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R.A. 10122AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE LITERACY COORDINATING COUNCIL BY AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7165, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “AN ACT CREATING THE LITERACY COORDINATING COUNCIL, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESMay 27, 2010The State shall institutionalize an interagency coordinating and advisory body to synchronize and strengthen policies and efforts toward the universalization of literacy.R.A. 10122
IRR of R.A. 10122RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7165, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "AN ACT CREATING THE LITERACY COORDINATING COUNCIL, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES", AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10122June 29, 2010IRR of R.A 10122IRR - R.A. 10122
R.A. 7165AN ACT CREATING THE LITERACY COORDINATING COUNCIL, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESNovember 25, 1991It is the policy of the State to give the highest priority to the adoption of measures for the total eradication of illiteracy. For this purpose, it shall encourage and nationalize the formulation of policies and the implementation of programs on non-formal, informal, and indigenous learning systems, as well as self-learning, independent, and out-of-school study programs particularly those that respond to community needs.R.A. 7165
R.A. 11510ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM ACTJuly 27, 2020An Act Institutionalizing the Alternative Learning System in Basic Education for Out-Of-School Children in Special Cases and Adults and appropriating funds thereforeR.A. 11510
R.A. 11255An Act Recognizing the Everest Academy as an Educational Institution of International Character and Granting the Academy Certain Prerogatives to Promote its DevelopmentMarch 29, 2019R.A. 11255
IRR of R.A. 11255An Act Recognizing the Everest Academy as an Educational Institution of International Character and Granting the Academy Certain Prerogatives to Promote its DevelopmentFebruary 03, 2021IRR of R.A. 11255
R.A. 11237An Act Recognizing the Faith Academy as an Educational Institution of International Character and Granting the Academy Certain Prerogatives to Promote Its DevelopmentMarch 08, 2019R.A. 11237
IRR of R.A. 11237An Act Recognizing the Faith Academy as an Educational Institution of International Character and Granting the Academy Certain Prerogatives to Promote Its DevelopmentFebruary 03, 2021IRR of R.A. 11237
R.A. 11218An Act Recognizing the British School Manila as an Educational Institution of International Character Granting the School Certain Prerogatives Conducive to its Development)February 14, 2019R.A. 11218
IRR of R.A. 11218An Act Recognizing the British School Manila as an Educational Institution of International Character Granting the School Certain Prerogatives Conducive to its Development)March 26, 2021IRR of R.A. 11218
R.A. 11190An Act Creating A High School For The Arts In The Province Of Bataan To Be Known As The Bataan High School For The Arts, And Appropriating Funds ThereforJanuary 10, 2019R.A. 11190
IRR of R.A. 11190An Act Creating A High School For The Arts In The Province Of Bataan To Be Known As The Bataan High School For The Arts, And Appropriating Funds ThereforDecember 03, 2020IRR of R.A. 11190
R.A. 10871An Act Requiring Basic Education Students to Undergo Age-Specific Basic Life Support TrainingJuly 17, 2018R.A. 10871
IRR of R.A. 10871An Act Requiring Basic Education Students to Undergo Age-Specific Basic Life Support TrainingFebruary 03, 2021IRR of R.A. 10871
R.A. 11037An Act Institutionalizing a National Feeding Program for Undernourished Children in Public Day Care, Kindergarten and Elementary Schools to Combat Hunger and Undernutrition Among Filipino Children and Appropriating Funds ThereforJune 20, 2018R.A. 11037
IRR of R.A. 11037An Act Institutionalizing a National Feeding Program for Undernourished Children in Public Day Care, Kindergarten and Elementary Schools to Combat Hunger and Undernutrition Among Filipino Children and Appropriating Funds ThereforFebruary 03, 2021IRR of R.A. 11037
R.A. 10676An Act Protecting the Amateur Nature of Student-Athletes in the Philippines by Regulating the Residency Requirement and Prohibiting the Commercialization of Student-AthletesAugust 26, 2015R.A. 10676
IRR of R.A. 10676An Act Protecting the Amateur Nature of Student-Athletes in the Philippines by Regulating the Residency Requirement and Prohibiting the Commercialization of Student-AthletesFebruary 03, 2021IRR of R.A. 10676
R.A. 10533ENHANCED BASIC EDUCATION ACT OF 2013May 15, 2013The State shall establish, maintain and support a complete, adequate, and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people, the country and society-at-large.

