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  1. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labor Advisory No. 02-17 Right to Self-Organization Relative to the Implementation of K-12 Program . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-02-06 | PHL-2017-R-103633

  2. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 149-A of 2017 amending the Guidelines on Assessing and Determining Hazardous Work in the Employment of Persons Below the Age of 18 Years. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-01-16 | PHL-2017-R-108481

  3. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labor Advisory No. 10-2016 Prohibition against Labor-Only Contracting. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-25 | PHL-2016-R-103632

  4. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act (R.A. No. 10911, July 21, 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-21 | PHL-2016-L-109722

    Sec. 2. Declaration of Policies. – The State shall promote equal opportunities in employment for everyone. To this end, it shall be the policy of the State to:
    (a) Promote employment of individuals on the basis of their abilities, knowledge, skills and qualifications rather than their age.
    (b) Prohibit arbitrary age limitations in employment.
    (c) Promote the right of all employees and workers, regardless of age, to be treated equally in terms of compensation, benefits, promotion, training and other employment opportunities.

  5. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 159-16 Guidelines for the Employment of Migratory Sugarcane Workers (MSWs) . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-22 | PHL-2016-R-102931

  6. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Department Order No. 157-16 Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 8759, otherwise known as the PESO Act of 1999, as amended by RA No. 10691. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-22 | PHL-2016-L-102932

  7. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 156-16 Rules and Regulations governing the Working and Living Conditions of Fishers on board Fishing Vessels engaged in Commercial Fishing Operation. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-15 | PHL-2016-R-102933

  8. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 156-16 Rules and Regulations governing the Working and Living Conditions of Fishers on board Fishing Vessels engaged in Commercial Fishing Operation. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-15 | PHL-2016-R-103635

  9. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 154-2016 Safety and Health Standards on the Use and Management of Asbestos in the Workplace. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-21 | PHL-2016-R-103631

  10. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 153-16 Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA No. 10706 otherwise known as the "Seafarers Protection Act". - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-19 | PHL-2016-R-103638

  11. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labor Advisory No. 03-16 Safety and Health Measures to Prevent and Control Heat Stress at the Workplace. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-14 | PHL-2016-R-103639

  12. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 151-16 Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA No. 10396, or "An Act Strengthening Conciliation-Mediation as a Voluntary Mode of Dispute Settlement for All Labor Cases". - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-23 | PHL-2016-R-103640

  13. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 149 of 2016 on the Guidelines on Assessing and Determining Hazardous Work in the Employment of Persons Below the Age of 18 Years. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-15 | PHL-2016-R-108475

    Department Order No. 149, Series of 2016 (Guidelines in Assessing and Determining Hazardous Work in the Employment of Persons Below 18 Years of Age) issued on 15 February 2016 enumerates the different work and activities declared hazardous for persons below 18 years of age using the industry classification under the Philippine Standard Industrial Classification and the occupational classification under the Philippine Standard Occupational Classification. It provides that social partners such as labor organizations, federations, employers’ organizations and other non-government organizations will be tapped to assist the DOLE in the dissemination and in monitoring the implementation of the Guidelines. Department Order No. 149, Series of 2016 supersedes Department Order No. 4, Series of 1999 (Hazardous Work and Activities to Persons Below 18 Years of Age). Department Order No. 149-A, Series of 2017 amended the Guidelines particularly work and activities under Farmers and Other Plant Growers and Animal Producers occupational classifications.

  14. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Seafarers Protection Act, 2016 [R.A. No. 10706]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-25 | PHL-2015-L-103637

  15. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act Defining the Role of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), The Local Government Units (LGUs), and accredited Nongovernment Organizations (NGOs) in the Establishment and Operation of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), and the Operation of Job Placement Offices in Educational Institutions (EIs), amending for the purpose Sections 3, 5,6, 7 and 9 of Republic Act No. 8759, otherwise known as the "Public Employment Service Office Act, 1999". - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-10-26 | PHL-2015-L-100438

  16. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Youth Entrepreneurship Act (R.A. No. 10679). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-27 | PHL-2015-L-100439

    An Act to promote entrepreneurship and financial education among Filipino youth.

  17. Philippines - - International agreement

    Convention de sécurité sociale entre le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et la République des Philippines, signée à Luxembourg, le 15 mai 2015. - Convention de sécurité sociale

    Adoption: 2015-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-01 | INT-2015-IA-103182

    Publiée par la Luxembourg par loi, le 29 novembre 2016. Texte disponible en anglais.

  18. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage Under Article 351 of the Revised Penal Code (R.A. No. 10655). A - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-13 | PHL-2015-L-98919

  19. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 10654 amending R.A. No. 8550 otherwise known as the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-02-27 | PHL-2015-L-98922

    An Act to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, Amending Republic Act No. 8550, Otherwise Known as the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998, and for Other Purposes.

