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  1. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules implementing articles 106-109 of the Labor Code, as amended (No. 18 - 02). - http://www.dole.gov.ph

    Adoption: 2002-02-21 | PHL-2002-R-64417

    Regulates contracting and subcontracting arrangements. Sets forth prohibition of labour-only contracting. Labour-only contracting is defined as arrangement where the contractor or subcontractor merely recruits, supplies or places workers to perform a job, work or service for a principal, and (a) contractor or subcontractor does not have substantial capital or investment relating to job to be performed; or (b) contractor does not exercise right to control work performance of employee. Also provides for rights of contractual employee, termination of contractual employment, registration of contractors and sub-contractors and some related matters.

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

    2002 Revised POEA Rules and Regulations on Overseas Employment of Land-based Workers - Rules on-line Rules on-line

    Adoption: 2002-02-04 | PHL-2002-M-77694

    Sets out the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration rules on overseas employment, including a statement of the Government policy in this area, licensing and regulations, skills tests and medical examinations, departure and arrival procedures, legal assistance, enforcement and placement by the private sector, employment standards, recruitment violation and related cases, disciplinary action cases amd welfare services.

  4. Philippines - - Law, Act

    National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001 (No. 9163).

    Adoption: 2002-01-23 | PHL-2002-L-64420

    Establishes National Service Training Program (NSTP) for tertiary-level students. NSTP is "a program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness of the youth by developing ethics of service and patriotism while undergoing training in any of the program components."

  5. Philippines - - International agreement

    Convention de sécurité sociale entre la Confédération suisse et la République des Philippines, signée le 17 décembre 2001. - Convention

    Adoption: 2001-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2004-03-01 | INT-2001-IA-66650

    Partie I: Dispositions générales (arts. 1 à 5)
    Partie II: Dispositions concernant la législation applicable (arts. 6 à 13)
    Partie III: Dispositions concernant les prestations (arts. 14 à 22)
    Partie IV: Dispositions administratives et dispositions diverses (arts. 23 à 30)
    Partie V: Dispositions transitoires et finales (art. 31)

    Approuvée par l'arrêté fédéral du 25 septembre 2003.

  6. Philippines - - 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.

  7. Philippines - - 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.

  8. Philippines - - International agreement

    Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of the Philippines on the transfer of social insurance benefits.

    Adoption: 2001-04-10 | INT-2001-IA-61315

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

    Executive Order No. 1 creating the office of the Presidential Adviser for indigenous peoples' affairs.

    Adoption: 2001-02-20 | PHL-2001-M-60616

    Made under the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act, 1997. Provides for the establishment of the Officer of the Presidential Adviser for Indigenous Peoples' Affairs, and regulates its functions and procedures.

  10. Philippines - - 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.

  11. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules and Regulations implementing Republic Act No. 8972 (on benefits and priviledges to single parents), 2000. - http://www.bwyw.dole.gov.ph

    Adoption: 2000-11-07 | PHL-2000-R-64987

    Made under Solo Parents' Welfare Act, 2000. Provides for benefits and priviledges to single parents and their children. Divided into 7 parts. Parts 1-3 contain preliminary provisions and definitions of terms. Part 4 sets forth criteria for support. Any single parent whose income in the place of domicile is below or equal the poverty threshold set by the Statistical Coordination Board, and subject to the assessment of a duly appointed social worker, is eligible for assistance. Part 5 provides for benefits, and Parts 6 and 7 contain administrative and final provisions.

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

    Executive Order No. 310 authorising the adoption and implementation of the Philippine National Strategic Framework for plan development for children, 2000-2025.

    Adoption: 2000-11-03 | PHL-2000-M-60617

    Provides for adoption of Plan "Child 21", which shall serve as a framework for all programmes, activities and initiatives for children. Also provides for adoption of Framework for Action Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.

  13. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order creating the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Children's Affairs (No. 294).

    Adoption: 2000-08-26 | PHL-2000-R-59388

    Provides for the creation of the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Children's Affairs. The Office shall function as the primary policy-making and coordinating body of all child development programmes in the Philippines.

  14. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Governance of Basic Education Act, 2001 (R.A. No. 9155). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-07-24 | PHL-2000-L-62443

    Provides for framework of governance of basic education. Establishes that state policy shall protect and promote right of all citizens to quality basic education and make education accessible to all by providing all Philippino children free and compulsory education at elementary level and free education at high school level. Also contains provisions regarding authority and accountability.

  15. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order approving and adopting the Philippine Plan of Action for Older Persons (No. 266).

