Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan
2001 - 2004



directory of issuances

budget issuance documents [Department of Budget and Management]


laws, issuances and administrative orders on health [Department of Health]


issuances on energy
[Department of Energy]



issuances on economic zones in the Philippines
[Philippine Economic Zone Authority]


administrative orders on agriculture
[Department of Agriculture]


laws and regulations compiled by the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau [Department of Environment and Natural Resources]


laws on environmental management with full text (in html or pdf)
[Environmental Management Bureau]




EIS System PA 21  |    |  water agriculture  |    |  biodiversity
waste management  |    |   air forest   |    |  mining


  Memorandum Order No. 110
directing the PCSD to make a ten year review of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) commitments, signed 19 August 2000

  DENR Memorandum Order No. 47
directing the strengthening and the operationalization and localization of Philippine Agenda 21 and monitoring its implementation

  DENR Memorandum Order No. 399
a memorandum directing the operationalization of the Philippine  Agenda 21 and monitoring its implementation, signed on 26 September 1996

  Executive Order No. 370
an executive order strengthening the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development, signed on 26 September 1996

  DENR Memorandum Order No. 288 
a memorandum directing the formulation of the Philippines'  Agenda 21 and activating its formulation process, signed on 05 July 1995

  Executive Order No. 15 
an executive order creating a Philippine Council for Sustainable Development, signed on 01 September 1992

  Presidential Decree No. 1152
a decree establishing a Philippine Environment Code of the Philippines, signed on 06 June 1977

  Presidential Decree No. 1151
the Philippine Environmental Policy, signed on 06 June 1977

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EIS System

  DENR Administrative Order No. 05, Series of 2000
Revising DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 94-11, Supplementing
DENR Administrative Order No. 37, Series of 1996, And Providing For
Programmatic Compliance Procedures Within The Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS) System

  DENR Administrative Order No. 37, Series of 1996
Revising DENR Administrative Order No. 21, Series of 1992, to further
strengthen the Implementation of the Environmental Impact Statement
(EIS) System

  Presidential Decree 1586
a decree establishing an Environmental Impact Statement System including other environmental management related measures, signed on 11 June 1978

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Waste Management

Republic Act No. 9003, Ecological Solid Waste Management Act
an  act providing for an ecological solid waste management program, creating the necessary institutional mechanisms and incentives, declaring certain acts prohibited and providing penalties, signed on 26 January 2001

  DENR Administrative Order No. 49, Series of 1998
Technical Guidelines For Municipal Solid Waste Disposal

  Republic Act No. 6969, Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act
an act to control toxic substances and hazardous and nuclear wastes, signed on 26 October 1990

  Presidential Decree No. 1160
a decree vesting authority in Barangay Captains to enforce Pollution and Environmental Control Laws

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  Republic Act No. 8041, National Water Crisis Act
an act to address the National Water Crisis and for other purposes, approved on 07 June 1995

Presidential Decree No. 1067, Water Code
a decree instituting a Water Code, revising and consolidating the laws governing the ownership, appropriation, utilization, exploitation, development, conservation and protection of water resources, issued on 31 December 1976

  Presidential Decree No. 856, Sanitation Code
approved on 23 December 1975

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  Republic Act No. 9136, Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001
  DENR Administrative Order No. 81, Series of 2000
Implementing Rules and Regulations for RA 8749, "The Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999"

  Republic Act No. 8749, Clean Air Act
an Act providing  for a comprehensive air pollution control policy, signed on 23 June 1999

  Executive Order No. 446
mandating the Phase-out of Leaded Gasoline as one of the means of solving air pollution

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  Republic Act No. 9168, Philippine Plant Variety Protection Act 
an act providing a transparent system that grants ownership or rights over new plant varieties to plant breeders, signed on 07 June 2002

  Republic Act No. 8550, Philippine Fisheries Code
an act providing for the development, management and conservation of the fisheries and aquatic resources, approved on 25 February 1998

  Republic Act No. 8435, Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act
an act prescribing urgent related measures to modernize the agriculture and fisheries sector of the Philippines, approved on 22 December 1997

  Republic Act No. 7900, High Value Crops Development Act
an act to promote the production, processing, marketing and distribution of high-valued crops, approved on 23 February 1995

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  DENR Administrative Order No. 13, Series of 1992
regulation governing the establishment of buffer zone within forest lands

  DENR Administrative Order No. 29, Series of 2000
Guidelines regulating the harvesting and utilization of forest products within Community-Based Forest Management Areas

  DENR Administrative Order No. 04, Series of 1997
Rules and Regulations Governing the Industrial Forest Management Program

  DENR Administrative Order No. 24, Series of 1996
Rules and Regulations Governing the Socialized Industrial Forest Management Program

