19th Congress

18th Congress

17th Congress

16th Congress


  4. Philippine Maritime Zone
  5. Archipelagic Sea Lanes
  6. Bangsamoro Basic Law
  7. Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
  8. Freedom of Information Act
  9. Delineation of Forest Limits
  10. Amendments to the BOT Law re: PPP Projects
  11. National Land Use Act (NLUA)
  12. Magna Carta of the Poor
  13. Amendments to BSP Charter
  14. Whistle Blowers Act
  15. Amendments to Witness Protection Program
  16. Land Administration Reform Act (LARA)
  17. Fiscal Incentives Rationalization Act
  18. Rationalization of the Mining Fiscal Regime
  19. Water Sector Reform Act

[1] There being no formal LEDAC meeting, the Common Legislative Agenda for the 16th Congress is a list of matched priority measures of the Executive and Legislative


15th Congress
(July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013)

  1. Republic Act (RA) 10149 or “An Act to Promote Financial Viability and Fiscal Discipline in Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations and to Strengthen the Role of the State in its Governance and Management to make Them More Responsive to the Needs of Public Interest and for Other Purposes” or GOCC Governance and Management Law (enacted on 6 June 2011 and took effect on June 29, 2011)
  1. RA 10150 or “An Act Extending the Implementation of the Lifeline Rate, Amending for the Purpose Section 73 of RA 9136, Otherwise known as the ‘Electric Industry Reform Act of 2011” or Lifeline Rate Extension (one of the proposed amendments to EPIRA) (enacted on June 21, 2011 and took effect on July 11, 2011) (N.B. On further amendments to EPIRA, proposed bills are pending in the respective Committees of both Houses)
  1. RA 10151 or “An Act Allowing the Employment of Night Workers, Thereby Repealing Articles 130 and 131 of Presidential Decree 442, as amended, Otherwise Known as The Labor Code of the Philippines” (enacted on 21 June 2011 and took effect on July 11, 2011)
  1. RA 10153 or “An Act Providing for the Synchronization of the Elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) with the National and Local Elections and for Other Purposes” or the Law Synchronizing ARMM Regular Elections with the National Elections (enacted on 30 June 2011 and took effect on July 30, 2011)
  1. RA 10157 or “An Act Institutionalizing the Kindergarten Education into the Basic Education System and Appropriating Funds Therefor” (a acomponent of the K to 12 education program) (enacted on January 20, 2012 and took effect on February 14, 2012). RA 10533, or 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 (enacted on May 15, 2013)
  1. RA 10167 or “An Act to Further Strengthen the Anti-Money Laudering Law, Amending for the Purpose Sections 10 and 11 of RA 9160, otherwise Known as the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2011, as amended, and for Other Purposes” (enacted on 18 June 2012 and took effect on July 6, 2012).RA 10168 or “An Act Defining the Crime of Financing Terrorism, Providing Penalties Therefor and for Other Purposes” (enacted on 6 June 2012 and took effect on July 6, 2012)RA 10365 or “An Act Further Strengthening the Anti-Money Laundering Act” (enacted on February 15, 2013 and took effect on March 7, 2013)
  1. RA 10173 or “An Act Protecting Individual Personal Information and Communications System in the Government and the Private Sector, Creating for this Purpose a National Privacy Commission, and for Other Purposes” or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (enacted on 15 August 2012 and took effect on September 8, 2012)
  1. RA 10344 or “An Act Penalizing the Unauthorized Taking, Stealing, Keeping or Tampering of Government Risk Reduction and Preparedness Equipment, Accessories and Similar Facilities” or the Anti-Pilferage Act of Risk Reduction and Preparedness Equipment (enacted on December 4, 2012 and took effect on December 27, 2012)
  1. RA 10349 or “An Act Amending RA 7898, Establishing the Revised AFP Modernization Program and for Other Purposes” (enacted on December 11, 2012 and took effect on December 29, 2012)
  1. RA 10351 or “An Act Restructuring the Excise Tax on Alcohol and Other Tobacco Products by Amending Sections 141,142,143,145,8,131, and 288 of RA 8424, otherwise Known as the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as Amended by RA 9334, and for Other Purposes” or Restructuring the Excise Tax on Alcohol and Tobacco Products (enacted on December 19, 2012 and took effect on January 5, 2013)
  1. RA 10354 or “An Act Providing for a National Policy on Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health” (enacted on December 21, 2012 and took effect on January 17, 2013)
  1. RA 10361 or “An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers”(enacted on January 18, 2013 and took effect on February 9, 2013)
  1. RA 10390 or An Act Amending RA 7306, Entitled “An Act Providing for the Establishment of the People’s Television Network, Incorporated, Defining Its Powers and Functions, Providing for Its Sources of Funding and for Other Purposes(enacted on March 14, 2013 and took effect on April 6, 2013)
  1. RA 10531, or 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” (enacted on May 7, 2013)
  1. RA 10606. or The National Health Insurance Act of 2013 (enacted on June 19, 2013)
  1. RA 10612, or An Act Expanding the Coverage of the Science and Technology (S&T) Scholarship Program and Strengthening the Teaching of Science and Mathematics in Secondary Schools and for Other Purposes. (enacted on August 23, 2013)
  1. RA 10625, otherwise known as The Philippine Statistical System Act of 2013 (enacted on September 12, 2013)
  1. Land Administration Reform
  2. Amendments to the Government Procurement Reform Law
  3. Amendments to RA 9372 (Human Security Act)
  4. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  5. Reorganizing the National Food Authority (NFA)
  6. Granting Broader Protection for Consumers
  7. Amending RA 7279 (Twenty Percent Balanced Housing)
  8. Rationalization of Fiscal Incentives
  9. Anti-Trust Act
  10. Amending the BOT Law
  11. Designating Archipelagic Sea Lanes
  12. Defining Maritime Zones of the Philippines
  13. Witness Protection
  14. Whistleblowers Act
  15. National Defense and Security Act
  16. National Land Use Act
  17. Rationalizing the Economic Regulation of Water Utilities
  18. Delineating the Specific Forest Limits of the Public Domain


14th Congress
(July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2010)

  1. UP Charter (RA 9500)
  2. Creation of the Civil Aviation Authority (RA 9497)
  3. Affordable, Quality Medicine (RA 9502)
  4. National Budget Bill (RA 9498/RA 9524)
  5. Simplified Net Income Taxation (SNITS) (RA 9504)
  6. Credit Information System (RA 9509)
  7. Establishment of the Personal Equity and Retirement Acct (PERA) (RA 9505)
  8. National Tourism Policy (RA 9593)
  9. Renewable Energy (RA 9513)
  10. Stiffer Penalties For Illegal Possession And Manufacture Of Explosives (RA 9516)
  11. Amendments to the Customs Brokers Law
  12. Japan-Phil Econ Partnership Agreement (JPEPA)
  13. National Strategy to Conserve Resources and Help Arrest Climate Change
  14. Rationalization of Fiscal Incentives
  15. Rationalization of Fiscal Incentives
  16. Amendments to EPIRA Law to Allow More Access and Competition
  17. Long-Term Care for Senior Citizens
  18. Poll Watchdog Fund
  19. Stiffer penalties for election violence
  20. Farmland as Loan Collateral
  21. Land Use Act
  22. Anti-Trust/Anti-Cartel
  23. Promotion Of IT Entrepreneurial Ventures
  24. Long-Term Care For Senior Citizens
  25. Reversal Of Devolution Of Hospitals
  26. Poll Watchdogs Fund
  27. Stiffer Penalties For Electoral Violence
  28. Review Of The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (Carl)
  29. Review Of The Agriculture And Fisheries Modernization Act (Afma)
  30. Review Of The Agri-Agra Law
  31. Witness Protection
  32. Special Courts For Speedy Administration Of Justice
  33. Stiffer Penalties For Political Killings
  34. Harshest Penalties For Rogues In Uniform
  35. Review Of The Juvenile Justice And Welfare Act
  36. Amnesty Proclamation


13th Congress
(July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2007)

