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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. 10372 - AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8293, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE

      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 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. 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

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

    Section 1. Section 6 of Republic Act No. 8293, otherwise known as the "Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines", is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 6. The Organizational Structure of the IPO. x x x

    "6.2. the Office shall be divided into seven (7) Bureaus, each of which shall be headed by a Director and assisted by an Assistant Director. These Bureaus are:

    "x x x

    "(f) the Administrative, Financial and Personnel Services Bureau; and

    "(g) the Bureau of Copyright and Other Related Rights."

    Section 2. Section 7 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 7. The Director General and Deputies Director General.

    "x x x

    "(b) Exercise exclusive appellate jurisdiction over all decisions rendered by the Director of Legal Affairs, the Director of Patents, the Director of Trademarks, the Director of Copyright and Other Related Rights, and the Director of the Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau. the decisions of the Director General in the exercise of his appellate jurisdiction in respect of the decisions of the Director of Patents, the Director of Trademarks and the Director of Copyright and Other Related Rights shall be appealable to the Court of Appeals in accordance with the Rules of Court; and those in respect of the decisions of the Director of the Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau shall be appealable to the Secretary of Trade and Industry;

    "(c) Undertake enforcement functions supported by concerned agencies such as the Philippine National Police, the National Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Customs, the Optical Media Board, and the local government units, among others;

    "(d) Conduct visits during reasonable hours to establishments and businesses engaging in activities violating intellectual property rights and provisions of this Act based on report, information or complaint received by the office; and

    "(e) Such other functions in furtherance of protecting IP rights and objectives of this Act."

    Section 3. A new Section 9A is hereby inserted after Section 9 of Republic Act No. 8293, to read as follows:

    "SEC. 9A. The Bureau of Copyright and Other Related Rights. the Bureau of Copyright and Other Related Rights shall have the following functions:

    "9A.1. Exercise original jurisdiction to resolve disputes relating to the terms of a license involving the author's right to public performance or other communication of his work;

    "9A.2. Accept, review and decide on applications for the accreditation of collective management organizations or similar entities;

    "9A.3. Conduct studies and researches in the field of copyright and related rights; and

    "9A.4. Provide other copyright and related rights service and charge reasonable fees therefor."

    Section 4. Section 171.3. of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 171. Definitions. x x x

    "171.3. Communication to the public or communicate to the public means any communication to the public, including broadcasting, rebroadcasting, retransmitting by cable, broadcasting and retransmitting by satellite, and includes the making of a work available to the public by wire or wireless means in such a way that members of the public may access these works from a place and time individually chosen by them;"

    Section 5. Section 171.9. of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "171.9. Reproduction is the making of one (1) or more copies, temporary or permanent, in whole or in part, of a work or a sound recording in any manner or form without prejudice to the provisions of Section 185 of this Act (Sec. 41[E], P.D. No. 49a);"

    Section 6. There shall be two new subsections to be added at the end of Section 171.11. to be known as 171.12. and 171.13., both to read as follows:

    "171.12. Technological measure means any technology, device or component that, in the normal course of its operation, restricts acts in respect of a work, performance or sound recording, which are not authorized by the authors, performers or producers of sound recordings concerned or permitted by law;

    "171.13. Rights management information means information which identifies the work, sound recording or performance; the author of the work, producer of the sound recording or performer of the performance; the owner of any right in the work, sound recording or performance; or information about the terms and conditions of the use of the work, sound recording or performance; and any number or code that represent such information, when any of these items is attached to a copy of the work, sound recording or fixation of performance or appears in conjunction with the communication to the public of a work, sound recording or performance."

    Section 7. the Chapter Title of Chapter VII, Part IV, the Law on Copyright, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "CHAPTER VII

    TRANSFER, ASSIGNMENT AND LICENSING OF COPYRIGHT"

    Section 8. Section 180 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 180. Rights of Assignee or Licensee. 180.1. the copyright may be assigned or licensed in whole or in part. Within the scope of the assignment or license, the assignee or licensee is entitled to all the rights and remedies which the assignor or licensor had with respect to the copyright.

    "180.2. the copyright is not deemed assigned or licensed inter vivos, in whole or in part, unless there is a written indication of such intention.

    "x x x

    "180.4. Any exclusivity in the economic rights in a work may be exclusively licensed. Within the scope of the exclusive license, the licensee is entitled to all the rights and remedies which the licensor had with respect to the copyright.

    "180.5. the copyright owner has the right to regular statements of accounts from the assignee or the licensee with regard to assigned or licensed work."

    Section 9. Section 181 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 181. Copyright and Material Object. the copyright is distinct from the property in the material object subject to it. Consequently, the transfer, assignment or licensing of the copyright shall not itself constitute a transfer of the material object. Nor shall a transfer or assignment of the sole copy or of one or several copies of the work imply transfer, assignment or licensing of the copyright. (Sec. 16, P.D. No. 49)"

    Section 10. Section 183 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 183. Designation of Society. the owners of copyright and related rights or their heirs may designate a society of artists, writers, composers and other right-holders to collectively manage their economic or moral rights on their behalf. For the said societies to enforce the rights of their members, they shall first secure the necessary accreditation from the Intellectual Property Office. (Sec. 32, P.D. No. 49a)"

    Section 11. Section 184.1. of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 184. Limitations on Copyright. x x x

    "(1) the reproduction or distribution of published articles or materials in a specialized format exclusively for the use of the blind, visually- and reading-impaired persons: Provided, That such copies and distribution shall be made on a nonprofit basis and shall indicate the copyright owner and the date of the original publication."

    Section 12. Section 185.1. of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 185. Fair Use of a Copyrighted Work. 185.1. the fair use of a copyrighted work for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching including limited number of copies for classroom use, scholarship, research, and similar purposes is not an infringement of copyright. Decompilation, which is understood here to be the reproduction of the code and translation of the forms of a computer program to achieve the interoperability of an independently created computer program with other programs may also constitute fair use under the criteria established by this section, to the extent that such decompilation is done for the purpose of obtaining the information necessary to achieve such interoperability.

    "x x x."

    Section 13. Section 188.1. of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 188. Reprographic Reproduction by Libraries. 188.1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection 177.1., any library or archive whose activities are not for profit may, without the authorization of the author or copyright owner, make a limited number of copies of the work, as may be necessary for such institutions to fulfill their mandate, by reprographic reproduction:

    "x x x

    "(c) Where the making of such limited copies is in order to preserve and, if necessary in the event that it is lost, destroyed or rendered unusable, replace a copy, or to replace, in the permanent collection of another similar library or archive, a copy which has been lost, destroyed or rendered unusable and copies are not available with the publisher."

    Section 14. Sections 190.1. and 190.2. of Republic Act No. 8293 are deleted in their entirety.

    Section 15. Section 190.3. of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby renumbered and amended as the sole provision under Section 190 to read as follows:

    "SEC 190. Importation and Exportation of Infringing Materials. Subject to the approval of the Secretary of Finance, the Commissioner of Customs is hereby empowered to make rules and regulations for preventing the importation or exportation of infringing articles prohibited under Part IV of this Act and under relevant treaties and conventions to which the Philippines may be a party and for seizing and condemning and disposing of the same in case they are discovered after they have been imported or before they are exported. (Sec. 30, P.D. No. 49)"

    Section 16. Section 191 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC 191. Deposit and Notice of Deposit with the National Library and the Supreme Court Library. At any time during the subsistence of the copyright, the owner of the copyright or of any exclusive right in the work may, for the purpose of completing the records of the National Library and the Supreme Court Library, register and deposit with them, by personal delivery or by registered mail, two (2) complete copies or reproductions of the work in such form as the Directors of the said libraries may prescribe in accordance with regulations: Provided, That only works in the field of law shall be deposited with the Supreme Court Library. Such registration and deposit is not a condition of copyright protection."

    Section 17. Section 198 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 198. Term of Moral Rights. 198.1. the right of an author under Section 193.1. shall last during the lifetime of the author and in perpetuity after his death while the rights under Sections 193.2. 193.3. and 193.4. shall be coterminous with the economic rights, the moral rights shall not be assignable or subject to license. the person or persons to be charged with the posthumous enforcement of these rights shall be named in a written instrument which shall be filed with the National Library. In default of such person or persons, such enforcement shall devolve upon either the author's heirs, and in default of the heirs, the Director of the National Library."

