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  1. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 2008 to further strengthen the cooperative movement.

    Adoption: 1986-01-08 | PHL-1986-R-2428

    Restores to cooperatives certain privileges which had been suspended by Presidential Decree No. 1955, by amending ss. 4, 5 and 9 thereof. Sets forth the powers and privileges of cooperatives, including the possible exemption from the application of the Minimum Wage Law. Fixes penalties for non-compliance and repeals any provisions inconsistent with this Decree.

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

    Letter of Instruction No. 1487 institutionalizing a revitalised program of teacher in-service training in the public schools.

    Adoption: 1985-12-10 | PHL-1985-M-2427

  3. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Board of Midwifery Resolution No. 665 adopting the rules governing continuing professional education accreditation programme for midwives.

    Adoption: 1985-11-29 | PHL-1985-R-2426

    Adopted under Act No. 2644 regulating the practice of midwifery.

  4. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Board of Nursing Resolution No. 1903 adopting the rules governing continuing professional education accreditation programme for nurse practitioners.

    Adoption: 1985-11-25 | PHL-1985-R-2425

    Adopted under the Philippine Nursing Law Act No. 877.

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

    Memorandum Circular No. 1295 concerning the organization and establishment of credit cooperatives among market vendors in the public markets.

    Adoption: 1985-11-21 | PHL-1985-M-2424

  6. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Public Assembly Act of 1985. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1985-10-22 | PHL-1985-L-2315

    Contains definitions, procedures and requirements for obtaining permits for any public assembly (demonstration, parade, etc.). Describes responsibilities of permit applicants and sets forth prohibited acts and penalties. Repeals, amends or modifies any inconsistent legal instruments.

  7. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Presidential Decree No. 1981 of 1985, further amending Presidential Decree No. 1146, as amended, otherwise known as the revised Government Service Insurance Act of 1977.

    Adoption: 1985-07-19 | PHL-1985-L-2207

    Amendments concerning compulsory coverage and the conditions thereof, the effects of separation from the service, the settlement of disputes and other matters.

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

    Dockwork Safety and Health Standards.

    Adoption: 1985-04-19 | PHL-1985-M-2432

    Issued by the Philippine Port Authority.

  9. Philippines - - International agreement

    Convention on social security between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Done at London.

    Adoption: 1985-02-27 | Date of entry into force: 1989-12-01 | INT-1985-IA-8082

  10. Philippines - - International agreement

    Arrangement for the implementation of the convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Republic of the Philippines. Done at London.

    Adoption: 1985-02-27 | INT-1985-IA-49770

  11. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

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

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

  12. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 940, optimizing the use of existing training and educational resources through the establishment of a vocational technical (VOCTECH) network of training and educational institutions on a voluntary and cooperative basis.

    Adoption: 1984-03-02 | PHL-1984-R-628

  13. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order (No. 940) optimizing the use of existing training and educational resources through the establishment of a vocational technical (VOCTECH) network of training and educational institutions.

    Adoption: 1984-03-02 | PHL-1984-R-42739

    The VOCTECH is to integrate and optimize the training activities of the National Manpower and Youth Council and of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

  14. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1899 establishing small-scale mining as a new dimension in mineral development.

    Adoption: 1984-01-23 | PHL-1984-R-3188

    Defines small-scale mining (including heavy reliance on manual labour) and requires a licence or permit to engage in it.

  15. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Circular (No. 4 of 1983) promulgating rules and regulations on the audit of cooperatives and federations and unions.

    Adoption: 1983-10-18 | PHL-1983-R-42740

  16. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Education Act of 1982 (Batas Pambansa BLG. 232).

    Adoption: 1982-09-11 | PHL-1982-L-71394

    Establishes the basic policy and objectives for education. It establishes the rights, duties and obligations of those in the education community (e.g. parents, students, teachers, principals, non-academic staff etc.) It also regulates the education system with respect to the establishment of schools, funding, private and public schooling, specialized schooling, international schools etc.

  17. Philippines - - 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.

  18. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Circular (No. 1 of 1982) transferring the administration of the Cooperative Education and Training Fund to the Cooperative Union of the Philippines inc.

    Adoption: 1982-02-02 | PHL-1982-R-42741

  19. Philippines - - International agreement

    Agreement for the implementation of the Convention [of 1 Dec. 1980] in the field of social security (Text No. 117). Done at Vienna.

    Adoption: 1982-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 1982-04-01 | INT-1982-IA-12045

  20. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 733 linking formal and non-formal education and training systems. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1981-09-21 | PHL-1981-R-71404

    Establishes the Accreditation and Equivalency Board, sets out its functions and expand the functions of the National Educational Testing Center (NETC).

  21. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules implementing Batas Pambansa BLG. 130 [Act of 21 Aug. 1981 to further promote free trade unionism and collective bargaining and for other purposes].

    Adoption: 1981-09-04 | PHL-1981-C-10849

  22. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act amending articles 214, 217, 231, 232, 234, 249, 250, 251, 257, 262, 263, 264, 265, 278, 283 and 284 of Presidential Decree No. 442 [LS 1974-Phi. 1A], otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, to further promote free trade unionism and collective bargaining and for other purposes (Batas Pambansa Bilang 130). - English translation

    Adoption: 1981-08-21 | PHL-1981-L-10848

    Amends provisions of the Labor Code relating to, inter alia, registration of trade unions and collective agreements. Amends s. 249 to prohibit interference or discrimination by an employer based on an employee's legal participation in labour activities; equally, amends s. 250 to prohibit interference or discrimination on the part of a trade union. Prohibits strikes or lock-outs in vital industries, which include enterprises engaged in education, communication, transport, banking and distribution of fuel. If arbitration fails, workers not engaged in a vital industry may strike; the President, however, may refer the labour dispute to compulsory arbitration. Workers participating in illegal strikes may be terminated. Also contains provisions relating to conditions under which employers may legally terminate employment (redundancy, disciplinary reasons).

  23. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Welfare Fund for Overseas Workers (Amending Certain Provisions of Presidential Decree 1694, Creating the "Welfare Fund for Overseas Workers") (Presidential Decree No. 1809). - Decree on-line

    Adoption: 1981-01-16 | PHL-1981-R-77690

  24. Philippines - - 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.

  25. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Circular (No. 1 of 1981) prescribing rules and regulations for the registration and conversion of cooperative organizations.

    Adoption: 1981-01-08 | PHL-1981-R-42742

    The conditions for a proposed cooperative are that there should at least 15 qualified members and a paid-up capital of not less than P1,000.00. An operating and viable registered pre-cooperative which has complied with the minimum requirements of full-fledged cooperatives may be converted after verification by the Regional Director through an audit or inspection.

  26. Philippines - - International agreement

    Convention between the Republic of Austria and the Republic of the Philippines in the field of social security. Done at Vienna.

    Adoption: 1980-12-01 | Date of entry into force: 1982-04-01 | INT-1980-IA-9838

  27. Philippines - - 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).

  28. Philippines - - 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.

  29. Philippines - - 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.

  30. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act Creating the Commission on Filipinos Overseas and for other purposes (Batas Pambansa Bilang 79) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1980-06-16 | PHL-1980-L-77693

    Establishes the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, sets out its composition, powers and functions, organization and compensation for its members. Abolishes the Office of Emigrant Affairs.

  31. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1691 further amending certain provisions of Books I, III and V of Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines.

    Adoption: 1980-05-01 | PHL-1980-R-5106

    Amends ss. 15 (Bureau of Employment Services), 17 (Overseas Employment Development Board), 35 (suspension or cancellation of licence or authority), 128(b) (enforcement of labour standards), 217 (jurisdiction of labor arbiters and Commission), 222 (appearance before Commission), and 262 (grievance machinery).

  32. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1692 further amending Title II, Book Four of the Labor Code of the Philippines (Presidential Decree 442, as amended).

    Adoption: 1980-05-01 | PHL-1980-R-5107

    Amends s. 194 of the Labor Code by upgrading the benefits structure for secondary beneficiaries in case of the worker's death or permanent total disability.

