President Duterte on Wednesday signed into legislation Republic Act 10951, amending the Revised Penal Code (RPC), or “An Act Adjusting the Amount or the Value of Property and Damage on which a Penalty is Based, and Fines Imposed Under the Revised Penal Code” on August 29.
The updates launched increased fines for provisions within the RPC, which remained unchanged since its enactment some 80 years in the past.
Under the brand new legislation, sure much less severe felonies would now have a high-quality of P40,000 as a substitute of P200 as offered within the RpC of 1930.
Also, these committing treason shall be punished by reclusion perpetua to death and pay a high-quality of at most P4 million from the unique of P20,000.
Also, publishing pretend information that might endanger public order or trigger harm to the curiosity of the State can be fined P40,000 to P200,000.
RA 10951 additionally elevated the baseline of the quantity or worth of injury to be penalized.
For occasion, swindling or estafa now has a penalty of prision correccional in its most interval to prision mayor in its minimal interval if the quantity of fraud is over P2.four million however doesn’t exceed P4.four million, from P12,000-P22,000 within the Revised Penal Code.