President Duterte signed into regulation amendments within the decades-old Revised Penal Code (RPC) final August 29 which adjusted the fines imposed on sure crimes.
The most tremendous for mild penalties underneath the RPC is elevated from P200 to P40,000. On the opposite hand, fines for correctional penalties is elevated from a minimal of P200 to a most of P6000, to a minimal of P40,000 to a most of P1.2 million underneath the new regulation. Fines that exceed P1.2 million are actually thought-about as afflictive penalties, as a substitute of the unique P6,000.
The penalty of tremendous imposed on the crime of treason has tremendously elevated from P20,000 to no more than P4 million for each Filipino residents and foreigners residing within the Philippines.
The publication of “any false news which may endanger the public order, or cause damage to the interest or credit of the State” has now a penalty of imprisonment for 1 month and 1 day to 6 months and a tremendous of P40,000 to P200,000, as in contrast to P200 to P1000 tremendous in Revised Penal Code. The regulation covers individuals who, by publication, phrases, utterances of speech encourages disobedience to the regulation or to the constituted authorities.
Aside from imposition of fines, the regulation additionally elevated the baseline of the quantity of injury to be penalized.
In the crime of Swindling or estafa, the penalty of jail correctional in its most interval (four years, 2 months and 1 day to 6 years ) to prision mayor in its minimal interval (6 years and 1 day to eight years) shall be imposed if the quantity of fraud is greater than P2.four million however doesn’t exceed to P4.four million. This is a big enhance from the unique baseline of P12,000 to P22,000 within the Revised Penal Code.
The creator of the regulation, Senator Franklin Drilon, mentioned that modification within the Revised Penal Code would profit some 50,000 convicted prisoners who would possible be launched or have their sentences lowered.