  33. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1694 on the organization and administration of the Welfare Fund for Overseas Workers. - Decree on-line

    Adoption: 1980-05-01 | PHL-1980-R-5108

    The Welfare Fund is established for the purpose of providing social and welfare services for Filipino overseas workers, including insurance coverage, legal assistance, placement assistance and remittance services (s. 1). Sets forth the funding, administration, management and powers of the Fund.

  34. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 591 instituting certain critical changes in the organizational structure of the Ministry of Labor.

    Adoption: 1980-05-01 | PHL-1980-R-11758

  35. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Act to Strengthen the Constitutional Right of Workers to Self-Organization and Free Collective Bargaining and to Penalize Unfair Labor Practices, Further Amending for the Purpose Articles 244, 247, 248, 249, 250, and 289 (Book V) of the Labor Code (Batas Pambansa Bilang 70). - English translation

    Adoption: 1980-05-01 | PHL-1980-L-77579

    Amends articles 244 (coverage and employees' right to self-organization), 247 (non-abridgment of right to self-organization), 248 (concept of unfair labor practice and procedure for prosecution), 249 (unfair labor practices of employers), 250 (unfair labor practices of labor organizations) and 289 (penalties) of the Labor Code.

  36. Philippines - - Law, Act

    Corporation Code of the Philippines. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980 | PHL-1980-L-46786

  37. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1636 further amending Republic Act No. 1161, otherwise known as the Social Security Law [LS 1954-Phi.1...1960-Phi.1].

    Adoption: 1979-09-07 | PHL-1979-R-12318

    Numerous amendments.

  38. Philippines - - Law, Act

    An Act to amend Articles 9 and 10, Chapter Two, Preliminary Title, of the Labor Code, in Order to Remove Discrepancies With Presidential Decree No. 27 Which Said Chapter Purports to Reproduce (Batas Pambansa Bilang 32). - English translation

    Adoption: 1979-06-06 | PHL-1979-L-77580

    Articles 9 and 10 amend the Labor Code to put it into line with the Code of Agrarian Reforms. The amendments deal with determining cost of land and ownership of land for tenant farmers. Title is not to be conferred on a tenant farmer unless they are full members of a duly recognized farmers' co-operative.

  39. Philippines - - 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.

  40. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1519 revising the Philippines Medical Care Act of 1969.

    Adoption: 1978-06-11 | PHL-1978-R-9670

  41. Philippines - - 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

  42. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1412 further amending certain provision of Book I, Presidential Decree No. 442, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines [LS 1974-Phi. 1A.]

    Adoption: 1978-06-09 | PHL-1978-R-12759

    Numerous amendments relating, inter alia, to placement.

  43. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1409 creating the Merit Systems Board.

    Adoption: 1978-06-08 | PHL-1978-R-5103

  44. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1391 amending Book V of the Labor Code of the Philippines to ensure speedy labor justice and further stabilise industrial peace.

    Adoption: 1978-05-29 | PHL-1978-R-12758

  45. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1368 amending further certain provisions of title II, book four of the Labor Code of the Philippines.

    Adoption: 1978-05-01 | Date of entry into force: 1978-05-01 | PHL-1978-R-9669

  46. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1365 creating the "Rural Workers Office" in the Department of Labor and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1978-05-01 | PHL-1978-R-12754

  47. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1366 creating a free legal assistance office in the Department of Labor.

    Adoption: 1978-05-01 | PHL-1978-R-12755

  48. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1367 further amending certain provisions of Book V of Presidential Decree No. 442, otherwise know as the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended [LS 1974-Phi. 1A].

    Adoption: 1978-05-01 | PHL-1978-R-12756

    Amends ss. 217, 223 and 244.

  49. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1368 amending further certain provisions of Title II, Book IV, of the Labor Code of the Philippines (Presidential Decree 442), as amended [LS 1974-Phi. 1A].

    Adoption: 1978-05-01 | PHL-1978-R-12757

    Amends ss. 167, 176, 177, 179, 191 to 194 and 208.

  50. Philippines - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

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

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

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