Entitled: AN ACT AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE 287-A REDUCING THE RETIREMENT AGE OF RACE HORSE JOCKEYS FROM SIXTY (60) TO FIFTY-FIVE (55) [ FIRST REGULAR SESSION, 16TH CONGRESS ] [ 2013 ] 7/1/2013 Introduced by Senator JINGGOY P. EJERCITO-ESTRADA; 7/24/2013 Read on First Reading and Referred to the Committee(s) on LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT and GAMES AND AMUSEMENT; [ SECOND REGULAR SESSION ] [ 2014 ] 8/26/2014 Returned and submitted jointly by the Committee(s) on LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT and GAMES, AMUSEMENT AND SPORTS per Committee Report No. 70, recommending its approval with amendments; 8/27/2014 Committee Report Calendared for Ordinary Business; 8/27/2014 Sponsor: Senator JINGGOY P. EJERCITO-ESTRADA; [ 2015 ] 6/10/2015 Transferred from the Calendar for Ordinary Business to the Calendar for Special Order; 6/10/2015 Sponsorship speech of Senator JUAN EDGARDO "SONNY" M. ANGARA; 6/10/2015 Inquiry of the Chair; 12/8/2015 Period of interpellation closed; 12/8/2015 Period of committee amendments; 12/8/2015 Period of committee amendments closed; 12/8/2015 Period of individual amendments; 12/8/2015 Period of individual amendments closed; 12/8/2015 Approved on Second Reading with Amendments; 12/10/2015 Printed Copies were distributed to the Senators; 12/14/2015 Approved on Third Reading; 12/14/2015 In favor: (16) JUAN EDGARDO "SONNY" M. ANGARA, PAOLO BENIGNO "BAM" AQUINO IV, MARIA LOURDES NANCY S. BINAY, PIA S. CAYETANO, FRANKLIN M. DRILON, JOSEPH VICTOR G. EJERCITO, FRANCIS "CHIZ" G. ESCUDERO, TEOFISTO "TG" GUINGONA III, GREGORIO B. HONASAN II, LOREN B. LEGARDA, SERGIO R. OSMENA III, AQUILINO KOKO III L. PIMENTEL, GRACE L. POE, RALPH G. RECTO, VICENTE C. SOTTO III and CYNTHIA A. VILLAR; 12/14/2015 Against: N o n e ; 12/14/2015 Abstention: N o n e ; 12/14/2015 Sent to the House of Representatives requesting for concurrence; 12/15/2015 Senate requested the House of Representatives for a conference on the disagreeing provisions of SBN-129 and HBN-4133, designating Senators Angara, Legarda and Binay as its conferees to the Bicameral Conference Committee;(Transmittal letter received by the House of Representatives on December 17, 2015); [ 2016 ] 1/25/2016 House of Representatives designated Representatives Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, Magtanggol T, Gunigundo I, Ronald M. Cosalan, Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza, and Leah s. Paquiz as its conferees to the Bicameral Conference Committee on the disagreeing provisions of HBN-4133 and SBN-129 on January 19, 2016; 1/28/2016 Conference Committee Report on the disagreeing provisions of SBN-129 and HBN-4133, submitted to the Senate, recommending that HBN-4133, in consolidation with SBN-129, be approved as reconciled; 2/1/2016 Sponsorship speech on the Conference Committee Report of Senator JUAN EDGARDO "SONNY" M. ANGARA; 2/1/2016 Conference Committee Report Approved by the Senate; (Transmittal letter sent to the House of Representatives on February 2, 2016); 2/3/2016 Conference Committee Report Approved by the House of Representatives on February 1, 2016; 2/24/2016 Enrolled copies of the consolidated version of HBN-4133 and SBN-129, received by the Senate for the signature of Senate Secretary Oscar G. Yabes and Senate President Franklin M. Drilon; 3/31/2016 Enrolled copies of the consolidated version of HBN-4133 and SBN-129, sent back to the House of Representatives which were signed by Senate Secretary Yabes and Senate President Drilon; FINAL TITLE: AN ACT AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE 302-A REDUCING THE RETIREMENT AGE OF RACEHORSE JOCKEYS FROM SIXTY (60) TO FIFTY-FIVE (55). 5/30/2016 Consolidated with HBN-4133, which was Approved and Signed into Law by the President of the Philippines, His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III on May 3, 2016 and became 5/30/2016 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10789 (Pursuant to paragraph g, Sec. 7, Rule V of the Rules of the Senate, R.A.No. 10789(HBN-4133/SBN-129) with the pertinent documents transmitted to the Legislative Records and Archives Service for safekeeping and preservation on May 31, 2016) (The legislative history/plenary deliberations is prepared by the INDEXING, MONITORING AND LIS SECTION, LEGISLATIVE BILLS AND INDEX SERVICE; The data entry re conducted committee meetings/hearings, conducted technical working group, is prepared by the Committee concerned/Committee Affairs Bureau)
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H. No. 4133 S. No. 129 ; Manila Bulletin (May 9, 2016); 112 OG No. 24, 3683 (June 13, 2016)
[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10789, May 03, 2016 ]
AN ACT AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE 302-A REDUCING THE RETIREMENT AGE OF RACHORSE JOCKEYS FROM SIXTY (60) TO FIFTY-FIVE (55)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Short Title. — This Act shall be known as the "Racehorse Jockey Retirement Act".
SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. — The State shall promote the welfare of racehorse jockeys recognizing their special circumstance and the inherent dangers of their profession that may cause life-threatening injuries, permanent disability or even death. Towards this end, it is proper that the retirement age of racehorse jockey be appropriately adjusted.
SEC. 3. Retirement. — The Labor Code of the Philippines is hereby further amended by adding a new Article 302-A to read.
"Art. 302-A. Retirement Age of Racehorse Jockeys. — A professional racehorse jockey who is duly licensed by the Philippine Racing Commission (PHILRACOM) shall be compulsorily retired upon reaching the age of fifty-fice (55) years and shall be entitled to all retirement benefits provided for under Article 302 of this Code: Provided, That he shall pay additional premiums to the Social Security System (SSS) as may be prescribed in the implementing rules and regulations of this Act.
"Nothing in this Article shall deprive any racehorse jockey of the benefits he is entitled to under existing laws, company policies or practices."
SEC. 4. Implementation Rules and Regulations. — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the SSS, and the PHILRACOM, in consultation with the New Philippine Jockeys Association, Inc. (NPJAI) shall promulgate the necessary rules and regulations for the effective implementation of this Act within thirty (30) days from its effectivity.
SEC. 5. Repealing Clause. — Section 12-B of Republic Act No. 1161, as amended, otherwise known as the Social Security Act of 1997, is hereby amended and modified accordingly to entitle racehorse jockeys to the benefits provided therein upon reaching the retirement age of fifty-five (55) years old. All other laws, decrees, executive orders, proclamations, rules and regulations and other issuances or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SEC. 6. Effectivity Clause. — This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its complete publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.
(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
President of the Senate
(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This Act which is a consolidation of House Bill No. 4133 and Senate Bill No. 129 was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate of February 1, 2016.
(Sgd.) OSCAR G. YABES
Secretary of the Senate
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
House of Representatives
Approved: MAY 03 2016
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines
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