April 06, 2010
AN ACT DECLARING MAY 7 OF EVERY YEAR AS "HEALTH WORKERS'DAY'
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. This Act shall be known as the "Health Workers' Day Act".
SEC. 2. May 7 of every year is hereby declared as a special working holiday to be known as "Health Workers' Day" to give due recognition to the important role and contributions of the health workers who provide vital health services to our people and to promote their rights and welfare and enhance their sense of worth and dignity.
SEC. 3. For purposes of this Act, the term "health workers" shall mean all persons who are engaged in health and health-related work regardless of their employment status, including medical, allied health professional, administrative and support services personnel and those employed in hospitals, sanitaria, health infirmaries, health centers, rural health units, barangay health stations, and clinics, and such other health-related establishments owned and operated by the government or its political subdivisions with original charters, or by the private sector.
SEC. 4. All heads of government health facilities, offices and instrumentalities, including government-owned and -controlled hospitals, as well as local government health units, and employers in the private sector, shall encourage and afford sufficient time and opportunities for their employees to engage and participate in any activity to mark "Health Workers' Day" to ensure the meaningful observance of the holiday as herein declared.
SEC. 5. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in any newspaper of general circulation.
(Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE| (Sgd.) PROSPERO C. NOGRALES|
President of Senate| Speaker of the House of Representatives|
This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1874 and House Bill No. 6514 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on January 27, 2010 and February 1, 2010, respectively. (Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES| (Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP|
Secretary of Senate| Secretary General House of Representatives|
Approved: APR 06 2010
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL - ARROYO
President of the Philippines
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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7945
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7945 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE DR. EMILIO B. ESPINOSA, SR. MEMORIAL AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE INTO THE DR. EMILIO B. ESPINOSA, SR. MEMORIAL STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, DEFINING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS, AND DUTIES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4717|
SECTION 1. Conversion. — The Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial Agricultural College is hereby converted into the Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr., Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology. The Board of Trustees may reorganize it as provided for in Sections 4 and 7(e) hereof.
SECTION 2. Purpose. — The Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology shall primarily give professional and technical training and provide advanced and specialized instruction in order to ensure adequate supply of well-trained, capable and highly skilled professional, technicians, and skilled workers that would effectively meet and satisfy the agricultural and technological manpower needs of the Province of Masbate.
The College shall offer undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of agriculture, forestry, engineering, arts and sciences, and non-degree technical/industrial technologies and other degree courses as the Board of Trustees may deem necessary to carry out its objectives. It shall also offer opportunity in short term technical or vocational courses within its areas of specialization to meet the needs of the nation.
SECTION 3. Supervision of High School. — Supervision over the existing high...