List of Philippine laws

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Revised Penal Code of the Philippines

Revised Penal CodeAct 3815Penal Code
The Revised Penal Code itself was enacted as Act No. 3815, and some Philippine criminal laws have been enacted outside of the Revised Penal Code as separate Republic Acts.


Philippine Long Distance Telephone CompanyPLDT Beneficial Trust FundPLDT, Inc.
PLDT was established on November 28, 1928, by a Philippine Government act.

Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003

Anti-Trafficking in Persons ActRA 9231
The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, (Republic Acts of the Philippines) R.A. No. 9208, is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 2444 and House Bill No. 4432.

Flag of the Philippines

Philippine flagNational Flagflag
For the 1998 independence centennial celebrations, the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines (RA 8491) was passed, designating royal blue as the official variant.

University of the Philippines

UPUniversity of the Philippines SystemUniversity of the Philippines Theater
UP has institutional autonomy as the country's national university as mandated by Republic Act No. 9500 (UP Charter of 2008).

Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Cybercrime Prevention Actcyber libelThe Cybercrime Prevention Act
The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, officially recorded as Republic Act No. 10175, is a law in the Philippines approved on September 12, 2012.

National Cultural Heritage Act

heritage actNational Cultural Heritage Act of 2009National Cultural Treasure
The National Cultural Heritage Act (with the designation of Republic Act No. 10066) is a law, or Republic Act, of the Republic of the Philippines.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

ManilaManila International AirportNAIA
Four years after the incident he was memorialized by having the airport named in his honor, by virtue of Republic Act No. 6639.

Regional Trial Court

Court of First InstanceManila Court of First InstanceRTC
Congress can create additional RTC branches, when necessary by passing a law.

Cordillera Administrative Region

On June 18, 1966, Republic Act No. 4695 was enacted to split Mountain Province and create four separate and independent provinces namely Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao, and Mountain Province.

Philippine Veterans Bank

Veterans Bank
Under Republic Act No. 1789, better known as the Reparations Act, the cash reparations were set aside into a special trust fund for the use of World War II veterans and their families.

Commission on the Filipino Language

Komisyon sa Wikang FilipinoInstitute of National LanguageNational Language Institute
Established by Republic Act No. 7104 of 1991, the commission is a replacement for the Institute of Philippine Languages (IPL) that was set up in 1987 which was a replacement of the older Institute of National Language (INL), established in 1937 as the first government agency to foster the development of a Philippine national language.

Baselines of the Philippines

archipelagic baselinesPhilippine Baselines Law of 2009
It was first established in 1961 by an act of the Congress of the Philippines which was further amended in April 2009 to optimize and conform it to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which the Philippines is a signatory to. A total of 101 basepoints providing for 100 baselines were identified under Republic Act 9522, which identified Amianan Island as the northernmost, Frances Reef as the southernmost, Pusan Point as its easternmost and the Balabac Great Reef as the westernmost points of the main Philippine archipelago.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Central Bank of the PhilippinesBSPCentral Bank
By June of the same year, the newly proclaimed President Elpidio Quirino, who succeeded President Roxas, affixed his signature on Republic Act (RA) No. 265, the Central Bank Act of 1948.On January 3, 1949, the Central Bank of the Philippines was formally inaugurated with Miguel Cuaderno, Sr. as the first governor.

Development Bank of the Philippines

DBPDevelopment Bank of the Philippines (DBP)Rehabilitation Finance Corporation (R.A.85)
In 1947, the AIB was abolished and the Rehabilitation Finance Corporation was formed in its place by Republic Act No. 85, absorbing the powers and functions of the AIB.

Philippine National Railways

PNRManila Railroad CompanyManila Railroad
Later in the 1950s, the MRR fleet of locomotives was converted from steam to diesel engines, and the company was given a new charter under Republic Act No. 4156, becoming the modern-day Philippine National Railways.

Compostela Valley

Compostela Valley provinceCompostella ValleyList
Compostela Valley, the 78th province in the country, was carved out of Davao del Norte Province by virtue of Republic Act No. 8470, signed by President Fidel V. Ramos on January 30, 1998.

Davao del Norte

DavaoDavao (Davao del Norte)Davao del Norte Province
This original province was split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, and Davao del Sur when Republic Act No. 4867 (authored by Representative Lorenzo S. Sarmiento, Sr.) was signed into law on May 8, 1967 by President Ferdinand Marcos.

People's Television Network

Republic Act 7306 stipulates that the government shall not appropriate funds for the operations of the Network.

Philippine Registry of Cultural Property

This registry was established by the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 10066) Section 14 which says "All cultural property of the country deemed important to cultural heritage shall be registered in the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property."


Cabanatuan CityCabanatuan Chartered City, PhilippinesCabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija
Cabanatuan became a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 526, approved on June 16, 1950.

Philippine legal codes

legal codesLocal Government CodeLocal Government Code of 1991
Philippine legal codes
Since 1946, the laws passed by the Congress, including legal codes, have been titled Republic Acts.

Tabuk, Kalinga

TabukTabuk CityTabuc
The former municipal district of Tabuk was transformed into a regular municipality by Republic Act No. 533, approved June 16, 1950.

Davao Occidental

Davao Occidental was created through Republic Act 10360 enacted on July 23, 2013, comprising five of the eight municipalities that constitute the 2nd district of Davao del Sur.