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  1. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - 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.

  2. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    The Magna Carta of Women (Republic Act No. 9710). - Republic Acts on-line

    Adoption: 2009-08-14 | PHL-2009-L-82044

    Magna Carta of Women seeks to eliminate discrimination against women by recognising, protecting, fulfilling and promoting the rights of Philippino women in all spheres of society.

  3. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Sexual Harassment Cases (CSC Resolution No. 01-0940, May 21, 2001). - English translation

    Adoption: 2001-05-21 | PHL-2001-M-77605

    Applies to all officials and employees in government. Provides for the administrative offense of sexual harassment, which is defined as "an act, or a series of acts, involving any unwelcome sexual advance, request or demand for a sexual favor, or other verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature, committed by a government employee or official in a work-related, training or education related environment of the person complained of" (Rule III). Sets out the procedures for making complaints, decisions and remedies.

  4. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000 (R.A. No. 8972). - http://www.bwyw.dole.gov.ph Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-11-07 | PHL-2000-L-60624

    Provides for benefits and privileges to single parents and their children. These include flexible work schedules, prohibition of work discrimination, parental leave, education benefits, housing benefits, and medical assistance. Also appropriates funds for this purpose.

  5. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998 (No. 8504). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-02-13 | PHL-1998-L-54104

    Prohibits compulsory HIV testing and discrimination on the basis of HIV status or suspected HIV status in employment and access to services. Provides for the right of privacy for HIV infected persons and access to health care. The State shall promote public awareness, education and information with regard to HIV. Reestablishes the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) which shall be attached to the Department of Health.

  6. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules and Regulations Implementing the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998 (RA 8504). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | PHL-1998-R-97536

  7. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Paternity Leave Act of 1996 (R.A. No. 8187). - http://www.bwyw.dole.gov.ph Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 1996-08-26 | PHL-1996-L-45980

    A married man shall be entitled to 7 paid days of paternity leave for the first 4 deliveries of a legitimate spouse with whom he is cohabitating.

  8. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 307 Implementing a Family Planning Program at the Local Government Level.

    Adoption: 1996-02-28 | PHL-1996-R-45469

    Directs local governments, specifically governors and mayors, to implement the Philippine Family Planning Program, make available information on methods of family planning, and to ensure that family planning is practiced on a voluntary basis.

  9. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Memorandum Order No. 282 directing various Government training institutions to incorporate in their respective curricula gender and development (GAD) concerns and programmes.

    Adoption: 1995-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 1995-05-19 | PHL-1995-M-44259

    Requires the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) to assist in the training of government personnel in gender and development matters.

  10. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 (Republic Act No. 7877). - http://www.bwyw.dole.gov.ph

    Adoption: 1995-02-14 | Date of entry into force: 1995-03-05 | PHL-1995-L-43352

    S. 3 defines sexual harassment as a request for a sexual favor, accepted or not, from an employer, employee, manager, teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainer or other persons who have "authority, influence or moral ascendancy" over another. Sexual harassment is committed when such a favor is demanded in return for employment or promotion, or refusal to grant such a favor results in the impairment of an employee's rights, privileges, or employment opportunities. S. 4 requires employers to establish sexual harassment rules and procedures for the investigation of sexual harassment cases. These rules shall not bar prosecution in proper courts.

  11. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act giving representation to women in the Social Security Commission, amending for the purpose section 3(a) of Republic Act No. 1161, as amended (No. 7688 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-03-03 | PHL-1994-L-38361

    The Social Security Commission, which directs and controls the Social Security System, shall be composed of the Secretary of Labor and Employment, the Social Security System Administrator, and seven appointee members. Three of these appointees shall represent workers and three shall represent employers; one of the worker representatives and one of the employer representatives must be a woman. A seventh appointee shall represent the general public.

  12. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Women in Development and Nation Building Act (Republic Act No. 7192). - http://www.bwyw.dole.gov.ph English translation

    Adoption: 1992-02-12 | Date of entry into force: 1992-03-23 | PHL-1992-L-28877

    The intent of the Act is to promote the integration of women as full and equal partners with men in development and nation building. The National Economic and Development Authority is given primary responsibility for carrying out the purposes of the Act. The Act grants women, regardless of their marital status, full legal capacity to act and to enter into contracts. It grants them equal access to membership in all social, civic and recreational clubs as well as the right of admission into military schools. Full-time homemakers shall have the right to participate in government-sponsored social security schemes.

  13. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules implementing Republic Act No. 6725, 1990. - http://www.bwyw.dole.gov.ph

    Adoption: 1990-01-16 | PHL-1990-R-64989

    Provides for prohibition of discrimination by any employer against any female employee with respect to terms and conditions of employment solely on the grounds of her sex. Lists acts of discrimination. Also provides for criminal liability.

  14. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Act lowering the age of majority from twenty-one to eighteen years amending for the purpose Executive Order No. 209 [Family Code], and for other purposes (No. 6809).

    Adoption: 1989-12-13 | PHL-1989-L-45299

  15. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    An Act Strengthening the Prohibition on Discrimination against Women with Respect to Terms and Conditions of Employment, amending for this purpose article 135 of the Labor Code, as amended (Republic Act No. 6725). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 1989-05-12 | PHL-1989-L-8153

    This Act amends s.135 of the Labor Code (LS 1974-Phi. 1A) to strengthen the prohibition of discrimination against women with respect to terms and conditions of employment. It defines discrimination as paying lesser compensation to a woman for work of equal value and favouring a male employee on account of sex with respect to promotion, training opportunities, study and scholarship grants. In addition to penalties provided under the Code, the aggrieved employee may file a claim for money damages and affirmative relief.

  16. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 348 Approving and Adopting the Philippine Development Plan of Women for 1989 to 1992.

    Adoption: 1989-02-17 | PHL-1989-R-9399

    Order enjoining all government departments, bureaus, offices, agencies and instrumentalities to take appropriate steps to ensure implementation of the fundamental equality before the law of women and men.

  17. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 295 amending Executive Order No. 122-A entitled, "Creating the Office on Muslim Affairs".

    Adoption: 1987-07-25 | PHL-1987-R-3968

  18. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 122 abolishing the Office of Muslim Affairs and Cultural Communities.

    Adoption: 1987-01-30 | PHL-1987-R-3578

    Provides for the reorganization of government agencies on cultural communities and Muslim affairs. Abolishes the Office of Muslim Affairs and Cultural Communities, which is replaced by the Office on Muslim Affairs established by Executive Order No. 122-A of 30 Jan. 1987.

  19. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 122-A creating the Office on Muslim Affairs.

    Adoption: 1987-01-30 | PHL-1987-R-3579

    Establishes the Office and sets forth its powers, functions and structure. Declares state policy as follows: "to ensure the rights and well-being of Muslim Filipinos with due regard to their beliefs, customs, traditions and institutions, as well as to further ensure their contribution to national goals...."

  20. Philippines - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 969 creating the Office of Muslim Affairs and Cultural Communities.

    Adoption: 1984-06-30 | PHL-1984-R-2771


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