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CE181 CE LAWS, CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Introduction and Overview of Fundamental Laws

JOSEPH BERLIN P. JUANZON CE, MBA


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PHILIPPINE LEGAL SYSTEM


Having been under the colonial rule of Spain and subsequently the United States, it is not surprising that the Philippines would base much of its laws and court system on the Spanish and American models.
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PHILIPPINE LEGAL SYSTEM


Branches of Government
Under the Constitution, governmental powers in the Philippines is divided among three institutions: executive, legislative and judicial.

PHILIPPINE LEGAL SYSTEM


Branches of Government
The Executive branch- headed by the president, enforces the laws; The Legislative branch - made up of the House of Representatives and Senate (collectively called Congress) - makes the laws; The Judicial branch- (through the Supreme Court and lower courts established by Congress), also called the judiciary, interprets the laws. 4

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CONSTRUCTION REGULATORY
RA 4566 - Contractors' License Law. AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE LICENSING BOARD FOR CONTRACTORS, PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. PD 1746 -CREATING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (CIAP)

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CONSTRUCTION REGULATORY
PD 1167-DEVELOPING AND REGULATING THE OVERSEAS CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, PROVIDING INCENTIVES THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES RA 9184 - Government Procurement reform Act-AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MODERNIZATION, STANDARIZATION AND REGULATION OF THE PROCUREMENT ACTIVITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CODES
PD 1096: NATIONAL BUILDING CODE Implementing Rules and Regulations PD 1185 FIRE CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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LAWS IN THE CE PROFESSION DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CODES


PD 856 CODE ON SANITATION OF THE PHILIPPINES Implementing Rules and Regulations BP 344 ACCESSIBILITY LAW : Implementing Rules and Regulations - An Act To Enhance The Mobility Of Disabled Persons By Requiring Certain Buildings, Institutions, Establishments And Public Utilities To Install Facilities And Other Devices
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LAWS IN THE CE PROFESSION REPUBLIC ACT NO. 544 -

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING IN THE PHILIPPINES

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAW


ARTICLE 1.0 (a) The practice of civil engineering within the meaning and intent of this Act shall embrace services in the form of consultation, design, preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, erection, installation and supervision of the construction of streets, bridges, highways, railroads,rports and hangars, portworks, canals, river and shore improvements, lighthouses, and dry docks; buildings, fixed structures for irrigation, flood protection, drainage, water supply and sewerage works; demolition of permanent structures; and tunnels. The enumeration of any work in this section shall not be construed as excluding any other work requiring civil engineering knowledge and
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CIVIL ENGINEERING LAW

ARTICLE 1.0 The term "civil engineer" as used in this Act shall mean a person duly registered with the Board of Examiners for Civil Engineers
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CIVIL ENGINEERING LAW


ARTICLE 2.0 Board of Examiners for Civil Engineers Section 3. Composition of Board. Within thirty days after the approval of this Act there shall be created a Board of Examiners for Civil Engineers, hereinafter referred to as the Board, to be composed of a chairman and two members who shall be appointed by the Secretary of Public Works and
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CIVIL ENGINEERING LAW ARTICLE 3.0 Examination and Registration Section 8. Examination requirement. All applicants for registration for the practice of civil engineering shall be required to pass a technical examination as hereinafter provided. Board of Examiners for Civil Engineers
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CIVIL ENGINEERING LAW


Section 12. Qualifications for examination. Any person applying for admission to the civil engineering examination as herein provided shall, prior to the date of the examination, establish to the satisfaction of the Board that he has the following qualifications: (a) (b) Be at least twenty-one years of age; Be a citizen of the Philippines;

(c) Be of good reputation and moral character; and (d) Be a graduate of a four-year course in civil engineering from a school, institute, college or
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