R.A. 10533
R.A. 10556An Act Declaring Every 27th Day of November as “Araw ng Pagbasa”. A Regular Working HolidayJuly 23, 2012The State recognizes and supports endeavors that promote reading and literacy, motivate awareness and uphold our Filipino heritage and culture, including educational activities focusing of the life of former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. whose role in our country history was influenced by great writings of different individuals.R.A. 10556
R.A. 11522AN ACT DECLARING MAY 18 OF EVERY YEAR AS THE NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION DAYFebruary 05, 2021To ensure a meaningful observance of this special working day as herein declared, all heads of government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations, local government units, public and private educational institutions, employers in the private sector, and industry associations, shall encourage and afford sufficient time and opportunities for their students or employees to engage and participate in any activity conducted within the premises of their schools, offices or establishments in celebration of the "National Higher Education Day".R.A. 11522
R.A. 11551AN ACT INTEGRATING LABOR EDUCATION IN THE TERTIARY EDUCATION CURRICULUMDecember 23, 2020Integration of Labor Education in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Curriculum. - All TVIs offering nondegree certificate and diploma courses ranging from one (1) to three (3) years shall integrate labor education as an elective course in the TVET curriculum.

TVIs offering short-term courses ranging from one (1) month to less than one (1) year are encouraged to integrate labor education in the modular program of the TVET curriculum.ℒαwρhi৷

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), shall develop the appropriate modules of instructions and other relevant materials relating to labor education in TVIs.

The coverage and quality of labor education shall be included in comprehensive curriculum review to be conducted by the CHED and the TESDA.
R.A. 11551
R.A. 11394MANDATORY PROVISION OF NEUTRAL DESKS IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ACTAugust 22, 2019The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being. It is hereby declared the policy of the State to promote the equal development of students, including those who are left-handed. Towards this end, the State shall require educational institutions to provide appropriate armchairs to address the needs of the left-handed student population.R.A. 11394
R.A. 11369NATIONAL STUDENTS’ DAY ACTAugust 08, 2019The State recognizes the value of inculcating love of country and social responsibility among the youth, and supports the observance of International Students’ Day which was spearheaded by the International Students’ Council in 1941 to commemorate the execution of nine (9) Czechoslovakian students who fought against the Nazi occupation.R.A. 11369
R.A. 11358NATIONAL VISION SCREENING ACTJuly 31, 2019An Act Establishing a National Vision Screening Program for Kindergarten Pupils and Appropriating Funds ThereforR.A. 11358
R.A. 11470An Act Creating and Establishing the National Academy of Sports and Providing Funds ThereforJuly 22, 2019This is hereby created and established a National Academy of Sports System (NAS System) to develop the athletic skills and talents of students in world class sports facilities which are at par with international standards.R.A. 11470
R.A. 11476An Act Institutionalizing Good Manners and Right Conduct and Values Education in the K to 12 Curriculum, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and For Other PurposesJuly 22, 2019Good Manners and Right Conduct and Values Education shall replace the existing Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao curriculum and be institutionalized.R.A. 11476
R.A. 11480An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) Days to Not More Than Two Hundred Twenty (220) Class DaysJuly 22, 2019In the implementation of this Act, the Secretary of Education shall determine the end of the regular school year, taking into consideration the Christmas and summer vacations, and the peculiar circumstances of each region. In the exercise of this authority, the Secretary of Education may authorize the holding of Saturday classes for elementary and secondary levels for public and private schools.R.A. 11480
R.A. 11314STUDENT FARE DISCOUNT ACTApril 17, 2019The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and shall take appropriate, steps to make such education accessible to all. In addition, Paragraph 3, Section 2 of the same Article directs the State to establish and maintain a system of scholarship grants, student loan programs, subsidies, and other incentives, which shall be available to deserving students in both public and private schools, especially to the underprivileged.R.A. 11314
