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Bangsamoro Basic Law: House Bill No. 4994 (full text)

[Malacanang has endorsed the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law for the consideration of the House of Representatives. The deliberations on the proposed law, docketed as House Bill No. 4994, is ongoing. We are reproducing the full text of House Bill 4994 for easy reference.]

State of the Nation Address (SoNA) of President Benigno S. Aquino, 28 July 2014

[Full text of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, to the Congress of the Philippines. This is the 5th SONA of President Aquino’s 6-year term. The speech, delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives on 28 July 2014, was in Filipino. This is […]

Results of the 2013 Bar Examinations: Full List

Congratulations to the bar examinees who passed the 2013 bar examinations. Of the 5,292 bar examinees that took the bar exam in 2013, a total 1,174 (22.18%) made it. Here’s the full list of the 1,124 who, after complying with other requirements, will become full-fledged lawyers soon.

Christmas and New Year of Hope

Wishing everyone a Christmas, and a New Year, full of hope.

Primer on the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013

President Benigno Aquino III signed the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 on on 12 September 2013. The law (Republic Act No. 10627) is an act requiring schools to adopt policies to prevent and address all acts of bullying in their institutions. Here’s a primer of the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013:

Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 (Republic Act 10627)

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10627 AN ACT REQUIRING ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ADOPT POLICIES TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS THE ACTS OF BULLYING IN THEIR INSTITUTIONS SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Anti-Bullying Act of 2013”.

Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 (RA 10586)

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10586 AN ACT PENALIZING PERSONS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DANGEROUS DRUGS, AND SIMILAR SUBSTANCES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013?.

A Primer on the Food and Safety Act of 2013 (RA 10611)

The Food and Safety Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10611; full text) was signed by President Benigno Aquino on 23 August 2013. It’s provisions should be interest to both consumers and food business operators. Let’s summarize the salient points of this law.

Rule on Violence Against Women and their Children (A.M. No. 04-10-11-SC)

EN BANC A.M. No. 04-10-11-SC RE: RULE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN RESOLUTION Acting on the report of the Committee on Revision of the Rules of Court submitting for this Court’s consideration and approval the Proposed Rule on Violence Against Women and Their Children, the Court Resolved to APPROVE the same.

2012 Bar Exam Result: Congratulations

The Supreme Court released today the result of the 2012 Bar Examination. Congratulations to the following:




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