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Bill to amend Revised Penal Code and decriminalize libel

ACT Teachers Party-list, GABRIELA Women’s Party, and KABATAAN Party-list file House Bill 1769 on July 16 seeking to amend Revised Penal Code and decriminalize libel

Republic of the Philippines
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Batasan Hills, Quezon City

NINETEENTH CONGRESS
First Regular Session

HOUSE BILL No, 1769

Introduced by ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. FRANCE L. CASTRO, GABRIELA Women’s Party Rep. ARLENE D. BROSAS, and KABATAAN Party-List Rep. RAOUL DANNIELA, MANUEL

AN ACT DECRIMINALIZING LIBEL, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLES 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 360, 361, AND 362 OF ACT NO. 3815 AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled

SECTION 1. Articles 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 360, 361, and 362 of Act No. 3815 as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code are hereby repealed, thereby decriminalizing Ibel,

SEC. 2. Repealing Clause. – All laws, presidential decrees, letters of instruction, and other issuances, orders, rules and regulations inconsistent With this Act are hereby likewise repeal

SEC. 3. Effectivity Clause. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.
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July 16, 2022

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