Albert Francis E. Domingo, MD

my flight of ideas

Anatomy of the New UP Charter

“Act No. 1870, as amended, and all laws, decrees, orders, rules, and regulations or other issuances or parts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly” (Sec. 30, RA 9500). While a repealing clause is a standard part of new laws placed there so as to avoid legal confusion, the […]


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The UP Charter of 2008 (Full Text of RA 9500)

S. No. 1964 H. No. 2845 Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Fourteenth Congress First Regular Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand seven. [ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9500 ] AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES AS THE NATIONAL […]


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Squaring Off: The Hospital Detention Law

I just came home from guesting on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC)’s debate program, Square Off. The proposition: Resolved, that Republic Act 9439 (Hospital Detention Law) should be repealed. A backgrounder: Last April, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) signed into law RA 9439 also known as “An act prohibiting the detention of patients in hospitals and […]


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