

Remark this is an album in the album "The Three Branches' structure of the Government"

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The Philippine Baseline Law and Know Your Boundaries

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Human Rights & No to Sharia Law

        

                                                       Read about Bibi Aisha on the original
                                                      photo by Jodi Bieber HERE and HERE
                                               or both as 1 pdf HERE

Equality Rights for Man, Woman and Children

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Constitution - Etc. Laws

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go to overview

THE 1987 CONSTITUTION
OF THE
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
(Full Text - present Constitution)

Look also:

1986 Provisional "Freedom" Constitution
1973 Constitution
1943 Constitution
(Constitution During the Japanese Occupation)
1935 Constitution
1899 Constitution
informally known as the Malolos Constitution is a Filipino legal document codifying the basic law of the First Philippine Republic. It is both the twelfth such charter to be implemented in the Philippine archipelago and the first to written as the framework of an independent nation. Look also HERE

and

Evolution of the Philippine Constitution
by/Official Gazette
The Philippines has had a total of six constitutions since the Proclamation of Independence on June 12, 1898.

Araw ng Saligang Batas

Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas 1987

the history of the constitution og the Republic of the Philippines

FAST FACTS: 1987 Philippine Constitution
by/ Jodesz Gavilan February 02, 2016
February 2 of each year is Constitution Day to commemorate the highest law of the land

The problem with Con-Ass? Distrust of Congress
by Camille Elemia Updated August 01, 2016
Critics oppose the move to convene a Constituent Assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution: 'The 17th Congress cannot be trusted to legislate against its own'
President Rodrigo Duterte has changed his mind, again: he was pushing for a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) as the mode to amend the 1987 Constitution, but he is now espousing a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass).
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Drilon files Con-Con reso to 'review' 1987 Charter
The resolution bars incumbent lawmakers and candidates in the May 2016 polls from qualifying as a convention delegate
and
Senators divided on Con-Con, Constituent Assembly
Some senators remain open to a Constituent Assembly as long as the Senate and the House of Representatives will be allowed to vote separately on proposals
Both by Camille Elemia July 03 and August 01, 2016

House panel votes: Amend charter through Constituent Assembly
by Mara Cepeda October 19, 2016

UPDATED The House constitutional amendments will create a report on the resolution to have it approved at the plenary

Look also

Duterte forms consultative body on constitutional amendments
by Pia Ranada December 09, 2016

Under Executive Order 10, the 25-member committee will have 6 months to submit recommendations on amendments to the 1987 Constitution
EO 10, signed on Wednesday, December 7, creates a 25-member committee to be composed of presidential appointees.
The committee will “study, conduct consultations, and review the provisions of the 1987 Constitution including but not limited to the provisions on the structure and powers of the government, local governance, and economic policies.

Rewriting other parts of the Constitution?
March 29, 2017

Are we content with the modes provided for rewriting the Constitution?

Charter-change non-negotiables
by Ronald U. Mendoza and Michael H. Yusingco September 14, 2017
To counter vested interests, all citizens must be prepared to rally around key reforms that will truly bring about change.
As part of his effort to fulfil a promise of change, President Rodrigo Duterte issued in December 2016 Executive Order No. 10 to organize the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) on constitutional reform.
Rewriting for what?
by Fr Ranhilio Callangan Aquino August 21, 2017

I read draft proposals on rewritten provisions of the Constitution, including a rewritten preamble that refers to the oddity of "a more perfect" society, in place of the quite sensible "just and humane society."
I must now ask: What, exactly, are we rewriting the Constitution for?
We should write for a clear purpose – and not merely because the chance to rewrite is open to us!

RevGov, the Constitution, and the end of the Republic
by Ramon Miguel C. Samson December 17, 2017

Since the whole point of RevGov is setting aside the Constitution and its restraints, its fate then turns on enforcement, which means a willingness to put bodies and lives on the line.

Videos

The Constitution of the Philippines - Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas

popularly known as the 1987 Constitution, is the constitution or the supreme law of the Republic of the Philippines. It was enacted in 1987, during the administration of President Corazon C. Aquino
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Preamble of the 1987 Philippines constitution both in English and Tagalog

Electoral Tribunals

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET)

is an electoral tribunal that decides election protests involving the election of the President of the Philippines and Vice President of the Philippines. It is composed of justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The equivalent tribunals for the Congress of the Philippines are House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal and the Senate Electoral Tribunal.

Look also HERE and
REPUBLIC ACT No. 1793
AN ACT CONSTITUTING AN INDEPENDENT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL TO TRY, HEAR AND DECIDE PROTESTS CONTESTING THE ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND THE VICE-PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE PHILIPPINES AND PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF HEARING THE SAME.

Look RA 1793 as pdf HERE

Presidential Electoral Tribunal: What happens to a protest?
by Michael Bueza January 01, 2017

There have only been 4 election protests since 1992. None, so far, has resulted in the reversal of results for president or vice president. On average, it took close to 4 years for these protests to be resolved.

Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987
Signed July 25, 1987

INSTITUTING THE “ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987”

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Videos

What’s a ‘state of lawlessness’?
Updated September 03, 2016
UPDATED Expect to see more soldiers, policemen, and checkpoints in key areas. Curfews can be imposed as the need arises.
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The Videos

Duterte declares state of lawlessness - Ambush Interview - Davao City 9-3-2016
3 Sep 2016

Look also

these Videos in the album "‘State of lawlessness’ - 'State of national emergency', Section 18, Article VII of the Constitution"

What’s a ‘state of lawlessness’, Section 18, Article VII of the Constitution

State of lawlessness meant to keep things 'under control'

Mga limitasyon ng 'state of lawlessness'

'State of national emergency', nilagdaan ni Duterte

Dokumento sa deklarasyon ng State of National Emergency, inilabas ng Malacañang

Palace directives on 'State of national emergency'

and the articles:

State of lawlessness: Prelude to Martial Law?
by HOMOBONO A. ADAZA September 8, 2016

Diokno to Duterte: Why the continued state of nat'l emergency?
by Jodesz Gavilan October 22, 2016
Jose Manuel Diokno, dean of the De La Salle University College of Law, also says the involvement of the military in the war on drugs is questionable, with or without a state of national emergency

Duterte signs state of nat'l emergency proclamation
Updated September 05, 2016
UPDATED – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a proclamation declaring a "state of national emergency on account of lawless violence," confirmed Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to media on Monday, September 5.

How 'state of lawlessness' was miscommunicated
by Pia Ranada September 04, 2016
The conflicting statements about the ‘state of lawlessness’ declared by the President leave the public in a state of confusion. Who's responsible?

State of lawlessness meant to keep things 'under control'
by Michael Bueza September 03, 2016
San Beda Graduate School of Law Dean Fr Ranhilio Aquino says that President Duterte's declaration of a state of lawlessness 'does not in any way entail the curtailment of any of our freedoms and liberties'

Duterte declares state of lawlessness
Updated September 03, 2016
The declaration is to ensure "coordinated efforts" between the police and the military in the government's fight against terrorism and illegal drugs, the President says

'NOT MARTIAL LAW'
Duterte declares 'state of lawless violence,' hikes military, police presence
Updated September 3, 2016

Making sense of Duterte's declaration of state of lawlessness
by Tony La Viña September 03, 2016
For now, Duterte's declaration does not appear to lead us to a slippery slope. But we must be vigilant.

and look MUCH more HERE

Proclamation No. 55, s. 2016
Signed September 4, 2016

DECLARING A STATE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY

Look also

Memorandum Order No. 3, s. 2016
Signed September 7, 2016

PROVIDING GUIDELINES FOR THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE IN THE IMPLEMENTATIONS OF MEASURES TO SUPPRESS AND PREVENT LAWLESS VIOLENCE.

Memorandum Order No. 4, s. 2016

EXPANDING MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 3

State of nat'l emergency: More police, military in malls, train stations
by Pia Ranada September 06, 2016

The Palace releases guidelines for implementing President Duterte's declaration of 'state of national emergency on account of lawless violence'

  Philippine habeas corpus cases - Article III

By: Cherry Apple M. Delaminez

are cases decided by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, concerning the writ of habeas corpus.
The writ of habeas corpus may be suspended in order to prevent any violence in cases of rebellion or insurrection, as the case may be. In Philippine jurisdiction, the present 1987 Philippine Constitution, Article III, Section 15 provides that “The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended except in cases of invasion or rebellion, when the public safety requires it.

Look it as pdf HERE or as Slideshow in the album with the Videos Sep 8, 2016:

De Lima vs suspension of habeas corpus: We already have 'creeping martial law, authoritarianism'

Gordon wants Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus

Suspensyon ng habeas corpus, iminungkahi ni Gordon

Look also

Duterte to Congress: Suspending habeas corpus a ‘passing thought’
by Camille Elemia November 15, 2016
'He was only thinking out loud, na ano ba 'yung mga weapons, ammunition, methods available to him,' Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III recalls the President telling lawmakers while discussing his war on drugs at a Palace meeting.

Duterte: Leaders need to do 'wrong' to protect people
by Pia Ranada November 14, 2016
President Duterte, after his warning to suspend the writ of habeas corpus, says, 'Either we do something to protect society or do something sometimes wrong to protect society'

LP senators: 'No basis' to suspend writ of habeas corpus
by Bea Cupin November 13, 2016
'The drug menace is not a ground to suspend the privilege of the writ,' say the 4 Liberal Party senators in a joint statement

Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced'
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 12, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this 'to protect the Republic of the Philippines'
President Rodrigo Duterte warned that he can suspend the writ of habeas corpus, a safeguard against warrantless arrests, if lawlessness – particularly the illegal drugs trade – persists in the country.

and HERE

The writ of habeas corpus restored
Proclamation No. 2, s. 1986

On March 2, 1986, addressing the large crowd that had gathered in Rizal Park, President Corazon C. Aquino announced the restoration of the writ of habeas corpus.

How does impeachment work?

go to overview

FAST FACTS: How does impeachment work?
by Michael Bueza May 02, 2017
UPDATED The 1987 Constitution lays down rules to make some top officials, including the President, accountable through the impeachment process

Look also the Videos in the album "The circus of impeachment in the Philippines":

How does impeachment work in the Philippines?
Published on May 19, 2017

Gary Alejano's impeachment complaint vs Duterte
March 16, 2017

and the articles:

Are there grounds for a president's resignation under the Constitution?
by Katerina Francisco October 02, 2017
The Constitution doesn't spell out acceptable grounds for a president's resignation, and in recent history, one president's resignation has also raised legal questions.

House panel wants impeachment complaints lacking in form immediately junked
by Mara Cepeda May 22, 2017
The current Rules of Procedure in Impeachment Proceedings state lawmakers may only junk an impeachment complaint after the document's sufficiency in form and substance are assessed.

The misuse of impeachment

Part 1: Impeachment cannot be used as a tool to persecute or silence perceived political opponents or critics or to subject presidents or other officials to harassment for performing their duties.

Look also Part 2: Conclusion: The misuse of impeachment

We have opened the Pandora’s box. One can only hope that we will be also to correct ourselves and restore impeachment to its rightful use as a means of accountability and not a political weapon that will only destroy this country.

Both by Tony La Viña September 05 -06, 2017

Information about "Laws, System - etc."

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Official Gazette

where all, laws, presidential decrees and republic acts will be published

Indicted? Charged? A guide to court jargon
by Lian Buan August 06, 2017

Understand the court process behind the highly-publicized cases in the news today.

Look also

Failure of the legal system: A challenge to Filipino lawyers
by Raymund E. Narag, PhD August 07, 2017

The Philippine legal system is a miserable failure.
It has produced lawyers who are adept in using the law to pervert the law. And I say this with so much pain because I worked with many dedicated Filipino lawyers.

CORRECTIONS SYSTEM OVERVIEW OF THE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SYSTEM
OF THE PHILIPPINES
Philippine legal codes

Codification of laws is a common practice in the Philippines. Many general areas of substantive law, such as criminal law, civil law and labor law are governed by legal codes.

Republic Act No. 10155

GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8491
AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE CODE OF THE NATIONAL FLAG, ANTHEM, MOTTO, COAT-OF-ARMS AND OTHER HERALDIC ITEMS AND DEVICES OF THE PHILIPPINES

Look also: The Philippine Flag - Flag days - Independence day - Etc.

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 236

ESTABLISHING THE HONORS CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES TO CREATE AN ORDER OF PRECEDENCE OF HONORS CONFERRED AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

LEGISLATION PHILIPPINES

overview and link to law in the Philippines

Historical Overview Philippines Law

Historical Overview until 2004
LEGAL TERMINOLOGY
Polytechnic University of the Philippines

by Prof. Dan FC Rimonte

Prepared by: Aren Desacula & Princess Genelyn Pacifico

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

abogadomo.com

is a website providing philippine law and legal information for lawyers, students and those who are very much interested

The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library of Law of the Philippines
Citizenship, Authorities - Etc.

go to overview

Video

Quezon's Code of Citizenship and Ethics

On August 19, 1939, the occasion of his 61st birthday, President Manuel L. Quezon issued Executive Order No. 217 that prescribed a set of civic and ethical precepts collectively known as the Code of Citizenship and Ethics to be taught in all schools in the Philippines.

Aug 18, 2014

Look Executive Order No. 217

The full text of

Executive Order No. 292 - July 25, 1987

The Administrative Code of 1987

INSTITUTING THE "ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987"

Constitutional Reformand Labor Agenda Constitutional Reformand Labor Agenda

Ang Saligang Batas at Paggawa

Philippine Citizenship

THE ADMINISTRATIVE NATURALIZATION LAW OF 2000

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9139

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP FOR CERTAIN ALIENS BY ADMINISTRATIVE NATURALIZATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Philippine nationality law
Republic Act No. 9225

CITIZENSHIP RETENTION AND RE-ACQUISITION ACT OF 2003

Philippine citizenship: From jus soli to jus sanguinis
by/ Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr. March 26, 2016

MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. AFF-04-01
RULES IMPLEMENTING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9225
RULES ON PHILIPPINE  DUAL CITIZENSHIP
RULES GOVERNING PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP UNDER REPUBLIC ACT (R.A.) NO. 9225 AND ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER (A.O.) NO. 91, SERIES OF 2004.
EVALUATION OF R.A. 9225 AN EVALUATION OF R.A. 9225,

THE DUAL CITIZENSHIP LAW

JAMES BENEDICT F. PANOPIO

Guidelines and Requirements for Applying for Filipino Citizenship Reacquisition Under Republic Act 9225
Dual Citizenship

It´s possible for Filipino to hold dual citizenship or more than one citizenship at the same time.

DUAL CITIZENSHIP

A Primer on the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003 3rd edition

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7919 As amended by RA 8247 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7919
The Alien Social Integration Act of 1995.
As amended by RA 8247
AN ACT GRANTING LEGAL RESIDENCE STATUS ALIENS THROUGH A SOCIAL INTEGRATION PROGRAM IN THE PHILIPPINES UNDER CERTAIN
CONDITIONS
The Anti-Dummy Law The Anti-Dummy Law

It is an Act to punish evasion of the laws on the nationalization of certain rights, franchises or privileges. It is Commonwealth Act No. 108, as amended by RA 421, RA 134, RA 6084

Look PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 715 HERE

Look the article "What is the Anti-Dummy Law?" HERE

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9372

"Human Security Act of 2007.”
 
AN ACT TO SECURE THE STATE AND PROTECT OUR PEOPLE FROM TERRORISM

Look the Videos

RA 9372 Human Security Act of 2007

Presented by/ Mary Ann Wong Tugbang

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PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

"Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007" REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9485
AN ACT TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC BY REDUCING BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE, PREVENTING GRAFT AND CORRUPTION, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

Look also RA 3019 ANTI-GRAFT & CORRUPT PRACTICES

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Republic Act No. 7160

Main index - links to Book I - IV and Amendings - Changings

Read in one webpage the full text of: THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Republic Act No. 7160

Look the amendings to RA 7160 section 41(b) by RA 8553 and section 43 by RA 8524 HERE

FAST FACTS: The Local Government Code turns 25
by Jodesz Gavilan October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016 marks 25 years since the Local Government Code – the bible of local governance – was enacted in the Philippines. It is undergoing a comprehensive review.

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 351

RECOGNIZING THE UNION OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES OF THE PHILIPPINES (ULAP) AS THE UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION OF ALL THE LEAGUES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUs) AND LEAGUES AND FEDERATIONS OF LOCAL ELECTIVE AND APPOINTIVE OFFICIALS

Republic Act No. 9244

AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PREPARATORY RECALL ASSEMBLY AS A MODE OF INSTITUTING RECALL OF ELECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 70 AND 71, CHAPTER 5, TITLE ONE, BOOK I OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991", AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look RA 9244 HERE

Republic Act No. 8981

PRC Modernization Act of 2000

AN ACT MODERNIZING THE PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE, ENTITLED "CREATING THE PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION AND PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS," AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look RA 8981 HERE - Look also IRR RA 8981 HERE

Republic Act No. 10557

AN ACT PROMOTING AND STRENGTHENING FILIPINO DESIGN, PROVIDING FOR THE PURPOSE A NATIONAL DESIGN POLICY AND RENAMING THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES INTO THE DESIGN CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Philippine Design Competitiveness Act of 2013

Look IRR 10557

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES
Republic Act No. 7077
"Citizen Armed Forces of the Philippines Reservist Act."

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, ADMINISTRATION, ORGANIZATION, TRAINING, MAINTENANCE AND UTILIZATION OF THE CITIZEN ARMED FORCES OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look RA 7077 as pdf HERE

Look also about RA 9163

Republic Act No. 7104
"Commission on the Filipino Language Act"

AN ACT CREATING THE COMMISSION ON THE FILIPINO LANGUAGE, PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Look also the article:

"What the PH constitutions say about the national language by/Nigel Tan Aug 07, 2014 Updated Aug 11, 2014"

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III), which took place between 1973 and 1982. The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources.