  20. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Ladderized Education Act, 2014 (R.A. No. 10647). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-21 | PHL-2014-L-98924

    An Act Strengthening the Ladderized Interface Between Technical-Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education.

  21. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Go Negosyo Act, 2014 (R.A. No. 10644). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-15 | PHL-2014-L-97167

    An Act promoting job generation and inclusive growth through the development of micro, small and medium enterprises.

  22. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Guidelines for the Implementation of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) in Chemical Safety Program in the Workplace (D.O. No. 136-14). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-02-28 | PHL-2014-R-97538

  23. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 40-G-13 amending Rules XXII of of the Implementing Rules of Book V of the Labor Code of the Philippines. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-21 | PHL-2013-R-102929

  24. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in the Philippines, amending for the purpose the Republic Act No. 9344, otherwise known as the "Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 200+6" and Appropriating Funds therefor (R.A. No. 10630). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-03 | PHL-2013-L-97166

  25. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labor Advisory No. 04: Requirements on Medical Certificates, Certificates on Catering Services, and Certificate of Inspection of Crew Accommodation Pursuant to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and the Philippines Maritime Occupational Safety and Health Guidelines. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-08-15 | PHL-2013-R-97617

  26. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Guidelines on Maritime Occupational Safety and Health (D.O. No. 132-13). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-08-08 | PHL-2013-R-97548

  27. Philippines - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Rules on Labor Law Compliance System (Department Order No. 13-13). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-07-29 | PHL-2013-M-94135

    Rule 1 - Title and Construction
    Rule 2 - Definition of Terms
    Rule 3 - General Provisions
    Rule 4 - Joint Assessment
    Rule 5 - Compliance Visit
    Rule 6 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards Investigation
    Rule 7 - Certificates of Compliance
    Rule 8 - Mandatory Conference
    Rule 9 - Compliance Order
    Rule 10 - Compromise Agreement
    Rule 11 - Appeal
    Rule 12 - Execution
    Rule 13 - Miscellaneous Provisions
    Rule 14 - Transitory and Final Provisions

    Repeals Department Order No. 57-04 known as the New Labor Standards Enforcement Framework.

  28. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 [R.A No. 10533]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-07-23 | PHL-2013-L-103634

    The State shall establish, maintain and support a complete, adequate, and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people, the country and society-at-large.

    Likewise, it is hereby declared the policy of the State that every graduate of basic education shall be an empowered individual who has learned, through a program that is rooted on sound educational principles and geared towards excellence, the foundations for learning throughout life, the competence to engage in work and be productive, the ability to coexist in fruitful harmony with local and global communities, the capability to engage in autonomous, creative, and critical thinking, and the capacity and willingness to transform others and one’s self.

  29. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labor Advisory 02-13: Requirements for Compliance with MLC, 2006. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-07-08 | PHL-2013-R-97616

  30. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules and Regulations on the Employment of Filipino Seafarers Onboard Philippine Registered Ships Engaged in International Voyage (D.O. No. 130-13). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-07 | PHL-2013-R-97615

  31. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act amending Articles 29, 94, 97, 98 and 99 of Act No. 3815, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code (R.A. No. 10592). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-29 | PHL-2013-L-97165

    Amendments relate to sentencing.

  32. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10361 otherwise known as the "Domestic Workers Act" or the "Batas Kasambahay". - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-09 | PHL-2013-R-93312

    Rule I - General Provisions
    Rule II - Hiring of Kasambahay
    Rule III - Recruitment and Deployment of Kasambahay
    Rule IV - Rights of the Kasambahay
    Rule V - Rights and Obligations of the Employer
    Rule VI - Standards for Employment of Working Children
    Rule VII - Post Employment
    Rule VIII - TESDA Skills Training, Assessment and Certification
    Rule IX - Registration System for Kasambahay
    Rule X - Rescue and Rehabilitation of abused Kasambahay
    Rule XI - Settlement, Disposition of Labour Related Disputes
    Rule XII - Unlawful Acts and Penalties
    Rule XIII - Special Provisions
    Rule XIV - Miscellaneous Provisions
    Rule XV - Final Provisions

    All laws, decrees, executive orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this IRR are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

  33. Philippines - - Law, Act

    AN Act expanding the positions for Persons with Disability, amending Republic Act No. 7277, otherwise known as the "Magna Carta for Persons with Disability" (R.A. No. 10524). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-23 | PHL-2012-L-97164

  34. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act Strengthening Tripartism, amending for the purpose Article 275 of Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (R.A. No. 10395). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-14 | PHL-2012-L-97162

