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REPUBLIC ACT NOS. 10301 - 10400                  

  • Republic Act No. 10349

  • Republic Act No. 10351

  • Republic Act No. 10354

  • Republic Act No. 10355 - AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF JOSE B. LINGAD MEMORIAL GENERAL HOSPITAL IN SAN FERNANDO CITY, PAMPANGA FROM TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) TO FIVE HUNDRED (500), UPGRADING ITS SERVICES AND FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE,

  • Republic Act No. 10356 - AN ACT GRANTING PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP TO JESSIE JOSEPHINE COE LICHAUCO

  • Republic Act No. 10357 - AN ACT DECLARING SEPTEMBER 5 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL WORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF NAGA PROVINCE OF CEBU TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CHARTER DAY OF THE CITY OF NAGA"

  • Republic Act No. 10358 - AN ACT DECLARING JULY 7 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL WORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF CARCAR, PROVINCE OF CEBU TO BE KNOWN AS THE "CITY OF CARCAR CHARTER DAY"

  • Republic Act No. 10359 - AN ACT DECLARING MARCH 26 OF EVERY YEAR AS A SPECIAL WORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU TO COMMEMORATE THE HISTORIC LIBERATION OF CEBU FROM THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION DURING WORLD WAR II

  • Republic Act No. 10361 - AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS

  • Republic Act No. 10360 - AN ACT CREATING THE PROVINCE OF DAVAO OCCIDENTAL

  • Republic Act No. 10362 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH TO BE STATIONED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TRENTO, PROVINCE OF AGUSAN DEL SUR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (K) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, AS AMENDED, OTHER

  • Republic Act No. 10363 - AN ACT CREATING SEVEN (7) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF MANDAUE, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 129, OTHERW

  • Republic Act No. 10364 - AN ACT EXPANDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9208, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INSTITUTE POLICIES TO ELIMINATE TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, ESTABLISHING THE NECESSARY INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS FOR THE PROTECTION AND SUPPORT

  • Republic Act No. 10365 - AN ACT FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LAW, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING ACT OF 2001, AS AMENDED

  • Republic Act No. 10366 - AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS TO ESTABLISH PRECINCTS ASSIGNED TO ACCESSIBLE POLLING PLACES EXCLUSIVELY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIOR CITIZENS

  • Republic Act No. 10367 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR MANDATORY BIOMETRICS VOTER REGISTRATION

  • Republic Act No. 10368 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR REPARATION AND RECOGNITION OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS DURING THE MARCOS REGIME, DOCUMENTATION OF SAID VIOLATIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10369 - AN ACT RECONSTITUTING THE KALINGA ENGINEERING DISTRICT OFFICE IN THE PROVINCE OF KALINGA INTO TWO (2) REGULAR DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10370 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SEPARATE MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURT COMPRISING THE MUNICIPALITIES OF BUENAVISTA AND SAN LORENZO IN THE PROVINCE OF GUIMARAS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10371 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH TO BE STATIONED IN THE CITY OF SIPALAY, PROVINCE OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (G) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE

  • Republic Act No. 10372 - AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8293, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES", AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10373 - AN ACT GRANTING THE OLONGAPO ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY, INC. A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF ELECTRIC POWER TO THE END-USERS IN THE CITY OF OLO

  • Republic Act No. 10374 - AN ACT EXTENDING THE LIFE OF THE LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3844. OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "AGRICULTURAL LAND REFORM CODE". AS AMENDED

  • Republic Act No. 10375 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE MOUNTAIN PROVINCE ISABELA ROAD TO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10376 - AN ACT CONDONING THE INTEREST ON THE PAID PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT OF FUEL COMPENSATING CHARGE/INCREMENTAL COST CHARGE (FCC/ICC) OF THE ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE. INC. (ZANECO) PAYABLE AND DUE TO THE NATIONAL POWER CORPOR

  • Republic Act No. 10377 - AN ACT TRANSFERRING THE LOCATION OF THE LA UNION SECOND DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE FROM NAGUILIAN, LA UNION TO AGOO, LA UNION, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9033

  • Republic Act No. 10378 - AN ACT RECOGNIZING THE PRINCIPLE OF RECIPROCITY AS BASIS FOR THE GRANT OF INCOME TAX EXEMPTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS AND RATIONALIZING OTHER TAXES IMPOSED THEREON BY AMENDING SECTIONS 28(A)(3)(a), 109, 118 AND 236 OF THE NAT

  • Republic Act No. 10379 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MOUNTAIN PROVINCE SECOND DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE IN THE MOUNTAIN PROVINCE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10380 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR LOCAL ABSENTEE VOTING FOR MEDIA

  • Republic Act No. 10381 - AN ACT CREATING THREE (3) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT TAGUIG CITY, METRO MANILA, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 27 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE

  • Republic Act No. 10382 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE TARLAC CITY SAN JOSE VIA TIBAG BURGOS ROAD IN THE CITY OF TARLAC AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN JOSE, PROVINCE OF TARLAC INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10383 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE LANOT LOCTUGAN PANITAN BOUNDARY ROAD IN ROXAS CITY AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF PANITAN, PROVINCE OF CAPIZ INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10384 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE EASTERN LINK CIRCUMFERENTIAL ROAD IN THE CITY OF BAGUIO TRAVERSING LOAKAN ROAD AND COUNTRY CLUB ROAD INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10385 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE GEN. ORDOÑEZ AVENUE TRAVERSING BARANGAY MARIKINA HEIGHTS, BARANGAY CONCEPCION UNO, BARANGAY CONCEPCION DOS AND BARANGAY PARANG IN THE SECOND DISTRICT, CITY OF MARIKINA INTO A NATIONAL ROAD

  • Republic Act No. 10386 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE PURA VICTORIA ROAD IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF PURA AND VICTORIA, PROVINCE OF TARLAC INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10387 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE DELGADO ROAD IN ILOILO CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10388 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO) EXTENSION OFFICE LOCATED IN PANIQUI, TARLAC INTO A REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10389 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING RECOGNIZANCE AS A MODE OF GRANTING THE RELEASE OF AN INDIGENT PERSON IN CUSTODY AS AN ACCUSED IN A CRIMINAL CASE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10390 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7306, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S TELEVISION NETWORK, INCORPORATED, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING FOR ITS SOURCES OF FUNDING AND FOR OTHER PURPO

  • Republic Act No. 10391 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO) EXTENSION OFFICE LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DAPA, SURIGAO DEL NORTE INTO A REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10392 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH IN THE SIXTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF JANIUAY, PROVINCE OF ILOILO, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (G) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG.

  • Republic Act No. 10393 - AN ACT CREATING FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS, PROVINCE OF SOUTH COTABATO, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA B

  • Republic Act No. 10394 - AN ACT CONVERTING SEVEN (7) BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF PASIG CITY, WHICH ARE LOCATED IN TAGUIG CITY, METRO MANILA, INTO THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF TAGUIG CITY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (D) OF B

  • Republic Act No. 10395 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING TRIPARTISM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE 275 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES"

  • Republic Act No. 10396 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING CONCILIATION-MEDIATION AS A VOLUNTARY MODE OF DISPUTE SETTLEMENT FOR ALL LABOR CASES, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE ARTICLE 228 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "LABOR CODE OF TH

  • Republic Act No. 10397 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE MARCOS ALVAREZ PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BACOOR, PROVINCE OF CAVITE INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10398 - AN ACT DECLARING NOVEMBER TWENTY-FIVE OF EVERY YEAR AS "NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN"

  • Republic Act No. 10399 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE WESTERN LINK CIRCUMFERENTIAL ROAD TRAVERSING MARCOS HIGHWAY BAGUIO BAUANG ROAD AND KENNON ROAD INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10400 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE LAPAZ DEEP SEA WATER PORT ROAD (LOBOC TO PPA) IN ILOILO CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10301, November 15, 2012 AN ACT CREATING FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE NINTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT ZAMBOANGA CITY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (J) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980?, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10302, November 15, 2012 AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE PROVINCE OF BATANGAS TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF TANAUAN, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (E) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980?, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10303, November 15, 2012 AN ACT CREATING A REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH IN THE PROVINCE OF AURORA TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF CASIGURAN, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (E) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980?, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10304, November 15, 2012 AN ACT CONVERTING THE ALANGILAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BARANGAY ALANGILAN, MUNICIPALITY OF SAGAY, PROVINCE OF CAMIGUIN INTO AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS ALANGILAN INTEGRATED SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10305, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE CAMARINES SUR NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL – TINAGO ANNEX IN THE CITY OF NAGA, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR FROM THE CAMARINES SUR NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS TINAGO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10306, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL IN BARANGAY BOGÑA, BACON DISTRICT, CITY OF SORSOGON, PROVINCE OF SORSOGON TO BE KNOWN AS BOGÑA INTEGRATED SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10307, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY SAN RAFAEL, MUNICIPALITY OF PILAR, PROVINCE OF SORSOGON TO BE KNOWN AS SAN RAFAEL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10308, November 15, 2012 AN ACT CONVERTING THE BUENAVISTA HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TINAMBAC, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR INTO A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS BUENAVISTA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10309, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY SAN ANTONIO, MUNICIPALITY OF BARCELONA, PROVINCE OF SORSOGON TO BE KNOWN AS SAN ANTONIO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10310, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY MACAMBOL, CITY OF MATI, PROVINCE OF DAVAO ORIENTAL TO BE KNOWN AS MACAMBOL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10311, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL TECHNICAL -VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY POBLACION, MUNICIPALITY OF LILOAN, PROVINCE OF SOUTHERN LEYTE TO BE KNOWN AS LILOAN NATIONAL TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10312, November 15, 2012 AN ACT CONVERTING THE ACAO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY ACAO, MUNICIPALITY OF BAUANG, PROVINCE OF LA UNION INTO A NATIONAL VOCATIQNAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS EULOGIO CLARENCE DE GUZMAN JUNIOR MEMORIAL NATIONAL VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10313, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLIN BARANGAY CAMALIG, MUNICIPALITY OF DUMALINAO, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR TO BE KNOWN AS CAMALIG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10314, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY FATIMA, MUNICIPALITY OF SAN MIGUEL, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR TO BE KNOWN AS FATIMA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10315, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY OLD MIRAPAO, MUNICIPALITY OF DINAS, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR TO BE KNOWN AS OLD MIRAPAO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10317, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE CALINTAAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL – POYPOY ANNEX IN BARANGAY POYPOY, MUNICIPALITY OF CALINTAAN, PROVINCE OF OCCIDENTAL MINDORO FROM THE CALINTAAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS POYPOY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10316, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE RIZAL NATIONAL HIGHSCHOOL - MANOOT ANNEX IN BARANGAY MANOOT, MUNICIPALITY OF RIZAL, PROVINCE OF OCCIDENTAL MINDORO FROM THE RIZAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS MANOOT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10318, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE BALATON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - HIMANAG ANNEX IN BARAN GAY HIMANAG, MUNICIPALITY OF LAGONOY, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR FROM THE BALATON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS HIMANAG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10319, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ANNEX OF THE SUMILAO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY VISTAVILLA, MUNICIPALITY OF SUMILAO, PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON TO BE KNOWN AS SUMILAO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL – VISTA-VILLA ANNEX AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10320, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE ZARAGOSA NATIONAL SCHOOL-CANTIASAY ANNEX IN BARANGAY CANTIASAY, CITY OF SURIGAO, PROVINCE OF SURIGAO DEL NORTE FROM THE ZARAGOSA NATIONAL SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS CANTIASAY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10321, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY HINAPU, CITY OF MAASIN, PROVINCE OF SOUTHERN LEYTE TO BE KNOWN AS HINAPU NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10322, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ANNEX OF THE BAUNGON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY DANATAG, MUNICIPALITY OF BAUNGON, PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON TO BE KNOWN AS BAUNGON NATIONAL HIGHSCHOOL DANATAG ANNEX AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10323, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE LEONARDO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - DAWA ANNEX IN BARANGAY DAWA, MUNICIPALITY OF JOSEFINA, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR FROM THE LEONARDO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS DAWA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10324, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE CONSTANCIO PADILLA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL-CAANAWAN ANNEX IN BARANGAY CAANAWAN, CITY OF SAN JOSE, PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA FROM THE CONSTANCIO PADILLA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS CAANAWAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10325, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE CARIGARA SCHOOL OFFISHERIES – SOGOD ANNEX IN BARANGAY SOGOD, MUNICIPALITY OF CARIGARA, PROVINCE OF LEYTE FROM THE CARIGARA SCHOOL OF FISHERIES, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS SOGOD NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10326, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE SAN ISIDRO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - CARMEL ANNEX IN BARAN GAY POTOT, MUNICIPALITY OF LIBMANAN, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR FROM THE SAN ISIDRO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS CARMEL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10327, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE SAN ISIDRO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - EDUARDO T. AGOMAA ANNEX IN BARANGAY DUANG NIOG, MUNICIPALITY OF LIBMANAN, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR FROM THE SAN ISIDRO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS EDUARDO T. AGOMAA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10329, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE MINALABAC NATIONAL HIGHSCHOOL - ANTIPOLO ANNEX IN BARAN GAY ANTIPOLO, MUNICIPALITY OF MINALABAC, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR FROM THE MINALABAC NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS ANTIPOLO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLAND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10332, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE MAHAYAG NATIONAL HIGHSCHOOL - BONIAO ANNEX IN BARAN GAY BONIAO, MUNICIPALITY OF MAHAYAG, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR FROM THE MAHAYAG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS BONIAO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10333, November 15, 2012 AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF ROMBLON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL-ODIONGAN IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ODIONGAN, PROVINCE OF ROMBLON TO ODIONGAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10334, November 15, 2012 AN ACT SEPARATING THE DALUPAON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - TINALMUD ANNEX IN BARANGAY TINALMUD,MUNICIPALITY OF PASACAO, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR FROM THE DALUPAON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS TINALMUD NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT No. 10336, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL IN BARANGAY ADDITION HILLS, CITY OF MANDALUYONG TO BE KNOWN AS ADDITION HILLS INTEGRATED SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10337, November 21, 2012 AN ACT CONVERTING THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO) EXTENSION OFFICE LOCATED IN THE ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL NORTE INTO A REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10335, November 15, 2012 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BARANGA Y ADDITION HILLS, CITY OF MANDALUYONG TO BE KNOWN AS MANDALUYONG ADDITION HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10338, November 21, 2012 AN ACT CONVERTING THE EXTENSION OFFICE OF THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO) IN THE CITY OF DASMARIÑAS, CAVITE INTO A REGULAR DISTRICT OFFICE TO BE KNOWN AS THE LTO DISTRICT OFFICE OF DASMARIÑAS CITY, CAVITE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10339, November 21, 2012 AN ACT CREATING FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF CALAMBA AND THE MUNICIPALITIES OF LOS BAÑOS AND CABUYAO, ALL IN THE PROVINCE OF LAGUNA, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (E) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980?, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10340, November 21, 2012 AN ACT CREATING FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF BOGO, PROVINCE OF CEBU, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (H) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980?, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10341, November 21, 2012 AN ACT CREATING FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT AND THREE (3) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF VALENZUELA, METRO MANILA., AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 14(D) AND SECTION 27 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980?, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10342, December 04, 2012 AN ACT RENEWING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO QUEST BROADCASTING, INC. (FORMERLY SBS RADIO NETWORK, INC.) A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10343, December 04, 2012 AN ACT RENEWING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO PHILIPPINE GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (FORMERLY RCA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.) FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4617

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10344, December 04, 2012 AN ACT PENALIZING THE UNAUTHORIZED TAKING, STEALING, KEEPING OR TAMPERING OF GOVERNMENT RISK REDUCTION AND PREPAREDNESS EQUIPMENT, ACCESSORIES AND SIMILAR FACILITIES

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10345, December 04, 2012 AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE QUIRINO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER FROM THREE HUNDRED FIFTY (350) TO FIVE HUNDRED (500) BEDS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8313, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10346, December 04, 2012 AN ACT CONVERTING THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO) EXTENSION OFFICE LOCATED IN TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE INTO A REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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    Republic Act  No. 10361 - AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS

      Republic Act No. 10361 - AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS

    REPUBLIC ACTS




    Republic of the Philippines
    CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
    Metro Manila

    Fifteenth Congress
    Third Regular Session

    Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand twelve.

    REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10361

    AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

    ARTICLE I
    GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Section 1. Short Title. This Act shall be known as the "Domestic Workers Act" or "Batas Kasambahay".?r?l??

    Section 2. Declaration of Policies. It is hereby declared that:

    (a) The State strongly affirms labor as a primary social force and is committed to respect, promote, protect and realize the fundamental principles and rights at work including, but not limited to, abolition of child labor, elimination of all forms of forced labor, discrimination in employment and occupation, and trafficking in persons, especially women and children;

    (b) The State adheres to internationally accepted working conditions for workers in general, and establishes labor standards for domestic workers in particular, towards decent employment and income, enhanced coverage of social protection, respect for human rights and strengthened social dialogue;

    (c) The State recognizes the need to protect the rights of domestic workers against abuse, harassment, violence, economic exploitation and performance of work that is hazardous to their physical and mental health; and

    (d) The State, in protecting domestic workers and recognizing their special needs to ensure safe and healthful working conditions, promotes gender-sensitive measures in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs affecting the local domestic work.

    Section 3. Coverage. This Act applies to all domestic workers employed and working within the country.

    Section 4. Definition of Terms. As used in this Act, the term:

    (a) Debt bondage refers to the rendering of service by the domestic worker as security or payment for a debt where the length and nature of service is not clearly defined or when the value of the service is not reasonably applied in the payment of the debt.

    (b) Deployment expenses refers to expenses that are directly used for the transfer of the domestic worker from place of origin to the place of work covering the cost of transportation. Advances or loans by the domestic worker are not included in the definition of deployment expenses.

    (c) Domestic work refers to work performed in or for a household or households.

    (d) Domestic worker or "Kasambahay" refers to any person engaged in domestic work within an employment relationship such as, but not limited to, the following: general househelp, nursemaid or "yaya", cook, gardener, or laundry person, but shall exclude any person who performs domestic work only occasionally or sporadically and not on an occupational basis.

    The term shall not include children who are under foster family arrangement, and are provided access to education and given an allowance incidental to education, i.e. "baon", transportation, school projects and school activities.

    (e) Employer refers to any person who engages and controls the services of a domestic worker and is party to the employment contract.

    (f) Household refers to the immediate members of the family or the occupants of the house that are directly provided services by the domestic worker.

    (g) Private Employment Agency (PEA) refers to any individual, legitimate partnership, corporation or entity licensed to engage in the recruitment and placement of domestic workers for local employment.

    (h) Working children, as used under this Act, refers to domestic workers who are fifteen (15) years old and above but below eighteen (18) years old.

    ARTICLE II
    RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

    Section 5. Standard of Treatment. The employer or any member of the household shall not subject a domestic worker or "kasambahay" to any kind of abuse nor inflict any form of physical violence or harassment or any act tending to degrade the dignity of a domestic worker.

    Section 6. Board, Lodging and Medical Attendance. The employer shall provide for the basic necessities of the domestic worker to include at least three (3) adequate meals a day and humane sleeping arrangements that ensure safety.

    The employer shall provide appropriate rest and assistance to the domestic worker in case of illnesses and injuries sustained during service without loss of benefits.

    At no instance shall the employer withdraw or hold in abeyance the provision of these basic necessities as punishment or disciplinary action to the domestic worker.

    Section 7. Guarantee of Privacy. Respect for the privacy of the domestic worker shall be guaranteed at all times and shall extend to all forms of communication and personal effects. This guarantee equally recognizes that the domestic worker is obliged to render satisfactory service at all times.

    Section 8. Access to Outside Communication. The employer shall grant the domestic worker access to outside communication during free time: Provided, That in case of emergency, access to communication shall be granted even during work time. Should the domestic worker make use of the employer's telephone or other communication facilities, the costs shall be borne by the domestic worker, unless such charges are waived by the employer.

    Section 9. Right to Education and Training. The employer shall afford the domestic worker the opportunity to finish basic education and may allow access to alternative learning systems and, as far as practicable, higher education or technical and vocational training. The employer shall adjust the work schedule of the domestic worker to allow such access to education or training without hampering the services required by the employer.

    Section 10. Prohibition Against Privileged Information. All communication and information pertaining to the employer or members of the household shall be treated as privileged and confidential, and shall not be publicly disclosed by the domestic worker during and after employment. Such privileged information shall be inadmissible in evidence except when the suit involves the employer or any member of the household in a crime against persons, property, personal liberty and security, and chastity.

    ARTICLE III
    PRE-EMPLOYMENT

    Section 11. Employment Contract. An employment contract shall be executed by and between the domestic worker and the employer before the commencement of the service in a language or dialect understood by both the domestic worker and the employer. The domestic worker shall be provided a copy of the duly signed employment contract which must include the following:

    (a) Duties and responsibilities of the domestic worker;

    (b) Period of employment;

    (c) Compensation;

    (d) Authorized deductions;

    (e) Hours of work and proportionate additional payment;

    (f) Rest days and allowable leaves;

    (g) Board, lodging and medical attention;

    (h) Agreements on deployment expenses, if any;

    (i) Loan agreement;

    (j) Termination of employment; and

    (k) Any other lawful condition agreed upon by both parties.

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall develop a model employment contract for domestic workers which shall, at all times, be made available free of charge to domestic workers, employers, representative organizations and the general public. The DOLE shall widely disseminate information to domestic workers and employers on the use of such model employment contract.

    In cases where the employment of the domestic worker is facilitated through a private employment agency, the PEA shall keep a copy of all employment contracts of domestic workers and shall be made available for verification and inspection by the DOLE.

    Section 12. Pre-Employment Requirement. Prior to the execution of the employment contract, the employer may require the following from the domestic worker:

    (a) Medical certificate or a health certificate issued by a local government health officer;

    (b) Barangay and police clearance;

    (c) National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance; and

    (d) Duly authenticated birth certificate or if not available, any other document showing the age of the domestic worker such as voter's identification card, baptismal record or passport.

