Laws

Relevant Legislation
Republic Act 9054 (Expanded Organic Act) - Amends Republic Act 6734 or the ARMM Organic Act.
  • Section 6 concerns with Filipino and Islamic Values perpetuated in its education policies but with due respect to others' beliefs and customs.
  • Section 15 recognizes the fundamental rights and duties of the people in the autonomous region are those defined in the Constitution and this Organic Act, the Geneva Convention, the United Nations Charter, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Communities, the International Declaration on Human Rights, as well as those prescribed in all the laws, practices, and principles binding upon members of the community of nations.
  • Other relevant education provisions include Sections under Article XIV on Education, Science and Technology, Arts, and Sports
Republic Act 9155 (Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001) - Institutes a framework of basic education governance, authority and accountability and renames DECS. (Implementing Rules and Regulations here ...)

Republic Act 10157 (Kinder Garten Act of 2012) - The declared policy is "to provide equal opportunities for all children to avail of accessible mandatory and compulsory kindergarten education that effectively promotes physical, social, intellectual, emotional and skills stimulation and values formation to sufficiently prepare them for formal elementary schooling. This Act shall apply to elementary school system being the first stage of compulsory and mandatory formal education. Thus, kindergarten will now be an integral part of the basic education system of the country."

Republic Act 7798 - Amending Section 25 of Batas Pambansa Bilang 232, otherwise known as the Education Act of 1982"
  • All schools shall be established in accordance with law.The establishment of new national schools and the conversion of existing schools from elementary to national secondary schools or from secondary to national secondary or tertiary schools shall be by law: Provided, That any private school proposed to be established must incorporate as either a non-stock or a stock educational corporation in accordance with the provisions of the Corporation Code of the Philippines.This requirement to incorporate may be waived in the case of family-administered pre-school institutions.
  • That the minimum paid-up capital for stock educational institutions for those engaged in elementary education shall not be less than One million pesos (P1,000,000.00); not less than Two million five hundred thousand pesos (P2,500,000.00) for those offering both elementary and secondary education; and not less than Five million pesos (P5,000,000.00) for those offering elementary, secondary and tertiary and postgraduate courses, except existing educational institutions organized as stock corporations which may retain their original capitalization.chan robles virtual law library 
Batas Pambansa Bilang 232 (Education Act of 1982) - An Act providing for the establishment and maintenance of an integrated system of education.

Muslim Mindanao Acts
MMA Act No. 286 - An Act Repealing Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act Numbered 174 and for other purposes

MMA Act No. 280 - An Act providing for the Gender and Development Code of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and for other purposes

MMA Act No. 279 - An Act Providing for a System of Basic Education for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, amending Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act Numbered Fourteen therefor, and for other purposes

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