INFOGRAPHIC: Approved bills that lapsed into law

Section 27 Article VI of the 1987 Constitution stipulates that to become laws, enrolled bills or those passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate are submitted first to the President for his approval and signature.

Section 27 Article VI of the 1987 Constitution stipulates that to become laws, enrolled bills or those passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate are submitted first to the President for his approval and signature. The President’s veto should be expressed within 30 days after the receipt of the Congress’ final version; otherwise, the bill automatically becomes a law.

Below are new legislations that were forwarded to Malacañan before the end of former President Benigno Aquino III’s term. Pursuant to the Constitution, they have lapsed into law, have been published and will be effective this August 16:

Other laws to be effective on August 16 are:

  • RA 10882: AFP Derivative Retirement Pension for Children/ Survivors Act of 2016
  • RA 10911: An Act Amending Certain Provisions of RA 9547, otherwise known as “An Act Strengthening and Expanding the Coverage of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES), Amending for the Purpose Provisions of RA 7323, Otherwise known as the Special Program for Employment of Students
  • RA 10871: Basic Life Support Training In Schools Act
  • RA 10908: Integrated History Act of 2016
  • RA 10905: Closed Caption Law
  • RA 10922: Economic and Financial Literacy Act
  • RA 10906: Anti-Mail Order Spouse Act

Meanwhile, there are also new laws that have established schools (9) and tourism development areas (1), created an additional regional trial court (1) and granted Philippine citizenship (1) andfranchises to TV and radio networks (7), telecommunications companies (8), energy companies(4), and an airline company (1).