R.A. 11206SECONDARY SCHOOL CAREER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING ACTFebruary 14, 2019The State recognizes the role of the youth in nation building and in the acceleration of social progress. In this regard, the State shall ensure their total development by promoting relevant education that shall generate human resources that shall be responsive to the needs of the government, industry, and the economy.R.A. 11206
R.A. 11194GABALDON SCHOOL BUILDINGS CONSERVATION ACTJanuary 18, 2019It is hereby declared the policy of the State to conserve and promote the country's historical and cultural heritage resources. Towards this end, it is shall strengthen its effort ad pursue a more proactive role in the conservation and restoration of built heritage, such as the Gabaldon school buildings, to preserve their architectural, historical, and social significance.R.A. 11194
R.A. 10931AN ACT PROMOTING UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO QUALITY TERTIARY EDUCATION BY PROVIDING FOR FREE TUITION AND OTHER SCHOOLS FEES IN STATE AND LOCAL UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, STATE-RUN TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ESTABLISHING THE TERTIARY EDUCATION SUBSIDY AND STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM STRENGTHENING THE UNIFIED STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORJuly 25, 2016The State hereby recognizes the complementary roles of public and private higher education institutions and technical-vocational institutions in the educational system and the invaluable contribution that the private tertiary schools have made and will make to education.R.A. 10931
R.A. 10871BASIC LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING IN SCHOOLS ACTJuly 17, 2016the State shall ensure that able-bodied citizens are equipped with the necessary knowledge and basic skills to respond to certain health emergencies.R.A. 10871
R.A. 10743NATIONAL TEACHERS’ DAY ACTJanuary 29, 2016To ensure a meaningful observance of this special working holiday, all heads of government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and -controlled corporations especially those that are directly dealing with the teachers, including local government units, and employers in the private sector, shall encourage and afford sufficient time and opportunities for their employees to engage and participate in any activity conducted within the premises of their offices or establishments in celebration of the “National Teachers’ DayR.A. 10743
R.A. 10679YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACTAugust 27, 2015To promote the sustained development of young Filipinos whose aptitude and skill in the field of finance and entrepreneurship shall be encouraged and honed through education and specialized training program.R.A. 10679
R.A. 10922An Act Declaring the Second Week of November of Every Year as Economic and Financial Literacy WeekJuly 27, 2015The State recognizes the growth potential of the Country through a financially literate people who make sound financial decisions, mobilize savings, and contribute ideas on improving economic and financial policies and programs.R.A. 10922
R.A. 10665OPEN HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM ACTJuly 09, 2015It is hereby declared the policy of the State to broaden access to relevant quality education through the employment of an alternative secondary education program that will enable the youth to overcome personal, geographical, socioeconomic and physical constraints, to encourage them to complete secondary education. This is in line with the constitutional policy that mandates the State to “encourage non-formal, informal, and indigenous learning systems, as well as self-learning, independent, and out-of-school study programs particularly those that respond to community needs”, as stated in Article XIV, Section 2, paragraph 4 of the 1987 Constitution.R.A. 10665
R.A. 10650OPEN DISTANCE LEARNING ACTDecember 09, 2014It is hereby declared the policy of the State to expand and further democratize access to quality tertiary education through the promotion and application of open learning as a philosophy of access to educational services, and the use of distance education as an appropriate, efficient and effective system of delivering quality higher and technical educational services in the country.R.A. 10650
R.A. 10648ISKOLAR NG BAYAN ACT OF 2014November 27, 2014It is the declared policy of the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality and accessible education at all levels and to establish and maintain a financial assistance system that shall be available to deserving students, especially the underprivileged.R.A. 10648
R.A. 10647LADDERIZED EDUCATION ACT OF 2014July 28, 2014Provides for multiple pathways for those in technical vocational education and training (TVET) stream to continue to higher education and obtain college degrees by going through the TVET ladder or so-called access ramps embedded into the higher education degree structure. This allows for easy transition and progression of students to go upward in their career at their own pace and requirements.R.A. 10647
R.A. 10627ANTI-BULLYING ACT OF 2013September 12, 2013For purposes of this Act, “bullying” shall refer to any severe or repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal or electronic expression, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another student that has the effect of actually causing or placing the latter in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm or damage to his property; creating a hostile environment at school for the other student; infringing on the rights of the other student at school; or materially and substantially disrupting the education process or the orderly operation of a schoolR.A. 10627
R.A. 10618RURAL FARM SCHOOLS ACTSeptember 03, 2013It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. Further to this, the State shall establish, maintain and support a complete, adequate and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people and society and encourage nonformal, informal and indigenous learning systems, as well as self-learning, independent and out-of-school study programs particularly those that respond to community needs.R.A. 10618
R.A. 10533ENHANCED BASIC EDUCATION ACT OF 2013May 15, 2013The State shall establish, maintain and support a complete, adequate, and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people, the country and society-at-large.

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R.A. 10410EARLY YEARS ACTMarch 26, 2013The State shall institutionalize a National System for Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) that is comprehensive, integrative and sustainable, that involves multisectoral and interagency collaboration at the national and local levels among government; among service providers, families and communities, and among the public and private sectors, nongovernment organizations; professional associations and academic institutions.R.A. 10410
R.A. 10556An Act Declaring Every 27th Day of November as “Araw ng Pagbasa”. A Regular Working HolidayNovember 27, 2012The State recognizes and supports endeavors that promote reading and literacy, motivate awareness and uphold our Filipino heritage and culture, including educational activities focusing of the life of former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. whose role in our country history was influenced by great writings of different individuals.R.A. 10556
R.A. 10157KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION ACTJanuary 20, 2012In consonance with the Millennium Development Goals on achieving Education for All (EFA) by the year 2015, it is hereby declared the policy of the State to provide equal opportunities for all children to avail of accessible mandatory and compulsory kindergarten education that effectively promotes physical, social, intellectual, emotional and skills stimulation and values formation to sufficiently prepare them for formal elementary schooling. This Act shall apply to elementary school system being the first stage of compulsory and mandatory formal education. Thus, kindergarten will now be an integral part of the basic education system of the country.R.A. 10157
R.A. 10066NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE ACT OF 2009July 27, 2009The State shall likewise endeavor to create a balanced atmosphere where the historic past coexists in harmony with modern society. It shall approach the problem of conservation in an integrated and holistic manner, cutting across all relevant disciplines and technologies. The State shall further administer the heritage resources in a spirit of stewardship for the inspiration and benefit of the present and future generations.R.A. 10066
R.A. 10086STRENGTHENING PEOPLES’NATIONALISM THROUGH PHILIPPINE HISTORY ACTJuly 27, 2009The State shall likewise give utmost priority not only to the research on history but also to the popularization of history. In this way, the State will be able to build a Philippine national identity based on unity and pride in diversity held together by a common history.R.A. 10086
R.A. 9512ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND EDUCATION ACT OF 2008December 12, 2008Consistent with the policy of the State to protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature, and in recognition of the vital role of the youth in nation building and the role of education to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress, and promote total human liberation and development, the state shall promote national awareness on the role of natural resources in economic growth and the importance of environmental conservation and ecological balance towards sustained national development.R.A. 9512
R.A. 9509BARANGAY LIVELIHOOD AND SKILLS TRAINING ACT OF 2008August 12, 2008An Act establishing livelihood and skills training centers in fourth, fifth and sixth class municipalities, and for other purposesR.A. 9509
R.A. 9165COMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 2002June 07, 2002Specific Provisions: Article IV, Sections 42 to 45R.A. 9165
R.A. 9163NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM (NSTP) ACT OF 2001December 19, 2001AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM (NSTP) FOR TERTIARY LEVEL STUDENTS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7077 AND PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1706, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESR.A. 9163
R.A. 9155GOVERNANCE OF BASIC EDUCATION ACT OF 2001August 11, 2001AN ACT INSTITUTING A FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNANCE FOR BASIC EDUCATION, ESTABLISHING AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, RENAMING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS AS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESR.A. 9155
R.A. 8496PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL (PSHS) SYSTEM ACT OF 1997February 12, 1998The State shall give priority to Research and Development, invention, innovation, and their utilization; and to Science and Technology education, training and services. It shall support indigenous, appropriate, and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities, and their application to the country's productive systems and national life. To achieve these, the State hereby establishes a PSHS System that will assume a leadership role in secondary level science and technology education.R.A. 8496
R.A. 8525ADOPT-A-SCHOOL ACT OF 1998February 14, 1998It is the policy of the State to provide quality and relevant education to the Filipino youth and to encourage private initiative to support public education. Towards this end, the State shall institute programs to encourage private companies and enterprises to help in the upgrading and modernization of public schools in the country, particularly those in poverty-stricken provinces.R.A. 8525
R.A. 8545EXPANDED GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN PRIVATE EDUCATION ACTFebruary 24, 1998It is a declared policy of the State in conformity with the mandate of the Constitution, to promote and make quality education accessible to all Filipino citizens. The State also hereby recognizes the complementary roles of public and private educational institutions in the educational system and the invaluable contribution that the private schools have made and will make to education. For these purposes, the State shall provide the mechanisms to improve quality in private education by maximizing the use of existing resources of private education, recognizing in the process the government’s responsibility to provide basic elementary and secondary education, post-secondary vocational and technical education and higher education as having priority over its other functions.R.A. 8545
R.A. 8292AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE UNIFORM COMPOSITION AND POWERS OF THE GOVERNING BOARDS, THE MANNER OF APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF CHARTERED STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESJune 6, 1997It is the declared policy of the State to establish, maintain, and support a complete, adequate and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people society.R.A. 8292
R.A. 7796“Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994” or the “TESDA Act of 1994”.August 25, 1994The State shall encourage active participation of various concerned sectors, particularly private
enterprises, being direct participants in and immediate beneficiaries of a trained and skilled workforce, in providing technical education and skills development opportunities.
R.A. 7796
R.A. 7722AN ACT CREATING THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESMay 18, 1994The State shall protect, foster and promote the right of all citizens to affordable quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to ensure that education shall be accessible to all. The State shall likewise ensure and protect academic freedom and shall promote its exercise and observance for the continuing intellectual growth, the advancement of learning and research, the development of responsible and effective leadership, the education of high-level and middle-level professionals, and the enrichment of our historical and cultural heritage.R.A 7722
B.P. 232EDUCATION ACT OF 1982September 11, 1982It is the policy of the State to established and maintain a complete, adequate and integrated system of education relevant to the goals of national development. Toward this end, the government shall ensure, within the context of a free and democratic system, maximum contribution of the educational system to the attainment of the following national developmental goals:B.P. 232
R.A. 896ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ACT OF 1953June 20, 1953In pursuance of them of all schools expressed in section five, Article XIV of the Constitution, and as amplified by subsequent legislation, it shall be the main function of the elementary school to develop healthy citizens of good moral character, equipped with the knowledge, habits, and ideals needed for a happy and useful home and community life.
R.A. 896