Types of Legislation
Since 1900, statutes have been enacted with the following titles:
During Martial Law, both President Marcos and the Batasang Pambansa (Parliament) issued laws at the same time - there were 2034 Presidential Decrees by President Marcos (1972-1985) and 884 Batas Pambansa by the Philippine Parliament.
In addition, the Philippines also has approximately 27 Codes in force - these are either enacted as legislation or issued by Executive Order or Presidential Decree. The Codes are:
Finding Philippines Legislation
The official languages of the Philippines are English and Filipino.
Statutes are available online in English on:
Legislative power is vested in the bicameral Congress of the Philippines, which comprises the Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislature promulgates statutes.
A brief history of the Philippine legislature is available at the House of Representative website.
A useful explanation of the Legislative Process: How a Bill becomes a Law, is available on the House of Representatives website.
Bills and Resolutions
The House of Representatives website includes:
The Senate website (under maintenance) includes: