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Archive for August, 2009

Republic Act No. 9711 – FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ACT OF 2009

This law strengthens the regulatory capacity of the current Bureau of Food and Drugs in order to address the agency’s lack of technical capability, manpower and resources.

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Republic Act No. 9710 – MAGNA CARTA OF WOMEN

This law provides the necessary mechanisms to enforce and guarantee the realization of women’s rights as well as adopt and undertake steps to include temporary special measures which encompass a wide variety of legislative, executive, administrative and other regulatory instruments, policies and practices aimed at accelerating the equal participation of women in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.

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Republic Act No. 9709 – UNIVERSAL NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING AND INTERVENTION ACT OF 2009

This law provides mandatory hearing loss screening to infants in order to promote the early diagnosis and intervention of congenital hearing loss and prevent the morbidity caused by the late detection and rehabilitation of the same.

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