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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

  • Republic Act No. 10580 - AN ACT CREATING FIVE (5) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF MORONG, 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. 10581 - AN ACT CREATING FOUR (4) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF OLONGAPO, PROVINCE OF ZAMBALES, 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. 10582 - AN ACT CREATING SIX (6) ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL REGION TO BE STATIONED AT THE CITY OF ANGELES, PROVINCE OF PAMPANGA, 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. 10583 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE MOUNTAIN PROVINCE STATE POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE MOUNTAIN PROVINCE STATE UNIVERSITY, WITH CAMPUSES IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF TADIAN, BAUKO, PARACELIS AND BARLIG, ALL LOCATED IN MOUNTAIN PROVINCE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10584 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE KALINGA-APAYAO STATE COLLEGE IN THE CITY OF TABUK, PROVINCE OF KALINGA INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE KALINGA STATE UNIVERSITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10585 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE COTABATO CITY STATE POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE IN COTABATO CITY INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE COTABATO STATE UNIVERSITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10586 - AN ACT PENALIZING PERSONS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DANGEROUS DRUGS, AND SIMILAR SUBSTANCES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10587 - AN ACT REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NUMBERED ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHT, ENTITLED "LAW REGULATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING PROFESSION IN THE PHILIPPINES", AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

  • Republic Act No. 10588 - AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE CONDUCT OF THE PALARONG PAMBANSA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

  • Republic Act No. 10589 - AN ACT DECLARING DECEMBER OF EVERY YEAR AS "ANTI-CORRUPTION MONTH" IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY

  • Republic Act No. 10590 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9189, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A SYSTEM OF OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING BY QUALIFIED CITIZENS OF THE PHILIPPINES ABROAD, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

  • Republic Act No. 10591 - AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LAW ON FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF

  • Republic Act No. 10592 - AN ACT AMENDING ARTICLES 29, 94, 97, 98 AND 99 OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE

  • Republic Act No. 10593 - AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8048, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF THE CUTTING OF COCONUT TREES, ITS REPLENISHMENT, PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"

  • Republic Act No. 10533 - IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE ENHANCED BASIC EDUCATION ACT OF 2013 - REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10533

  • IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS Republic Act No. 10586 - An Act Penalizing Persons Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol, Dangerous Drugs, And Similar Substances, And For Other Purposes” Otherwise known as the "Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013"

  • Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10557 otherwise known as the “Philippine Design Competitiveness Act of 2013"

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    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

      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 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. 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"

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

    CHAPTER I
    POLICY AND DEFINITIONS

    Section 1. This Act shall be known as the "National Electrification Administration Reform Act of 2013".?r?l??

    Section 2. Section 2 of Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 2. Declaration of National Policy. It is hereby declared the policy of the State to:

    "(a) promote the sustainable development in the rural areas through rural electrification;

    "(b) empower and strengthen the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to pursue the electrification program and bring electricity, through the electric cooperatives as its implementing arm, to the countryside even in missionary or economically unviable areas;

    "(c) empower and enable electric cooperatives to cope with the changes brought about by the restructuring of the electric power industry pursuant to Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the "Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001"."

    Section 3. A new section is hereby inserted under Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, to be designated as Section 2-A, to read as follows:

    "SEC. 2-A. Scope. This Act shall establish a framework for introducing structural, reforms in the NEA and the electric cooperatives."

    Section 4. Five (5) new paragraphs, to be designated as paragraphs (s), (t), (u), (v) and (w), are hereby inserted under Section 3 of Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, to read as follows:

    "SEC. 3. Definitions. As used in this Decree, the following words or terms shall have the following meanings, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:

    "x x x

    "(s) CDA shall refer to the Cooperative Development Authority created under Republic Act No. 6939, as amended.

    "(t) DOE shall refer to the Department of Energy created under Republic Act No. 7638, as amended.

    "(u) Electric cooperative shall refer to an electric distribution utility organized and registered pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, Republic Act No. 9520, and other related laws.

    "(v) EPIRA shall refer to Republic Act No. 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001?.

    "(w) ERC shall refer to the Energy Regulatory Commission created under Section 38 of Republic Act No. 9136."

    CHAPTER II
    THE NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION

    Section 5. Section 4 of Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 4. Powers, Functions and Privileges of the National Electrification Administration. To strengthen the electric cooperatives, help them become economically viable and prepare them for the implementation of retail competition and open access pursuant to Section 31 of the EPIRA, the NEA is authorized and empowered to:

    "(a) have a continuous succession under its corporate name until otherwise provided by law;

    "(b) adopt and use a seal and alter it at its pleasure;

    "(c) sue and be sued in any court: Provided, That the NEA shall, unless it consents otherwise, be immune to suits for acts ex delicti;

    "(d) make contracts of every name and nature and execute all instruments necessary or convenient for the carrying on of its business;

    "(e) supervise the management and operations of all electric cooperatives;

    "(f) exercise step-in rights as herein defined;

    "(g) provide institutional, financial and technical assistance to electric cooperatives upon request of the electric cooperatives;

    "(h) pursue the total electrification of the country through the electric cooperatives by way of enhancing distribution development and, in case of missionary areas, shall be done in coordination with the National Power Corporation Small Power Utilities Group (NPC-SPUG) which shall be responsible for the generation and transmission requirements, as necessary;

    "(i) devote all returns from its capital investments to attain the objectives of this Act;

    "(j) ensure the economic and financial viability and operation of all electric cooperatives;

    "(k) restructure ailing electric cooperatives with the end in view of making them economically and financially viable;

    "(l) develop, set and enforce institutional and governance standards for the efficient operation of electric cooperatives such as, but not limited to, the observance of appropriate procurement procedure, including transparent and competitive bidding. Such standards shall he enforced through a mechanism of incentives and disincentives to complying and non-complying electric cooperatives, respectively;

    "(m) formulate and impose administrative sanctions and penalties and when warranted, file criminal cases against those who are found in violation of any of the provisions of this Act and its implementing rules and regulations (IRR);

    "(n) serve as guarantor to qualified electric cooperatives in their transactions with various parties such as, but not limited to, co-signing in power supply contracts;

    "(o) grant loans to electric cooperatives, for the construction or acquisition, operation and maintenance of subtransmission and distribution facilities and all related properties, equipment, machinery, fixtures, and materials for the purpose of supplying area coverage service, and thereafter to grant loans for the restoration, improvement or enlargement of such facilities or for such other purposes as may be deemed necessary;

    "(p) subject to the prior approval and/or opinion of the Monetary Board, borrow funds from any source, private or government, foreign or domestic, and secure the lenders thereof by pledging, sharing or subordinating one or more of the NEA's own loan securities;

    "(q) exercise primary and exclusive jurisdiction in the adjudication of complaints against electric cooperative officers, election disputes and all matters relating to the effective implementation of the provisions of this Act;

    "(r) as a quasi-judicial agency, deputize local law enforcement agencies to enforce or implement its orders or decisions, with the power to cite for contempt any party or witness to any case before it for contumacious conduct; and

    "(s) exercise such powers and do such things as may be necessary to carry out the business and purposes for which the NEA was established, or which from time to time may be declared by the Board of Administrators as necessary, useful, incidental or auxiliary to accomplish such purposes.

    "For this purpose, the authorized capital stock of the NEA is hereby increased to Twenty-five billion pesos (P25,000,000,000.00) divided into two hundred fifty million (250,000,000) shares with a par value of One hundred pesos (P100.00)."

    Section 6. A new section, to be designated as Section 4-A, is hereby inserted under Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 4-A. Supervisory Powers of the NEA Over Electric Cooperatives. In the exercise of its power of supervision over electric cooperatives, the NEA shall have the following powers:

    "(a) issue orders, rules and regulations, motu proprio or upon petition of third parties, to conduct investigations, referenda and other similar actions on all matters affecting the electric cooperatives;

    "(b) issue preventive or disciplinary measures including, but not limited to, suspension or removal and replacement of any or all of the members of the board of directors and officers of the electric cooperative, as the NEA may deem fit and necessary and to take any other remedial measures as the law or any agreement or arrangement with NEA may provide, to attain the objectives of this Act: and

    "(c) appoint independent board of directors in the electric cooperative.

    "The NEA shall, in the exercise of its supervisory and disciplinary powers under this Act, strictly observe due process of law."

    Section 7. A new section, to be designated as Section 4-B, is hereby inserted under Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, to read as follows:

    "SEC. 4-B. Step-in Rights in Cases of Ailing Cooperatives. The NEA shall immediately step-in and take over from its Board the operations of any ailing electric cooperative. Within a reasonable period after take-over, the NEA may convert the ailing cooperative to either a stock cooperative registered with the CDA or a stock corporation registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    "The NEA shall in determining the propriety of the conversion, be guided by the ability of the member-consumers of said electric cooperative to pay for their shares in the stock cooperative or stock corporation.

    "The NEA may appoint or assign third persons to the Board of the electric cooperative until the NEA decides that the election of a new board of directors to manage the electric cooperative is necessary. The NEA may create a management team for the purpose.

    "The NEA shall, in the exercise of its step-in rights under this Act, strictly observe due process of law. The step-in rights may only be exercised by the NEA in case of failure of-the electric cooperative to meet operational and financial standards set by the NEA or in other analogous instances set forth in the IRR of this Act."