    Adoption: 2000-07-17 | PHL-2000-R-59387

    Makes provision for the establishment of an Inter-Agency Committee to oversee, coordinate and evaluate implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Older Persons. The Committee shall review and regularly update the Plan and be responsible for the dissemination of information about the Plan.

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

    Administration of practical examination/assessment of the competency of marine deck officers in compliance with the provisions of Part A of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code (Resolution No. 17 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-05-10 | PHL-2000-M-57962

    Establishes which officers are required to take the practical examination, and makes provision for a system of grading.

  17. Philippines - - International agreement

    Avenant à l'Entente en matière de sécurité sociale entre le gouvernement du Québec et le gouvernement de la République des Philippines, signé le 14 avril 2000. - Avenant à l'Entente Amendment to the Understanding on Social Security

    Adoption: 2000-04-14 | INT-2000-IA-96946

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

    Executive Order No. 220 creating an executive council to suppress trafficking in persons, particularly women and children.

    Adoption: 2000-03-23 | PHL-2000-M-57963

    Establishes an Executive Council on the suppression of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children. Makes provision for composition, organisation and functions of the council, data sharing, security and confidentiality of data, support agencies, implementing rules and regulations, meetings, funding, and reporting.

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

    Administrative Order No. 113 directing the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to formulate and implement policies for the integration of the concepts of quality improvement and productivity improvement in all applicable subjects, courses and programmes of all educational and vocational institutions.

    Adoption: 2000-03-23 | PHL-2000-M-57964

    Makes provision for the integration of the concepts of Quality and Productivity Improvement in all applicable subjects, courses and programmes in the curricula of all educational and training institutions.

  20. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Public Employment Service Office Act, 1999 (R.A. No. 8759). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-02-14 | PHL-2000-L-57965

    Seeks to promote full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all through the establishment of a Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in every province, key city, and other strategic areas throughout the country. Defines powers and functions of the PESO. Also makes provision for a Special Programme for Employment of Students and Out-of-School Youth (SPESOS).

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

    Executive Order No. 210 adopting the Maunlad No Niyugan Tugon S Kahiran Programme and establishing mechanisms for its implementation.

    Adoption: 2000-02-10 | PHL-2000-M-57967

    Maunlad Programme seeks to improve coconut productivity and increase the annual income of coconut farmers from P10,000 to P100,000 per hectare through an integrated coconut-based farming system. Components of the programme include establishment of model coconut farms, coconut replanting, establishment of local nurseries, and provision for agricultural infrastructure. Also makes provision for the establishment of the Inter-Agency Management Committee, Regional, Provincial, City and Municipal Management Committees, and a Composite National Technical Working Group.

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

    Administrative Order No. 108 creating a presidential task force on indigenous peoples to ensure the immediate implementation of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act and defining the functions thereof.

    Adoption: 2000-02-10 | PHL-2000-M-57968

    Provides for the establishment of the Presidential Task Force on Indigenous Peoples (PTFIP) to ensure that the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples is able to fulfill its mandate so that the rights of the indigenous peoples are protected and recognised in accordance with the constitution. Regulates composition and powers of the task force.

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

    Executive Order No. 205 providing for a National Health Planning Committee (NHPC) and the establishment of Inter-local Health Zones (ILHZs) throughout the country.

    Adoption: 2000-01-21 | PHL-2000-M-57966

    Seeks to promote full and integrated delivery and development of health care services throughout the country, especially for the poor and marginalised sectors of society. Makes provision for the establishment, organisation and functions of the National Health Planning Committe (NHPC). Also provides for the establishment of Inter-Local Health Zones, as well as for funding and inter-agency coordination.

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

    Guidelines for the Implementation of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programmes of Marine Deck and Marine Engineer Officers (Joint Resolution No. 1 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-12-27 | PHL-1999-M-57961

    Establishes a Professional Regulation Council, Professional Regulatory Board, Council and Council Secretariat. Makes provision for requirements and procedures for accredition as Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider, procedures for accredition of CPE Programmes, guidelines on the implementation of CPE Courses, as well as some related matters.

  25. Philippines - - International agreement

    Supplementary Agreement to the Agreement on social security between Canada and the Republic of Philippines. Signed at Winnipeg.

    Adoption: 1999-11-13 | INT-1999-IA-58466

    Modifies numerous articles of the Agreement on social security dated 9 September 1994.

