About this website

The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been in print since 1902 and is edited at the Office of the President by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 638, as amended by the Administrative Code of 1987. On a weekly basis, it publishes Executive Issuances, Republic Acts, Judicial papers, and other government documents. During the Third Philippine Republic (1946–1972) it also published the President’s statements and a log of his activities.

In 2010, the Official Gazette went online, adopting the URL www.gov.ph. It went live on July 26, 2010, the day of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s first State of the Nation Address. It has since been updated regularly with speeches, reports, statements, press releases, and documents from the Office of the President and other departments. It has also revived the practice of logging the President’s official activities.

The staff of the website, with the help of private partners, such as CD Technologies Asia, Inc. (CD Asia), is currently in the process of posting content from the old print version, covering thousands of documents, including thousands of laws from 1901 onward. In 2011 the President announced that the Official Gazette will serve as the national online portal to the Philippine government. This project is being accomplished through partnerships with the Department of Science and Technology–Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) and with the National Computer Center (NCC).

The website’s servers are maintained and secured at the data center of DOST-ASTI. By virtue of Executive Order No. 4, s. 2010, the Official Gazette’s editorial responsibilities fall under the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO). The Official Gazette print edition continues to be published by the National Printing Office.

Please note that the posting of laws and issuances in this website is for information dissemination. The effectivity of laws, regulations, and issuances start 15 days, unless otherwise provided in the document, after their publication in the Official Gazette print version or in two newspapers of general circulation as mandated by the Administrative Code of 1987 and Executive Order No. 200, s. 1987.