Laws, Issuances and other Legislation on Women

Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Act

An act promulgating a comprehensive policy and a national system early childhood care and development (ECCD),  providing funds therefore and for other purposes.

Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000

This Act aims to develop a comprehensive program of social development and welfare service for solo parents and their children to be carried out by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the National Housing Authority (NHA), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and other related government and non-government agencies.

General Appropriations Act of 2000

An Act provides that a certain percentage of the appropriation for government agencies shall be earmarked for gender and development.

Policy on equal representation of women and men in third level positions in government

General Appropriations Act of 1999

This Act provides that a certain percentage of the appropriation for government agencies shall be earmarked for gender and development.

Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act

An act institutionalizing the social reform and poverty alleviaton program, creating for the purposes the national anti-poverty commission, defining its powers and functions, and for other purposes

Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998

For a female to be qualified as a member of PNP, she must be at least one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57 m) in height. It also provides for a Women's Desk in all police stations to administer and attend to cases involving crimes against chastity, sexual harassment, abuses committed against women and children and similar offenses. Ten percent of its annual recruitment shall be reserved for women. There shall also be a gender sensitivity program to ensure equal opportunities, prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace, and prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex.

Domestic Adoption Act of 1998

Through this enactment, the State would like to provide alternative protection and assistance through foster care or adoption to neglected, orphaned or abandoned children.

Under the Family Code, an action or defense for the declaration of nullity of marriage based on psychological incapacity shall prescribe in ten years from the passage of said Code. However, this law changed that rule, such action or defense, therefore, shall no longer prescribe.

General Appropriations Act of 1998

This Act provides that a certain percentage of the appropriation for government agencies shall be earmarked for gender and development.

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