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The Implementing Rules and Regulation of Republic Act No. 10028
Department of Health, Republic of the Philippines
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PHL 2011 The Implementing Rules and Regulation of Republic Act No. 10028.pdf
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Nutrition Action (GINA)
Section 1. Title - These rules shall be known and cited as the Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No.10028 also known
as the "Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009.
Section 2. Purpose - These Rules are promulgated to prescribe the procedure and guidelines for the Implementation of the Expanded
Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009 in order to facilitate the compliance therewith and to achieve the objectives there of pursuant to
Section 18 of RA 10028.
Section 3. Construction - These Rules shall be liberally construed and applied in accordance with and in furtherance of the policy and
objectives of the law. In case of conflict and/or ambiguity, which may arise in the implementation of these Rules, the agencies concerned
shall issue the necessary clarification.
Section 4. Declaration of Policy - The State adopts rooming-in as a national policy to encourage, protect and support the practice of
breastfeeding. It shall create an environment where basic physical, emotional, and psychological needs of mothers and infants are
fulfilled through the practice of rooming-in and breastfeeding. The State shall likewise protect working women by providing safe and
healthful working conditions, taking into account their maternal functions, and such facilities and opportunities that will enhance their
welfare and enable them to realize their full potential in the service of the nation. This is consistent with international treaties and
conventions to which the Philippines is a signat