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  1. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    An Act establishing the Aurora Special Economic Zone in the Province of Aurora, creating for the purpose the Aurora Special Economic Zone Authority, appropriating funds therefore and for other purposes (Republic Act No. 9490). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | PHL-2007-L-83668

    Establishes the Aurora Ecozone, and provides for its administration.

  2. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Procurement Policy Board and Infrastructure Committee of the National Economic Authority Board.

    Adoption: 2002-02-11 | PHL-2002-M-64421

    Implements rules and regulations of Executive Order No. 40 of 2001. Consolidates procurement rules and procedures for all national government agencies, government-owned or- controlled corporations and government financial institutions. Requires use of government electronic procurement system.

  3. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Revised Rules and Regulations implementing Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act, 2002 (Administrative Order No. 21).

    Adoption: 2001-11-08 | PHL-2001-R-62442

    Prescribes procedures and guidelines for implementation of Title I on National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) of Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act. Stipulates that Philippines approach to social reform and poverty alleviation be multi-dimensional, comprising economic, socio-cultural, ecological and governance dimension. Sets forth principles govenring NAPC. Also provides for establisment of sectoral assemblies and sectoral councils.

  4. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 8748.

    Adoption: 1999-06-01 | PHL-1999-L-57371

    Amends Republic Act No. 7916 (Special Economic Zone Act of 1995). Makes provision for the establishment of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority attached to the Department of Trade and Industry, which shall be responsible for monitoring privately-owned ECOZONES. Also provides for exemption from national and local taxes, and for compensation to be paid in case of eviction of persons occupying parcels of land within ECOZONES.

  5. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Memorandum Circular No. 26.

    Adoption: 1999-03-18 | PHL-1999-M-57372

    Authorises government officials and employees to attend on official business the national, regional and provincial seminar-workshops on management-employees partnership for effective governance. These are conducted by the Confederation of government employee organisations (COGEO). The aims of the COGEO include the improvement of provisions of employee welfare services and benefits.

  6. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Act amending the Development Bank of the Philippines, amending for the purpose Executive Order No. 81 (No. 8523).

    Adoption: 1998-02-14 | PHL-1998-L-54105

    Provides for capital stock for the Development Bank and rules governing Bank officers.

  7. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act (No. 8425). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 1998-06-30 | PHL-1997-L-51480

    Provides for the formulation of a Social Reform Agenda (SRA) as part of the National Anti-Poverty Action Agenda which shall seek to redress social inequality. The SRA shall address issues of access to basic services (education, health care, housing), distribution and management of resources, and ecological dimensions of sustainable development. Sector-specific flagship programmes shall address the concerns of farmers, fishermen, indigenous peoples, casual workers, the urban poor, and disadvantaged groups such as women, youth, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Establishes a national Anti-Poverty Commission which shall implement the above policy, and a People's Development Trust Fund to finance micro-finance programmes.

  8. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 282 providing for the guidelines and regulations for the evolution of the Export Processing Zone Authority, created under Presidential Decree No. 66, into the Philippine Economic Zone Authority under Republic Act No. 7916.

    Adoption: 1996-10-30 | PHL-1996-R-45472

  9. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Special Economic Zone Act (R.A. No. 7922). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-02-21 | PHL-1995-L-52657

    Provides for the transformation of designated areas into developed commercial zones to encourage foreign investment. There shall be three types of special economic zones (to be known as ECOZONES): industrial estates shall be sites for commercial production; export processing zones shall facilitate export production; and free trade zones shall allow the processing of materials for re-export without being subject to import duties. Lists areas which shall be declared as zones, and sets forth criteria for establishing a zone. Establishes the Philippine Economic Zone Authority Board which shall govern the zones. Conditions of employment in the zones shall be governed by the Philippine Labor Code (q.v.). Provides for a tripartite body to be established to govern industrial relations in the zones, and for a master employment contract for ECOZONE employees. Foreign nationals may not exceed 5 per cent of the workforce.

  10. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Countrywide Industrialization Act of 1992 (Republic Act No. 7368). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1992-04-10 | PHL-1992-L-29412

    This Act promotes industrialisation throughout the Philippines. It provides for the establishment of manufacturing, processing and related industries in all towns and cities by establishing a fund and mechanisms for the granting of financial assistance to such industries.

