How the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” is meant to work

With the enactment of R.A 11469 or the "Bayanihan to Heal as One Act" constitutional law scholar Prof. Dante Gatmaytan’s opinion was sought by Rappler editor-at-large, Marites Vitug, in an interview on 30 March .  The law passed by Congress on 24 March grants the President limited emergency powers for a period of three months, to oversee the COVID-19  health…

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Reflections on the Bayanihan Act or Republic Act No. 11469

Reflections on the Bayanihan Act or Republic Act No. 11469 (“the Act”) with Matrix of Presidential Powers Under Existing Laws to Meet Emergencies, Including the Covid-19 Crisis (5 minutes reading time, 1,249 words) The article summarizes the discussion among UP College of Law professors belonging to the Constitutional Law Cluster on Republic Act No. 11469 or Bayanihan Act. It also…

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Emergency Powers in the time of COVID-19

Emergency Powers in the time of COVID-19 Even as a "public discussion" of whether a grant of emergency powers to the President was called for at this time, Congressional action passed on such authority to the Executive, as reported on 23 March 2020. Two law professors from the UP College of Law were sought out by media for their legal…

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Message from UP President Danilo L Concepcion amidst COVID-19

Message from UP President Danilo L Concepcion March 20, 2020 Click here for the official release of UP President Danilo L Concepcion's message. Dear members of the UP community: I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to you all for your amazing response to this crisis—a global situation the likes of which we have not seen in our…

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ONAR Announcement

ONAR Annoucement, Re; Rules for Submission In compliance with the Resolution No. 11 and the UPD Chancellor’s announcement dated 10 and 17 March 2020, as well as Office of the Dean UP College of Law Memo dated 15 and 17 March 2020 that work in UP Diliman is SUSPENDED until 14 April 2020, the ONAR Office will also be CLOSED…

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Temporary Contact Details for the UP Law Complex

Temporary Contact Details for the UP Law Complex During the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine, all our offices are closed and only work from home arrangement is allowed. In case you need to reach us, please contact the relevant office through the contact details below:

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