    Section 8. A new section, to be designated as Section 4-C, is hereby inserted under Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, to read as follows:

    "SEC. 4-C. Injunction or Temporary Restraining Order. No injunction or temporary restraining order shall be issued against the implementation of any order, ruling or decision of the NEA, except by the Court of Appeals, and only upon the posting of a bond sufficient to cover the liabilities and expenditures arising during the pendency of the writ or injunction or temporary restraining order: Provided, That the injunction shall only be effective for a period not exceeding sixty (60) days."

    CHAPTER III
    ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

    Section 9. Section 16, paragraph (j) of Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 16. Powers. A cooperative is hereby vested with all powers necessary or convenient for the accomplishment of its corporate purpose and capable of being delegated by the President or the National Assembly when it comes into existence; and no enumeration of particular powers hereby granted shall be construed to impair any general grant of power herein contained, nor to limit any such grant to a power or powers of the same class as those so enumerated. Such powers shall include, but not be limited to, the power:

    "x x x

    "(j) To construct, acquire, own, operate and maintain electric subtransmission and distribution lines along, upon, under and across publicly owned lands and public thoroughfares, including, without limitation, all roads, highways, streets, alleys, bridges and causeways. In the event of the need of such lands and thoroughfares for the primary purpose of the government, the electric cooperative shall be properly compensated;

    "(j-1) To construct, acquire, own, operate and maintain generating facilities within its franchise area. In pursuance thereof, where an electric cooperative participates in a bid on an existing NPC-SPUG generating facility, its qualified bid shall be given preference m case of a tie: Provided, however, That in cases where there is no other qualified bidder, the lone bid shall remain as valid basis for the determination of the final award subject to the following conditions:

    "(a) bid offer is not lower than the valuation of the assets using Commission on Audit (COA) rules and regulations;

    "(b) electric cooperative is prepared to fully take over the generation function of the area from the NPC-SPUG; and

    "(c) electric cooperative submits its graduation program from the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UC-ME) subsidy.

    "x x x."

    Section 10. A new section, to be designated as Section 26-A of Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, is hereby inserted to read as follows:

    "SEC. 26-A. Independence of the Board of Directors and Officers of Electric Cooperatives. To ensure the long-term business and economic viability of electric cooperatives, the management, operations and strategic planning of electric cooperatives shall, as much as practicable, be insulated from local politics.

    "Towards this end, no person shall be elected or appointed as an officer or be eligible to run as a board member of an electric cooperative if:

    "(a) such person or his or her spouse holds any public office;

    "(b) such person or his or her spouse has been a candidate in the last preceding local or national elections;

    "(c) such person has been convicted by final judgment of a crime involving moral turpitude;

    "(d) such person has been terminated for cause from public office or private employment;

    "(e) such person is related to any member of the electric cooperative board of directors, general manager and department managers within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity;

    "(f) such person is a representative of a juridical person; and

    "(g) such person is employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or electrical hardware to the cooperative or doing business with the cooperative, including the use or rental of poles."

    Section 11. A new section, to be designated as Section 26-B, is hereby inserted under Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 26-B. Fit and Proper Rule. To ensure that the management and operations of electric cooperatives are carried out with due regard to its economic viability, the NEA shall prescribe, pass upon and review the qualifications and disqualifications of individuals appointed or elected to electric cooperatives and disqualify those found unfit.

    "A candidate's integrity, experience, education, competence and probity shall be considered in determining whether he or she shall be fit and proper to become a director or officer of the electric cooperative.

    "For this purpose, the minimum qualifications of a director or officer of the electric cooperative shall be as follows:

    "(a) He or she is a Filipino citizen;

    "(b) He or she is a graduate of a four (4)-year course;

    "(c) He or she is between twenty-one (21) and seventy (70) years old, on the date of election;

    "(d) He or she is of good moral character;

    "(e) He or she is a member of the electric cooperative in good standing for the last five (5) years immediately preceding the election or appointment;

    "(f) He or she is an actual resident and consumer in the district that he or she seeks to represent for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the election; and

    "(g) He or she has attended at least two (2) Annual General Membership Assemblies (AGMA) for the last five (5) years immediately preceding the election or appointment.

    "The NEA may, after due notice to the board of directors and officers of the electric cooperative, disqualify, suspend or remove any director or officer, who commits any act which renders him unfit for the position."

    Section 12. Section 32 of Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

    "SEC. 32. Registration of All Electric Cooperatives. All electric cooperatives may choose to remain as a non-stock, non-profit cooperative or convert into and register as: (a) a stock cooperative under the CDA; or (b) a stock corporation under the SEC, in accordance with the guidelines to be included in the IRR of this Act.

    "Such choice shall carry with it the attendant requirements of compliance with the laws and regulatory guidelines governing the respective government agencies having jurisdiction over their registration.

    "Regardless of the choice made, the NEA shall have the authority over electric cooperatives, whether stock or non-stock, to require the submission of reportorial requirements as may be necessary relative to their operations as electric distribution utilities including, but not limited to:

    "(a) Monthly Financial and Statistical Report (MFSR);

    "(b) monthly separate MFSR. Monthly Engineering Report (MER) and barangay and sitio electrification report fear electric cooperatives on grid with isolated area/s served by NPC-SPUG;

    "(c) monthly status of barangay and sitio energization and house connections;

    "(d) monthly Institutional Services Department (ISD) report;

    "(e) monthly Performance Standard Monitoring Report (PSMR);

    "(f) monthly summary of complaints received and acted upon;

    "(g) monthly report on compliance with the Grid and Distribution Code:

    "(h) Monthly Engineering Report (MER);

    "(i) quarterly report on power supply contracts;

    "(j) annual work plan;

    "(k) annual Distribution Development Plan (DDP);

    "(l) five (5)-year investment plan submitted annually;

    "(m) annual Cash Operating Budget (COB);

    "(n) audited financial statements;

    "(o) annual Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) or Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA); and

    "(p) copy of Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operating Expenditure (OPEX) plans.

    "Likewise, the supervisory and oversight functions of the NEA, as may be detailed in this Act and its IRR, shall be applicable to both stock and non-stock cooperatives.

    "Electric cooperatives which register with the CDA shall continue to enjoy the benefits under this Act.

    "Existing electric cooperatives may likewise opt to register as stock corporations with the SEC; Provided, however, That electric cooperatives registered with the SEC shall no longer enjoy the incentives provided for in this Act.

    "Despite the registration of the electric cooperatives under the CDA or the SEC, the NEA shall retain its supervisory and disciplinary power over them in the conduct of its operation as electric distribution utilities."

    Section 13. A new section, to be designated as Section 32-A, of Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, is hereby inserted to read as follows:

    "SEC. 32-A. Incentives of Electric Cooperatives. Consistent with the declared policy of this Act, electric cooperatives which comply with the financial and operational standards set by the NEA shall enjoy the following incentives:

    "(a) To be entitled to congressional allocations, grants, subsidies and other financial assistance for rural electrification;

    "(b) To receive all subsidies, grants and other assistance which shall form part of the donated capital and funds of the electric cooperatives, and as such, it shall not be sold, traded nor divided into share holdings at any time. These donated capital and funds shall be appraised and valued for the sole purpose of determining the equity participation of the members: Provided, That in case of dissolution or conversion of the electric cooperative, said donated capital and funds shall be subject to escheat; and

    "(c) To avail of the preferential rights granted to cooperatives under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991?, and other related laws.

    "As a further incentive, the NEA may prioritize the grant of incentives in favor of electric cooperatives that are managed effectively and efficiently and comply consistently with its mandates and directives."

    CHAPTER IV
    FINAL PROVISIONS

    Section 14. A new section, to be designated as Section 64-A, of Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, is hereby inserted to read as follows:

    "SEC. 64-A. Penalties. Any person who willfully violates any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to the authority granted in this Act shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) but not more than Five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000.00) or by imprisonment of not less than six (6) months but not more than one (1) year, or both, at the discretion of the court: Provided, That if the violation is committed by a juridical person, the penalty herein prescribed shall be imposed upon the official and/or employee thereof responsible for the violation: Provided, further, That if the violation is committed by a government official or employee, including those in government-owned or -controlled corporations, such person shall, in addition to the penalty provided herein, be subjected to administrative disciplinary action."

    Section 15. A new section, to be designated as Section 64-B of Presidential Decree No. 269, as amended, is hereby inserted to read as follows:

    "SEC. 64-B. Congressional Oversight. Upon the effectivity of this Act, the Joint Congressional Power Commission created under Section 62 of Republic Act No. 9136 shall exercise oversight powers over the implementation of this Act."

    Section 16. Implementing Rules and Regulations. Within sixty (60) days from the effectivity of this Act, the DOE shall, in coordination with the NEA and the CDA, and in consultation with the electric cooperatives, issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement this Act.

    Section 17. Separability Clause. If any provision of this Act is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions not affected thereby shall remain valid and subsisting.

    Section 18. Repealing Clause. Article 132(3) of Republic Act No. 9520 and Section 30 of Republic Act No. 9136 (EPIRA) on NEA's authorized capital stock are hereby repealed. Any other provision of law, presidential decree, executive order, or rules and regulations inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or with the rules and regulations issued pursuant thereto are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

    Section 19. Effectivity. This Act shall take effect on the fifteenth (15th) day following 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. 3389 and House Bill No. 6214 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on February 4, 2013.


    (Sgd.) EDWIN B. BELLEN
    Acting Senate Secretary

    (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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