Look the full UNCLOS as pdf HERE

Statistical laws

go to overview

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10625, Philippine Statistical Act of 2013

Look also IRR

Culture, Heritage and Art

go to overview

February is National Arts Month

Proclamation No. 683. s. 1991

Republic Act 10556 or “The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013”.
The State recognizes and supports endeavors that promote reading and literacy, motivate awareness and uphold our Filipino heritage and culture, including educational activities.
November 27 of every year is hereby declared as “Araw ng Pagbasa”, which shall be a regular working holiday, to be celebrated in all elementary and secondary schools in the country. In the event that the holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday shall be observed on the Friday of that week.

Look also HERE

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10066
"National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009"
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF THE NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE, STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS, NCCA AND ITS AFFILIATED CULTURAL AGENCIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look RA 10066 as pdf HERE

Look also HERE

Video

The National Artists of the Philippines

Order of the National Artist of the Philippines

The Order of National Artists (Orden ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) is the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film, Broadcast Arts, and Architecture and Allied Arts.

Look also HERE

The Aesthetics of Philippine Law and the Order of National Artists, 1972-2009

Philippine Nat'l Artists for Literature & Historic Literature

The Presidential Medal of Merit Award given by sculptor Willy Layug of Betis, Pampanga
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Remark this is an album "National Artists of the Philippines"

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9072, National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act.

AN ACT TO MANAGE AND PROTECT CAVES AND CAVE RESOURCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look RA 9072 as pdf HERE

Look RA 9072 IRR

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7356

AN ACT CREATING THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS, ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FUND FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Look RA 9470 - National Archives of the Philippines Act of 2007

Look RA 9470 as pdf  

RA 8047

the Book Publishing Industry Development Act in 1995

RA 10088 Republic Act No. 10088

The Anti Camcording Act

An Act To Prohibit and Penalize the Unauthorized Use, Possession and/or Control of Audiovisual Recording Devices for the Unauthorized Recording of Cinematographic Films and Other Audiovisual Works and/or their Soundtracks in an Exhibition Facility Providing Penalties Therefor and for Other Purposes.

Videos

Republic Act No. 10088

The Anti Camcording Act

Prisons and corrections, Probation, Penal, Criminal Law, Deportation af Aliens

go to overview

What you need to know: Duterte admin's crackdown on ‘tambays’
by Rambo Talabong June 18, 2018 - with Video

Here is an explainer on the Duterte government's new anti-criminality thrust—going after 'tambays' or people who stay idly or loiter in public places.

THE BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2013

Look also Revised IRR of Republic Act No. 10575

Republic Act No. 10353, Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012

AN ACT DEFINING AND PENALIZING ENFORCED OR INVOLUNTARY DISAPPEARANCE

look also "Salient Provisions of RA 10353 and its IRR, and Duties of PNP Personnel in Relation Thereto May 16, 2013" as pdf HERE

Look also the Video AFAD Desaparecidos

Malu Maniquis wrote on Aug 27, 2014: In 2008, AFAD produced this MTV which I put together from available footage and photos. This was used to lobby for the passage of the law against enforced disappearance - RA 10353 (July 2012). The search for the missing continues.

RA 7438

Rights of persons arrested, detained or under custodial investigation

Look also

Prisoners' rights

The Revised Penal Code RA 3815 of the Philippines

Look also HERE and the Video

RA 3815 Revised Penal Code - Book 1 & 2

remark book 2 is in 3 parts in 1 video

PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK JAN 30 - Feb 06, 2013

Republic Act No. 10707

AN ACT AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 968, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “PROBATION LAW OF 1976”, AS AMENDED
The Presidential Decree No. 968, as amended, is hereby further amended

Look also PRESIDENTIAL DECREE 968 July 24, 1976 and Presidential Decree No. 1990 AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 968 OCT 05, 1985

RA 10158 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10158

AN ACT DECRIMINALIZING VAGRANCY, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE ARTICLE 202 OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE

Remark and read RA 9710, because maybe RA 10158 is conflicting with Republic Act No. 9710

The Republic Act No. 9710 or The Magna Carta of Women indicated the following:

Physical, sexual, and psychological violence occurring within the general community, including rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and intimidation at work, in educational institutions and elsewhere, trafficking in women, and prostitution

Look also

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10951
AN ACT ADJUSTING THE AMOUNT OR THE VALUE OF PROPERTY AND DAMAGE ON WHICH A PENALTY IS BASED, AND THE FINES IMPOSED UNDER THE REVISED PENAL CODE, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ACT NO. 3815, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE REVISED PENAL CODE”, AS AMENDED

Duterte approves heavier fines for crimes
by Pia Ranada September 01, 2017
The President signs into law amendments to the Revised Penal Code which impose heavier fines for crimes and higher values for property used as basis for penalties.

CRIMINAL LAW Revised Penal Code / Special Laws, Presidential Decrees, and Executive Orders
Deportation of Aliens

Look also Republic Act 9208 and RA 10364

Deportation of Aliens

Deportation Proceedings

"Could you be deported?"

Yes, you could e.g.:
Did you know that you can be deported for simply getting angry and raising your voice at a Filipino? It’s true! Let’s say that you are in a restaurant and the service is poor. You loose your cool and get angry at the waitress. She can go to the Bureau of Immigration and file a complaint against you, and most likely, you will be deported!

Don’t blow this off, deportation of foreigners is something that happens every day.

DEPORTATION OF ALIENS DEPORTATION OF ALIENS UNDER PHILIPPINE LAW

by/Angelino Z. Villanueva

REPUBLIC ACT No. 6539

AN ACT PREVENTING AND PENALIZING CARNAPPING

Look RA 6539 HERE

Look also the Videos (one album)

RA 6539 PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK
Feb 27, 2014

Anti-carnapping Law processed
Jul 2, 2016
A new version of Anti-carnapping Law is being processed in the Senate which seeks to curb the rising incidents of carnapping in the country.

Death Penalty

Look also the sections:  Might be on death row - IF...

OFWs & etc. filipinos on death row - abroad - Etc.

IMPORTANT to look too:

The Church & religious leaders on Death penalty - Etc. & Walk for Life

Foreign Policy and Pres. Duterte vs US - UN - EU - Etc.

Crimes

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Capital punishment

also known as the Death Penalty

is a government sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The sentence that someone be punished in such a manner is referred to as a death sentence, whereas the act of carrying out the sentence is known as an execution. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offences.

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Death penalty: No opting out
by Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino April 21, 2017
It never makes good sense to flaunt our violation of international law. After all, when rapacious neighbors dig into our pie and leave not even the crust to us, we seek relief by invoking our rights under international law..
Filipinos' support for death penalty wanes
May 05, 2017
The March Pulse Asia poll shows that 67% of Filipinos in March 2017 support the death penalty for heinous crimes, lower than the 81% in July 2016.

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Death penalty deterrent to drugs? DDB chair can't say
by Bea Cupin May 05, 2017
'I'm thankful not to meddle with this very controversial issue,' says the head of the government's Dangerous Drugs Board

#NoToDeathPenalty: Online users oppose reimposition of death penalty
Advocates against capital punishment post messages that indicate where they reside, urging their representatives to vote against the bill.

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Ateneo de Manila students walk out of classes to reject death penalty bill
with video
The university's student government leads the walk out after an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives approved the death penalty bill on second reading

Both by David Lozada March 01 - 02, 2017

House names new committee chairs after death penalty vote
by Mara Cepeda May 15, 2017
The House leadership begins naming the lawmakers who will be replacing the committee chairpersons ousted for not voting in favor of the death penalty bill.

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Death penalty bill already 'dead' in Senate
by Camille Elemia April 26, 2017 - with video

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says at least 13 senators are expected to thumb down the Duterte administration's priority measure.

When politics and principles clash on the death penalty
by Mara Cepeda March 22, 2017
18 lawmakers who voted no to the RH bill under the 15th Congress voted yes to the death penalty measure under the 17th Congress. How did the Church mobilize against the two controversial measures?

House on fire
by Representative Tom Villarin March 13, 2017

The House leadership disregarded rules and procedures to approve the death penalty bill. With the bill on criminal responsibility on the next agenda, an uprising is inevitable.

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill
PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill, but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure.

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty
PART 2: Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the charge to whip the votes and bring back the death penalty in the country, a pet bill of President Rodrigo Duterte

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House ousts Arroyo, 11 committee chairpersons
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez makes good on his threat to remove the key posts of lawmakers who did not vote in favor of the death penalty bill.

House leaders vs death penalty to be replaced in May
On possibly losing support after the House reorganization, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says, 'Well if I'm burning bridges, then so be it'

All by Mara Cepeda March 15, 2017

Death for drug convicts: House passes bill on final reading
by Mara Cepeda March 07, 2017
Under the House-approved measure, drug convicts on death row can be executed either through hanging, firing squad, or lethal injection.

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Leftist groups, netizens condemn House for passing death penalty bill
by David Lozada March 07, 2017
Activists also call President Rodrigo Duterte 'oppressive' and 'anti-poor' as they protest outside the Batasang Pambansa

House debate on the death penalty bill
with videos
February 28, 2017
The House justice panel approved the measure seeking to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines. Will it pass both houses?