  11. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Policy and Implementing Guidelines Governing Livelihood Programs and Projects (Administrative Order No. 142)

    Adoption: 1989-12-18 | PHL-1989-M-26531

    Guidelines created to coordinate all livelihood programs, aimed primarily at the underemployed and unemployed, undertaken by the government in order to focus resources and streamline projects. Encourages private sector participation and enumerates agency responsibilities for specific sectors; establishes reporting, monitoring and evaluation procedures.

  12. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Magna Carta for Countryside and Barangay Business Enterprises (Kalakalan 20) (Republic Act No. 6810). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1989-12-14 | PHL-1989-L-77607

    Provides for tax relief and other incentives and benefits for small enterprises in the rural sector in order to promote employment and growth.

  13. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 129-A modifying Executive Order No. 129 reorganizing and strengthening the Department of Agrarian Reform and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1987-07-26 | PHL-1987-R-3977

    Sets forth the mandate, functions, powers and administrative structure of the Department of Agrarian Reform under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. Repeals all inconsistent legislation.

  14. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 279 authorizing the Secretary of Environment and National Resources to negotiate and conclude joint venture co-production, or production-sharing agreements for the exploration, development and utilization of mineral resources, and prescribing the guidelines for such agreements and those agreements involving technical assistance by foreign-owned corporations for large-scale exploration, development and utilization of minerals.

    Adoption: 1987-07-25 | PHL-1987-R-3987

    Sets forth minimum terms and conditions for such agreements, including the employment and training of Filipino personnel and industrial safety measures.

  15. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 293 amending Executive Order No. 122-C entitled, "Creating the Office for Southern Cultural Communities".

    Adoption: 1987-07-25 | PHL-1987-R-3989

  16. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 294 amending Executive Order No. 122-B entitled, "Creating the Office for Northern Cultural Communities".

    Adoption: 1987-07-25 | PHL-1987-R-3990

  17. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 230 reorganizing the National Economic and Development Authority.

    Adoption: 1987-07-22 | PHL-1987-R-3695

    Sets forth the new structure and the functions of the Authority, of which the Secretary of Labor and Employment is a member.

  18. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 229 providing the mechanisms for the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

    Adoption: 1987-07-22 | PHL-1987-R-3710

    Executive Order provides for compulsory registration by natural and legal persons owning land, in order to permit valuation of the property in case it should be acquired by the Government for purposes of agrarian reform. The registration is to include a listing of the names of all tenants and farmworkers. The Order sets forth the modes of compensation to landowners, as well as the options available to them regarding voluntary land transfers. For lands with multiple beneficiaries, ownership of whole parcels or estates may be transferred collectively or individually, as the beneficiaries prefer. The Department of Agrarian Reform is granted quasi-judicial powers to determine and adjudicate agrarian reform matters; its decisions have immediate effect but may be appealed to the regional trial courts. The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council, of which the Secretary of Labor and Employment is a member, is to co-ordinate implementation of the programme. The Order reiterates constitutional principles, including the right of farmers and regular farmworkers who are landless to own directly or collectively the lands they till, and respect for prior rights, homestead rights of small settlers and the rights of indigenous communities to their ancestral lands. Persons or associations who prematurely enter the land to avail themselves of rights and benefits under the Order shall be permanently disqualified. Entry into force 15 days following publication in the Official Gazette.

  19. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Proclamation No. 131 instituting a Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

    Adoption: 1987-07-22 | PHL-1987-M-3711

    Covers all public and private agricultural lands and sets up the Agrarian Reform Fund. Repeals any inconsistent laws or decrees.

  20. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 226: The Omnibus Investments Code of 1987.

    Adoption: 1987-07-16 | PHL-1987-R-3694

    Lays down policy for domestic and foreign investment, to be supervised by the Board of Investments created under the Order. Book VI of the Code addresses incentives for export processing zone enterprises. Repeals Batas Pambansa Nos. 44 and 391, Presidential Decrees Nos. 218, 1419, 1623 (as amended), 1789 and 2032 and Executive Orders Nos. 815 and 1945.

  21. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 160 further amending Presidential Decree No. 79, as amended, entitled "Revising the Population Act of 1971".

    Adoption: 1987-04-13 | PHL-1987-R-3503

    Deals with membership and powers of the Population Commission.

  22. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 120 reorganising the Ministry of Tourism, defining its powers and functions, and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1987-01-30 | PHL-1987-R-3574

    Provisions to implement the state policy (stated in s. 3) to promote and develop tourism as a major national activity in which private sector investment is fostered.

  23. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 122-B creating the Office for Northern Cultural Communities.

