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REPUBLIC ACT NOS. 10501 - 10600                  

  • Republic Act No. 10501 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY SAN SEBASTIAN, MUNICIPALITY OF TABINA, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR TO BE KNOWN AS TABINA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10502 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE TUKURAN TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TAGULO ANNEX IN BARANGAY TAGULO, MUNICIPALITY OF TUKURAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR FROM THE TUKURAN TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS POTENCIANO SOLON BANDOLON MEMORIAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10503 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE BURGOS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL UPPER TUMAPOC ANNEX IN BARANGAY UPPER TUMAPOC, MUNICIPALITY OF BURGOS, PROVINCE OF LA UNION FROM THE BURGOS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS UPPER TUMAPOC NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10504 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE F. BUSTAMANTE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MAHAYAG ANNEX IN BARANGAY MAHAYAG, BUNAWAN DISTRICT, CITY OF DAVAO FROM THE F. BUSTAMANTE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS MAHAYAG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10505 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE NABUNTURAN NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL NEW SIBONGA ANNEX IN BARANGAY NEW SIBONGA MUNICIPALITY OF NABUNTURAN, PROVINCE OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY FROM THE NABUNTURAN NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS NEW SIBONGA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10506 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE LAAK NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SAN ANTONIO ANNEX IN BARANGAY SAN ANTONIO, MUNICIPALITY OF LAAK, PROVINCE OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY FROM THE LAAK NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS SAN ANTONIO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10507 - AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF GAUDENCIO ABORDO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY BULAWIT, MUNICIPALITY OF LINAPACAN, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN TO BULAWIT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

  • Republic Act No. 10508 - AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF MALALIM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BARANGAY MALALIM, CITY OF BATANGAS, PROVINCE OF BATANGAS TO EULALIA TALBAN EBORA MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Republic Act No. 10509 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE CALAPE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PAYPAY ANNEX IN BARANGAY PAYPAY, MUNICIPALITY OF DAANBANTAYAN, PROVINCE OF CEBU FROM THE CALAPE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS PAYPAY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10510 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE ALEJO M. PACALSO MEMORIAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL LOACAN ANNEX IN BARANGAY LOACAN, MUNICIPALITY OF ITOGON, PROVINCE OF BENGUET FROM THE ALEJO M. PACALSO MEMORIAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS LOACAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10511 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE BAGUIO CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STO. TOMAS ANNEX IN BARANGAY STO. TOMAS, CITY OF BAGUIO FROM THE BAGUIO CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS STO. TOMAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10512 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE PINES CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL QUEZON HILL ANNEX IN BARANGAY QUEZON HILL, CITY OF BAGUIO FROM THE PINES CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS QUEZON HILL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10513 - AN ACT SEPARATING THE PINES CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PINGET ANNEX IN BARANGAY PINGET, CITY OF BAGUIO FROM THE PINES CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS PINGET NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10514 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CITY SCHOOLS DIVISION OFFICE IN THE CITY OF ANTIPOLO, PROVINCE OF RIZAL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10515 - AN ACT PROHIBITING AND PENALIZING UNAUTHORIZED INTERCEPTION, RECEPTION OR USE OF ANY SIGNAL OR SERVICE OVER A CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM OR CABLE INTERNET SYSTEM AND/OR NETWORK, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10516 - AN ACT EXPANDING THE UTILIZATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE IN LAMAO, LIMAY, BATAAN FOR BUSINESSES ENGAGED IN ENERGY AND ENERGY-RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AND OTHER GAINFUL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN ADDITION TO PETROCHEMICAL AND RELATED INDUSTRIES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 949

  • Republic Act No. 10517 - AN ACT CREATING THREE (3) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN PEDRO, PROVINCE OF LAGUNA, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10518 - AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF LUCENA PROVINCE OF QUEZON, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10519 - AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF TOLEDO, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10520 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT AND FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF MALABON, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10521 - AN ACT CREATING THREE (3) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF MALOLOS, PROVINCE OF BULACAN, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10522 - AN ACT CREATING FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF LAS PIÑAS, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10523 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF SINILOAN, PROVINCE OF LAGUNA, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10524 - AN ACT EXPANDING THE POSITIONS RESERVED FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7277, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MAGNA CARTA FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

  • Republic Act No. 10525 - AN ACT DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY OF EVERY YEAR AS "WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY" WEEK" IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AND MANDATING ITS OBSERVANCE BY THE DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

  • Republic Act No. 10526 - AN ACT DECLARING THE MONTH OF JANUARY OF EVERY YEAR AS "LIVER CANCER AND VIRAL HEPATITIS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH" AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10527 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE BALATONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BARANGAY BALATONG, CITY OF LAOAG, PROVINCE OF ILOCOS NORTE INTO AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS BALATONG INTEGRATED SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10528 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO) EXTENSION OFFICE LOCATED IN SAN SIMON, PAMPANGA INTO A REGULAR LTO DISTRICT OFFICE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10529 - AN ACT NAMING THE POLICE REGIONAL OFFICE 11 AT SITIO CATITIPAN, BARANGAY COMMUNAL, BUHANGIN DISTRICT, DAVAO CITY AS CAMP QUINTIN M. MERECIDO

  • Republic Act No. 10530 - AN ACT DEFINING THE USE AND PROTECTION OF THE RED CROSS, RED CRESCENT, AND RED CRYSTAL EMBLEMS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10531 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 269, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION DECREE"

  • Republic Act No. 10532 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL HEALTH RESEARCH SYSTEM

  • Republic Act No. 10533 - AN ACT ENHANCING THE PHILIPPINE BASIC EDUCATION SYSTEM BY STRENGTHENING ITS CURRICULUM AND INCREASING THE NUMBER OF YEARS FOR BASIC EDUCATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10534 - AN ACT NAMING THE MOUNTAIN PROVINCE POLICE PROVINCIAL OFFICE IN THE CAPITAL TOWN OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE TO CAMP LT. GERONIMO F. MONTES

  • Republic Act No. 10535 - AN ACT TO SET THE PHILIPPINE STANDARD TIME (PST) IN ALL OFFICIAL SOURCES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SYNCHRONIZED TIME DEVICES TO BE DISPLAYED IN KEY PUBLIC PLACES AND TO DECLARE THE FIRST WEEK OF EVERY YEAR AS NATIONAL TIME CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK

  • Republic Act No. 10536 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9296, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE MEAT INSPECTION CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES"

  • Republic Act No. 10537 - AN ACT CREATING SIX (6) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF MAKATI, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10538 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SECOND JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF CAUAYAN, PROVINCE OF ISABELA FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10539 - AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF GUMACA, PROVINCE OF QUEZON, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10540 - AN ACT CREATING FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF BARILI, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10541 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF ORMOC, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10542 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF MIDSAYAP, PROVINCE OF NORTH COTABATO, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10543 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF STA. CRUZ, PROVINCE OF LAGUNA, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10544 - AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF ARGAO, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10545 - AN ACT CREATING THREE (3) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF DANAO, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10546 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF COTABATO, PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10547 - AN ACT CREATING THREE (3) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF PUERTO PRINCESA, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10548 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE CUBAY ROAD TO BALABAGO ROAD IN JARO, ILOILO CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10549 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE GENERAL EVANGELISTA PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE CITY OF BACOOR, PROVINCE OF CAVITE INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10550 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE PROVINCIAL ROAD FROM BARANGAY POBLACION DUMALINAO, MUNICIPALITY OF DUMALINAO, PASSING THROUGH THE MUNICIPALITIES OF SAN PABLO, DINAS, DIMATALING, TABINA, PITOGO, VINCENZO SAGUN AND MARGOSATUBIG, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR COASTAL ROAD

  • Republic Act No. 10551 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE KIANGAN TINOC BUGUIAS PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KIANGAN AND TINOC, PROVINCE OF IFUGAO AND MUNICIPALITY OF BUGUIAS, PROVINCE OF BENGUET INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10552 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE STA. ELENA CAPALONGA BYPASS COASTAL ROAD IN THE PROVINCE OF CAMARINES NORTE INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10553 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONVERSION OF CANUMAY TO BIGNAY ROAD IN THE CITY OF VALENZUELA, METRO MANILA INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10554 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A DIVISION OF CITY SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF TAGBILARAN, PROVINCE OF BOHOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10555 - AN ACT DECLARING THE JARO CATHEDRAL, MOLO CHURCH, THE ILOILO CITY CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, FORT SAN PEDRO, JARO PLAZA COMPLEX, MOLO PLAZA COMPLEX AND PLAZA LIBERTAD COMPLEX, ALL LOCATED IN THE CITY OF ILOILO, AS CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM ZONE

  • Republic Act No. 10556 - AN ACT DECLARING EVERY 27TH DAY OF NOVEMBER AS "ARAW NG PAGBASA", A REGULAR WORKING HOLIDAY

  • Republic Act No. 10557 - AN ACT PROMOTING AND STRENGTHENING FILIPINO DESIGN, PROVIDING FOR THE PURPOSE A NATIONAL DESIGN POLICY AND RENAMING THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES INTO THE DESIGN CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10558 - AN ACT INCREASING THE NUMBER OF PLANTILLA POSITIONS FOR THE WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY ASSIGNED TO STAFF THE WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IN ORDER TO MEET THE STANDARD NUMBER OF STAFFING POSITIONS FOR A THREE HUNDRED (300)-BED MEDICAL CENTER AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10559 - AN ACT NAMING THE PALAWAN POLICE PROVINCIAL OFFICE (PALAWAN PPO) TO CAMP HIGINO ACOSTA MENDOZA SR.

  • Republic Act No. 10560 - AN ACT DECLARING THE PROVINCE OF DAVAO ORIENTAL AS A TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AREA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10561 - AN ACT DECLARING THE PROVINCE OF KALINGA IN THE CORDILLERA REGION AS A TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AREA (TDA) AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10562 - AN ACT CREATING FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF PANIQUI, PROVINCE OF TARLAC, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10563 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF CAPAS, PROVINCE OF TARLAC, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10564 - AN ACT CREATING FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF TARLAC AND THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CAMILING AND CONCEPCION, ALL IN THE PROVINCE OF TARLAC, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10565 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF DIGOS, PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL SUR, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10566 - AN ACT CREATING TWELVE (12) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF PASIG, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10567 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FIRST JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT URDANETA CITY, PROVINCE OF PANGASINAN, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10568 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES AND FIFTEEN (15) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF ANTIPOLO, PROVINCE OF RIZAL, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10569 - AN ACT CREATING SIX (6) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF BIÑAN, PROVINCE OF LAGUNA, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10570 - AN ACT CREATING SIX (6) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES AND AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF CEBU, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10571 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF BAIS, PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10572 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE LIABILITY OF THE ABSOLUTE COMMUNITY OR CONJUGAL PARTNERSHIP FOR AN OBLIGATION OF A SPOUSE WHO PRACTICES A PROFESSION AND THE CAPABILITY OF EITHER SPOUSE TO DISPOSE OF AN EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE OTHER SPOUSE, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLES 73 AND 111 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209, ALSO KNOWN AS THE FAMILY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES

  • Republic Act No. 10573 - AN ACT DECLARING THE SHEIKH KARIMUL MAKHDUM MOSQUE, CONSIDERED AS THE SITE OF ONE OF THE OLDEST EXISTING MUSLIM HOUSES OF PRAYER OR MOSQUES IN THE PHILIPPINES, AT TUBIG INDANGAN, SIMUNUL, PROVINCE OF TAWI-TAWI, AS A NATIONAL HISTORICAL LANDMARK AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10574 - AN ACT ALLOWING THE INFUSION OF FOREIGN EQUITY IN THE CAPITAL OF RURAL BANKS, AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7353, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE RURAL BANK ACT OF 1992, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10575 - AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS (BUCOR) AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10576 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF KIDAPAWAN, PROVINCE OF NORTH COTABATO, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10577 - AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE NINTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF IPIL, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10578 - AN ACT CREATING TWO (2) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES AND SEVEN (7) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF LAPU-LAPU, PROVINCE OF CEBU, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10579 - AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF TALIBON, PROVINCE OF BOHOL, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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    PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES & CODES

