Article 2 [Civil Code] - Recitation Questions

Laws shall take effect after fifteen days following the completion of their publication in the Official Gazette [or in any newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines], unless it is otherwise provided. This Code shall take effect one year after such publication. (Article 2 of the New Civil Code)
  1. When does a law take effect?
  2. What does publication mean?
  3. When did the New Civil Code take effect?
  4. What is the Official Gazette?
  5. Does "unless it is other provided" mean that the publication requirement is dispensable?
  6. Is the 15-day period absolute?
  7. What if the law says that it shall take effect "immediately after approval"?
  8. What if the law says that it shall take effect "immediately?"
  9. What is a "newspaper of general circulation"?
  10. Is publication online sufficient compliance with the publication requirement?
  11. Should decisions of the Supreme Court be published?
  12. Should administrative rules and regulations be published?
  13. Should legislative resolutions be published?
  14. Should LGU ordinances be published?
  15. If a law has 20 provisions but only 15 of said provisions was published (to save money), when will the law take effect?