    Adoption: 1987-01-30 | PHL-1987-R-3580

    Establishes the Office and sets forth its powers, functions and structure, which includes an economic affairs unit, a cultural affairs unit and a tribal relations and external affairs unit. The functions encompass, inter alia, those relating to land policy, economic development and training. Declares state policy as follows: "to ensure the rights and well-being of Northern Cultural Communities, which consist of non-Muslim hill tribes and ethnolinguistic minority groups, with due regard to their beliefs, customs, traditions and institutions, as well as to further ensure their contribution to national goals...".

  24. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 122-C creating the Office for Southern Cultural Communities.

    Adoption: 1987-01-30 | PHL-1987-R-3581

    Establishes the Office and sets forth its powers, functions and structure, which includes an economic affairs unit, a cultural affairs unit and a tribal relations and external affairs unit. The functions encompass, inter alia, those relating to land policy, economic development and training. Declares state policy as follows: "to ensure the rights and well-being of Southern Cultural Communities, which consist of non-Muslim hill tribes and ethnolinguistic minority groups, with due regard to their beliefs, customs, traditions and institutions, as well as to further ensure their contribution to national goals...".

  25. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 113 establishing the Comprehensive Agricultural Loan Fund (CALF), creating the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1986-12-24 | PHL-1986-R-3456

    Inter alia, consolidates loan funds for agriculture and related activities.

  26. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Proclamation No. 51 approving and adopting the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan for 1987 to 1992, including the supportive regional development plans and investment programs.

    Adoption: 1986-12-12 | PHL-1986-M-3132

  27. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 2029 defining Government-Owned or controlled Corporations and identifying their role in national development.

    Adoption: 1986-02-04 | PHL-1986-R-5320

  28. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 128 reorganizing the National Science and Technology Authority.

    Adoption: 1986-01-30 | PHL-1986-R-3445

    This Order provides, inter alia, for the creation of the Industrial Technology Institute.

  29. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Act to amend Arts. 212, 217, 218, 255, 264, 265 and 273 of the Labor Code of the Philippines and for other purposes. - English translation

    Adoption: 1982-06-02 | PHL-1982-L-5184

    Amends the above-cited sections of the Labor Code (LS 1974 - Phi. 1A) in relation to strikes, jurisdiction of labour arbitrators, injunctions in labour disputes, strikes in essential services or export processing zones, prohibited activities and penalties.

  30. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1786 further amending Presidential Decree No. 66 dated November 20, 1972, creating the Export Processing Zone Authority.

    Adoption: 1981-01-15 | PHL-1981-R-5112

    Miscellaneous amendments. Provides in s. 9 that the Export Processing Zone Authority has sole police authority over zones and areas owned or administered by the Authority.

  31. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1716 further amending Presidential Decree No. 66 dated November 20, 1972, creating the Export Processing Zone Authority.

    Adoption: 1980-08-21 | PHL-1980-R-5110

    Inter alia, contains an amendment regarding the employment of foreign nationals in the zones (s. 7) and concerning the Authority's sole police jurisdiction over the zones and areas owned or administered by the Authority (s. 9).

  32. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1716-A further amending Presidential Decree No. 66 dated November 20, 1972 creating the Export Processing Zone Authority.

    Adoption: 1980-08-21 | PHL-1980-R-5111

    Presidential Decree No. 1716 of 21 August 1980.

  33. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1703 amending Presidential Decree No. 690.

    Adoption: 1980-07-26 | PHL-1980-R-5109

    Sets forth Revised Charter of the Southern Philippines Development Authority, which was established by Decree No. 690.

  34. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1449 amending Presidential Decree No. 66 dated November 20, 1972, entitled "Creating the Export Processing Zone Authority and Revising Republic Act No. 5490.".

    Adoption: 1978-06-11 | PHL-1978-R-5105

    Amends ss. 4, 5, 11, 18, 19 and 23 of Decree No. 66, in particular by creating tax deduction for expenses for labour training and initial recruitment.

  35. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1410 creating the population/Family Planning Office in the Department of Labor.

    Adoption: 1978-06-09 | PHL-1978-R-5104

  36. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1201 creating the Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

    Adoption: 1977-09-27 | PHL-1977-R-5102

  37. Philippines - Economic and social policy - Law, Act

    Presidential Decree No. 66 creating the Export Processing Zone Authority and Revising Republic Act No. 5490.

    Adoption: 1972-11-20 | Date of entry into force: 1972-11-20 | PHL-1972-L-46787

    Establishes the Export Processing Zone Authority and provides for related matters, including employment of foreigners.


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