    Republic Act  No. 10530 - AN ACT DEFINING THE USE AND PROTECTION OF THE RED CROSS, RED CRESCENT, AND RED CRYSTAL EMBLEMS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

      Republic Act No. 10530 - AN ACT DEFINING THE USE AND PROTECTION OF THE RED CROSS, RED CRESCENT, AND RED CRYSTAL EMBLEMS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF 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. 10530

    AN ACT DEFINING THE USE AND PROTECTION OF THE RED CROSS, RED CRESCENT, AND RED CRYSTAL EMBLEMS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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

    PART 1
    INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

    Section 1. Short Title. This Act shall be known as "The Red Cross and Other Emblems Act of 2013".?r?l??

    Section 2. Declaration of Principles and State Policies.

    (a) The Philippines renounces war as an instrument of national policy, adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land and adheres to a policy of peace, justice, freedom, cooperation and amity with all nations.

    (b) The State adopts the provisions of the Hague Convention IV of 1907 and the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols on the protection of victims of war insofar as they have been ratified or have become part of generally accepted principles of international law.

    (c) The State shall secure the protective use and indicative use of the emblems both in times of peace and in times of armed conflict in accordance with the standards and guidelines set forth under the Hague Conventions of 1907 and the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols on the protection of victims of war.

    (d) The misuse of the emblem of the Red Cross, Red Crescent, and Red Crystal; and of the words Red Cross, Red Crescent, and Red Crystal or their translation in any official language and dialect shall not go unpunished. Its effective prosecution shall be ensured by taking measures at the national level.

    Section 3. Definition of Terms. For purposes of this Act, the term:

    (a) Armed conflict means any use of force or armed violence which gives rise, or may give rise, to a situation to which the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, including their common Article 3 (Conflicts not of an International Character), apply. It does not include situations of internal disturbances and tensions, such as riots, isolated and sporadic acts of violence or other acts of a similar nature.

    (b) Distinctive signals mean any of the distinctive signals specified in Chapter III of Annex I to the Protocol Additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), being the signals of identification for medical units and transport, namely: the blue light signal, the radio signal and electronic means of identification.

    (c) Emblem means the Red Cross, Red Crescent, and Red Crystal emblem.

    (d) Indicative use means the use of the emblem showing that a person or an object is linked to an institution of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The emblem shall be small in size.

    (e) Perfidious use means the use of the emblem by a person with intent to appeal to the good faith of an adversary in order to deceive and make the latter believe that the person is entitled to receive or is to be conferred the protection provided for by the rules of international humanitarian law.

    (f) Protective use means the visible sign of the protection conferred by the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols on medical personnel and medical units and transports in time of armed conflict. The dimensions of the emblem shall therefore be as large as possible.

    (g) Red Crescent, when used to signify a heraldic emblem, means an emblem depicting a red crescent moon on, and completely surrounded by, a white background, as illustrated in Article 4, Chapter IV of Annex I of Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions.

    (h) Red Cross, when used to signify a heraldic emblem, means an emblem depicting a red cross with branches of equal length on, and completely surrounded by, a white background, formed by reversing the colors of the Swiss Confederation, as illustrated in Article 4, Chapter IV of Annex I of the Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions.

    (i) Red Crystal, when used to signify a heraldic emblem, means any emblem depicting a red frame in the shape of a square on edge, and completely surrounded by, a white background, as illustrated in Additional Protocol III to the Geneva Conventions.

    PART 2
    RULES IN THE USE OF THE RED CROSS, THE RED CRESCENT,
    AND THE RED CRYSTAL EMBLEMS

    Section 4. Protective Use by the Medical Service and Religious Personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Under the supervision and control of the Department of National Defense (DND), the Medical Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) shall, both in peacetime and during armed conflict, use the Red Cross to identify its medical personnel, medical units and transports on the ground, sea and air.

