July 17, 2009
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9653 OR THE RENT CONTROL ACT OF 2009: Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, principal author and co-sponsor of the Rent Control Law answer queries of media at the Senate Media Center during the prescon on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2009. He announced that Republic Act No. 9653 or the Rent Control Act of 2009 was signed earlier this day into law by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo aims to protect over 1.5 million households, as well as million who rent rooms, and bedspaces in dormitories and are exposed to possible abuse by property owners.