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  1. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    An Act repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage Under Article 351 of the Revised Penal Code (R.A. No. 10655). A - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-13 | PHL-2015-L-98919

  2. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    An Act strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in the Philippines, amending for the purpose the Republic Act No. 9344, otherwise known as the "Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 200+6" and Appropriating Funds therefor (R.A. No. 10630). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-03 | PHL-2013-L-97166

  3. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    An Act amending Articles 29, 94, 97, 98 and 99 of Act No. 3815, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code (R.A. No. 10592). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-29 | PHL-2013-L-97165

    Amendments relate to sentencing.

  4. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    An Act Decriminalizing Vagrancy, amending for this purpose article 202 of Act No. 3815, as amended otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code (R.A. No. 10158). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-25 | PHL-2012-L-94022

    Article 202 has been amended by taking out all reference to vagrancy in the Code, leaving all references to prostitution which remains a criminal offence.

  5. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Anti-Torture Act, 2009 (R.A. 9745). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-11-05 | PHL-2009-L-83683

    Provides for the right to freedom from cruel, inhumane, and degrading punishment or treatment, in particular with respect to persons in custody and prisoners.

  6. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Act Prohibiting the Imposition of the Death Penalty in the Philippines (R.A. No. 9346). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-06-24 | PHL-2006-L-75825

    Prohibits the imposition of the death penalty by repealing the Act Designating Death by Lethal Injection (R.A. No. 8177).

  7. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 (Republic Act No. 9262). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-03-08 | PHL-2004-L-72734

    Provides for the protection of women and children against violence by defining violence and providing penalties including imprisonment and fines. It also provides for the issuing and modalities of protection orders. Battered Woman Syndrome is recognised as a defence, in addition to self-defence as set out in the Penal Code. The Act also provides that perpetrators are to receive counselling for anger management and if necessary are to be submitted to psychiatric treatment or confinement.

  8. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 6968 punishing the crime of coup d'etat by amending articles 134, 135 and 136 of Chapter One, Title Three of Act No. 3815, otherwise known as The Revised Penal Code, and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1990-10-24 | PHL-1990-L-21988

  9. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 187 repealing Presidential Decrees Nos. 38, 942, 970, 1735, 1834, 1974 and 1996 and articles 142-A and 142-B of the Penal Code and restoring articles 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 146, 147, 177, 178 and 179 to full force and effect as they existed before said amendatory Decrees.

    Adoption: 1987-06-05 | PHL-1987-R-3902

    Issued under art. II, s. II of the 1987 Constitution in relation to ensuring respect for human rights.

  10. Philippines - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Revised Penal Code of the Philippines (Act No. 3815). - Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1930-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 1932-01-01 | PHL-1930-L-57377

    Revises the Penal Code and other penal laws. Book 1 contain provisions on felonies and circumstances which affect criminal liability (Title 1), persons criminally liable for felonies (Title 2), penalties (Title 3), extinction of criminal liability (Title 4), and civil liability (Title 5). Book 2 makes provision for crimes against national security and the law of nations (Title 1), crimes against the fundamental laws of the state (Title 2), crimes against public order (Title 3), crimes against public interest (Title 4), crimes relative to opium and other prohibited drugs (Title 5), crimes against public morals (Title 6), crimes committed by public officers (Title 7), crimes against persons (Title 8), crimes against personal liberty and security (Title 9), crimes against property (Title 10), crimes against chastity (Title 11), crimes against the civil status of persons (Title 12), crimes against honor (Title 13), and quasi-offenses (Title 14).


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