    Medical personnel, organic or attached to the AFP, shall wear armlets and carry identity cards displaying the Red Cross emblem. These armlets and identity cards shall be issued by the DND.

    Religious personnel, organic or attached to the AFP, shall be afforded the same protection as medical personnel and shall be identified in the same way.

    Where this may enhance protection, medical and religious personnel, organic or attached to the AFP, may, without prejudice to the use of their present emblem, make temporary use of any of the other distinctive emblems recognized by, and enjoying equal status, under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols.

    Section 5. Protective Use by Hospitals and Other Civilian Medical Units and Transports. The Department of Health (DOH), exercising supervision and control over hospitals and other civilian medical units, civilian medical personnel, civilian medical transports assigned in particular to the transport and treatment of the wounded, sick and shipwrecked, shall authorize their marking by the Red Cross emblem used as a protective device in time of armed conflict, in consultation with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). In this regard, the DOH shall coordinate and work together with the DND which may, if necessary, give advice and assistance. The DND shall authorize medical personnel, units and transports of uniformed personnel in government other than the AFP to be marked with the emblem used as a protective device in time of armed conflict.

    Civilian medical and religious personnel attached to hospitals and other medical units shall wear armlets and carry identity cards displaying the Red Cross emblem. These armlets and identity cards shall be issued by the DOH.

    Section 6. Protective Use by the Philippine Red Cross. The PRC shall be authorized to place medical personnel and medical units and transports at the disposal of the Medical Service of the AFP.

    Such personnel, units and transportation shall be subject to military security regulations and may be authorized by the DND to display, as a protective device, the emblem of the Red Cross or where this may enhance protection, to make temporary use of any of the distinctive emblems recognized by, and enjoying equal status, under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols.

    Such personnel shall wear armlets and carry identity cards displaying the Red Cross emblem. These armlets and identity cards shall be issued by the DND.

    The PRC may be authorized to use the emblem as a protective device for its medical personnel and medical units in accordance with Section 5 of this Act.

    Section 7. Indicative Use by the Philippine Red Cross and National Societies. The PRC is authorized to use the emblem as an indicative device. It may, in exceptional circumstances as determined by the PRC, and to facilitate its work, make temporary use of the Red Crystal emblem. It shall apply the "Regulations on the Use of the Emblem of the Red Cross or the Red Crescent by the National Societies".

    National societies of other countries present in the territory of the Republic of the Philippines shall, with the consent of the PRC, be entitled to use the emblem under the same conditions.

    Section 8. Use by the International Organizations of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies may make use of the Red Cross or the Red Crescent emblems at any time and for all their activities.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and their duly authorized personnel, may make use of the Red Crystal emblem in exceptional circumstances and to facilitate their work.

    PART 3
    CONTROL AND PENALTIES

    Section 9. Control Measures and Enforcement. The DND, the DOH and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shall at all times ensure strict compliance with the rules governing the use of the emblems of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and the Red Crystal; the name "Red Cross", "Red Crescent", or "Red Crystal" or their translation in any official language and dialect or the distinctive signals. They shall exercise strict control over their respective personnel authorized to use the said emblems, names and signals.

    They shall take every appropriate step to prevent misuse, in particular by disseminating the rules on their usage as widely as possible, among the armed forces, the police forces, the instrumentalities of the State and the civilian population. They shall likewise issue instructions to national, civilian and military authorities on the use of the distinctive emblem in accordance with the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols and by providing appropriate sanctions in cases of misuse.

    Section 10. Role of the Philippine Red Cross. The PRC shall cooperate with the DND, the DOH and the DTI in their efforts to prevent and repress any misuse. It shall be entitled to information on such misuse and to participate in relevant criminal, civil or administrative proceedings.

    Section 11. Misuse of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, or the Red Crystal Emblem as Indicative Device in Peacetime and in Times of Armed Conflict. Any person who willfully, and without entitlement, make use of the Red Cross, Red Crescent, or Red Crystal emblem; the words "Red Cross", "Red Crescent", and "Red Crystal" or their translation in any official language and dialect; a distinctive signal or any other sign, designation or signal which constitutes an imitation thereof or likely to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive the general public, irrespective of the purpose of such use; as well as any person who has displayed the said emblems or words on signs, posters, announcements, leaflets or commercial documents, or has affixed them to goods or packaging, or has sold, offered for sale or placed in circulation goods thus marked shall be punished by the penalty of arresto mayor, or a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court for each and every violation.

    If the misuse is committed by a partnership, corporation, association or any juridical entity, the partner, president, director, manager, trustee, estate administrator or officer who consents to or knowingly tolerates such misuse shall be held criminally liable as a co-principal. If the person convicted is a foreigner, he or she may be ordered deported and blacklisted after serving his or her sentence.

    In addition, the court may order the forfeiture in favor of the PRC of any proceeds, or property or assets upon which an emblem, designation, design, wording or sign was used directly or indirectly in violation of this Act, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties.

    Section 12. Misuse of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, or the Red Crystal Emblem as Protective Device in Times of Armed Conflict. (a) Any person who willfully commits or gives the order to commit acts resulting in the death of, the wounding, or the capture of an adversary by making perfidious use of the Red Cross, Red Crescent, or Red Crystal emblem or a distinctive signal shall be deemed to have committed a war crime. When the crime results in death or serious physical injury of an adversary and considering the individual circumstances of the offender, the penalty of reclusion perpetua and a fine ranging from Five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000.00) to One million pesos (P1,000,000.00) shall be imposed.

    Perfidious use of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, or the Red Crystal emblem, or a protective device, or a distinctive signal which does not result in death or serious harm to the body or health of an adversary, shall be punished by the penalty of reclusion temporal in its medium to maximum period and a fine of not less than One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) but not more than Five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000.00) at the discretion of the court.

    The court may also impose the corresponding accessory penalties under the Revised Penal Code, especially where the offender is a public officer.

    (b) Any person who, in time of armed conflict and without entitlement, has willfully used the Red Cross, Red Crescent, or the Red Crystal emblem, or a distinctive signal or any other sign or signal which constitutes an imitation thereof or which might lead to confusion, shall be punished by prision correccional in its medium period and a fine of not less than Forty thousand pesos (P40,000.00) but not more than Eighty thousand pesos (P80,000.00) at the discretion of the court.

    If the misuse is committed by a partnership, corporation, association or any juridical entity, the partner, president, director, manager, trustee, estate administrator or officer who consents to or knowingly tolerates such misuse shall be held criminally liable as a co-principal. If the person convicted is a foreigner, he or she may be ordered deported and blacklisted after serving his or her sentence.

    In addition, the court may order the forfeiture in favor of the PRC of any proceeds, or property or assets upon which an emblem, designation, design, wording or sign was used directly or indirectly in violation of this Act, including any identity cards, insignia or uniforms used in connection therewith.

    Section 13. Interim Measures. The DND, the DTI and the DOH shall take the necessary interim measures such as order the seizure of objects and materials marked in violation of this Act, demand the removal of the Red Cross, Red Crescent or the Red Crystal emblem or the words "Red Cross", "Red Crescent", or "Red Crystal", or their translation in any official language and dialect at the expense of the offender and order the forfeiture or destruction of the instruments used for their reproduction.

    Persons making use of the Red Crystal emblem or of any sign constituting an imitation thereof or the words "Red Crystal" or any translation thereof in any official language and dialect, prior to the adoption of Additional Protocol III (Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem) shall be permitted to continue such use: Provided, That the use shall not be such as would appear, in time of armed conflict, to confer protection under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols: Provided, further, That such rights were acquired prior to the effectivity of this Act.

    Otherwise, persons making use of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, or the Red Crystal emblem, or any sign constituting an imitation thereof, or the words "Red Cross", "Red Crescent", or "Red Crystal", or their translation in any official language and dialect upon entry into force of this Act, shall voluntarily cease and desist from using the same and withdraw from the market any and all products bearing the same within two (2) months from the promulgation of this Act.

