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Interim Batasang Pambansa

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Type  Unicameral
Established  June 12, 1978
Preceded by  Batasang Bayan
Houses  1
Disbanded  June 5, 1984
Interim Batasang Pambansa
Succeeded by  Regular Batasang Pambansa

The Interim Batasang Pambansa (English: Interim National Legislature) was the legislature of the Republic of the Philippines from its inauguration on June 12, 1978 to June 5, 1984. It served as a transitional legislative body as mandated by the 1973 Constitution as the Philippines shifted from a presidential to a parliamentary form of government.

Contents

Sessions

  • First Regular Session: June 12, 1978 – June 6, 1979
  • Second Regular Session: July 23, 1979 – June 11, 1980
  • Third Regular Session: July 28, 1980 – April 28, 1981
  • Fourth Regular Session: July 27, 1981 – June 1, 1982
  • Fifth Regular Session: July 26, 1982 – April 14, 1983
  • Sixth Regular Session: July 25, 1983 – June 5, 1984
  • Leadership

  • President/Prime Minister
  • First Lady
  • Prime Minister
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Speaker of the Batasan
  • Speaker Pro-Tempore
  • Majority Floor Leader
  • Minority Floor Leader
  • 1 resigned as Prime Minister on June 30, 1981 after winning a six-year term as president in the 1981 elections
  • Legislation

    The Interim Batasang Pambansa passed a total of 702 laws.

    Major legislation

  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 1 — General Appropriations Act of 1978
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 2 — Repeal of Presidential Decree No. 31 and the Consolidation of Taxes of Hotels, Motels and Other Establishments
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 3 — National Internal Revenue Code Amendment
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 6 — Reduction of the Penalty for Illegal Possession of Bladed, Pointed or Blunt Weapons
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 8 — Definition and Implementation of the metric system and instituted the Modern Philippine Standard Time
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 22 — The Anti-Bouncing Check Law
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 54 — Setting the date of January 30, 1980 as the date for a plebiscite to ratify the 1976 Amendments to the 1973 Constitution of the Philippines
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 61 — General Banking Act
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 62 — Savings and Loan Association Act
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 63 — Private Development Banks Act
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 64 — Amending the DBP Charter
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 65 — Amending the Rural Banks Act
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 66 — Amending the Investment House Law
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 67 — Amending the Central Bank Act
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 68 — The Corporation Code
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 70 — Amending the Labor Code
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 71 — Amending the Revised Penal Code
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 72 — National Census Act of 1980
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 73 — Energy Conservation Act of 1980
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 74 — Amending the Land Transportation and Traffic Code
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 76 — Amending the Probation Law of 1976
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 79 — Creation of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 122 — Setting the date of April 7, 1981 as the date for a plebiscite to ratify the 1981 Amendments to the 1973 Constitution of the Philippines
  • Batas Pambansa Blg. 222 — Barangay Election Act of 1982
  • Regional Representatives

    The members of the Interim Batasang Pambansa were elected per region, as specified in the 1978 Election Code, enacted on 7 February 1978.

    Sectoral Representatives

    The sectoral members of the Interim Batasang Pambansa were elected at large on April 27, 1978.

    References

    Interim Batasang Pambansa Wikipedia


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