    However, Section 12(a), (b), (c) and (d) shall be standard requirements when the employment of the domestic worker is facilitated through the PEA.

    The cost of the foregoing shall be borne by the prospective employer or agency, as the case may be.

    Section 13. Recruitment and Finder's Fees. Regardless of whether the domestic worker was hired through a private employment agency or a third party, no share in the recruitment or finder's fees shall be charged against the domestic worker by the said private employment agency or third party.

    Section 14. Deposits for Loss or Damage. It shall be unlawful for the employer or any other person to require a domestic worker to make deposits from which deductions shall be made for the reimbursement of loss or damage to tools, materials, furniture and equipment in the household.

    Section 15. Prohibition on Debt Bondage. It shall be unlawful for the employer or any person acting on behalf of the employer to place the domestic worker under debt bondage.

    Section 16. Employment Age of Domestic Workers. It shall be unlawful to employ any person below fifteen (15) years of age as a domestic worker. Employment of working children, as defined under this Act, shall be subject to the provisionsof Section 10(A), paragraph 2 of Section 12-A, paragraph 4 of Section 12-D, and Section 13 of Republic Act No. 7610, as amended, otherwise known as the "Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act".

    Working children shall be entitled to minimum wage, and all benefits provided under this Act.

    Any employer who has been sentenced by a court of law of any offense against a working child under this Act shall be meted out with a penalty one degree higher and shall be prohibited from hiring a working child.

    Section 17. Employer's Reportorial Duties. The employers shall register all domestic workers under their employment in the Registry of Domestic Workers in the barangay where the employer's residence is located. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) shall, in coordination with the DOLE, formulate a registration system for this purpose.

    Section 18. Skills Training, Assessment and Certification. To ensure productivity and assure quality services, the DOLE, through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), shall facilitate access of domestic workers to efficient training, assessment and certification based on a duly promulgated training regulation.

    ARTICLE IV
    EMPLOYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Section 19. Health and Safety. The employer shall safeguard the health and safety of the domestic worker in accordance with laws, rules and regulations, with due consideration of the peculiar nature of domestic work.?r?l??

    Section 20. Daily Rest Period. The domestic worker shall be entitled to an aggregate daily rest period of eight (8) hours per day.?r?l??

    Section 21. Weekly Rest Period. The domestic worker shall be entitled to at least twenty-four (24) consecutive hours of rest in a week. The employer and the domestic worker shall agree in writing on the schedule of the weekly rest day of the domestic worker: Provided, That the employer shall respect the preference of the domestic worker as to the weekly rest day when such preference is based on religious grounds. Nothing in this provision shall deprive the domestic worker and the employer from agreeing to the following:

    (a) Offsetting a day of absence with a particular rest day;

    (b) Waiving a particular rest day in return for an equivalent daily rate of pay;

    (c) Accumulating rest days not exceeding five (5) days; or

    (d) Other similar arrangements.

    Section 22. Assignment to Nonhousehold Work. No domestic worker shall be assigned to work in a commercial, industrial or agricultural enterprise at a wage rate lower than that provided for agricultural or nonagricultural workers. In such cases, the domestic worker shall be paid the applicable minimum wage.?r?l??

    Section 23. Extent of Duty. The domestic worker and the employer may mutually agree for the former to temporarily perform a task that is outside the latter's household for the benefit of another household. However, any liability that will be incurred by the domestic worker on account of such arrangement shall be borne by the original employer. In addition, such work performed outside the household shall entitle the domestic worker to an additional payment of not less than the existing minimum wage rate of a domestic worker. It shall be unlawful for the original employer to charge any amount from the said household where the service of the domestic worker was temporarily performed.?r?l??

    Section 24. Minimum Wage. The minimum wage of domestic workers shall not be less than the following:

    (a) Two thousand five hundred pesos (P2,500.00) a month for those employed in the National Capital Region (NCR);

    (b) Two thousand pesos (P2,000.00) a month for those employed in chartered cities and first class municipalities; and

    (c) One thousand five hundred pesos (P1,500.00) a month for those employed mother municipalities.

    After one (1) year from the effectivity of this Act, and periodically thereafter, the Regional Tripartite and Productivity Wage Boards (RTPWBs) shall review, and if proper, determine and adjust the minimum wage rates of domestic workers.?r?l??

    Section 25. Payment of Wages. Payment of wages shall be made on time directly to the domestic worker to whom they are due in cash at least once a month. The employer, unless allowed by the domestic worker through a written consent, shall make no deductions from the wages other than that which is mandated by law. No employer shall pay the wages of a domestic worker by means of promissory notes, vouchers, coupons, tokens, tickets, chits, or any object other than the cash wage as provided for under this Act.

    The domestic worker is entitled to a thirteenth month pay as provided for by law.?r?l??

    Section 26. Pay Slip. The employer shall at all times provide the domestic worker with a copy of the pay slip containing the amount paid in cash every pay day, and indicating all deductions made, if any. The copies of the pay slip shall be kept by the employer for a period of three (3) years.?r?l??

    Section 27. Prohibition on Interference in the Disposal of Wages. It shall be unlawful for the employer to interfere with the freedom of any domestic worker to dispose of the latter's wages. The employer shall not force, compel or oblige the domestic worker to purchase merchandise, commodities or other properties from the employer or from any other person, or otherwise make use of any store or services of such employer or any other person.?r?l??

    Section 28. Prohibition Against Withholding of Wages. It shall be unlawful for an employer, directly or indirectly, to withhold the wages of the domestic worker. If the domestic worker leaves without any justifiable reason, any unpaid salary for a period not exceeding fifteen (15) days shall be forfeited. Likewise, the employer shall not induce the domestic worker to give up any part of the wages by force, stealth, intimidation, threat or by any other means whatsoever.?r?l??

    Section 29. Leave Benefits. A domestic worker who has rendered at least one (1) year of service shall be entitled to an annual service incentive leave of five (5) days with pay: Provided, That any unused portion of said annual leave shall not be cumulative or carried over to the succeeding years. Unused leaves shall not be convertible to cash.

    Section 30. Social and Other Benefits. A domestic worker who has rendered at least one (1) month of service shall be covered by the Social Security System (SSS), the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), and the Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG, and shall be entitled to all the benefits in accordance with the pertinent provisions provided by law.

    Premium payments or contributions shall be shouldered by the employer. However, if the domestic worker is receiving a wage of Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) and above per month, the domestic worker shall pay the proportionate share in the premium payments or contributions, as provided by law.

    The domestic worker shall be entitled to all other benefits under existing laws.

    Section 31. Rescue and Rehabilitation of Abused Domestic Workers. Any abused or exploited domestic worker shall be immediately rescued by a municipal or city social welfare officer or a social welfare officer from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in coordination with the concerned barangay officials. The DSWD and the DILG shall develop a standard operating procedure for the rescue and rehabilitation of abused domestic workers, and in coordination with the DOLE, for possible subsequent job placement.

    ARTICLE V
    POST EMPLOYMENT

    Section 32. Termination of Service. Neither the domestic worker nor the employer may terminate the contract before the expiration of the term except for grounds provided for in Sections 33 and 34 of this Act. If the domestic worker is unjustly dismissed, the domestic worker shall be paid the compensation already earned plus the equivalent of fifteen (15) days work by way of indemnity. If the domestic worker leaves without justifiable reason, any unpaid salary due not exceeding the equivalent fifteen (15) days work shall be forfeited. In addition, the employer may recover from the domestic worker costs incurred related to the deployment expenses, if any: Provided, That the service has been terminated within six (6) months from the domestic worker's employment.

    If the duration of the domestic service is not determined either in stipulation or by the nature of the service, the employer or the domestic worker may give notice to end the working relationship five (5) days before the intended termination of the service.

    The domestic worker and the employer may mutually agree upon written notice to pre-terminate the contract of employment to end the employment relationship.

    Section 33. Termination Initiated by the Domestic Worker. The domestic worker may terminate the employment relationship at any time before the expiration of the contract for any of the following causes:

    (a) Verbal or emotional abuse of the domestic worker by the employer or any member of the household;

    (b) Inhuman treatment including physical abuse of the domestic worker by the employer or any member of the household;

    (c) Commission of a crime or offense against the domestic worker by the employer or any member of the household;

    (d) Violation by the employer of the terms and conditions of the employment contract and other standards set forth under this law;

    (e) Any disease prejudicial to the health of the domestic worker, the employer, or member/s of the household; and

    (f) Other causes analogous to the foregoing.

    Section 34. Termination Initiated by the Employer. An employer may terminate the services of the domestic worker at any time before the expiration of the contract, for any of the following causes:

    (a) Misconduct or willful disobedience by the domestic worker of the lawful order of the employer in connection with the former's work;

    (b) Gross or habitual neglect or inefficiency by the domestic worker in the performance of duties;

    (c) Fraud or willful breach of the trust reposed by the employer on the domestic worker;

    (d) Commission of a crime or offense by the domestic worker against the person of the employer or any immediate member of the employer's family;

    (e) Violation by the domestic worker of the terms and conditions of the employment contract and other standards set forth under this law;

    (f) Any disease prejudicial to the health of the domestic worker, the employer, or member/s of the household; and

    (g) Other causes analogous to the foregoing.

