Draft Legislation 50% open


What data is expected?

Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.

  • Content of bill
  • Author of bill
  • Votes on bill per member of parliament
  • Transcripts of debates on bill
  • Status of bill

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data format


Data Location

  • http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/leg_sys.aspx - Senate catalog of legislation
  • http://congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/?v=bills - Congress catalog of legislation
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No Not explicitly tagged as being licensed or in public domain.
    Downloadable at once No Bills and documents are downloadable file by file, but not en masse.
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format HTML Most documents are in PDF.
    findable 4
    findable_steps Senate home page -> Legislative Documents menu has all the relevant data. Similarly, House of Representatives -> Downloads Center has all the pertinent data.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name The Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines
    characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill
    location http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/leg_sys.aspx - Senate catalog of legislation, http://congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/?v=bills - Congress catalog of legislation

    Reviewer comments

    Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. The content of legislation is available in PDF format.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anton Shaffer
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 11:10:49 GMT+0000 (UTC)