Laws Enacted

The AKO BICOL Party List has authored and co-authored several Philippine laws since it was first elected in the 15th Congress up to the present-day 17th Congress, consistent with its goals of fully realizing its core advocacies and providing substantial contribution to the Filipino people.

Republic Act No. 10692 An Act Providing For The Modernization Of The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical And Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Providing Funds Therefor And For Other Purposes
Republic Act No. 10687 An Act Providing For A Comprehensive And Unified Student Financial Assistance System For Tertiary Education (UNIFAST), Thereby Rationalizing Access Thereto, Appropriating Funds Therefor And For Other Purposes
Republic Act No. 10691 An Act Defining The Role Of The Department Of Labor And Employment (Dole), The Local Government Units (LGUS), And Accredited Nongovernment Organizations (NGOS) In The Establishment And Operation Of The Public Employment Service Office (Peso), And The Operation Of Job Placement Offices In Educational Institutions (EIS), Amending For The Purpose Sections 3, 5, 6, 7 And 9 Of Republic Act No. 8759, Otherwise Known As The “Public Employment Service Office Act Of 1999”
Republic Act No. 10679 An Act Promoting Entrepreneurship And Financial Education Among Filipino Youth
Republic Act No. 10668 An Act Allowing Foreign Vessels To Transport And Co-Load Foreign Cargoes For Domestic Transshipment And For Other Purposes
Republic Act No. 10667 An Act Providing For A National Competition Policy Prohibiting Anti-Competitive Agreements, Abuse Of Dominant Position And Anti-Competitive Mergers And Acquisitions, Establishing The Philippine Competition Commission And Appropriating Funds Therefor
Republic Act No. 10660 An Act Strengthening Further The Functional And Structural Organization Of The SANDIGANBAYAN, Further Amending Presidential Decree No. 1606, As Amended, And Appropriating Funds Therefor
Republic Act No. 10654 An Act To Prevent, Deter And Eliminate Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated Fishing, Amending Republic Act No. 8550, Otherwise Known As ‘The Philippine Fisheries Code Of 1998,’ And For Other Purposes
Republic Act No. 10638 An Act Extending The Corporate Life Of The Philippine National Railways For Another Fifty (50) Years, Further Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No. 4156, As Amended, Entitled “An Act Creating The Philippine National Railways, Prescribing Its Powers, Functions And Duties, And Providing For The Necessary Funds For Its Operation”
Republic Act No. 10648 An Act Providing Scholarship Grants To Top Graduates Of All Public High Schools In State Universities And Colleges And Appropriating Funds Therefor
Republic Act No. 10649 An Act Increasing The Burial Assistance For Veterans From Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00) To Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000.00), Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No. 6948, As Amended, Otherwise Known As €Œan Act Standardizing And Upgrading The Benefits For Military Veterans And Their Dependents”
Republic Act No. 10650 An Act Expanding Access To Educational Services By Institutionalizing Open Distance Learning In Levels Of Tertiary Education And Appropriating Funds Therefor
Republic Act No. 10643 An Act To Effectively Instill Health Consciousness Through Graphic Health Warnings On Tobacco
Republic Act No. 10642 An Act Strengthening Consumer Protection In The Purchase Of Brand New Motor Vehicles
Republic Act No. 10635 An Act Establishing The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) As The Single Maritime Administration Responsible For The Implementation And Enforcement Of The 1978 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping Seafarers, As Amended, And International Agreements Or Covenants Related Thereto
Republic Act No. 10575 An Act Strengthening The Bureau Of Corrections (BUCOR) And Providing Funds Therefor
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. 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. 10620 An Act Providing For Toy And Game Safety Labeling, Appropriating Funds Therefor
Republic Act No. 10174 An Act Establishing The People’s Survival Fund To Provide Long-Term Finance Streams To Enable To Government To Effectively Address The Problem Of Climate Change, Amending For The Purpose Republic Act No. 9729, Otherwise Known As The “Climate Change Act Of 2009”, 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. 10361 An Act Instituting Policies For The Protection And Welfare Of Domestic Workers
Republic Act No. 1059 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. 10606 An Act Amending Republic Act No.

7875, Otherwise Known As The “National Health Insurance Act Of 1995”, As Amended, And For Other Purposes

Republic Act No. 10351 An Act Restructuring The Excise Tax On Alcohol And Tobacco Products By Amending Sections 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 8, 131 And 288 Of Republ8ic Act No. 8424, Otherwise Known As The National Internal Revenue Code Of 1997, As Amended By Republic Act No. 9334, And For Other Purposes
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
Republic Act No. 10536 An Act Amending Republic Act No. 9296, Otherwise Known As ‘The Meat Inspection Code Of The Philippines
Republic Act No. 10623 An Act Amending Certain Provisions Of Republic Act No. 7581, Entitled “An Act Providing Protection To Consumers By Stabilizing The Prices Of Basic Necessities And Prime Commodities And By Prescribing Measures Against Undue Price Increases During Emergency Situations And Like Occasions” And For Other Purposes
Republic Act No. 10354 An Act Providing For A National Policy On Responsible Parenthood And Reproductive Health
Republic Act No. 10229 An Act Converting The Catanduanes State Colleges In The Province Of Catanduanes Into A State University To Be Known As The Catanduanes State University And Appropriating Funds Therefor
Republic Act No. 10150 An Act Extending The Implementation Of The Lifeline Rate, Amending For The Purpose Section 73 Of Republic Act Numbered Ninety One Thirty Six, Otherwise Known As The Electric Power Industry Reform Act
Republic Act No. 10372 An Act Amending Certain Provisions Of Republic Act No. 8293, Otherwise Known As The “Intellectual Property Code Of The Philippines”, And For Other Purposes

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