    Objects, materials and products abovementioned shall be disposed of by the PRC accordingly.

    Section 14. Prohibition on the Use and Registration of Tradenames, Businessnames, Trademarks, Etc. Tradenames, businessnames, trademarks, service marks, collective marks, other marks of ownership, utility models and industrial designs making use of the emblem of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, or the Red Crystal emblem, or of the words "Red Cross", "Red Crescent", or "Red Crystal" or their translation in any official language and dialect cannot be used or registered.

    PART 4
    RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER LAWS

    Section 15. Relationship with the Constitution. This Act shall supplement the Constitution, especially its Bill of Rights, its relevant provisions on international law and human rights and jurisprudence thereon.

    Section 16. Relationship with International Law. In the application and interpretation of this statute, the Philippine courts shall be guided by the following instruments and developments in international law:

    (a) The 1949 Geneva Conventions I-IV and their 1977 Additional Protocols I and II and the Additional Protocol III;

    (b) Regulations on the Use of the Emblem of the Red Cross or the Red Crescent by the National Societies, as adopted by the 20th International Conference of the Red Cross, and subsequent amendments;

    (c) Resolution 1 of the 29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent;

    (d) International criminal law jurisprudence from the international criminal tribunals, especially as may come from the International Criminal Court in the Hague;

    (e) Relevant and applicable international human rights instruments and jurisprudence, mainly from the United Nations system; and

    (f) Teachings of the most highly qualified publicists and authoritative commentaries on the foregoing sources as subsidiary means for the determination of rules of law.

    Section 17. Relationship with the Revised Penal Code and Other Relevant Laws. The Revised Penal Code shall be suppletory to this statute for purposes of criminal investigation, prosecution and trial of crimes under this Act. For these purposes, in case of conflict, this statute shall prevail over the Revised Penal Code. The same relationship with this statute applies to the Civil Code of the Philippines and special laws of a criminal and/or civil nature, such as on matters of civil liability. This Act shall be without prejudice to the application of the Uniform Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service insofar as the administrative liability of a public officer is concerned.

    Section 18. Relationship with the Revised Rules on Criminal Procedure. The Revised Rules on Criminal Procedure shall be suppletory to this statute as well as the additional special rules on criminal procedure as may be formulated by the Supreme Court for the investigation, prosecution and trial of crimes under this statute.

    Section 19. Relationship with the Intellectual Property Code, the Corporation Code and the Department of Trade and Industry's Rules and Regulations. The Intellectual Property Code, the Corporation Code and the DTI's Rules and Regulations shall be suppletory to this statute for purposes of registration of partnerships, corporations, associations and other juridical entities; and tradenames, trademarks, service marks, collective marks, other marks of ownership, utility models and industrial designs making use of the emblem of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, or the Red Crystal, and of the words "Red Cross", "Red Crescent", or "Red Crystal", or their translation in any official language and dialect under this Act. For these purposes, in case of conflict, this statute shall prevail over the Intellectual Property Code, the Corporation Code and the DTI's Rules and Regulations.

    PART 5
    FINAL PROVISIONS

    Section 20. Implementing Rules and Regulations. The DND, the DOH and the DTI, in consultation with the PRC, shall adopt the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) within five (5) months after the effectivity of this Act.?r?l??

    Section 21. Suppletory Effect. This Act shall be suppletory to other international humanitarian laws as may be promulgated by Congress.?r?l??

    Section 22. Separability Clause. If, for any reason or reasons, any part or provision of this Act shall be held to be unconstitutional or invalid, other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.?r?l??

    Section 23. Repealing Clause. All laws, presidential decrees and issuances, executive orders, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed and modified accordingly.?r?l??

    Section 24. Effectivity. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in any newspaper 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 House Bill No. 4314 and Senate Bill No. 3209 was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on February 5, 2013.


    (Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
    Secretary of Senate

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

    Approved: May 07, 2013

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


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