Category Archives: Laws

Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042 An act to institute the policies of overseas employment and establish a higher standard of protection and promotion of the welfare of migrant workers, their families and overseas Filipinos in distress, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: […]

Domestic Shipping Development Act of 2004

AN ACT PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHILIPPINE DOMESTIC SHIPPING, SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR AND SHIP BREAKING, ORDAINING REFORMS IN GOVERNMENT POLICIES TOWARDS SHIPPING IN THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 1. Short Title. – This […]

The Salvage Law

SECTION 1. When in case of shipwreck, the vessel or its cargo shall be beyond the control of the crew, or shall have been abandoned by them, and picked up and conveyed to a safe place by other persons, the latter shall be entitled to a reward for the salvage. Those who, not being included […]

Civil Code – Common Carriers

SECTION 4 Common Carriers SUBSECTION 1. General Provisions Article 1732. Common carriers are persons, corporations, firms or associations engaged in the business of carrying or transporting passengers or goods or both, by land, water, or air, for compensation, offering their services to the public. Article 1733. Common carriers, from the nature of their business and […]

Code of Commerce-Commercial Contracts for Transportation

TITLE VII – COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS FOR TRANSPORTATION ARTICLE 349.    A contract of transportation by land or water ways of any kind shall be considered commercial: 1.    When it has for its object merchandise or any article of commerce. 2.    When, whatever its object may be, the carrier is a merchant or is habitually engaged    […]

Commonwealth Act No. 65

IN ACT TO DECLARE THAT PUBLIC ACT NUMBERED FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-ONE, KNOWN AS “CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT,” ENACTED BY THE SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, BE ACCEPTED, AS IT IS HEREBY ACCEPTED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WHEREAS, the 74th Congress of the United States enacted Public Act No. 521, entitled Carriage […]

Administrative Order No. 29

MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES NAMING THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, Presidential Decree No. 1599 (1978) established the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines extending to a distance of two hundred nautical miles from the baselines of the Philippine archipelago; […]

1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines

PREAMBLE We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under […]

Republic Act No. 3046 (as amended by RA 5446)

AN ACT DEFINE THE BASELINES OF THE TERRITORIAL SEA OF THE PHILIPPINES. WHEREAS, the Constitution of the Philippines describes the national territory as comprising all the territory ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Paris concluded between the United States and Spain on December 10, 1898, the limits of which are set forth […]