    Section 35. Employment Certification. Upon the severance of the employment relationship, the employer shall issue the domestic worker within five (5) days from request a certificate of employment indicating the nature, duration of the service and work performance.

    ARTICLE VI
    PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

    Section 36. Regulation of Private Employment Agencies (PEAs). The DOLE shall, through a system of licensing and regulation, ensure the protection of domestic workers hired through the PEAs.

    The PEA shall be jointly and severally liable with the employer for all the wages, wage-related benefits, and other benefits due a domestic worker.

    The provision of Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended, otherwise known as the "Labor Code of the Philippines", on qualifications of the PEAs with regard to nationality, networth, owners and officers, office space and other requirements, as well as nontransferability of license and commission of prohibited practices, shall apply.

    In addition, PEAs shall have the following responsibilities:

    (a) Ensure that domestic workers are not charged or levied any recruitment or placement fees;

    (b) Ensure that the employment agreement between the domestic worker and the employer stipulates the terms and conditions of employment and all the benefits prescribed by this Act;

    (c) Provide a pre-employment orientation briefing to the domestic worker and the employer about their rights and responsibilities in accordance with this Act;

    (d) Keep copies of employment contracts and agreements pertaining to recruited domestic workers which shall be made available during inspections or whenever required by the DOLE or local government officials;

    (e) Assist domestic workers with respect to complaints or grievances against their employers; and

    (f) Cooperate with government agencies in rescue operations involving abused or exploited domestic workers.

    ARTICLE VII
    SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES

    Section 37. Mechanism for Settlement of Disputes. All labor-related disputes shall be elevated to the DOLE Regional Office having jurisdiction over the workplace without prejudice to the filing of a civil or criminal action in appropriate cases. The DOLE Regional Office shall exhaust all conciliation and mediation efforts before a decision shall be rendered.

    Ordinary crimes or offenses committed under the Revised Penal Code and other special penal laws by either party shall be filed with the regular courts.

    ARTICLE VIII
    SPECIAL PROVISIONS

    Section 38. Information Program. The DOLE shall, in coordination with the DILG, the SSS, the PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG develop and implement a continuous information dissemination program on the provisions of this Act, both at the national and local level, immediately after the enactment of this law.

    Section 39. "Araw Ng Mga Kasambahay". The date upon which the President shall approve this "Domestic Workers Act" shall be designated as the "Araw ng mga Kasambahay".

    ARTICLE IX
    PENAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

    Section 40. Penalty. Any violation of the provisions of this Act declared unlawful shall be punishable with a fine of not less than Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00) but not more than Forty thousand pesos (P40,000.00) without prejudice to the filing of appropriate civil or criminal action by the aggrieved party.

    Section 41. Transitory Provision; Non-Diminution of Benefits. All existing arrangements between a domestic worker and the employer shall be adjusted to conform to the minimum standards set by this Act within a period of sixty (60) days after the effectivity of this Act: Provided, That adjustments pertaining to wages shall take effect immediately after the determination and issuance of the appropriate wage order by the RTWPBs: Provided, further, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to cause the diminution or substitution of any benefits and privileges currently enjoyed by the domestic worker hired directly or through an agency.

    Section 42. Implementing Rules and Regulations. Within ninety (90) days from the effectivity of this Act, the Secretary of Labor and Employment, the Secretary of Social Welfare and Development, the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, and the Director General of the Philippine National Police, in coordination with other concerned government agencies and accredited nongovernment organizations (NGOs) assisting domestic workers, shall promulgate the necessary rules and regulations for the effective implementation of this Act.

    ARTICLE X
    FINAL PROVISIONS

    Section 43. Separability Clause. If any provision or part of this Act is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining parts or provisions not affected shall remain in full force and effect.

    Section 44. Repealing Clause. All articles or provisions of Chapter III (Employment of Househelpers) of Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended and renumbered by Republic Act No. 10151 are hereby expressly repealed. All laws, decrees, executive orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

    Section 45. Effectivity Clause. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its complete publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.cralaw

    Approved:cjuris


    (Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
    President of the Senate
    (Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
    Speaker of the House of Representatives

    This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 78 and House Bill No. 6144 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on November 27, 2012 and November 26, 2012, respectively.


    (Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
    Secretary of Senate

    (Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
    Secretary General
    House of Representatives

    Approved: JAN 18, 2013

    (Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
    President of the Philippines


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