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Republic Act Number (R.A No.)TitleDate EnactedObjectives/Salient ProvisionsTitle for Link Link
R.A. 1425AN ACT TO INCLUDE IN THE CURRICULA OF ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES COURSES ON THE LIFE WORKS AND WRITINGS OF JOSE RIZAL, PARTICULARLY HIS NOVELS NOLI ME TANGERE AND EL FILIBUSTERISMO, AUTHORIZING THE PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESJune 12, 1956R.A. 1425https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1956/06/12/republic-act-no-1425/
R.A. 4670MAGNA CARTA FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERSJune 18, 1966R.A. 4670http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/17081055!.pdf
R.A. 4723AN ACT GIVING IMPORTANCE TO THE TEACHING OF MUSIC IN THE CURRICULA OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORJune 18, 1966R.A. 4723https://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra1966/ra_4723_1966.html
R.A. 5447AN ACT CREATING A SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND TO BE CONSTITUTED FROM THE PROCEEDS OF AN ADDITIONAL REAL PROPERTY TAX AND CERTAIN PORTION OF THE TAXES ON VIRGINIA TYPE CIGARETTES AND DUTIES ON IMPORTED LEAF TOBACCO, DEFINING THE ACTIVITIES TO BE FINANCED, CREATING SCHOOL BOARDS FOR THE PURPOSE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORR.A. 5447https://lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra1968/ra_5447_1968.html
R.A. 6139AN ACT TO REGULATE TUITION AND OTHER SCHOOL FEES OF PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, PROVIDING FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF CONTROVERSIES THEREON AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESAugust 31, 1970R.A. 6139https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1974/05/11/presidential-decree-no-451-s-1974/
R.A. 6655FREE PUBLIC SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT OF 1988May 26, 1988R.A. 6655https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1988/05/26/republic-act-no-6655/
R.A. 6728GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN PRIVATE EDUCATION ACTJune 10, 1989R.A. 6728https://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_17/HB00244.pdf
R.A. 6972BARANGAY-LEVEL TOTAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ACTNovember 23, 1990R.A. 6972https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1990/11/23/republic-act-no-6972/
R.A. 7104COMMISSION ON THE FILIPINO LANGUAGE ACTR.A. 7104http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/99538546!.pdf
R.A. 7160LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991October 10, 1991Specific Provisions: Sections 13, 17, 98 to 101, & 235R.A. 7160http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/82027399!.pdf
R.A. 7165AN ACT CREATING THE LITERACY COORDINATING COUNCIL, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESNovember 25, 1991R.A. 7165http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/75106758!.pdf
R.A. 7277MAGNA CARTA FOR DISABLED PERSONSMarch 24, 1992Specific Provisions: Title II, Chapter II, Education from Sections 12 to 17R.A. 7277http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/74466662!.pdf
R.A. 7686DUAL TRAINING SYSTEM ACT OF 1994R.A. 7686https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1994/02/25/republic-act-no-7686/
R.A. 7743AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CONGRESSIONAL, CITY AND MUNICIPAL LIBRARIES AND BARANGAY READING CENTERS THROUGHOUT THE PHILIPPINES, APPROPRIATING THE NECESSARY FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESTo promote the moral and intellectual well-being of the people: elevate the literacy level of every Filipino to the end that illiteracy is eradicated by the end of the century; and recognize the vital role of knowledge and information in nation-building by establishing public libraries in every congressional district, city and municipality, and reading centers in every barangay throughout the Philippines.R.A. 7743http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/56885047!.pdf
R.A. 7784AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN TEACHER EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES BY ESTABLISHING CENTERS FOR EXCELLENCE, CREATING A TEACHER EDUCATION COUNCIL FOR THE PURPOSE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSESAugust 04, 1994R.A. 7784http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/58985256!.pdf
R.A. 7796TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1994R.A. 7796http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/33442891!.pdf
R.A. 7797AN ACT TO LENGTHEN THE SCHOOL CALENDAR FROM TWO HUNDRED (200) DAYS TO NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED TWENTY (220) CLASS DAYSAugust 25, 1994R.A. 7797https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1994/08/25/republic-act-no-7977/
R.A. 7798AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 25 OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 232, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE EDUCATION ACT OF 1982August 25, 1994R.A. 7798http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/112909986!.pdf
R.A. 7836PHILIPPINE TEACHERS PROFESSIONALIZATION ACT OF 1994December 16, 1994R.A. 7836https://www.prc.gov.ph/uploaded/documents/PROFESSIONAL%20TEACHERS-LAW1.PDF
R.A. 7880FAIR AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO EDUCATION ACTFebruary 20, 1995R.A. 7880http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/41743586!.pdf
R.A. 8190AN ACT GRANTING THE PRIORITY TO RESIDENTS OF THE BARANGAY, MUNICIPALITY OR CITY WHERE THE SCHOOL IS LOCATED IN THE APPOINTMENT OR ASSIGNMENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERSJune 11, 1996R.A. 8190http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/106579119!.pdf
R.A. 8371THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHTS ACT OF 1997Specific Provisions: Sections 27, 28, 30 & 46R.A. 8371http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/79576759!.pdf
R.A. 8491FLAG & HERALDIC CODE OF THE PHILIPPINESR.A. 8491http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/107599196!.pdf
R.A. 8492NATIONAL MUSEUM ACT OF 1998R.A. 8492http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010066.pdf
R.A. 8496PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL (PSHS) SYSTEM ACT OF 1997February 12, 1998R.A. 8496https://www.dbm.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/OPCCB/opif2009/dost-pshs.pdf
R.A. 8525ADOPT-A-SCHOOL ACT OF 1998February 14, 1998R.A. 8525https://lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra1998/ra_8525_1998.html