  35. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act strengthening Conciliation-Mediation as a voluntary mode of dispute settlement for all labor cases, amending for this purpose Article 228 of Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (R.A. No. 10396). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-14 | PHL-2012-L-97163

  36. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Domestic Workers Act (R.A. No. 10361). (Batas Kasambahay) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-01-18 | PHL-2012-L-92217

    Article I - General Provisions
    Article II - Rights and Privileges
    Article III - Pre-Employment
    Article IV - Employment - Terms and Conditions
    Article V - Post Employment
    Article VI - Private Employment Agencies
    Article VII - Settlement of Disputes
    Article VIII - Special Provisions
    Article IX - Penal and Miscellaneous Provisions
    Article X - Final Provisions

    Repeals Chapter III (Employment of Househelpers) of the Labor Code (Presidential Decree No. 442 of 1974) as amended and renumbered by Republic Act No. 10151.

  37. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act Decriminalizing Vagrancy, amending for this purpose article 202 of Act No. 3815, as amended otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code (R.A. No. 10158). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-25 | PHL-2012-L-94022

    Article 202 has been amended by taking out all reference to vagrancy in the Code, leaving all references to prostitution which remains a criminal offence.

  38. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012 (R.A. No. 10364). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-23 | PHL-2012-L-103636

  39. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Foster Care Act of 2012 (R.A. No. 10165). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-11 | PHL-2012-L-94023

    Adopted to implement Article XV of the Constitution concerning the States duty to protect children. The objective of the Act is to prioritize foster care over institutional care and respect the relationship the child has with their biological family while continuing to protect the child.

  40. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Kindergarten Education Act (R.A. No. 10157). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-20 | PHL-2012-L-94137

    Act adopted to implement the Millennium Development Goals on achieving education for all by the year 2015. It makes one year of preparatory kindergarten education, for children of at least five years old, mandatory and compulsory for entrance into Grade 1.

  41. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 118-12, S2012, Rules and Regulations Governing the Employment and Working Conditions of Drivers and Conductors in the Public Utility Bus Transport Industry. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-18 | PHL-2012-R-97535

  42. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Data Privacy Act of 2012 (R.A. No. 10173). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012 | PHL-2012-L-94024

    An Act to protect individual personal data in information communications systems in the Government and the private sector. The Act establishes the National Privacy Commission.

  43. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act requiring all concerned Government Agencies to ensure the Early Release of the Retirement Pay, Pensions, Gratuities and other Benefits of Retiring Government Employees (R.A. No. 10154]). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-26 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-07 | PHL-2010-L-91386

    Section 1. Declaration of State Policy
    Section 2. Period for Release of Retirement Benefits
    Section 3. Retiring Employees with Pending Cases
    Section 4. Coverage
    Section 5. Penal Provisions
    Section 6. Implementing Rules and Regulations
    Section 7. Separability Clause
    Section 8. Repealing Clause
    Section 9. Effectivity

  44. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act allowing the employment of night workers thereby repealing section 130 and 131 of Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines (R.A. No. 10151). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-08 | PHL-2011-L-89261

    Repeals articles 130 and 131 of the Labor Code. Inserts a new Chapter V entitled "Employment of Night Workers" (sections 154-161). This chapter deals with medical requirements, night work for women workers, compensation for working at night time and working hours and schedules.

  45. Philippines - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    The Philippines Labor and Employment Plan 2011-2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011 | PHL-2011-M-94136

  46. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act establishing an institutional mechanism to ensure the implementation of programs and services for persons with disabilities in every province, city and municipality, amending Republic Act No. 7277, otherwise known as the "Magna Carta for Disabled Persons", as amended, and for other purposes. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-06 | PHL-2010-L-89260

    Amends section 40 concerning the role of national agencies and local government units. Also deletes all references to "disabled persons" and replaces them with the term "Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)".

  47. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 40-G-03 amending Rules XXII of of the Implementing Rules of Book V of the Labor Code of the Philippines. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-29 | PHL-2010-R-102928

  48. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Guidelines for the Implementation of HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control in the Workplace Program (D.O. No. 102-10 S.2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-26 | PHL-2010-R-97549

  49. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Expanded Senior Citizen Act of 2010 (R.A. No. 9994)- - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-02-15 | Date of entry into force: 2010-04-27 | PHL-2010-L-89257

    An Act granting addition benefits and privileges to senior citizens, further amending Republic Act No. 7432, as amended.

  50. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Social Security Condonation Law of 2009 (R.A. No. 9903). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-01-07 | Date of entry into force: 2010-05-15 | PHL-2010-L-89255

    An Act granting the social security system a one-time authority to condone penalties on unremitted or delinquent contributions by employers.

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