  1. Setting the Date of the ARMM Elections (RA 9333)
  2. Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco Tax (RA 9334)
  3. Performance Accountability/Lateral Attrition (RA 9335)
  4. General Appropriations Act of 2005 (RA 9336)
  5. VAT Reform Law (RA 9337)
  6. Resetting Barangay Elections (RA 9340)
  7. Rental Reform Act (RA 9341)
  8. Amending the SPV Law (RA 9343)
  9. Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (RA 9344)
  10. Extending the ACEF (RA 9496)
  11. Barangay and SK Elections (RA 9144)
  12. Anti-Terrorism Act (RA 9372)
  13. Policy Environment for Tourism Development (RA 9593)
  14. Personal Equity and Retirement Account (RA 9505)
  15. Credit Information Bureau System (RA 9509)
  16. Lending Investors Act (RA 9474)
  17. Automated Election System (RA 9369)
  18. Tax relief for Low Income Earners (RA 9404)
  19. General Appropriations Act of 2006
  20. BCDA/Ecozones Incentives (RA 9400)
  21. GAA 2007 (RA 9401)
  22. PAGCOR Charter (RA 9487)
  23. Bioethanol Bill (RA 9367)
  24. General Tax Amnesty with Submission of SAL (RA 9480)
  25. Renewable Energy Bill (RA 9513)
  26. Amendments to the UP Charter (RA 9500)
  27. Compensation to Human Rights Victims
  28. Amendments to the Ombudsman Charter
  29. Whistleblowers Protection Act
  30. UN Convention Against Corruption
  31. Political Party Development Act
  32. Alternative Fuels Utilization Act
  33. Strengthening the Power fm the SBMA and the CDC
  34. Rationalization of Fiscal Incentives
  35. Anti-Smuggling Act
  36. Amending the BSP Charter
  37. Pre-Need Code
  38. Simplified Net Income Tax System
  39. Convening Congress as a Constituent Assembly
  40. Regulation of BillBoards
  41. PNCC Franchise
  42. Witness Protection
  43. Judicial Modernization Bill
  44. National Land Use Policy
  45. Land Administration Reform
  46. Idle Land Tax
  47. Health Sector Reform Implementation Act
  48. Hospital Corporatization
  49. Amending BFAD Regulatory Mandates
  50. Amendments to the Ombudsman Act (R.A. 6770) re: requiring the creation of an investigation (case build-up) unit that would include not only graft cases but also lifestyle check/creation of a new institution patterned after the ICAC
  51. Amendments to R.A. 6770 by allowing the Office of the Ombudsman to hire private prosecutors to litigate before the Sandiganbayan
  52. Amendments to R.A. 1379 (to be patterned after the US RICO law by integrating attachment proceedings with the filing of lifestyle check cases)
  53. Amendments to R.A. 3019 and R.A. 6713 increasing the penalties
  54. Requiring waiver of secrecy of bank deposits of officials charged with corruption (after finding of probable cause by OMB)
  55. Gross Income Taxation
  56. Increase Excise Tax on Petroleum Products
  57. Franchise Tax on Telecommunications
  58. Two-Step Increase in VAT Rate
  59. Fiscal Responsibility Bill
  60. Omnibus Reengineering Law
  61. Rationalize existing pension/retirement schemes of all uniformed personnel and veterans
  62. Remove automatic guarantee provisions in certain GOCCs
  63. Amendments to the Corporation Code
  64. Corporate Recovery
  65. Revitalize the mining industry
  66. Declare Subic and Clark as logistics hubs
  67. Declare Southern Mindanao as Halal food production area
  68. Declare Palawan as an eco-tourism zone
  69. Standardization of day care instruction to provide appropriate early childhood education
  70. Amendments to Magna Carta for Public School Teachers
  71. Amendments to RA 7880 (Roxas Law) or the Fair and Equitable Allocation of the DECS’ Budget for Capital Outlay
  72. Removal of election duties from teachers
  73. Amendments of education provisions in Local Government Code
  74. Upgrading the Madrasah Education
  75. Inclusion of mandatory air-time allocation for educational instruction for elementary, high school and college for all radio and television franchises
  76. Making certification of 29 priority occupations mandatory
  77. Allowing TESDA schools to use income generated from the production projects
  78. Institutionalization of night classes
  79. Natural Gas Bill
  80. LPG Bill
  81. Alternative Fuels Utilization Bill


12th Congress
(July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2004)

  1. Establishing the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (RA 9505)
  2. Power Sector Reform Bill (RA 9126)
  3. Shift to Customs Valuation (RA 9135)
  4. New ARMM Bill (RA 9054)
  5. Optimum Revenue Collection Bill (RA 9285)
  6. Upgrading the Court of Tax Appeals (RA 9282)
  7. Anti-Terrorism Act (RA 9372)
  8. Free Patents Law (RA 9176)
  9. General Appropriations Act of 2002 (RA 9162)
  10. Anti-Money Laundering Act (RA 9160)
  11. Revised Investment Company Act
  12. Absentee Voting (RA 9189)
  13. Amendments to Rent Control Law (RA 9161)
  14. Government Procurement Act (RA 9184)
  15. Securitization Act (RA 9267)
  16. Special Purpose Vehicle (RA 9182)
  17. Indexation of Sin Taxes (RA 9334)
  18. Plant Variety Registration and Protection Act (RA 9168)
  19. Amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 (RA 9165)
  20. Magna Carta for Countryside and Barangay Enterprises (RA 9178)
  21. Removal of DST on Secondary Trading Transactions (RA 9423)
  22. Increase in the Rate of Base Pay of AFP Personnel (RA 91266)
  23. Amendments to the PDIC Charter (RA 9302)
  24. Declaring Eidul Fitr as a National Celebration (RA 9177)
  25. Electoral Reforms (Fair Elections Law RA 9006)
  26. Dual Citizenship Law (RA 9225)
  27. Barangay and SK Elections (RA 9164)
  28. Amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Law (RA 9194)
  29. General Appropriations act of 2003 (RA 9206)
  30. Anti-Trafficking in Minors and Women (RA 9208)
  31. Rationalizing Compensation in the Judiciary (RA 9227)
  32. Quarantine Program for SARS Prevention (RA 9271)
  33. Rationalization of Excise Tax on Automobiles (RA 9224)
  34. Optical Media Act (RA 9239)
  35. Clean Water Act (RA 9275)
  36. Use of Tropical Fiber (RA 9242)
  37. Rationalization of Fiscal Incentives
  38. Amendments to the New Central Bank Act
  39. Amendments to the Securities and Regulations Code
  40. Restructuring the Tax System towards a lower tax on gross income
  41. Convergence Telecommunication Service Law
  42. Amendments to the Ombudsman Charter
  43. Internet Privacy and Security
  44. TRANSCO Franchise
  45. Department of Information Technology and Communications
  46. Amendments to the Local Government Code
  47. Concurrence in the UN Convention on Transnational Crimes
  48. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  49. Corporate Recovery Act
  50. Philippine Railways Modernization Act
  51. Plating One Billion Trees Nationwide
  52. Farm Land as Loan Collateral
  53. Amendments to the Civil Service Act
  54. Compensation to Human Rights Victims
  55. National Revenue Administration Act
  56. National Landmark Conservation Bill


11th Congress
(July 1, 1998 – June 30, 2001)

  1. Amendments to the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995 (RA 8746)
  2. Philippine Readiness and Disclosure Act (Y2K Bill) (RA 8747)
  3. ARMM Elections Postponement (RA 8748)
  4. The Clean Air Act of 1999 (RA 8749)
  5. Seat Belts Use Act of 1999 (RA 8750)
  6. Providing Mechanisms for Countervailing Duties on Imported Products (RA 8751)
  7. Providing the Rules for the Imposition of an Anti-Dumping Duty (RA 8752)
  8. Resetting the ARMM Elections (RA 8753)
  9. Incentives to Multinational Companies Establishing Headquarters in the Country (RA 8756)
  10. Extending the Life of APT-COP (RA 8758)
  11. Establishment of the Public Employment Service Office (RA 8759)
  12. General Appropriations Act of 2000 (RA 8760)
  13. Suspension of VAT on Banks, Non-Banks Financial Intermediaries and Professionals (RA 8761)
  14. Retail Trade Liberalization Act of 2000 (RA 8762)
  15. Home Guaranty Act of 2000 (RA 8763)
  16. General Banking Law of 2000 (RA 8791)
  17. Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 (RA 8792)
  18. Road User’s Tax (RA 8794)
  19. Securities Regulation and Enforcement Act (RA 8799)
  20. Safeguard Measures Against Import Surge (RA 8800)
  21. Acquisition of Right-of-Way for Infrastructure Projects (RA 8974)
  22. Reprieve from court order TROs on Government Projects (RA 8975)
  23. Concurrence to the General Amnesty Proclamation
  24. PNP Devolution to LGUs
  25. Power Sector Reform Act
  26. Anti-Racketeering Act
  27. New Central Bank Act
  28. Pre-Need Plans Code


10th Congress
(July 1, 1995 – June 30, 1998)