R.A. 8545EXPANDED GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN PRIVATE EDUCATION ACTFebruary 24, 1998R.A. 8545https://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_16/HB01188.pdf
R.A. 896ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ACT OF 1953June 20, 1953R.A. 896https://lawphil.net/executive/proc/proc2020/pdf/proc_896_2020.pdf
R.A. 9155GOVERNANCE OF BASIC EDUCATION ACT OF 2001August 11, 2001R.A. 9155https://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_16/HB02135.pdf
R.A. 9163NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM (NSTP) ACT OF 2001R.A. 9163https://nstp.upd.edu.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Republic-Act.-No-9163-NSTP-Act-2001.pdf
R.A. 9165COMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 2002June 07, 2002Specific Provisions: Article IV, Sections 42 to 45R.A. 9165http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/81856680!.pdf
R.A. 9509BARANGAY LIVELIHOOD AND SKILLS TRAINING ACT OF 2008R.A. 9509https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2008/10/21/republic-act-no-9509/
R.A. 9512ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND EDUCATION ACT OF 2008December 12, 2008R.A. 9512http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%209512.pdf
R.A. 10066NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE ACT OF 2009R.A. 10066http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010066.pdf
R.A. 10086STRENGTHENING PEOPLES’NATIONALISM THROUGH PHILIPPINE HISTORY ACTR.A. 10086http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010086.pdf
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, 2010R.A. 10122http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010122.pdf
R.A. 10157KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION ACTJanuary 20, 2012R.A. 10157http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010157.pdf
R.A. 10410EARLY YEARS ACTMarch 26, 2013R.A. 10410https://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_17/HB08318.pdf
R.A. 10533ENHANCED BASIC EDUCATION ACT OF 2013May 15, 2013R.A. 10533http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010533.pdf
R.A. 10556An Act Declaring Every 27th Day of November as “Araw ng Pagbasa”. A Regular Working HolidayThe 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. 10556https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/05/15/republic-act-no-10556/
R.A. 10618RURAL FARM SCHOOLS ACTSeptember 03, 2013R.A. 10618http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/1971916844!.pdf
R.A. 10627ANTI-BULLYING ACT OF 2013September 12, 2013R.A. 10627http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/2931025910!.pdf
R.A. 10647LADDERIZED EDUCATION ACT OF 2014R.A. 10647http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/2506521574!.pdf
R.A. 10648ISKOLAR NG BAYAN ACT OF 2014R.A. 10648https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2014/11/27/republic-act-no-10648/
R.A. 10650OPEN DISTANCE LEARNING ACTR.A. 10650http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010650.pdf
R.A. 10665OPEN HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM ACTJuly 09, 2015R.A. 10665http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010665.pdf
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. 10679https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2015/08/27/republic-act-no-10679/
R.A. 10743NATIONAL TEACHERS’ DAY ACTJanuary 29, 2016R.A. 10743http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010743.pdf
R.A. 10871BASIC LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING IN SCHOOLS ACTJuly 17, 2016R.A. 10871http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010871.pdf
R.A. 10922An Act Declaring the Second Week of November of Every Year as Economic and Financial Literacy WeekThe 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. 10922http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2010922.pdf
R.A. 11037MASUSTANSYANG PAGKAIN PARA SA BATANG PILIPINO ACT (NATIONAL FEEDING PROGRAM)June 20, 2018R.A. 11037https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2018/06jun/20180620-RA-11037-RRD.pdf
R.A. 11168AN ACT ALLOWING HOME ECONOMICS GRADUATES TO TEACH HOME ECONOMICS-RELATED TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL SUBJECTS IN ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, RESPECTIVELY, CONSISTENT WITH SECTION 8 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10533 OR THE ENHANCED BASIC EDUCATION ACT OF 2013January 03, 2019R.A. 11168http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2011168.pdf
R.A. 11194GABALDON SCHOOL BUILDINGS CONSERVATION ACTJanuary 18, 2019R.A. 11194http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/republic_acts/ra%2011194.pdf
R.A. 11206SECONDARY SCHOOL CAREER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING ACTFebruary 14, 2019R.A. 11206https://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB06154.pdf
R.A. 11314STUDENT FARE DISCOUNT ACTApril 17, 2019R.A. 11314https://www.bir.gov.ph/images/bir_files/internal_communications_2/RMCs/RMC%20Full%20Text%202019/20190417-RA-11314-RRD_RMC%2087-2019_copy.pdf
R.A. 11358NATIONAL VISION SCREENING ACTJuly 31, 2019R.A. 11358https://www.bir.gov.ph/images/bir_files/internal_communications_2/RMCs/RMC%20Full%20Text%202019/RA%20No11358.pdf
R.A. 11369NATIONAL STUDENTS’ DAY ACTAugust 08, 2019R.A. 11369https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2019/08/08/republic-act-no-11369/
R.A. 11394MANDATORY PROVISION OF NEUTRAL DESKS IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ACTAugust 22, 2019R.A. 11394https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2019/08aug/20190822-RA-11394-RRD.pdf
R.A. 11470An Act Creating and Establishing the National Academy of Sports and Providing Funds ThereforThis 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. 11470https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/06/09/republic-act-no-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 PurposesGood Manners and Right Conduct and Values Education shall replace the existing Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao curriculum and be institutionalized.R.A. 11476https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/06/25/republic-act-no-11476/
R.A. 11480An Act Amending Section 3 of Republic Act No. 7797, Otherwise Known as “An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) Days to Not More Than Two Hundred Twenty (220) Class Days”In 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. 11480https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/07jul/20200717-RA-11480-RRD.pdf
B.P. 232EDUCATION ACT OF 1982September 11, 1982B.P. 232http://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/57955154!.pdf