    Section 18. Section 203 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows;

    "x x x

    "203.2. the right of authorizing the direct or indirect reproduction of their performances fixed in sound recordings or audiovisual works or fixations in any manner or form;

    "203.3. Subject to the provisions of Section 206, the right of authorizing the first public distribution of the original and copies of their performance fixed in sound recordings or audiovisual works or fixations through sale or rental of other forms of transfer of ownership;

    "203.4. the right of authorizing the commercial rental to the public of the original and copies of their performances fixed in sound recordings or audiovisual works or fixations, even after distribution of them by, or pursuant to the authorization by the performer; and

    "203.5. the right of authorizing the making available to the public of their performances fixed in sound recordings or audiovisual works or fixations, by wire or wireless means, in such a way that members of the public may access them from a place and time individually chosen by them. (Sec. 42, P.D. No. 49A)."

    Section 19. Section 204.1. of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows;

    "204.1. Independently of a performer's economic rights, the performer shall, as regards his live aural performances or performances fixed in sound recordings or in audiovisual works or fixations, have the right to claim to be identified as the performer of his performances, except where the omission is dictated by the manner of the use of the performance, and to object to any distortion, mutilation or other modification of his performances that would be prejudicial to his reputation."

    Section 20. Section 208 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 208. Scope of Right. x x x

    "208.4. the right to authorize the making available to the public of their sound recordings in such a way that members of the public may access the sound recording from a place and at a time individually chosen or selected by them, as well as other transmissions of a sound recording with like effect."

    Section 21. Section 212 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 212. Limitations on Rights. the provisions of Chapter VIII shall apply mutatis mutandis to the rights of performers, producers of sound recordings and broadcasting organizations."

    Section 22. Section 216 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 216. Infringement. A person infringes a right protected under this Act when one:

    "(a) Directly commits an infringement;

    "(b) Benefits from the infringing activity of another person who commits an infringement if the person benefiting has been given notice of the infringing activity and has the right and ability to control the activities of the other person;

    "(c) With knowledge of infringing activity, induces, causes or materially contributes to the infringing conduct of another.

    "216.1. Remedies for Infringement. Any person infringing a right protected under this law shall be liable:

    "x x x

    "(b) To pay to the copyright proprietor or his assigns or heirs such actual damages, including legal costs and other expenses, as he may have incurred due to the infringement as well as the profits the infringer may have made due to such infringement, and in proving profits the plaintiff shall be required to prove sales only and the defendant shall be required to prove every element of cost which he claims, or, in lieu of actual damages and profits, such damages which to the court shall appear to be just and shall not be regarded as penalty: Provided, That the amount of damages to be awarded shall be doubled against any person who:

    "(i) Circumvents effective technological measures; or

    "(ii) Having reasonable grounds to know that it will induce, enable, facilitate or conceal the infringement, remove or alter any electronic rights management information from a copy of a work, sound recording, or fixation of a performance, or distribute, import for distribution, broadcast, or communicate to the public works or copies of works without authority, knowing that electronic rights management information has been removed or altered without authority.

    "x x x

    "The copyright owner may elect, at any time before final judgment is rendered, to recover instead of actual damages and profits, an award of statutory damages for all infringements involved in an action in a sum equivalent to the filing fee of the infringement action but not less than Fifty thousand pesos (Php50,000.00). In awarding statutory damages, the court may consider the following factors:

    "(1) the nature and purpose of the infringing act;

    "(2) the flagrancy of the infringement;

    "(3) Whether the defendant acted in bad faith;

    "(4) the need for deterrence;

    "(5) Any loss that the plaintiff has suffered or is likely to suffer by reason of the infringement; and

    "(6) Any benefit shown to have accrued to the defendant by reason of the infringement.

