Press Release
January 13, 2013

Trillanes thanks PNoy for signing law to modernize interior design industry

Senator Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV hailed the signing of Republic Act 10350 or the Philippine Interior Design Act of 2012 by President Benigno Aquino III, saying this will help boost the sector to make it globally competitive.

"I thank the President for signing the amended interior design law. Surely this development will boost the interior design industry to make it more competitive globally and at par with international standards," said Trillanes, principal author of the new law.

In his sponsorship speech as chairman of Senate Committee on Civil Service and Government Reorganization, Trillanes lamented that with the advances in technology and swift development in the industry, "it is necessary for us to introduce changes which would modernize the practice of interior design in the country to make it at par with the international standards and to enhance the competitive edge of the Filipino interior designers."

The amended law protects the interest of local interior designers and enhances their competitive edge by providing the mandatory professional education and upgrading the knowledge and skills of professional interior designers.

The young senator said only legitimate professionals will be allowed to practice the profession in the country.

The new law, signed by President Aquino on 15 December 2012, amends Republic Act No. 8534 of 1998.

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