1. An Act Extending the Life of COP/APT (RA 7886)
2. An Act Promoting the Production, Processing, and Distribution of High Value Crops (RA 7900)
3. An Act Regulating the Organization and Operation of Thrift Banks (RA7906)
4. An Act Srengthening the Land Bank of the Philippines (RA7907)
5. An Act Extending the Tax Exemption on Capital Equipment of BOT Registered Enterprises (RA 7918)
6. An Act Instituting Policies of Overseas Employment and Establishing a Higher Standard of Protection and Promotion of the Welfare of Migrant Workers, Their Families and Overseas Filipinos in Distress (RA 8042)
7. An Act to Address the National Water Crisis and for Other Purposes (RA 8043)
8. An Act Amending Section 27 of RA 7166, Entitled “An Act Providing for Synchronized National and Local Elections and for Electoral Reforms, Authorizing Appropriations Therefor, and for Other Purposes” (RA 8045)
9. An Act Authorizing the Commission on Elections to Conduct a Nationwide Demonstration of a Computerized Election System and Pilot Test it in the March 1996 Elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and for Other Purposes (RA 8046)
10. An Act Providing for the Regulation of the Cutting of Coconut Trees, Its Replenishment, Providing Penalties Therefor and for Other Purposes (RA 8048)
11. An Act Granting All Citizens Arms Equal Opportunity to be Accredited by the COMELEC (RA 8173)
12. Changing the date of Election for the Elective Officials of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao to September 09, 1996 and on the Second Monday of March Every Three Years Thereafter (RA 8176)
13. Agricultural Tarrification Act (RA 8178)
14. Amendments to the Foreign Incentives Act (RA 8179)
15. Repealing the Uniform Currency Act (RA 8183)
16. Excise Tax on Petroleum Products (RA 8184)
17. Reforms in Excise Taxation (RA 8240)
18. An Act Strengthening the Science and Technology Program of the Government (RA 8248)
19. Magna Carta for Small Enterprises (RA 8289)
20. The Intellectual Property Code (RA 8293)
21. Investment Houses Law (RA 8366)
22. Revised Non-Stock Savings and Loan Association (RA 8367)
23. General Appropriation Act (RA 8250)
24. Comprehensive Tax Reform Package (RA 8424)
25. Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (RA 8435)
26. Rent Control Law (RA 8437)
27. Law on Lethal Injection (RA 8177)
28. Penalty for Wage Adjustment Violations (RA 8188)
29. System of Continuing Voters’ Registration (RA 8189)
30. An Act further Defining the Jurisdiction of the Sandiganbayan (RA 8249)
31. An Act Expanding the Definition of the Crime of Rape (RA 8353)
32. Lowering the Stiff Penalties for Illegal Possession of Firearms (RA 8294)
33. Automated Election System (RA 8436)
34. Paternity Leave Law (RA 8187)
35. Control of Diabetes Mellitus (RA 8191)
36. Counterfeit Drug Law (RA 8203)
37. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Law (RA 8292)
38. Social Security Law (RA 8291)
39. Anti-Squatting Law (RA 8368)
40. An Act Establishing Family Courts (RA 8396)
41. An Act to Recognize, Protect, and Promote the Rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous People (RA 8371)
42. Anti-Poverty Law (RA 8425)
43. Cordillera Autonomous Region (RA 8438)
44. Oil Industry Deregulation (RA 8180)
45. Optimizing the Use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) Funds (RA 8182)
46. Officer Grade Distribution in the AFP (RA 8186)
47. Creation of Chief and Master Seargeant Ranks (RA 8220)
48. Irrigation Crisis bill
49. Shift in Customs Valuation from HCV bill
50. Anti-Private Armies bill
51. Amendments to the E-VAT
52. Jewelry Manufacturing Industry
53. Amendments to the Condominium Law
54. Investments Liberalization Measures
55. Amending the Retail Trade Law
56. Repealing the Financing Company Act
57. Amending the Revised Securities Act
58. Amendment to the Foreign Borrowing Act
59. Anti-Trust/Anti-Monopolies/ERAPs
60. Anti-Terrorism/Crime Control Act
61. PNP Reform bill (Amending RA 6975)
62. Magna Carta for Science and Technology
63. Anti-Racketeering bill
64. Safeguard Measures in the Increase of Importation of Goods
65. Regional Headquarters bill
66. Amendments to the 1960 Investment Company Act
67. Repeal of 1969 Financing Company Act
68. Increasing Agrarian Reform Fund
69. Securities Regulation and Enforcement Act
70. PNP Modenization Act
71. Amendment to the Government Auditing Code of the Philippines