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Women and Men in Bicol Region
List of Philippine Laws in Support 
of Women's Welfare and Rights

RA 6655 (April 26, 1988)
An Act Establishing and Providing for a Free Public Secondary Education and for Other Purposes

RA 6657 (June 10, 1988)
An Act Instituting a Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program to Promote Social Justice and Industrialization, Providing the Mechanisms for its Implementation and for Other Purposes

RA 6725 (April 27, 1989)
An Act Strengthening the Prohibition on Discrimination Against Women with Respect to Terms and Conditions of Employment, Amending for the Purpose Article One Hundred Thirty-Five of the Labor Code, As Amended

RA 6728 (June 10, 1989)
An Act Providing Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education and Appropriating Funds Therefor

RA 6938 (March 10, 1990)
An Act to Ordain a Cooperative Code of the Philippines 

RA 6809 (December 13, 1989)
An Act Lowering the Age of Majority From Twenty-One to Eighteen Years, Amending for the Purpose EO No. 209, and for Other Purposes 
  

RA 6949 (April 10, 1990)
An Act to Declare March Eight of Every Year as a Working Special Holiday to be Known as National Women's Day 

RA 6955 (June 13, 1990)
An Act to Declare Unlawful the Practice of Matching for Marriage to Foreign Nationals on a Mail-Order Basis and For Other Similar Practices. Including the Advertisement, Publication, Printing or Distribution of Brochures, Fliers and Other Propaganda Materials in Furtherance Thereof and Providing Penalty Therefor 

RA 6972 (November 23, 1990)
An Act Establishing a Day Care Center in Every Barangay Instituting Therein a Total Development and Protection of Children Program, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes

RA 7192 (December 11, 1991)
An Act Promoting the Integration of Women as Full and Equal Partners of Men in Development and Nation Building and for Other Purposes  

RA 7305 (March 26, 1992)
The Magna Carta of Public Health Workers  

RA 7309 (March 30, 1992)
An Act Creating a Board of Claims Under the Department of Justice for Victims of Unjust Imprisonment or Detention and Victims of Violent Crimes and for Other Purposes  

RA 7322 (March 30, 1992)
An Act Increasing Maternity Benefits in Favor of Women Workers in the Private Sector, Amending for the Purpose Section 14-A of Republic Act No. 1161, as Amended and for Other Purposes  

RA 7394 (April 13, 1992)
The Consumer Act of the Philippines  

RA 7432 (April 23, 1992)
An Act to Maximize the Contribution of Senior Citizens to Nation Building, Grant Benefits and Special Privileges and for Other Purposes  

RA 7600 (June 17, 1992)
An Act Requiring All Government and Private Health Institutions with Obstetrical Services to Adopt Rooming-in and Breastfeeding Practices and for Other Purposes  

RA 7610 (June 17, 1992)
An Act Providing for Stronger Deterrence and Special Protection Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination, Providing Penalties for its Violation, and for Other Purposes  
   

RA 7655 (August 19, 1993)
An Act Increasing the Minimum Wage of Househelpers Amending for the Purpose Article 143 of Presidential Decree No. 142, as Amended  

RA 7659 (December 13, 1993)
An Act to Impose the Death Penalty on Certain Heinous Crimes, Amending for the Purpose the Revised Penal Code, as Amended, Other Special Penal Laws, and for Other Purposes

RA 7688 (March 3, 1994)
An Act Giving Representation to Women in Social Security Commission Amending for the Purpose Section 3(A) of Republic Act 1161, as Amended  

RA 7877 (February 8, 1995)
An Act Declaring Sexual Harassment Unlawful in the Employment, Education or Training Environment, and for Other Purposes  

RA 7822 (February 20, 1995)
An Act Providing Assistance to Women Engaging in Micro and Cottage Business Enterprises, and for Other Purposes  

RA 7491 (March 3, 1995)
An Act Providing for the Election of Party-List Representatives Through the Party-list system, and Appropriating Funds Therefor  

RA 8042 (February 20, 1995)
An Act to Institute the Policies of Overseas Employment and Establish a Higher Standard of Protection and Promotion of the Welfare of the Migrant Workers, Their Families and Overseas Filipinos in Distress, and for Other Purposes  

RA 8171 (October 23, 1995)
An Act Providing for the Repatriation of Filipino Women Who Have Lost Their Philippine Citizenship by Marriage to Aliens and of Natural Born Filipinos  

RA 8187 (June 11, 1996)
An Act Granting Paternity Leave of Seven (7) Days with Full Pay to all Married Male Employees in the Private and Public Sectors for the First Four (4) Deliveries of the Legitimate Spouse with Whom he is Cohabiting and for Other Purposes  

RA 8353 (September 30, 1997)
An Act Expanding the Definition of the Crime of Rape, Reclassifying the Same as a Crime Against Persons, Amending for the Purpose Act No. 3815, as Amended, Otherwise Known as the Revised Penal Code, and for Other Purposes  

RA 8369 (October 28, 1997)
An Act Establishing Family Courts, granting Them Exclusive Original Jurisdiction Over Child and Family Cases, Amending Batas Pambansa No. 192, as Amended, Otherwise Known as the Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes

RA 8505 (February 13, 1998)
An Act Providing Assistance and Protection for Rape Victims, Establishing for the Purpose a Rape Crisis Center in Every Province and City, Authorizing the Appropriation of Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes

RA 9208 (May 26, 2003)
An Act to Institute Policies to Eliminate Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, Establishing the Necessary Institutional Mechanisms for the Protection and Support of Trafficked Persons, Providing Penalties for its Violations, and for Other Purposes

RA 9262 (March 8, 2004)
An Act Defining Violence Against Women and Their Children, Providing Protective Measures for Victims, Prescribing Penalties Therefor and for Other Purposes
 


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