'Close fight' in the Senate
by Camille Elemia March 02, 2017
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto and Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III also say the bill will have a difficult time in the chamber, as it is not a priority.

House votes on death penalty bill on 2nd reading
with video

Death penalty bill hurdles 2nd reading in House
by Mara Cepeda March 01, 2017
The controversial measure now only needs to go through one last stage in the House before it is transmitted to the Senate

Who decides who lives? Lawmakers explain death penalty votes
March 08, 2017

Here are links to the full text of 14 congressmen and women who voted "no" and 3 who voted "yes" to House Bill 4727.

Video

The Explainer: Presidents and capital punishment

Moves to restore the death penalty are expected to come to a head in the lower house tomorrow, but depending on the realities and the political lines of the times, the form and substance of the law itself have been shaped by the country's history. - ANC, Top Story, March 6, 2017

Fariñas: No executions under Duterte ‘possible’
with video
by Mara Cepeda February 22, 2017
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says congressmen will let judges decide which mode of execution to use – by lethal injection, hanging, or firing squad – if the death penalty bill becomes law.
Video

Edcel Lagman vs death penalty
February 16, 2017

For Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman and other opposition lawmakers, House Bill 4727 is not the solution to address the crime problem.

Look also the articles, all by Mara Cepeda February 11, 16 and 18, 2017:

The clock is ticking on anti-death penalty lawmakers
House rules state every lawmaker has the right to speak for an hour in a plenary debate, but after a recent majority ruling, anti-death penalty congressmen now have fewer minutes on the floor.

Lagman: Anti-death penalty lawmakers 'not beholden' to Fariñas
Representative Edcel Lagman slams the pro-death penalty congressmen, saying they 'get annoyed' when the House rules are used against them in the death penalty debate

Lagman to Filipinos: Tell your congressmen to fight death penalty
The opposition lawmaker also encourages members of all religious denominations to attend the House debate on the capital punishment measure.

Congressmen debate on return of death penalty
with video
Starting January 31, at least 50 lawmakers are expected to go head to head with administration allies to oppose the revival of the capital punishment for heinous crimes.

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House ends death penalty debate after 7 session days
Congressmen also approve the amendments to only list 10 crimes under the bill, remove the mandatory penalty of death, and to add safeguard measures for the accused.

House debate on death penalty bill ends Feb 28, 2017
with video
The majority in the House moves the deadline a week earlier after the minority bloc kept bringing up the question of quorum every time a lawmaker speaks

Alvarez on death penalty: Inefficient justice system not Congress' problem
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says problems in the judiciary should not prevent lawmakers from doing their job

House delays start of death penalty debate
with video
Buhay Representative Lito Atienza challenges Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to first name the 3 incumbent congressmen who are on the President's narco list before the House tackles the death penalty bill

all by Mara Cepeda January 31 - February 01, 13 20, 22 2017

Video

Senate hearing on revival of death penalty
Committee on Justice and Human Rights
Streamed live February 07, 2017

Agenda: S. Nos. 4, 42, 185, 186, 187 and 985 – Imposing/Re-instituting the death penalty in the Philippines and increased penalties on heinous crime of kidnapping, child trafficking, exploitation, prostitution, pornography and rape
S. No. 368 – Punishing extraordinary heinous crimes with the penalty of Qualified Reclusion Perpetua

Look also the articles:

Rape, plunder, treason to be removed from death penalty bill
with video
by Mara Cepeda February 27, 2017
UPDATED House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali says it became easier to get the consensus of the majority when they proposed to include only drug crimes.

Plunder removed from crimes listed in death penalty bill
by Mara Cepeda February 09, 2017
UPDATED Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says congressmen in the majority bloc have agreed to remove several other crimes from the list as well

House sponsorship of the death penalty bill
February 07- 08 - 14, 2017
The House justice panel approved the measure seeking to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines. Will it pass both houses?

Look the list of the following heinous crimes would be punishable by death, either by hanging, firing squad, or lethal injection if the bill is passed into law.

Congressmen’s compromise: No mandatory penalty of death in bill
by Mara Cepeda February 08, 2017
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says majority congressmen agreed to give judges the option to punish perpetrators of heinous crimes with either life imprisonment or death

Lagman on death penalty bill: Vengeance is not justice
by Mara Cepeda February 08, 2017
Representatives Edcel Lagman and Raul del Mar debate against the reimposition of the death penalty at the House plenary.

Celia Veloso clarifies: 'I do not support death penalty'
by Don Kevin Hapal April 28, 2017
The mother of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso says what she supports is President Duterte's war on drugs, which should target the syndicates.
Videos

Vice President Leni Robredo on threats to House leaders to vote for death penalty
Feb 8, 2017
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Robredo: Death penalty debates a 'defining moment' for solons
Feb 9, 2017

Vice President Leni Robredo urges members of the House of Representatives to stand by their principles. She said that expressing their stand on the death penalty bill will be a defining moment for them as leaders.

Videos

Constitution allows Congress to impose death penalty – Castro
Full Speech, February 01, 2017
In his sponsorship speech of House Bill 4727, Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro cites laws, incidents of crimes, quotes from saints, and passages from the Bible

Read as pdf the transcript - FULL TEXT of the speech!

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Death penalty is retribution for victims
February 01, 2017
Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro defends his bill seeking the reimposition of the death penalty for heinous crimes. It is the opening salvo at the House for the debate on the capital punishment. Mara Cepeda, Rappler.com filed this video blog.

Look also the article

Return of death penalty will fix faulty justice system
by Mara Cepeda February 07, 2017 - with video
Representatives Reynaldo Umali, Vicente Veloso, and Fredenil Castro are all fighting for the passage of the death penalty bill in the House of Representatives.

Videos

Atienza: Duterte pressuring lawmakers to pass death penalty bill
Jan 11, 2017

An anti-death penalty lawmaker claims President Rodrigo Duterte is pressuring lawmakers to pass a house bill reimposing capital punishment.

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'Embarrassing for PH to reinstate death penalty'
Jan 31, 2017

A human rights advocacy group believes that it will be embarrassing for the Philippines to reinstate death penalty, which runs counter to an international protocol it signed and ratified.

Video

What lawmakers say about reimposing the death penalty
Jan 18, 2017

Senator Manny Pacquiao has referenced the Scriptures in his pitch for the death penalty in the Upper Chamber as the debates continue on whether capital punishment should be restored.

Death penalty + impunity = kamatayan ng tunay na hustisya
February 06, 2017

Ano na ang laban ni Juan kay James Bond Parak na sanay isantabi ang 'due process'? Anong panlaban natin sa isang sistemang hindi na 'innocent until proven guilty' kundi 'guilty until otherwise proven?'

Why the death penalty is unnecessary, anti-poor, error-prone
by JC Punongbayan and Kevin Mandrilla February 11, 2017

Crime is a more complex and nuanced issue than many of our politicians will care to admit

Video

Favorability to restore Death Penalty
Jan 28, 2017

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption or VACC is in favor of Congressman Fredenil Castro to restore the death penalty in the Philippines after it was dissolved during the reign of Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Videos

When is the death penalty justifiable?
Rape victim laments: When is the death penalty justifiable?
Rape victim: I do not wish the death penalty on my tormentor
Jan 28, 2017

Look also the full article:
An eye for an eye: Can the death penalty bring justice to victims?
by Mara Cepeda January 29, 2017
Hannah was only 5 when a close relative raped her. Years later, she still does not wish the death penalty on her tormentor. Only God, she said, can take away life.

Video

Umali on death penalty, Bilibid drug trade and justice Duterte-style
January 06, 2017

How will the House's justice committee thrive in the Duterte administration's iron-clad rule? Watch our interview with Umali.

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Passage of death penalty, criminal liability age bills eyed in June
by Mara Cepeda January 16, 2017
House justice panel chair Reynaldo Umali urges the public to continue raising their concerns on the two controversial bills so lawmakers may consider them before they vote on the measures

Umali: Expect ‘compromises’ in death penalty bill after House debates
As he reiterates his support for capital punishment, Representative Reynaldo Umali says Filipinos can only choose between drug-related EJKs and the return of the death penalty.

'Change of heart': Umali supports death penalty due to drug use 'I do support the pro-life stand. But after the Bilibid probe, I had a change of heart,' says Representative Reynaldo Umali on his support for the capital punishment's return in the country.

both by Mara Cepeda January 08, 2017

Lawmakers urged to reject revival of death penalty
November 27, 2016

Amnesty International says bringing back the death penalty would be a 'major setback' for human rights and would also be a violation of the Philippines' obligations under international law.

Look also the Video:

Amnesty Int'l on death penalty push

Block return of death penalty in PH – Human Rights Watch
by Jee Y. Geronimo December 03, 2016
'The failure of the death penalty as a crime deterrent is globally recognized and the government should maintain the prohibition on its use,' says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine.

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Int'l groups to Duterte gov't: Death penalty isn't effective
by Voltaire Tupaz December 05, 2016
The measure is one of the priority bills of President Rodrigo Duterte to help reduce crime in the Philippines.
"We categorically and absolutely oppose the death penalty in any and all circumstances and consider its use to be a violation of the right to life and freedom from cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment," about 67 signatories of a statement released on Monday, December 5, said.
Below is a list of 67 individuals and international groups that signed the statement against the reimposition of the death penalty in the Philippines.

Heinous crimes Included in Death Penalty Bill
December 08, 2016
AT LEAST 21 "heinous" crimes have been included in House Bill 1, also known as the Death Penalty bill, which was approved on first reading by the House of Representatives justice committee on Wednesday, December 7.
A lethal mix? Death penalty and a 'flawed, corrupt' justice system
by Camille Elemia December 03, 2016
In People v Mateo in 2004, the Supreme Court says 71.77% of death penalty verdicts handed by lower courts were wrong. The SC reduced the sentences to life imprisonment and, even, acquittal.
House death penalty bill: How they voted
The House justice committee votes in favor of reimposing the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines. Who voted for and against the measure?

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FULL TEXT: Fixing justice system, not death penalty, will deter crime
February 15, 2017
Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora likens the reimposition of the death penalty to handing a match box to a child who is incapable of handling fire.

and the Video:

House panel approves death penalty bill
Dec 7, 2016

Hontiveros: Death penalty in our 'Kill Bill' list
by Jee Y. Geronimo December 08, 2016
Two other lawmakers also condemn the proposal to revive the death penalty, as well as plans to lower the age of criminal liability in the Philippines.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday, December 8, said they have numbers in the Senate to "put up a good fight" against the death penalty bill which the House justice committee already approved.

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Hontiveros likens deaths under Duterte admin to 'necrophilia'
by Mara Cepeda February 15, 2017
Senator Risa Hontiveros says there seems to be an 'obsession with death' under the Duterte administration – from the death penalty to extrajudicial killings due to the war on drugs.

Video

Prayer rally, idinaos kontra pagbabalik ng death penalty

Nagdaos ng prayer rally at signature campaign sa Pangasinan, ang mga grupong tutol sa death penalty. Sa Ilocos Sur, ipinaskil naman ang mga tarpaulin sa mga simbahan, bilang pagtutol sa extrajudicial killings. Nagpa-Patrol, Michelle Soriano. 15 Disyembre 2016

Capital punishment in the Philippines

has a varied history and was suspended on June 24, 2006 - the second time since 1987.
Filipinos have mixed opinions about the death penalty, with many opposing it on religious and humanitarian grounds, while advocates see it as a way of deterring crimes.

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7659
AN ACT TO IMPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY ON CERTAIN HEINOUS CRIMES, AMENDING FOR THAT PURPOSE THE REVISED PENAL LAWS, AS AMENDED, OTHER SPECIAL PENAL LAWS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Return of death penalty in PH 'violates' international law
President Rodrigo Duterte and some lawmakers have called for the return of the death penalty as a way to strengthen the rule of law. But the Philippines could violate international law if it brings the punishment back.

Videos

Will the Philippines reinstate the death penalty?
May 16, 2016 by euronews

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte who says he plans to bring back the death penalty in the Philippines.
"What I would do is urge Congress to restore the death penalty by hanging," Duterte told reporters.
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More crime, corruption ahead if death penalty revived
Dec 12, 2016

Reviving the death penalty will only “aggravate” the crime situation and will worsen corruption in the country, a party-list representative said Monday.
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De Lima to Duterte: Rethink stand on death penalty

Senatorial aspirant Leila De Lima, who is currently in the 'Magic 12', has urged presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte to rethink his stand on death penalty, as she emphasized that Philippines still has a weak justice system.
May 17, 2016
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More Senators in Favor of Death Penalty in the Philippines to Come Back Soon

The proposal of incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte to reimpose death penalty continues to gain support. Yesterday, more senators expressed support to various calls for an intensive debate on the proposal which the Senate is expected to take up immediately upon the opening of the 17th Congress.
Senate President Franklin Drilon had earlier expressed his readiness to engage in debates on the death penalty even though he said he is against the proposal due to a flawed justice system in the country.
Jun 11, 2016
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PCES DEBATE - DEATH PENALTY
GEMMA L. NIERVES
Jul 13, 2016
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Duterte urged to rethink death penalty!

A former chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to rethink his position on death penalty. - The World Tonight, ANC, August 3, 2016
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‘Balik Bitay?

This video entitled ‘Balik Bitay’ features the argument on returning death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines.

Isinusulong ng parating na administrasyon ni President-elect Rodrigo Duterte ang pagbabalik ng bitay sa bansa. Pero dapat na nga bang ibalik ang death penalty? Jun 27, 2016
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Sen. Manny Pacquiao VS. Sen. Leila de Lima - Debate about Death Penalty

(FULL VIDEO) Sen. Manny Pacquiao VS. Sen. Leila de Lima - Debate about Death Penalty - Senate of the Philippines!
Aug 9, 2016

Might be on death row - IF...

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Video

Chinese woman with 4kl. Shabu first to face death penalty under President Duterte

Carrying contraband is strictly prohibited in the Philippines and the Chinese Woman Carrying Shabu in Cebu on July 20 might face Death Penalty under President Duterte.
She might be the first to be executed for drug trafficking.
Jul 24, 2016

Civil, Family, Marriage, Divorce and Social Law

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Video

Tighter laws eyed on foreigners marrying Pinays

Lawmakers want to strengthen the rules regarding foreigners who want to marry a Filipina. It is found out that marriages like these cause Filipinas to be abused and profited by foreigners. Aug 22, 2014

Remark this is an album in the album "Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc."

Republic Act No. 8187

also known as the Paternity Leave Act of 1996, grants paternity leave of seven days with full pay to all married male employees in the private and public sectors to enable the married male employee to effectively lend support and assistance to his wife in her period of recovery and in the nursing of their newly born child.

Look IRR RA 8187

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10354, The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A NATIONAL POLICY ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

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The link includes the press briefer issued April 8, 2014, from the Supreme Court Public Information Office. It contains the eight items amended, among other decisions.

Look the 8 items amended as pdf HERE

Look also the articles:

SC declares RH law constitutional by/Buena Bernal Apr 08, 2014  and RH law full implementation by November 30 by/Fritzie Rodriguez Sep 28, 2014

and Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10172

AN ACT FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE CITY OR MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OR THE CONSUL GENERAL TO CORRECT CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN THE DAY AND MONTH IN THE DATE OF BIRTH OR SEX OF A PERSON APPEARING IN THE CIVIL REGISTER WITHOUT NEED OF A JUDICIAL ORDER, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT 9048

Look RA 10172 IRR

Civil Code of the Philippines

Republic Act No. 386

Republic Act No. 8369

Family Courts Act of 1997
AN ACT ESTABLISHING FAMILY COURTS, GRANTING THEM EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL JURISDICTION OVER CHILD AND FAMILY CASES, AMENDING BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129,AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS ACT OF 1980, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look the RA 8369 as pdf HERE

RA 8282 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8282
Social Security Law, Social Security System SSS
Philippine Laws that Protect Women and Children

Look also HERE

Philippine Laws related to the Discipline and Punishment of Children
RA 7192
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7192, Women in Development and Nation Building Act

AN ACT PROMOTING THE INTEGRATION OF WOMEN AS FULL AND EQUAL PARTNERS OF MEN IN DEVELOPMENT AND NATION BUILDING AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

The Magna Carta of Women, RA 9710

incl. Implementing Rules and Regulations - IRR

Remark and look RA 10158, because that is maybe conflicting with Republic Act No. 9710

Videos

An audio visual presentation of the RA 9710 also known as the Magna Carta of Women

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Law RA 9710 - IRR of Magna Carta of Women and the 2010 APHDR

Launching of the IRR of Magna Carta of Women RA 9710 and the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report - APHDR, Power, Voice & Rights

A turning point for gender equality

The Anti-Mail-Order Bride Law - Republic Act No. 6955
AN ACT TO DECLARE UNLAWFUL THE PRACTICE OF MATCHING FILIPINO WOMEN FOR MARRIAGE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS ON A MAIL-ORDER BASIS AND OTHER SIMILAR PRACTICES INCLUDING THE ADVERTISEMENT, PUBLICATION, PRINTING OR DISTRIBUTION OF BROCHURES, FLIERS AND OTHER PROPAGANDA MATERIALS IN FURTHURANCE THEREOF AND PROVIDING PENALTY THEREFOR.

Look the Video

Philippines Doesn’t Limit Human Trafficking

The Philippine congress enacted Republic Act 6955 - the Anti-Mail-Order Bride Law.

Remark this is an album in the album "Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc."

Look also: Top 10 Facts About Mail-Order Brides

Family Code of the Philippines

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209

Republic Act No. 9858 – Legitimation of Children Born to Parents Below Marrying Age
Law of the Philippines about Bigamy

In bigamy the first spouse is unaware about the second marriage. Differ to bigamy, in polygamy spouses are agree with subsequent marriages of their husband and the agreement for other marriages are declared in court.

