Table A: National Laws
No. | Title | Salient Features |
Republic Act No. 8172 | An Act for Salt Iodization Nationwide (ASIN) | It is hereby declared the policy of the State to protect and promote the health of the people, to maintain an effective food regulatory system, and to provide the entire population especially women and children with proper nutrition. For this purpose, the State shall promote the nutritional fortification of food to combat micronutrient malnutrition as a priority health program for the nation. |
Republic Act No. 8048 | Coconut Preservation Act of 1995 | Considering the importance of the coconut industry in nation building being one of the principal industries ...view middle of the document...
Republic Act No. 7907 | Amendment to the Agrarian reform Code | This Act amends the Republic Act No. 3844 in several sections; the government through its Presidential Agrarian reform Council (PARC) shall provide funds to pay all bonds and other obligations incurred by the Bank of the Philippines as compensation to the landowners (sect. 2). Section 4 of the Act relates to the capital stock of the bank whereas there are also provisions relating to the membership of the board of directors (sect. 5). |
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7900 | High-Value Crops Development Act of 1995 | It is hereby declared the policy of the State to accelerate the growth and development of agriculture in general, enhance productivity and incomes of farmers and the rural population, improve investment climate, competencies and efficiency of agribusiness and develop high-value crops as export crops that will significantly augment the foreign exchange earnings of the country, through an all-out promotion of the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of high-value crops in suitable areas of the country.The State shall be guided by the principles that land has a social function and land ownership has a social responsibility. As such, owners and lessees of agricultural land, being stewards, have the obligation to cultivate the lands they own or lease and make the land economically productive on a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. The State has the right to expropriate lands not utilized for the benefit of the community and the country as a whole. |
Republic Act 7611 | Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act | It shall support and promote the sustainable development goals for the provinces through proper conservation, utilization and development of natural resources to provide optimum yields on a continuing basis. With specific reference to forest resources, the State shall pursue and implement forest conservation and protection through the imposition of a total commercial logging ban as hereinafter provided. It shall also adopt the necessary measures leading to the creation of institutional machinery including among others, fiscal and financial programs to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of environmental plans, programs and projects. |
Republic Act No. 7586 | National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 1992 | Cognizant of the profound impact of man's activities on all components of the natural environment particularly the effect of increasing population, resource exploitation and industrial advancement and recognizing the critical importance of protecting and maintaining the natural biological and physical diversities of the environment notably on areas with biologically unique features to sustain human life and development, as well as plant and animal life, it is hereby declared the policy of the State to secure for the Filipino people of present and future generations the perpetual existence of all native plants...