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Title: Redundant Laws in the Philippines
Post by: MIKELIGALIG.com on March 12, 2012, 09:55:55 PM
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The House of Representatives has approved (http://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?board=148.600) on second reading a bill that penalizes the theft or tampering with government equipment or devices used to monitor disaster, natural calamities and seismologic phenomena.

House Bill 5932 seeks to impose stiffer penalties on the offenses of stealing or tampering with government risk reduction preparedness equipment, accessories and other
facility items (http://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?board=148.560).

Under the bill, unlawful taking of government risk reduction equipment and accessories, or selling or buying of such equipment is penalized with imprisonment of 12 to 15 years or a fine ranging from P1 million to P3 million or
both (http://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?board=148.520).

The penalty of six to 10 years imprisonment or a fine ranging from P500,000 to P1 million or both shall be imposed on any person found guilty of tampering with said devices.

Attempting to commit any of the prohibited acts shall be penalized with six to eight years of imprisonment or a fine ranging from P500,000 to P1 million or both.

Benefiting from the proceeds or fruits of any of the prohibited acts shall carry a penalty of two to seven years of imprisonment or a fine ranging from P200,000 to P500,000 or both.

Aside from criminal penalties, any person who shall commit any of the prohibited acts shall pay the full cost of repair or replacement of the government
risk reduction (http://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?board=148.480) paraphernalia.

The measure provides that any government officer or employee who shall assist in the commission of any of the prohibited shall suffer the same penalty imposed upon the person who committed the
prohibited act (http://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?board=148.440).
Title: Re: Redundant Laws in the Philippines
Post by: islander on March 12, 2012, 10:34:41 PM
there must have been an existing law against theft of government property, otherwise, if a similar law never existed, why entitle this thread as 'redundant laws in the philippines' at all?
Title: Re: Redundant Laws in the Philippines
Post by: MIKELIGALIG.com on March 12, 2012, 10:41:25 PM
The Revised Penal Code already has a lot of provisions about the crime of theft. Congressmen, for the purpose of churning out press releases to impress their constituents, are making laws, with a little twist from the existing ones, without the intention of implementing them. Today, there are tens of thousands of pending house bills in the House of Representatives and another tens of thousands are sitting in the Senate.

For the record, the Philippines has more laws than all the laws of world nations combined. The number of compiled laws is already overwhelming.
Title: Re: Redundant Laws in the Philippines
Post by: islander on March 12, 2012, 11:25:13 PM
kugihan uroy...  maybe they don't have the time to study all the existing laws or they only wish to upgrade these antiquated laws?  or they want to leave an imprint of their supposed usefulness?  it looks like if they're not legislating to impress, they are investigating or impeaching.

at least, one of our own was in the news before, when he proposed to rename edsa to cory aquino avenue.  what a legislation, that one. 

perhaps there's some truth to what senator miriam had said about the bumbling corona impeachment prosecutors from the lower house... they want to become senators.  i still remember the media mileage chiz escudero and alan peter cayetano had when they moved to impeach former chief justice davide.  how the television lights shone on them.  and presto!  they're now senators, thanks to name recall. 

OT: someone i know who had met briefly with escudero opined that he's very arrogant, he may as well be a diva.  take note; he's humble when he campaigns for votes. 
Title: Re: Redundant Laws in the Philippines
Post by: MIKELIGALIG.com on March 12, 2012, 11:59:25 PM
no doubt about the arrogance of escudero, islander. it shows the way he talks at the impeachment court.

besides, the escuderos had done nothing to improve the status of sorsogon which remains a fairly unknown and poor province in the country.

escudero's pa-cute effect has always been displayed at the senate impeachment court.
Title: Re: Redundant Laws in the Philippines
Post by: islander on March 13, 2012, 12:03:25 AM
too much too soon to be that arrogant and ambitious, my friend said.  well, that guy thinks he will be president one day.  ugh.
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