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Republic Acts are laws in the Philippines, created by the Congress and signed by the president. Template:Politics of the Philippines The Congress of the Philippines is the primary legislature of the Philippines. ... The President is the head of state and of the government of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


List of Republic Acts

This is a list of Republic Acts that have been mentioned in Wikipedia.

R.A. No. Date Passed What it Did
Pre-Commonwealth
1876 August 18, 1908 Mountain Province was established with Amburayan, Apayao, Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Lepanto as sub-provinces.
2280 February 21, 1920 Marinduque was reestablished as a separate province.
2711 March 10, 1917 Established most of the modern-day provinces of the Philippines: Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur from Camarines.
3436 November 28, 1928 Established the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) with the bill granting it a 50-year charter.
Commonwealth Era
382 December 5, 1938 The English words to the Philippine national anthem were made official.
Post-Commonwealth
14 September 7, 1946 Changed the name of the province of Tayabas to Quezon.
333 July 17, 1948 Declared Quezon City the capital of the Philippines.
387 Petroleum Act of 1949
537 June 16, 1959 Extended the area of Quezon City.
2141 April 8, 1959 Made Biliran a sub-province of Leyte.
2786 June 19, 1960 The province of Surigao is split into Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.
4695 June 18, 1966 Formed the provinces of Kalinga-Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, and Mountain Province from the earlier Mountain Province
4979 Divided Agusan into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur
6173 Oil Industry Commission Act
6709 February 10, 1989 Declared November 5 as a non-working holiday for the province of Negros Occidental to commemorate Cinco de Noviembre, the day Negros became free
6395 Charter of the National Power Corporation
6396 September 17, 1971 Made Siquijor an independent province.
6430 June 17, 1972 Changed the name of the province of Davao del Norte to Davao.
6734 August 1, 1989 Created the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which was officially inaugurated on November 6, 1990 in Cotabato City.
6766 October 23, 1989 Provided for an Organic Act for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). It mandates the creation of an autonomous government to be headed by a Regional Governor. It creates a Regional Assembly that will enact laws of regional application and a regional judiciary composed of a supreme court and lower courts.
7156 Mini-Hydro Law
7160 May 11, 1992 Made Biliran an independent province. Biliran was previously a sub-province of Leyte.
7638 Charter of the Deparment of Energy
7648 Electric Power Crisis Act
7832 December 8, 1994 "Anti-electricity and Electric Transmission Lines/Materials Pilferage Act of 1994" / an act penalizing the pilferage of electricity and theft of power transmission lines/materials, rationalizing system losses by phasing out pilferage losses as a component thereof, and for other purposes
7878 February 14, 1995 Divided Kalinga-Apayao into Kalinga and Apayao provinces.
8223 December 8, 1996 Converted the municipality of Marikina, Metro Manila into a city.
8293 June 6, 1997 The Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (Philippine copyright law).
8438 December 22, 1997 Created the Cordillera Autonomous Region. A plebiscite, held on March 9, 1998 to ratify the bill, was held and invalidated the act. See Cordillera Administrative Region.
8470 January 31, 1998 Split the province of Davao into two, creating the province of Compostela Valley.
8471 January 31, 1998 Created the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao province by combining the municipalities of Samal, Babak, and Kaputian.
8472 January 31, 1998 Converted the municipality of Tagum, the capital of Davao, into a city.
8473 January 31, 1998 Created the municipality of Braulio E. Dujali, Davao out of several barangays in Panabo and Carmen.
8479 February 10, 1998 "Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998" / an act deregulating the downstream oil industry and for other purposes
8491 February 12, 1998 Prescribed the code of the national flag, anthem, motto, coat-of-arms and other heraldic items and devices of the Philippines.
8535 February 23, 1998 Provided for the creation of the City of Novaliches comprising the 15 northernmost barangays of Quezon City. However, in the succeeding plebiscite on October 23, 1999, an overwhelming majority of Quezon City residents voted “no” to the bill.
8749 June 23, 1999 "Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999" / An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Air Pollution Control Policy and for Other Purposes
9015 March 5, 2001 Converted the municipality of Panabo, Davao into a city.
9136 June 8, 2001 "Electric Power Industry Reforms Act of 2001" / an act ordaining reforms in the electric power industry, amending for the purpose cerain laws and for other purposes
9189 February 13, 2003 "Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003" / an act providing for a system of overseas absentee voting by qualified citizens of the Philippines abroad, appropriating funds therefor, and for other purposes
9225 August 29, 2003 "Citizenship Retention and Re-Acquisition Act of 2003" / an act making the citizenship of Philippine citizens who acquire foreign citizenship permanent, amending for the purpose Commonwealth Act no. 63, as amended, and for other purposes
9262 March 8, 2004 Inspired by the life of Dolores Lorenzo, this act gives the protection of the law to women and children suffering from domestic abuse.
9334 December 21, 2004 An act increasing the excise tax rates imposed on alcohol and tobacco products, amending for the purpose sections 131, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, and 288 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended. Also known as the "sin tax" law.
9335 January 25, 2005 "Lateral Attrition Act of 2005" / an act to improve the revenue collection performance of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) through the creation of a rewards and incentives fund and of a revenue performance evaluation board and for other purposes

Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Apayao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... This article is about the Philippine province. ... Marinduque is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... Camarines Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... Camarines Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PSE: TEL), (NYSE: PHI), commonly known as PLDT, is the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Lupang Hinirang is the national anthem of the Philippines. ... Quezon is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. ... Quezon City P is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. ... Quezon City P is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. ... Biliran is one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines and it is located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Surigao is the name of two provinces in the Philippines: Surigao del Norte Surigao del Sur It can also refer to: Surigao City - the capital of Surigao del Norte This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Surigao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... Surigao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Agusan is the name of two provinces in the Philippines: Agusan del Norte Agusan del Sur This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Agusan del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... The creationThe province of Agusan del Sur was created by virtue of Republic Act No. ... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) of the Philippines is composed of five provinces and one city namely: Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and the Marawi City. ... Cotabato City is one of the cities of the Philippines located in Mindanao. ... The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines consists of six provinces, namely: Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. ... Biliran is one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines and it is located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... This article is about the island. ... Kalinga-Apayao used to be a province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... This article is about the Philippine province. ... Apayao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... This article is about an animal. ... Manila, Philippines Metro Manila (Kalakhang Maynila in Filipino), also simply called Manila outside the metropolis, is the metropolitan area that contains the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. ... Philippine copyright law is enshirined in the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, officially known as Republic Act No. ... The copyright symbol is used to give notice that a work is covered by copyright. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines consists of six provinces, namely: Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. ... Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Compostela Valley is the second newest province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao; only Zamboanga Sibugay is newer. ... Island Garden City of Samal is a 5th class city in the province of Davao, Philippines. ... Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Tagum City is a 3rd class city in the province of Davao, Philippines. ... Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Braulio E. Dujali is a municipality in the province of Davao, Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... Panabo City is a city in the Davao del Norte province, near Davao City, in the Philippines. ... Carmen is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Davao, Philippines. ... Flag ratio: 1:2 The national flag of the Philippines features an eight-rayed sun and three stars, all in gold, on a white equilateral triangle on the mast. ... The Philippine Coat of Arms features the eight_rayed sun of the Philippines and the three five_pointed stars representing the three primary geographic regions of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Quezon City P is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. ... Panabo City is a city in the Davao del Norte province, near Davao City, in the Philippines. ... Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ...

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Republic Acts of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1068 words)
Republic Acts are laws in the Philippines, created by the Congress and signed by the president.
Known as the Flag Law, this law proscribed the Philippine flag and banned the use of the Philippine national anthem.
Established most of the modern-day provinces of the Philippines: the province of Camarines was split into Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur and the province of Bohol was created.
Philippines, The. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (3871 words)
The Philippines extend 1,152 mi (1,855 km) from north to south, between Taiwan and Borneo, and 688 mi (1,108 km) from east to west, and are bounded by the Philippine Sea on the east, the Celebes Sea on the south, and the South China Sea on the west.
The Philippine legislature ratified the bill; a constitution, approved by President Roosevelt (Mar., 1935) was accepted by the Philippine people in a plebiscite (May); and Quezon was elected the first president (Sept.).
Philippine opposition to García on issues of government corruption and anti-Americanism led, in June, 1959, to the union of the Liberal and Progressive parties, led by Vice President Diosdad Macapagal, the Liberal party leader, who succeeded García as president in the 1961 elections.
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