Look also the Video:

Polygamy in the Philippines: Not Legally Accepted but Socially Tolerated!

Remark this is an album in the album "Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc."

ELDERLY FILIPINO WEEK

PROCLAMATION NO. 470

DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER OF EVERY YEAR AS LINGGO NG KATANDAANG FILIPINO, ELDERLY FILIPINO WEEK

Family Code of the Philippines Articles 147 and 148 of the Family Code of the Philippines are the governing laws on property relations between a man and a woman in a live-in relationship.

Look the articles as pdf HERE

RA 8972 Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000.

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO SOLO PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look the act HERE and the Video

RA 8972 "Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000"
Find out the privileges of being a solo parent. May 23, 2015

Republic Act No. 9255

AN ACT ALLOWING ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN TO USE THE SURNAME OF THEIR FATHER

Look the act HERE

Look RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9255 HERE

Look also RA 9255 AO as pdf HERE

Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004

RA 9262

Look also:

Implementing Rules and Regulations RA 9262 Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 HERE and

BREAKING THE SILENCE - RA 9262 - A Review on the Implementation of Republic Act 9262 and the Videos

RA 9262

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RA 9262 PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Look also below "WWW: Women on the Web are not Welcome"

WWW: Women on the Web are not Welcome
by/Ana P. Santos Jan 29, 2015
Authorities either underestimate the threat that technology-related violence presents or do not have a full understanding of how the pervasiveness of such violence causes psychological and emotional distress.
According to Take back the Tech, a collaborative campaign against on-line forms of violence, about 95% of on-line harassment in the form of text, images and videos are targeted at women.
“A liberal interpretation of RA 9262 can include electronic violence as a form of psychological abuse,” said Claire Padilla, executive director of legal NGO, EngendeRights.
But one limitation of RA 9262 is that it is predicated on a dating relationship. You must be dating, having sex with or married to the perpetrator.
Republic Act 10398

An Act Declaring November Twenty-Five Of Every Year As “National Consciousness Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women And Children"

Void Marriages
Common-law marriage (live-in relationships) in the Philippines

Look the article HERE

Important to read for Foreigners

Allowing Absolute Divorce in the Philippines?

Grounds for Annulment of Marriage in the Philippines
Divorce - Remarring in Filipino - Foreigner Marriage

The only exception is found in Article 26 of the Family Code of the Philippines, which states that “where a marriage between a Filipino citizen and a foreigner is validly celebrated and a divorce is thereafter validly obtained abroad by the alien spouse capacitating him or her to remarry, the Filipino spouse shall have capacity to remarry under Philippine law.”

Declaration of Absolute Nullity of Void Marriages and Annulment of Voidable Marriages under the Family Code of the Philippines.
Getting Married in The Republic of The Philippines

IMPORTANT: look MUCH more HERE and also HERE

Report of Marriage, birth etc.
Registration of marriage

Very good instructions about getting married and all the paperwork

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

SOLEMNIZATION AND REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES OUTSIDE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Very good instructions about getting married and all the paperwork

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

Report of Marriage of MUSLIM FILIPINOS

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING REGISTRATION

OF ACTS AND EVENTS CONCERNING CIVIL STATUS

OF MUSLIM FILIPINOS

IMPORTANT!

Because divorce is non-existent in the Philippines, questions about the annulment process are common. Look also HERE

Children, Youth

Human trafficking, Sex tourism, Sex slavery, Prostitution, Sexual Harassment and Violence

Children in Armed Conflict

Important look also below HERE

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Advocacine´s Blog PHILIPPINE LAWS on CHILDREN
FACT CHECK: Duterte misinformed that child offenders can just 'go home'
by Camille Elemia April 04, 2017
The President's remarks before the boy scouts show he wasn't aware the Pangilinan law was amended in 2013, allowing child offenders aged 12 to 15 to be detained in youth centers.

Look also

Duterte blames 'Pangilinan law' for 'young criminal minds'
Trishia Billones, Apr 03 2017

Videos

RA 10157 - The Kindergarten Act 2012

give the Department of Education more elbow room to institutionalize reforms in basic education which include the implementation of the universal kindergarten program in all public schools.

Look also Republic Act 10157 - The Kindergarten Act 2012

Republic Act 10821 the Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act.

Aquino signs law protecting children affected by disasters
by/Gwen de la Cruz May 18, 2016

The Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act mandates the creation of a comprehensive emergency program that will provide various services for children during disasters

Look the Speech: The President signs the Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act

Look:

DOH assures health protection for children during disasters
Updated March 2, 2017 By Philippine News Agency
The Department of Health (DOH) has pledged to provide basic services to children during times of disaster.

and also HERE and the Videos

Remark this is an album in the album "Laws - Constitution & Laws of the Philippines - Etc."

Philippine Laws related to the Discipline and Punishment of Children
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8980, ECCD Act

AN ACT PROMULGATING A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY AND A NATIONAL SYSTEM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT, ECCD, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Philippines: Early Childhood Country Policy

ECCD Act of 2000

Establishment of the National System for ECCD

Republic Act 8044 - The Youth in Nation-Building Act

Look also National Youth Commission, NYC

Family Code of the Philippines

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209

Look also

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8533
AN ACT AMENDING TITLE I, CHAPTER 3, ARTICLE 39 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209

Family Code of the Philippines Articles 147 and 148 of the Family Code of the Philippines are the governing laws on property relations between a man and a woman in a live-in relationship.

Look the articles as pdf HERE

Modern Filipino families: How does the state protect them?
by Patty Pasion September 29, 2017

A family life expert says the Family Code should be more inclusive of non-traditional family setups, like single parenthood, live-in arrangements, blended families, and LGBTQ relationships

Republic Act No. 6809

AN ACT LOWERING THE AGE OF MAJORITY FROM TWENTY-ONE TO EIGHTEEN YEARS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED NINE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Articles of Executive Order No. 209, the Family Code of the Philippines changed

Look RA 6809 as pdf HERE

Republic Act No. 9255

AN ACT ALLOWING ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN TO USE THE SURNAME OF THEIR FATHER

Look the act HERE

Look RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9255 HERE

Rights of a Child - May 18, 2013

Look it as pdf HERE or as Video

CHILD and YOUTH WELFARE CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Presidential Decree No. 603

AND Look HERE

Look also the Video

Presidential Decree No. 603

PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 1563

Mendicancy Law of 1978

This Decree shall be known as the Mendicancy Law of 1978. It shall apply to all mendicants, and exploited infants or children who are 8 years old and below, minors found begging and covered by Presidential Decree No. 603 and parents of exploited infants and children criminally liable under Article 59 and 60 of Presidential Decree No. 603.

Look the PD 1563 as pdf HERE

Look also the Video How effective is PH's anti-mendicancy law?

RA 9344 Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND WELFARE SYSTEM, CREATING THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND WELFARE COUNCIL UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look the RA 9344 as pdf HERE and the IRR RA 9344 as pdf HERE

Look also "Guidelines in the Conduct of Diversion for Children in Conflict with the Law" HERE and the Videos

RA 9344 Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006:

Don't focus on age in juvenile justice law review
Jul 7, 2016

PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Video

 

Children commit crime in order to survive

Children in the streets steal food and clothes in public markets and houses. What triggers them to be young thieves? Watch Dano Tingcungco's report.

Nov 18, 2014

Remark this is an album in the album "Poverty - Slum - etc."

REVISED RULE REVISED RULE ON CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10661, National Children’s Month Act

AN ACT DECLARING NOVEMBER OF EVERY YEAR AS NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MONTH

Look the Video

National Children's Month Song, Oct 26, 2015

Look also the article November declared National Children’s Month by/Rainier Allan Ronda. June 6, 2015

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10152, Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act of 2011

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR MANDATORY BASIC IMMUNIZATION SERVICES FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 996, AS AMENDED

Child pornography laws in the Philippines

Child pornography laws in the Philippines have recently begun to react to the growing commercial sexual exploitation of children

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7610
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR STRONGER DETERRENCE AND SPECIAL PROTECTION AGAINST CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND DISCRIMINATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look also Child Protection Program AND the Videos

Against Child trafficking

Republic Act 7610

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PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK RA 7610 Feb 27, 2014

Look also

Amendments to Omnibus Guidelines for Minors Traveling Abroad

In the interest of efficient public service and pursuant to the provisions of existing laws particularly Article IV, Section 8a, Republic Act 7610 the Amended Omnibus Guidelines for Minors Traveling Abroad is hereby amended.

To prevent child trafficking, Republic Act 7610 :

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN SECURING MINOR’S TRAVEL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10627, Anti-Bullying Act of 2013

AN ACT REQUIRING ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ADOPT POLICIES TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS THE ACTS OF BULLYING IN THEIR INSTITUTIONS

Look IRR HERE

Look also

Senate bill 2793 penalizing teachers who bully students filed. Teachers could be fined P50,000 to P1 million and face imprisonment depending on the gravity of the case Jun 07, 2015

Look the Senate bill 2793

and the Video:

Anti Cyberbullying Act of 2015
Nov 12, 2016
Anti Cyberbullying Act of 2015 author, Rep. Rolando Andaya, identifies grounds and punishments for Cyberbullying.

Videos

Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 - RA 10627

Anti Bullying Act is highly implemented. Teachers and School Officials monitor bullying incidents inside the school while Police officers monitor bullying incidents outside of the school. Jun 5, 2014

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Philippine Law: Anti-Bullying Act
Defines the circumstances that constitute bullying and what educational. Jun 30, 2013

Look also the video "Overview of PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030" HERE

Remark this is an album in the album "Government Authorities - Etc."

REPUBLIC ACT 8049 Anti-Hazing Law

AN ACT REGULATING HAZING AND OTHER FORM OF INITIATION RITES IN FRATERNITIES, SORORITIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFORE

Look RA 8049 as pdf HERE

Look the VIDEO RA 8049 "PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014"

Important look also

What you need to know about the Anti-Hazing Law
by Jodesz Gavilan September 25, 2017
The Anti-Hazing Law penalizes members of organizations only if an applicant suffers any physical injury or dies

Anti-hazing law toothless because of loopholes  about THE ANTI-HAZING LAW, RA 8049 by/PHILIP A. AGUINALDO

What's happening to hazing cases in the Philippines?
by Lian Buan February 18, 2017
There are 14 reported hazing deaths in the last 22 years since the Anti-Hazing Law was passed, but only one conviction so far

Bill seeks to ban hazing in and out of schools

Video

House hearing on Anti-Hazing Law
September 26, 2017

The House committee on justice hold a hearing on the amendment of the 22-year-old Anti-Hazing Law of 1995. The subcommittee on Prosecutorial Reforms tackles the proposed House Bill 3467.

Look also

Bill on hazing ban approved by House sub-committee
by Bea Cupin September 26, 2017

The bill authored by Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy covers not just fraternities and sororities but also 'community-based' organizations that do not have roots in schools or universities

Filipino Parents Spanking a Child Will Soon Go to Jail
Republic Act 9208 or “Anti-Trafficking in Persons”

a penal law against human trafficking, organ trafficking, sex tourism, sex slavery and child prostitution

Look Implementing Rules and Regulations HERE

The ban on trafficking of persons for the purpose of removal or sale of organs is contained in Section 3(a) of Republic Act 9208

look also the Video

Republic Act 9208 or “Anti-Trafficking in Persons

PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004

RA 9262

Look also:

Implementing Rules and Regulations RA 9262 Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 HERE and

BREAKING THE SILENCE - RA 9262 - A Review on the Implementation of Republic Act 9262 and the Videos

RA 9262

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RA 9262 PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Republic Act 9775, also known as the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009

Look also IRR-RA 9775 and HERE and "About RA 9775" HERE

and the Video Republic Act 9775 Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 - PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK  Feb 27, 2014

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8353
Anti-Rape Law of 1997

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8505
Rape Victim Assistance and Protection Act of 1998

IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT 8505

Look also

the Video RA 8353 PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Rape within the family:
The Philippines' silent incest problem
by Natashya Gutierrez June 6, 2017

Republic Act 9231 or “The Anti Child Labor Law”
DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 65-04
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Rules and Regulations Implementing
Republic Act No. 9231, Amending R.A. 7610, as Amended
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7658 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7658

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN BELOW 15 YEARS OF AGE IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNDERTAKINGS, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE SECTION 12, ARTICLE VIII OF R.A. 7610

Republic Act 10666, Children’s Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015

Look also the articles

What you need to know: Law ensuring kids' safety on motorcycles
The new law is set to take effect on Friday, May 19 2017

Aquino signs law banning small children from riding motorcycles
by/Katerina Francisco August 05, 2015
Under Republic Act 10666, children are banned from riding motorcycles unless they can comfortably reach the foot peg, wrap their arms around the driver, and wear a protective helmet.

Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995

Republic Act No. 7877

Look also

ADMINISTRATIVE DISCIPLINARY RULES ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES
Resolution No. 01-0940, May 21, 2001

Look also Women, Business, and Sexual Harassment or as pdf HERE and the Videos

Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995

Republic Act No. 7877

AN ACT DECLARING SEXUAL HARASSMENT UNLAWFUL IN THE EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR TRAINING ENVIRONMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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RA 7877 PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Republic Act 9208 or “Anti-Trafficking in Persons”

a penal law against human trafficking, organ trafficking, sex tourism, sex slavery and child prostitution

Look RA Implementing Rules and Regulations HERE

The ban on trafficking of persons for the purpose of removal or sale of organs is contained in Section 3(a) of Republic Act 9208

look also the Video

Republic Act 9208 or “Anti-Trafficking in Persons

PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9745

The Anti-Torture Act

Look RA 9745 as pdf HERE and Look RA 9745 IRR as pdf HERE

Look also the Videos:

 RA 9745 The Anti-Torture Act PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

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Torture in the Philippines
Rappler talked to Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on why Philippine policemen continue to torture crime suspects despite the country's policies against the act, and its international image as a "champion for human rights." Dec 4, 2014

Remark these are albums in the album "RA 9745 The Anti-Torture Act"

Look also the article Police torture 'rife, routine' in PH – Amnesty report
by/Bea Cupin Dec 04, 2014

RA 9995 Anti-Photo and Voyeurism Act of 2009

Look RA 9995 as pdf HERE

Look also

Primer on the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 (RA 9995) as pdf

The Sex Crime of Voyeurism

Anti- Photo and Video Voyeurism

Look also the videos above HERE and this Video

RA 9995 Anti-Photo and Voyeurism Act of 2009

PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014

Video

 

Pinay teen's nude photos spread on Facebook

The suspected hackers are believed to have accessed the Facebook account of the victim's friend and used it to dupe her into posing nude. Mar 12, 2014

Remark this is an album in the album "Social Media, the risks that goes with it & Victims of it"

Look also HERE

Prostitution in the Philippines is illegal and is covered by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act
Lawyers in Philippines specializing in Prostitution

Look also "Child Support Lawyers and Law Firms in Philippines" HERE

Laws on Violence Laws on Violence against Women in the Philippines

Expert Paper prepared by: Rowena V. Guanzon
Professor, University of the Philippines, College of Law

Employment, Work, Labor

Look also HERE

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8759 - the PESO act
Public Employment Service Office Act of 1999

Look the IRR RA 8759 HERE

REPUBLIC ACT No. 10801

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Act

REPUBLIC ACT No. 10022

AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995, AS AMENDED, FURTHER IMPROVING THE STANDARD OF PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE WELFARE OF MIGRANT WORKERS, THEIR FAMILIES AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS IN DISTRESS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look RA 10022

Look also

RA 8042 - RA 9422

House committee pushes travel tax exemption for all OFW kids
by Don Kevin Hapal October 12, 2017
A bill seeks to amend the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 to extend travel tax exemption to children of both solo and married OFW parents

Republic Act No. 10706, Seafarers Protection Act

AN ACT PROTECTING SEAFARERS AGAINST AMBULANCE CHASING AND IMPOSITION OF EXCESSIVE FEES, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

RA 7655 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7655

AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE OF HOUSEHELPERS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE 143 OF PRESIDENTIAL DEGREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED

REPUBLIC ACT No. 9481

AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE WORKERS' CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO SELF-ORGANIZATION, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Look RA 9481 as pdf HERE

THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED

LABOR CODE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Book 1 - 7

LABOR CODE

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442

THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES

OMNIBUS RULES IMPLEMENTING THE LABOR CODE

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10361, Domestic Workers Act” or “Batas Kasambahay”

AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS

Look RA 10361 IRR

Republic Act 9775, also known as the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009

Look also IRR-RA 9775 and HERE and "About RA 9775" HERE

and the video "Republic Act 9775 Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 - PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOK Feb 27, 2014"

RA 9231 Republic Act 9231 or The Anti Child Labor Law
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7658 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7658

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN BELOW 15 YEARS OF AGE IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNDERTAKINGS, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE SECTION 12, ARTICLE VIII OF R.A. 7610

Philippine Laws on Working/Living Abroad
Filipino World War II Veterans

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Republic Act No. 2640

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3 OF REPUBLIC ACT 2640 CREATING THE VETERANS FEDERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES

Look also the Video RA 2640 - etc. - Veterans Federation of the Philippines brief history

and

Veterans Federation of the Philippines

Republic Act No. 6948

AN ACT STANDARDIZING AND UPGRADING THE BENEFITS FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

Look RA 6948 as pdf HERE

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7696

AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6948 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "AN ACT STANDARDIZING AND UPGRADING THE BENEFITS FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS."

RA 9499 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9499

AN ACT ALLOWING FILIPINO WORLD WAR II VETERANS TO CONTINUE RECEIVING PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT PENSIONS AND BENEFITS NOT WITH STANDING SIMILAR PENSIONS AND BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, THEREBY AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6948, AS AMENDED

Food, Clean Water, Hospitals, Medicine, Etc.

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Laws: Addiction, WAR on DRUGS, Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs

Laws: Consumer, Rights, Organizations

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Hospitals demanding deposits in emergencies face stiffer penalties
by Pia Ranada August 04, 2017
Hospitals and medical treatment centers now face stiffer penalties if they ask for a deposit from patients in serious medical conditions requiring emergency treatment.
On Thursday, August 3, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No 10932 which amends Batas Pambansa Bilang 702 (as amended by RA 8344)

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PHAP plans to ask SC to stop anti-hospital deposit law
by Mara Cepeda August 07, 2017
Senator Risa Hontiveros hits the looming petition, saying, 'Common sense and basic humanity dictate that lives are more important than profit'
The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP) wants the Supreme Court (SC) to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the newly signed law imposing stiffer penalties on hospitals demanding deposits in emergencies.

Republic Act No. 9502

Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008

is a measure intended to enhance access to generic drugs that will provide cheaper but quality medicines to Filipinos.

Look RA 9502 as pdf HERE

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10747

Rare Diseases Act of the Philippines
Addressing the needs of persons with rare disease

Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act, TAMA of 1997

REPUBLIC ACT NO 8423

look also HERE and TAMA  2002

Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs Republic Act No. 8203

Look IRR RA 8203 - Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8203 HERE

RA 3720
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3720
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
 
AN ACT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND PURITY OF FOODS, DRUGS, AND COSMETICS BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC BY CREATING THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WHICH SHALL ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE THE LAWS PERTAINING THERETO.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8976, Philippine Food Fortification Act of 2000

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE FOOD FORTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look the RA 8976 IRR as pdf HERE

RA 9275 Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004

Look the RA 9275 as pdf HERE and the RA 9275 IRR HERE

Code of SANITATION

Presidential Decree - PD 856

Look the IRR HERE

PD 856

Code on Sanitation of the Philippines

by Jinky Rose Ricasio, Nurse at Rural Health Unit

Look it as pdf HERE or as Video

Remark this is an album in the album "Safe Water to All and Sanitation"

Senate bill: Restaurants must donate excess food to charities
by Jodesz Gavilan July 24, 2016

The proposed Zero Food Waste Act seeks to improve the state of food security in the Philippines

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10862
AN ACT REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS IN THE PHILIPPINES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO.
1286, KNOWN AS THE “NUTRITION AND DIETETICS DECREE OF 1977”, APPRORIATING FUNDS THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10611, Food Safety Act of 2013

AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE FOOD SAFETY REGULATORY SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY TO PROTECT CONSUMER HEALTH AND FACILITATE MARKET ACCESS OF LOCAL FOODS AND FOOD PRODUCTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Graphic health warning law now in effect
by/ Jee Y. Geronimo March 03, 2016
Starting March 3, all tobacco products manufactured or imported for sale in the Philippines will be required to carry graphic health warnings

Look also Republic Act No. 10643
This Act shall be known as The Graphic Health Warnings Law

Look RA 10643 IRR

Environment, Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

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Philippine Laws on Environmental Pollution
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Look HERE and the convention full text HERE

Philippine environment laws

Full text of all environmental laws and other government issuances related to the environment and natural resources in the Philippines.

Philippine environment law

Presidential Decree No. 984

PROVIDING FOR THE REVISION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3931

COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE POLLUTION CONTROL LAW, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Library of Law from Department of Environment and Natural Resources
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9147
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES AND THEIR HABITATS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 51 of Republic Act No. 8749, otherwise known as the "Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999," and by virtue of Executive Order No. 192, Series of 1987, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources hereby adopts and promulgates these rules and regulations

AO NO. 97 – 30 SMALL-SCALE MINE SAFETY RULES AND REGULATIONS

AO NO. 97 – 30

Look also SMALL-SCALE COAL MINING PERMIT APPLICATION

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7586
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL INTEGRATED PROTECTED AREAS SYSTEM, DEFINING ITS SCOPE AND COVERAGE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9486

Central Cebu Protected Landscape, CCPL Act of 2007

RA 9847 Republic Act No. 9847

An act of establishing Mounts Banahaw and San Cristobal in the provinces of Laguna and Quezon as a protected area under the category of protected landscape, providing for its management and for other purposes.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7942, Philippine Mining Act of 1995

Look The Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, RIRR

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10601, Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization, AFMech Law

AN ACT PROMOTING AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES MECHANIZATION DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTRY

Republic Act No. 8435

known as the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act, AFMA of 1997

Look also RA 8435 IRR

The Agricultural Land Reform Code of the Philippines

with links to:

Republic Act No. 3844, approved 8 August 1963.
Republic Act No. 6657, approved 10 June 1988
Republic Act No. 7905, approved 23 February 1995
Republic Act No. 7907, approved 23 February 1995
Republic Act No. 8532, approved 23 February 1998

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10068, Organic Agriculture Act of 2010

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look RA 10068 as pdf HERE

RA 1199

Agricultural Tenancy Act of the Philippines

AN ACT TO GOVERN THE RELATIONS BETWEEN LANDHOLDERS AND TENANTS OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS, LEASEHOLDS AND SHARE TENANCY

P AO19 P AO19 RULES & REGULATION ON THE TRANSPORT OF LIVE ANIMALS BY LAND

Look also Transport of livestock animals and meat now allowed as pdf HERE

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7171
AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FARMER IN THE VIRGINIA TOBACCO PRODUCING PROVINCES
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 628

ESTABLISHING ZONIFICATION AREAS FOR TOBACCO GROWING IN THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 879 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 879

THE PHILIPPINE BAMBOO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, PBIDC

The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 - RA 8550

look also:

IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS

Executive Order No. 209

Managing aquaculture and its impacts: a guidebook for local governments

by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

Corporations

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THE CORPORATION CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Look the full CORPORATION CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES title I - XVI

RA 10149 Republic Act No. 10149 RA No. 10149

otherwise known as the GOCC Governance Act of 2011

Under RA No. 10149, the GCG is created to act as a “central advisory, monitoring, and oversight body with authority to formulate, implement and coordinate policies ”governing government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), government financial institutions (GFIS), government instrumentalities with corporate powers (GICP) and government corporate entities (GCE).

Firearms

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Law on Firearms in the Philippines

Owning a gun in the Philippines is not easy since there is no constitutional right to bear arms. The law, therefore, strictly regulates owning a firearm.

by Renato Bautista, Jr. Last updated: Mar 25, 2013

 

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10591

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LAW ON FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF
and
Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10591

Look also HERE and the Videos

New Philippine law on gun ownership
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Some gun owners not happy with gun control law
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Pros & Cons of the New Gun Law
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Gun ownership
Published on Jun 3, 2017
Supt. Julius Silagan explains the process of securing a license to own a gun.

Presidential Decree No. 1866
Amended by RA 9516 "Section 3 and 4"

CODIFYING THE LAWS ON ILLEGAL/UNLAWFUL POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, DEALING IN, ACQUISITION OR DISPOSITION, OF FIREARMS, AMMUNITION OR EXPLOSIVES OR INSTRUMENTS USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF FIREARMS, AMMUNITION OR EXPLOSIVES, AND IMPOSING STIFFER PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR RELEVANT PURPOSES"

Look PD 1866 as pdf HERE

Look the RA 9516 HERE or as pdf HERE

The case for 'Oplan Bakal'
by PCSupt Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar September 19, 2017

The term bakal is a Filipino colloquial for gun or firearm. Oplan Bakal dates back many, many years.
As we all know, and as clearly posted in the entrances of bars and clubs, firearms are not allowed inside the establishments.

Unknown to many, Oplan Bakal is welcome to club and bar management and owners who give police prior approval without knowing when the operation will be conducted because Oplan Bakal helps ensure the safety of the majority of the customers and the club personnel themselves.

Different law sites & Organizations

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Heritage Law Philippine National Cultural Heritage Law
Philippine laws

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Law Philippines This website offers free and easy-to-access reading and video materials on Philippine law, Philippine jurisprudence, legal principles, Supreme Court doctrines, and the latest updates and trends in law schools and bar exams. This was specially created for lawyers, law students and bar examinees who wish to review over the Internet and at the comfort of their homes.
Law - Videos Laws videos

by/Atty. Mark Tolentino

Video

SALIGAN

a legal resource non-governmental organization doing developmental legal work with women, farmers, workers, the urban poor, the indigenous peoples and local communities. SALIGAN seeks to effect societal change by working towards the empowerment of women, the basic sectors, and local communities through the creative use of the law and legal resources.

The video shows pictures of what we do and from the various activities of sentro ng alternatibong lingap panligal (saligan)

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, VACC

a non-stock, non-profit non-government organization which envisions a relatively crime-free and corruption-free Philippines.

Etc.

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Important tips for newbies in rallies
by Danielle Nakpil September 19, 2017

Attending a rally for the first time? Here are some tips from human rights advocates.

PHILIPPINE LAWS AUDIOBOOKS
Emory Law Emory Law: More Than Practice - the Philippines
MANAGING THE PHILIPPINE FORESHORE:

A GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Ifugao Law

by/ R. F. Barton - 1919

Many great information and photos from that time of the Ifugao - Bontoc people

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version 2 look like a copy of the original book

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