  26. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules and Regulations implementing the Philippine Merchant Marine Officers Act of 1998 (No. 21 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-11-04 | PHL-1999-R-57960

    Prescribes standards and procedures to be observed in carrying out the provisions of R.A. No. 8544 insofar as merchant marine deck officers are concerned. Makes provision for examination, assessment, registration, certificate of competency and its revalidation, and certification issued to foreign merchant marine deck officers.

  27. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 04 on hazardous work and activities to persons below 18 years of age. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-09-21 | PHL-1999-R-67443

    Prohibits the employment of children below 18 years of age in an undertaking which is hazardous or deleterious in nature (section 2).
    Enumerates the work and activities declared hazardous (section 3).
    Provides that this Guideline is applicable to Domestic or Household Service (section 4).

    Repeals the Department order No. 4 of 8 June 1973.

  28. Philippines - - 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.

  29. Philippines - - 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.

  30. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 (R.A. No. 8550). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-07-28 | PHL-1998-L-98923

    The Code makes provision for the management and conservation of fisheries and aquaculture in the Philippines and the reconstitution or establishment of fisheries institutions both at the national and local level.The text consists of 133 sections which are divided into 8 Chapters: Chapter 1 declares the policy of the State with respect to fisheries and contains a large definitions section. It is a declared policy to limit access to the fishery and aquatic resources of the Philippines for the exclusive use and enjoyment of Filipino citizens. Another principle of policy is the protection of municipal fishermen. Fishery and aquatic resources shall be managed in a manner consistent with the concept of integrated coastal area management. Definitions listed in section 4 include: coastal area/zone; commercial fishing; municipal waters; foreshore land; maximum sustainable yield; post harvest facilities.Chapter II contains the main body of rules relative to the management and conservation of fisheries and to aquaculture. Fisheries are classified in municipal fisheries, i.e. fishing in municipal waters, and commercial fishing. Provisions of the Chapter also regulate post-harvest facilities, activities and trade.The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic resources is reconstituted and Fisheries and Aquatic Management Councils are created under provisions of Chapter III. The Bureau is a national policy advisory and policy implementation body. A National Fisheries and Aquatic Management Council is created under section 70 and municipal/city councils under section 73. These institutions shall assist in the formulation of national polices and local policies respectively. The Department of Fisheries may designate areas in Philippine waters beyond 15 kilometres of the shoreline as fishery reservation or fish refuges and sanctuaries in bays, foreshore lands, continental shelf or any fishing ground to be set aside for the cultivation of mangroves to strengthen the habitat and the spawning grounds of fish.Remaining Chapters deal with fisheries research and development (V), prescribe penalties and offences (VI), and contain general provisions (VII).

  31. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department of Labor and Employment Order No. 10 of 1998. Guidelines on the imposition of Double Indemnity For Non-Compliance with the Prescribed Increases or Adjustments In Wage Rates. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1998-05-07 | PHL-1998-R-71384

  32. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Retirement Age of Underground Mine Workers (Republic Act No. 8558). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-02-26 | PHL-1998-L-77602

    Amends article 287 of the Labor Code by reducing the retirement age of mine workers from 60 to 50 years.

  33. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 8533 amending Title I, Chapter 3, Article 39 Of Executive Order No. 209 [Family Code]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-02-23 | PHL-1998-L-71400

    Deals with nullity of a marriage.

  34. Philippines - - 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.

  35. Philippines - - 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.

  36. Philippines - - 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

  37. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Guidelines Governing Occupational Safety and Health in the Construction Industry (D.O. No. 13 of 1998). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | PHL-1998-R-97537

  38. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers and other Science and Technology Personnel in Government (Act No. 8439).

    Adoption: 1997-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 1998-05-18 | PHL-1997-L-51482

    Classifies science and technology personnel and provides for the specific regulation of wages, honoraria, shares of royalties, hazard allowance (for work with radiation or other hazards), medical examination, subsistence allowance, longevity pay, and housing benefit. The purpose of such incentives is to encourage scientific and technological development.

  39. Philippines - - 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.

  40. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997 (R.A. No. 8371). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-10-29 | Date of entry into force: 1998-04-14 | PHL-1997-L-50632

    Chapter I declares that the State shall recognize and promote the rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities and Indigenous Peoples. Chapter II sets forth definitions. Chapter III provides for rights to ancestral domains. Ancestral domains shall be the private property of indigenous peoples; in return, indigenous peoples shall have the responsibility of maintaining the ecology and restoring denuded areas. The right to self-governance and empowerment is provided by Chapter IV; inter alia, indigenous peoples shall have the right to use a common justice system. Chapter V sets forth human rights, including freedom from discrimination against indigenous peoples and a right to special protection in times of armed conflict. Chapter VI provides for the recognition of the cultural integrity of indigenous peoples, and for their intellectual property rights with respect to cultural and religious property. Chapter VII establishes a National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) which shall have the function of promoting the interests of indigenous peoples. The delineation and recognition of ancestral domains is covered by Chapter VIII. The remaining Chapters provide for procedures for the enforcement of rights, an Ancestral Domains Fund, penalties, and related matters.

  41. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Family Courts Act of 1997 (No. 8369).

    Adoption: 1997-10-28 | PHL-1997-L-50631

    Provides for the establishment of Family Courts in every province and city. Sets forth required qualifications for Family Court judges and the jurisdiction of courts, which shall include matters regarding juvenile crime, domestic violence, custody, and child abuse.

  42. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Government Service Insurance Act. (Republic Act No. 8291 of 1997). - English translation

    Adoption: 1997-05-30 | PHL-1997-L-60229

    Amends Presidential Decree No. 1146, expanding and increasing the benefits of the government service insurance system.

  43. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Social Security Act of 1997 (No. 8282). - Legislation on-line English translation

    Adoption: 1997-05-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-08-12 | PHL-1997-L-48577

    Further strengthens the Social Security System (SSS) and Social Security Commission, and provides for the administration thereof. Coverage shall be compulsory for all employees under the age if 60 (including domestic workers, provided their income is above a specified amount), spouses engaged in full-time house-keeping, self-employed professionals, and, on a voluntary basis, Filipinos recruited by foreign-based employers. Beneficiaries shall include spouses, dependent children, and children born outside of marriage. Also sets forth benefits, which include a monthly retirement pension, dependents' pension, permanent disability benefits, funeral grant, sickness benefit, and maternity benefit.

  44. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department of Labor and Employment Order No. 9, (Series of 1997) Amending the Rules Implementing Book V of the Labor Code, As Amended. - English translation

    Adoption: 1997-05-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-06-21 | PHL-1997-R-77591

    Provides for rules with respect to organisation of trade unions and workers' associations including with respect to: coverage of the right to self organization; registration of labour organizations; registration of workers' associations; regulations common to the organization of labour organizations and workers' associations; chartering and affiliation of labour organizations and workers' associations; reporting requirements of labour organizations and workers' associations; cancellation of registration of labour organizations and workers' associations; determination of representative status; elections; registration of collective bargaining agreements; grievance machinery and voluntary arbitration; and picketing, strikes and lockouts.

  45. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 407 providing for the guidelines on the allocation, release and management of the 1997 Poverty Alleviation Fund.

    Adoption: 1997-04-01 | PHL-1997-R-48581

  46. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Act exempting aliens who have acquired permanent residency under Executive Order No. 324 from the coverage of Republic Act No. 7919, otherwise known as "The Alien Social Integration Act of 1995," amending for the purpose certain provisions of said Act and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1996-12-30 | PHL-1996-L-47004

    Amends provisions of Act No. 7919 relating to fees to be paid by aliens applying for residency, duties of the Bureau of Immigration, and the extent of coverage of illegal aliens by the basic Act.

  47. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 385 creating a task force to address concerns of persons with disabilities.

    Adoption: 1996-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-09 | PHL-1996-R-48387

    Creates a Task Force to Address the Concerns of Persons with Disabilities which shall implement programmes for the rehabilitation and development of disabled persons.

  48. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Administrative Order No. 305 creating an inter-agency committee to review the cases of Filipinos overseas sentenced with the penalty of life imprisonment or higher, including those meted unusual punishments.

    Adoption: 1996-12-03 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-03 | PHL-1996-R-47003

    Creates a Committee which shall assist the Department of Foreign Affairs in the review of cases of Filipino overseas workers who are sentenced to life imprisonment, death, or unusual punishment. The Committee shall monitor relevant cases of overseas workers and recommend cases appropriate for Presidential intercession. Previously, such intercession was only recommended in the case of an overseas worker being sentenced to death.

  49. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 284 declaring civilian victims of internal armed conflicts as part of a priority sector under the Social Reform Agenda.

    Adoption: 1996-11-11 | PHL-1996-R-45473

    Civilian victims of internal armed conflicts shall be treated as a sub-sector under the priority sector of the victims of disasters and calamities, and thus be granted access to assistance under the Social Reform Agenda, including the Flagship Program and Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services.

  50. Philippines - - 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

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