  Executive Order No. 263
adopting Community-Based Forest Management as the state strategy to ensure the sustainable development of the country's forest land resources and providing mechanisms for the implementation, signed on 19 July 1995

  Presidential Decree No. 1775, Amendment to PD 705
amending Section 80 of the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines

  Presidential Decree No. 705, Revised Forestry Code
a decree revising PD 389, otherwise known a s the Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines, issued on 19 May 1975

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  Republic Act No. 9147, Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act 
an act providing for the conservation and protection of the Philippine wildlife resources and their habitats, issued on 30 July 2001

  Republic Act No. 9072, National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act
an act to manage and protect caves and cave resources, signed on 08 April 2001

  DENR Administrative Order No. 25, Series of 1992
the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 7586, NIPAS Law

   Republic Act No. 7586, NIPAS Law
an Act providing  for the establishment and management of National Integrated Protected Areas System, defining its scope and coverage and for other purposes, signed on 01 June 1992

  DENR Administrative Order No. 44, Series of 2000
amending certain provisions of DAO 96-29 and providing specific guidelines for the establishment and management of community-based projects within protected areas

  DENR Administrative Order No. 15, Series of 1990
regulations governing the utilization, development and management of mangrove resources

  Executive Order No. 247
prescribing guidelines and establishing a regulatory framework for Prospecting of Biological and Genetic Resources, their by-products and derivatives for scientific and commercial purposes and for other purposes, signed on  18 May 1995

  DENR Administrative Order No. 20, Series of 1996
Implementing Rules and Regulations on the Prospecting of Biological and Genetic Resources

   Republic Act No. 3571
an act prohibiting the cutting, destroying or injuring of planted or growing trees, flowering plants and shrubs or plants of scenic value along public roads, in plazas, parks, school premises or in any other public ground, approved in 21 June 1963

  Presidential Decree No. 1219, Coral Resources Development and Conservation Decree
a decree providing for the exploration, exploitation, utilization and conservation of coral resources

  Presidential Decree No. 1698, Amendment to PD 1219
a decree amending various sections of the Coral Resources Development and Conservation Decree

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  DENR Administrative Order No. 40, Series of 1996
Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 7942, the Philippine Mining Act of 1995

  Republic Act No. 7942, Mining Act
an act instituting a New System of Mineral Resource Exploration, Development, Utilization, and Conservation, signed on 03 March 1995

  Presidential Decree No. 1899, Small-Scale Mining Law
issued on 23 January 1984, establishing small-scale mining as a new dimension in mineral development


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  DENR Administrative Order No. 03, Series of 1996
Implementing Guidelines on the granting of preferential treatment to small fisherfolk relative to the 15-km municipal water, issued on 25 April 1996

  DENR Memorandum Order No. 96-15
the order provides for the involvement of women in the organization of Protected Area Management Board for each protected area in support of Republic Act No. 7912, Women in Development and Nation Building Act

  DENR Administrative Order No. 35, Series of 1992
Prescribing the Guidelines for Community Reforestation Contract Under the Low Income Upland Communities Project, issued on 17 July 1992

  Republic Act No. 7394, Consumers Act
the policy of the State to protect the interests of the consumer, signed on 13 April 1992

  Republic Act No. 8371, Indigenous Peoples Rights Act
an act to recognize, protect and promote the rights of indigenous cultural communities/indigenous people

  Republic Act No. 6657, Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law
an act to pursue a Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), signed on 10 June 1988

  Republic Act No. 7905, Amendment to RA 6657
an act to strengthen the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law

  Republic Act No. 3844, Code of Agrarian Reform
  Republic Act No. 7907, Amendment to RA 3844
an act amending RA 3844, otherwise known as the "Code of Agrarian Reform in the Philippines"

  Presidential Decree No. 856, Sanitation Code
approved on 23 December 1975

  Republic Act No. 8423, Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act
An Act creating the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) to accelerate the development of traditional and alternative health care in the Philippines

  Republic Act No. 7432, Senior Citizen's Act
an Act maximizing the contributions of senior citizens, granting benefits and special privileges and for other purposes


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  Republic Act No. 9162, General Appropriations Act  - FY 2002
  Memorandum Circular No. 02, Series of 2002
Preparation for the Implementation of BOC-PEZA Joint-Memorandum Order No. 01- 2001 on the New BOC-PEZA Import Cargo Transfer System

 Republic Act No. 8792, E-Commerce Law
The Philippine Electronic Commerce Act provides for the recognition and use of electronic commercial and non-commercial transactions, and penalties for its unlawful use

  Republic Act No. 7638, Department of Energy Act
an act creating the Department of Energy, rationalizing the organization and functions of government agencies related to energy, signed on 09 December 1992

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  Economic Bills
Database of Congress' Major Economic Bills  [Philippine Institute for Development Studies]

  Bills and Resolutions
Database of bills and resolutions   [Senate of the Philippines]



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