    "In case the infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his acts constitute an infringement of copyright, the court in its discretion may reduce the award of statutory damages to a sum of not more than Ten thousand pesos (Php10,000.00): Provided, That the amount of damages to be awarded shall be doubled against any person who:

    "(i) Circumvents effective technological measures; or

    "(ii) Having reasonable grounds to know that it will induce, enable, facilitate or conceal the infringement, remove or alter any electronic rights management information from a copy of a work, sound recording, or fixation of a performance, or distribute, import for distribution, broadcast, or communicate to the public works or copies of works without authority, knowing that electronic rights management information has been removed or altered without authority.

    "x x x

    "216.2. In an infringement action, the court shall also have the power to order the seizure and impounding of any article which may serve as evidence in the court proceedings, in accordance with the rules on search and seizure involving violations of intellectual property rights issued by the Supreme Court. (Sec. 28, P.D. No. 49a)

    "The foregoing shall not preclude an independent suit for relief by the injured party by way of damages, injunction, accounts or otherwise."

    Section 23. Section 217.2. of Republic Act No. 8293 hereby amended to read as follows:

    "217.2. In determining the number of years of imprisonment and the amount of fine, the court shall consider the value of the infringing materials that the defendant has produced or manufactured and the damage that the copyright owner has suffered by reason of the infringement: Provided, That the respective maximum penalty stated in Section 217.1. (a), (b) and (c) herein for the first, second, third and subsequent offense, shall be imposed when the infringement is committed by:

    "(a) the circumvention of effective technological measures;

    "(b) the removal or alteration of any electronic rights management information from a copy of a work, sound recording, or fixation of a performance, by a person, knowingly and without authority; or

    "(c) the distribution, importation for distribution, broadcast, or communication to the public of works or copies of works, by a person without authority, knowing that electronic rights management information has been removed or altered without authority."

    Section 24. Section 218.1. of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 218. Affidavit Evidence. x x x

    "(c) the copy of the work or other subject matter annexed thereto is a true copy thereof.

    "The affidavit shall be admitted in evidence in any proceedings under this Chapter and shall be prima facie proof of the matters therein stated until the contrary is proved, and the court before which such affidavit is produced shall assume that the affidavit was made by or on behalf of the owner of the copyright."

    Section 25. A new Section 220A shall be inserted after Section 220.2. of Republic Act No. 8293 to read as follows:

    "SEC. 220A. Disclosure of Information. Where any article or its packaging or an implement for making it is seized or detained under a valid search and seizure under this Act is, or is reasonably suspected to be, by an authorized enforcement officer, in violation of this Act, the said officer, shall, wherever reasonably practicable, notify the owner of the copyright in question or his authorized agent of the seizure or detention, as the case may be."

    Section 26. Section 226 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 226. Damages. No damages may be recovered under this Act after the lapse of four (4) years from the time the cause of action arose. (Sec. 58, P.D. No. 49)."

    Section 27. Chapter XX of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby amended by adding a new section at the end thereof to be denominated as Section 230, to read as follows:

    "SEC. 230. Adoption of Intellectual Property (IP) Policies. Schools and universities shall adopt intellectual property policies that would govern the use and creation of intellectual property with the purpose of safeguarding the intellectual creations of the learning institution and its employees, and adopting locally-established industry practice fair use guidelines. These policies may be developed in relation to licensing agreements entered into by the learning institution with a collective licensing organization."

    Section 28. Section 230 of Republic Act No. 8293 is hereby renumbered as Section 231, and all succeeding sections of the same Act are hereby renumbered accordingly.?r?l??

    Section 29. Implementing Rules and Regulations. Within one hundred eighty (180) days from the effectivity of this Act, the Intellectual Property Office, in consultation with the National Book Development Board, the National Library, the Supreme Court Library and other relevant agencies, shall promulgate the rules and regulations necessary to effectively implement the provisions of this Act.

    Section 30. Repealing Clause. All laws, decrees, executive orders, issuances or regulations inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby revised or amended accordingly.

    Section 31. Separability Clause. If any part of this Act is declared unconstitutional or invalid, such parts or provisions thereof not so declared shall remain valid and subsisting.

    Section 32. Effectivity Clause. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two (2) 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. 2842 and House Bill No. 3841 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on December 11, 2012 and November 26, 2012, respectively.


    (Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
    Secretary of Senate

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

    Approved: FEB 28, 2013

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


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