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"THE MAGNA CARTA OF PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS" Signed: March 26, 1992 The law was enacted to promote

and improve the social and economic well-being of health workers by according to them additional benefits to public health workers, majority of who are women. These additional benefits are hazard allowance, subsistence allowance, longevity pay, laundry allowance and remote assistance allowance. It also allows public health worker couples to be employed or assigned in the same municipality, thereby ensuring that married female public health workers would not have to choose between family and career.

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 856 CODE ON SANITATION Approved: 23 December 1975.

WHEREAS, the health of the people, being of paramount importance, all efforts of public services should be directed towards the protection and promotion of health; and WHEREAS, the advance in the field of sanitation in recent years, there arises the need for updating and codifying our scattered sanitary laws to ensure that the are in keeping with modern standards of sanitation and provide a handy reference and guide for their enforcement; NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree the following Code on Sanitation:

CLEAN AIR ACT AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL POLICY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE ACT OF 1995

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7875]

AN ACT INSTITUTING A NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR ALL FILIPINOS AND ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE HEALTH INSURANCE CORPORATION FOR THE PURPOSE.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7719 AN ACT PROMOTING VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION, PROVIDING FOR AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF SAFE BLOOD REGULATING BANKS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF.
Acts of Parliament

The Acts of Parliament under which the Public & Environmental Health Service has a statutory role are: Public & Environmental Health Act (1987) Food Act (1985) Supported Residential Facilities Act (1992) Radiation Protection and Control Act (1982)

Radiation Protection and Control (Transport of Radioactive Substances) Regulations (1991) Ionizing Radiation Regulations (1985) Controlled Substances Act (1984) SA Health Commission Act (1976) Tobacco Products Regulation Act (1997)

RA 3573 (Law on Reporting Communicable Diseases) states and requires all individuals and health facilities to report Notifiable Diseases to local and national health authorities REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7876 - AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER IN ALL CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR.