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COMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF

2002 – RA 9165

Dangerous Drugs — include those listed in the
Schedules annexed to the 1961 Single Convention on
Narcotic Drugs, as amended by the 1972 Protocol, and
in the Schedules annexed to the 1971 Single
Convention on Psychotropic Substances as
enumerated in the attached annex which is an integral
part of the Act

Deliver — any act of knowingly passing a dangerous
drug to another, personally or otherwise, and by any
means, with or without consideration

Drug Syndicate — any organized group of two (2) or
more persons forming or joining together with the
intention of committing any offense prescribed under
the Act

Drug Dependent — refers to a person suffering from
drug dependence

Illegal Trafficking — the illegal cultivation, culture,
delivery, administration, dispensation, manufacture,
sale, trading, transportation, distribution, importation,
exportation and possession of any dangerous drug
and/or controlled precursor and essential chemical

Planting of Evidence — the willful act of any person
of maliciously and surreptitiously inserting, placing,
adding or attaching directly or indirectly, through any
overt or covert act, whatever quantity of any
dangerous drug and/or controlled precursor and
essential chemical in the person, house, effects or in
the immediate vicinity of an innocent individual for
the purpose of implicating, incriminating or imputing
the commission of any violation of the Act

Protector/Coddler — any person who knowingly
and willfully consents to the unlawful acts provided
for in the Act and uses his/her influence, power or
position in shielding, harboring, screening or
facilitating the escape of any person he/she knows, or
has reasonable grounds to believe on or suspects, has
violated the provisions of the Act in order to prevent
the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the violator

Pusher — any person who sells, trades, administers,
dispenses, delivers or gives away to another, on any
term whatsoever, or distributes, dispatches in transit
or transports dangerous drugs or who acts as a broker
in any of such transactions, in violation a the Act;

Rehabilitation — the dynamic process, including
after-care and follow-up treatment, directed towards
the physical, emotional/psychological, vocational,
social and spiritual change/enhancement of a drug
dependent to enable him/her to live without
dangerous drugs, enjoy the fullest life compatible with
his/her capabilities and potentials and render
him/her able to become a law-abiding and productive
member of the community

Use — any act of injecting, intravenously or
intramuscularly, of consuming, either by chewing,
smoking, sniffing, eating, swallowing, drinking or
otherwise introducing into the physiological system of
the body, any of the dangerous drugs

ARTICLE VIII
PROGRAM FOR TREATMENT AND
REHABILITATION OF DRUG DEPENDENTS

SECTION 54. Voluntary Submission of a Drug
Dependent to Confinement, Treatment and
Rehabilitation. — A drug dependent or any person
who violates Section 15 of the Act may, by
himself/herself or through his/her parent, spouse,
guardian or relative within the fourth degree of
consanguinity or affinity, apply to the Board or its duly
recognized representative, for treatment and
rehabilitation of the drug dependency. Upon such
application, the Board shall bring forth the matter to
the court which shall order that the applicant be
examined for drug dependency. If the examination by
a DOH-accredited physician results in the issuance of a
certification that the applicant is a drug. dependent,
he/she shall be ordered by the court to undergo
treatment and rehabilitation in a Center designated by
the Board for a period of not less than six (6) months:
Provided, that a drug dependent may be placed under
the care of a DOH-accredited physician where there is
no Center near or accessible to the residence of the
drug dependent or where said drug dependent is
below eighteen (18) years of age and is a first-time
offender and non-confinement in a Center will not
pose a serious danger to his/her family or community.
Confinement in a Center for treatment and
rehabilitation shall not exceed one (1) year, after
which time the court, as well as the Board, shall be
apprised by the head of the treatment and
rehabilitation center of the status of said drug
dependent and determine whether further
confinement will be for the welfare of the drug
dependent and his/her family or the community.

The DOH, in consultation with the DDB, shall
provide standards and guidelines for the accreditation
of the physicians.

SECTION 55. Exemption from the Criminal
Liability Under the Voluntary Submission
Program. — A drug dependent under the voluntary
submission program, who is finally discharged from
confinement, shall be exempt from the criminal
liability under Section 15 of the Act subject to the
following conditions:
(a) He/she has complied with the rules and
regulations of the Center, the applicable rules and
regulations of the Board, including the after-care and
follow-up program for at least eighteen (18) months
following temporary discharge from confinement in
the Center or, in the case of a drug dependent placed
under the care of the DOH-accredited physician, the
after-care program and follow-up schedule formulated
by the DSWD and approved by the Board: Provided,
that capability-building of local government social
workers shall be undertaken by the DSWD;

(b) He/she has never been charged or convicted of any
offense punishable under the Act, the Dangerous
Drugs Act of 1972 or Republic Act No. 6425, as
amended; the Revised Penal Code, as amended; or any
special penal laws;

(c) He/she has no record of escape from a Center:
Provided, that had he/she escaped, he/she
surrendered by himself/herself or through his/her
parent; spouse, guardian or relative within the fourth
degree of consanguinity or affinity, within one (1)
week from the date of the said escape; and

(d) He/she poses no serious danger to himself/herself,
his/her family or the community by his/her
exemption from criminal liability.

SECTION 56. Temporary Release From the
Center, After-Care and Follow-up Treatment
Under the Voluntary Submission Program. — Upon
certification of the enter that the drug dependent
within the voluntary submission program may be
temporarily release the court shall order his/her
release on condition that said drug dependent shall
report to the DOH for after-care and follow-up
treatment, including urine testing, for a period not
exceeding eighteen (18) months under such terms and
conditions that the court may impose.

If during the period of after-care and follow-
up, the drug dependent is certified to be rehabilitated,
he/she may be discharged by the court, subject to the
provisions of Section 55 of the Act, without prejudice
to the outcome of any pending case filed in court.

However, should the DOH find that during
the initial after-care and follow-up program of
eighteen (18) months, the drug dependent requires
further treatment and rehabilitation in the Center,
he/she shall be recommitted to the Center for
confinement. Thereafter, he/she may again be
certified for temporary release and ordered released
for another after-care and follow-up program
pursuant to this Section.

The DOH shall formulate standards and
guidelines, in consultation with the DDB, after-care
and follow-up, treatment wherein the following
provisions, among others, shall be incorporated:

(a) The DOH-accredited physician can
recommend to the court the release of a
drug dependent at least forty-five (45) days
after initial admission to a facility; and

(b) The physician should likewise prescribe a
comprehensive after-care and follow-up
program which the dependent should
adhere to in order to complete at least
eighteen (18) months, depending on the
assessment and evaluation of the physician
and subject to the approval of the court.


SECTION 57. Probation and Community Service
Under the Voluntary Submission Program. — A
drug dependent who is discharged as rehabilitated by
the DOH-accredited Center through the voluntary
submission program, but does not qualify for
exemption from criminal liability under Section 55 of
the Act, may be charged under the provisions of the
Act, but shall be placed on probation and undergo
community service in lieu of imprisonment and/or
fine in the discretion of the court, without prejudice to
the outcome of any pending case filed in court.

Such drug dependent shall undergo
community service as part of his/her after-care and
follow-up program, which may be done in
coordination with non-government, civic
organizations accredited by the DSWD, with the
recommendation of the Board.

BUY -BUST OPERATIONS

Arrest - the taking of a person into custody in order
that he may be bound to answer for the commission of
an offense.

Arresting Officer - a police officer responsible for the
apprehension of the suspects.

Buy-Bust Operation - is an entrapment technique
employed by a peace officer as an effective way of
apprehending a criminal in the act of the
commission of the offense.


Article 266-A. Rape: When And How Committed. -
Rape is committed:

1) By a man who shall have carnal knowledge of a
woman under any of the following circumstances:
a) Through force, threat, or intimidation;
b) When the offended party is deprived of
reason or otherwise unconscious;
c) By means of fraudulent machination or
grave abuse of authority; and
d) When the offended party is under twelve
(12) years of age or is demented, even
though none of the circumstances
mentioned above be present.

2) By any person who, under any of the circumstances
mentioned in paragraph 1 hereof, shall commit an act
of sexual assault by inserting his penis into another
person's mouth or anal orifice, or any instrument or
object, into the genital or anal orifice of another
person

Qualifying Circumstances:

1. When by reason or on occasion of the rape, a
homicide is committed
2. When victim is under 18 and offender is parent,
ascendant, stepparent, guardian, relative by
consanguinity or affinity within 3rd civil degree, or
common-law spouse of the parent of victim
3. When the victim is under the custody of the police
or military authorities or any law enforcement or
penal institution
4. When the rape is committed in full view of the
husband, parent, any of the children or other relatives
within the 3rd civil degree of consanguinity
5. When the victim is a religious engaged in legitimate
religious vocation or calling and is personally known
to be such by the offender before or at the time of the
commission of the crime
6. When the victim is a child below 7 years of age.
7. When the offender knows that he is afflicted with
HIV/AIDS or any other sexually transmissible disease
and the virus or disease is transmitted to the victim.
8. When committed by any member of AFP or
paramilitary units thereof or the PNP or any law
enforcement agency or penal institution, when the
offender took advantage of his position to facilitate the
commission of the crime
9. When by reason or on the occasion of the rape, the
victim has suffered permanent physical mutilation or
disability
10. When the offender knew of the pregnancy of the
offended party at the time of the commission of the
crime
11. When the offender knew of the mental disability,
emotional disorder and/or physical handicap of the
offended party at the time of the commission of the
crime

PHYSICAL INJURIES

Art. 262. Mutilation. — The penalty of reclusion
temporal to reclusion perpetua shall be imposed upon
any person who shall intentionally mutilate another
by depriving him, either totally or partially, or some
essential organ of reproduction.
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1. By intentionally mutilating another by depriving
him, either totally or partially, of some essential organ
for reproduction

a. That there be castration (mutilation of
organs necessary for generation such as a
penis or ovarium)

b. That the mutilation is caused purposely or
deliberately, that is, to deprive the offended
party of some essential organ for
reproduction

2. By intentionally making other mutilation, that is, by
lopping or clipping off any part of the body of the
offended party, other than the essential organ for
reproduction, to deprive him of his body part.
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NOTES:
1. Mutilation of the first kind is castration, which must
be made purposely.
2. The penalty shall be one degree higher than that
imposed by law when the victim is under 12 years of
age.
3. The offender must have the intention to deprive the
offended party of a part of his body.
4. Mutilation – lopping or clipping off of some part of
the body
5. Mayhem – other intentional mutilation

Art. 263. Serious physical injuries. — Any person
who shall wound, beat, or assault another, shall be
guilty of the crime of serious physical injuries

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1. When the injured person becomes insane, imbecile,
impotent or blind in consequence of the physical
injuries inflicted.
2. When the injured person
(a) loses the use of speech or the power to
hear or to smell, or loses an eye, a hand, a
foot, an arm, or a leg, or
(b) loses the use of any such member, or
(c) becomes incapacitated for the work in
which we were theretofore habitually
engaged, in consequence of the physical
injuries inflicted.
3. When the person injured
(a) becomes deformed, or
(b) loses any other member of his body, or
(c) loses the use thereof, or
(d) becomes ill or incapacitated for the
performance of the work in which he was
habitually engaged for more than 90 days, in
consequence of the physical injuries
inflicted.
4. When the injured person becomes ill or
incapacitated for labor for more than 30 days (but
must not be more than 90 days), as a result of the
physical injuries inflicted.

Classes of Serious physical injuries: (a) consequences
of the injuries inflicted, (b) nature and character of the
wound inflicted, and (c) the proper penalty

Physical Injuries Distinguished from Attempted or
Frustrated Homicide:

a. In both, the offender inflicts physical injuries,
however homicide may be committed, even if no
physical injuries are inflicted
b. There is no intent to kill in physical injuries

Ordinary Physical Injuries Distinguished from
Mutilation:

1. Mutilation – must have been caused purposely and
deliberately
2. Physical Injuries – this intention is not present

Less Serious Physical Injuries

Qualified Less Serious Physical Injuries

1. Paragraph 2:
a. there is manifest intent to insult or offend the
injured person
b. there are circumstances adding ignominy to the
offense


2. Paragraph 3:
a. the offender’s parents, ascendants, guardians,
curators or teachers
b. persons of rank or persons in authority, provided
the crime is not direct assault

SLIGHT PHYSICAL INJURIES AND MALTREATMENT

1. Physical injuries, which incapacitated the offended
party for, labor from 1 to 9 days, or required medical
attendance during the same period

2. Physical injuries which did not prevent the offended
party from engaging in his habitual work or which did
not require medical attendance

3. Ill-treatment of another by deed without causing
any injury

KIDNAPPING

1. That the offender is a private individual
2. That he kidnaps or detains another, or in any other
manner deprives the latter of his liberty
3. The person kidnapped or detained is a minor
(except when the accused is any of the parents),
female or a public officer.

Special Complex Crime of Kidnapping with Murder –
effectively eliminated the distinction drawn by courts
between those cases where the killing was purposely
sought by the accused, and those where the killing of
the victim was not deliberately resorted to but was
merely an afterthought

Illegal Detention Distinguished from Arbitrary
Detention;

1. Illegal Detention is committed by a private
individual who unlawfully kidnaps, detains or
otherwise deprives a person of liberty; Arbitrary
Detention is committed by public officer or employee
who detains a person without legal ground

2. Illegal Detention is a crime against personal liberty
and security; Arbitrary Detention is a crime against
the fundamental law of the State

NOTES:

1. If the offender is a public officer, the crime is
arbitrary detention
2. When a victim is a minor and the accused is one of
the parents – A mayor or a fine not exceeding P300, or
both
3. Intention to deprive victim of his liberty for purpose
of extorting ransom is essential in crime
4. Actual demand for ransom is not necessary
5. The accused is not liable when there is lack of
motive to resort to kidnapping
6. Detention or locking up of victim is essential, but it
is not necessary that it is an inclosure and restraint
need not be permanent
7. Detention must be illegal, i.e. when not ordered by
competent authority or not permitted by law

8. Deprivation of one’s liberty is essential element
9. Restraint by robbers is not illegal detention
10. The purpose is immaterial when any of the 4
circumstances in the first paragraph is present
11. Where a person is taken from one place to another
solely for the purpose of killing him
12. Ransom – money, price or consideration paid or
demanded for redemption of a captured person, a
payment that releases from captivity
13. Conspiracy to extort ransom makes all
conspirators liable under the 2nd paragraph, including
those who did not take any part of the money

DIRECT ASSAULT

Simple Assault:
a. the offender makes an attack, employs force, makes
a serious intimidation, or makes a serious resistance
b. the person assaulted is a person in authority or his
agent
c. at the time of the assault the person in authority or
his agent is engaged in the actual performance of
official duties, or that he is assaulted by reason of the
past performance of official duties
d. the offender knows that the one he is assaulting is a
person in authority or his agent in the exercise of his
duties
e. there is no public uprising

Qualified Assault
a. when the assault is committed with a weapon
b. when the offender is a public officer or employee
c. when the offender lays hands upon a person in
authority

Person in Authority – any person directly vested
with jurisdiction, whether as an individual or as a
member of some court or governmental corporation,
board or commission, shall be deemed a person in
authority

Agent of Person in Authority – one who, by direct
provision of law, or by election or by appointment by
competent authority, is charged with the maintenance
of public order and the protection and security of life
and property, such as a barrio vice-lieutenant, barrio
councilman and barrio policeman, and any person
who comes to the aid of persons in authority

To be an agent of a person of authority, one must be
charged with:
1. maintenance of public order; and
2. protection and security of life and property

Distinguish Direct Assault from Ordinary Assault:
a. Direct assault are crimes against public order;
ordinary assaults are crimes against persons
b. Direct assaults are triable by the Court of First
Instance





NOTES:

1. It does not seem that the offended party in the first
form of direct assault must be a person in authority or
his agent
2. If the offended party is only an agent of a person in
authority, the force employed must be of SERIOUS
character to be direct assault
3. The force employed NEED NOT be serious when the
offended party is a person in authority
4. The intimidation or resistance must be serious
whether the offended party is an agent only or he is a
person in authority
5. The resist must be grave, therefore it must be active
resistance
6. Intimidation must produce its effects immediately
7. To determine whether a certain public officer is a
person in authority, the powers and duties vested in
him by law should be determined
8. The status of person in authority being a matter of
law, ignorance thereof is no excuse
9. Functions of the person in authority or his agent
must be clearly shown in the information
10. When a person in authority or their agents
descended to matters, which are private in nature, an
attack made by one against the other is not direct
assault
11. Even if the agent of a person in authority agrees to
fight, it still constitutes direct assault
12. If a person in authority or his agent goes beyond
the scope of the respective powers of public officers, if
they are fixed, then they are considered NOT in the
performance of official duties
13. Knowledge of the accused that the victim is a
person in authority or his agent is essential
14. Defendant must have the intention to defy the
authorities
15. If is not necessary that the person in authority who
was assaulted was ACTUALLLY performing official
duties
16. Evidence of motive is important when the person
attacked or seriously intimidated is NOT in the actual
performance of his official duty
17. Where in the commission of direct assault, serious
or less serious physical injuries are also inflicted; the
offender is guilty of the complex crime of direct
assault with serious or less serious physical injuries
18. the crime of slight physical injuries is absorbed in
direct assault


ANTI-VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR
CHILDREN ACT OF 2004

SECTION 5. Acts of Violence Against Women and Their
Children.- The crime of violence against women and
their children is committed through any of the
following acts:

(a) Causing physical harm to the woman or her child;

(b) Threatening to cause the woman or her child
physical harm;

(c) Attempting to cause the woman or her child
physical harm;

(d) Placing the woman or her child in fear of imminent
physical harm;

(e) Attempting to compel or compelling the woman or
her child to engage in conduct which the woman or
her child has the right to desist from or desist from
conduct which the woman or her child has the right to
engage in, or attempting to restrict or restricting the
woman's or her child's freedom of movement or
conduct by force or threat of force, physical or other
harm or threat of physical or other harm, or
intimidation directed against the woman or child. This
shall include, but not limited to, the following acts
committed with the purpose or effect of controlling or
restricting the woman's or her child's movement or
conduct:

(1) Threatening to deprive or actually depriving the
woman or her child of custody to her/his family;

(2) Depriving or threatening to deprive the woman or
her children of financial support legally due her or her
family, or deliberately providing the woman's children
insufficient financial support;

(3) Depriving or threatening to deprive the woman or
her child of a legal right;

(4) Preventing the woman in engaging in any
legitimate profession, occupation, business or activity
or controlling the victim's own mon4ey or properties,
or solely controlling the conjugal or common money,
or properties;

(f) Inflicting or threatening to inflict physical harm on
oneself for the purpose of controlling her actions or
decisions;

(g) Causing or attempting to cause the woman or her
child to engage in any sexual activity which does not
constitute rape, by force or threat of force, physical
harm, or through intimidation directed against the
woman or her child or her/his immediate family;

(h) Engaging in purposeful, knowing, or reckless
conduct, personally or through another, that alarms or
causes substantial emotional or psychological distress
to the woman or her child. This shall include, but not
be limited to, the following acts:

(1) Stalking or following the woman or her child in
public or private places;

(2) Peering in the window or lingering outside the
residence of the woman or her child;

(3) Entering or remaining in the dwelling or on the
property of the woman or her child against her/his
will;

(4) Destroying the property and personal belongings
or inflicting harm to animals or pets of the woman or
her child; and

(5) Engaging in any form of harassment or violence;

(i) Causing mental or emotional anguish,
public ridicule or humiliation to the
woman or her child, including, but not
limited to, repeated verbal and
emotional abuse, and denial of financial
support or custody of minor children of
access to the woman's child/children.


SPECIAL PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AGAINST
ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND DISCRIMINATION
ACT.

ARTICLE III
Child Prostitution and Other Sexual Abuse

Section 5. Child Prostitution and Other Sexual Abuse. –
Children, whether male or female, who for money,
profit, or any other consideration or due to the
coercion or influence of any adult, syndicate or group,
indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct,
are deemed to be children exploited in prostitution
and other sexual abuse.

The penalty of reclusion temporal in its medium
period to reclusion perpetua shall be imposed upon
the following:

(a) Those who engage in or promote, facilitate
or induce child prostitution which include, but are not
limited to, the following:

(1) Acting as a procurer of a child prostitute;

(2) Inducing a person to be a client of a child
prostitute by means of written or oral advertisements
or other similar means;

(3) Taking advantage of influence or
relationship to procure a child as prostitute;

(4) Threatening or using violence towards a
child to engage him as a prostitute; or

(5) Giving monetary consideration goods or
other pecuniary benefit to a child with intent to
engage such child in prostitution.

(b) Those who commit the act of sexual
intercourse of lascivious conduct with a child
exploited in prostitution or subject to other sexual
abuse; Provided, That when the victims is under
twelve (12) years of age, the perpetrators shall be
prosecuted under Article 335, paragraph 3, for rape
and Article 336 of Act No. 3815, as amended, the
Revised Penal Code, for rape or lascivious conduct, as
the case may be: Provided, That the penalty for
lascivious conduct when the victim is under twelve
(12) years of age shall be reclusion temporal in its
medium period; and

(c) Those who derive profit or advantage
therefrom, whether as manager or owner of the
establishment where the prostitution takes place, or of
the sauna, disco, bar, resort, place of entertainment or
establishment serving as a cover or which engages in
prostitution in addition to the activity for which the
license has been issued to said establishment.

Section 6. Attempt To Commit Child Prostitution. –
There is an attempt to commit child prostitution
under Section 5, paragraph (a) hereof when any
person who, not being a relative of a child, is found
alone with the said child inside the room or cubicle of
a house, an inn, hotel, motel, pension house, apartelle
or other similar establishments, vessel, vehicle or any
other hidden or secluded area under circumstances
which would lead a reasonable person to believe that
the child is about to be exploited in prostitution and
other sexual abuse.

There is also an attempt to commit child prostitution,
under paragraph (b) of Section 5 hereof when any
person is receiving services from a child in a sauna
parlor or bath, massage clinic, health club and other
similar establishments. A penalty lower by two (2)
degrees than that prescribed for the consummated
felony under Section 5 hereof shall be imposed upon
the principals of the attempt to commit the crime of
child prostitution under this Act, or, in the proper
case, under the Revised Penal Code.

ARTICLE IV
Child Trafficking

Section 7. Child Trafficking. – Any person who shall
engage in trading and dealing with children including,
but not limited to, the act of buying and selling of a
child for money, or for any other consideration, or
barter, shall suffer the penalty of reclusion temporal to
reclusion perpetua. The penalty shall be imposed in its
maximum period when the victim is under twelve (12)
years of age.

Section 8. Attempt to Commit Child Trafficking. –
There is an attempt to commit child trafficking under
Section 7 of this Act:1awphi1@alf

(a) When a child travels alone to a foreign
country without valid reason therefor and without
clearance issued by the Department of Social Welfare
and Development or written permit or justification
from the child's parents or legal guardian;

(c) When a person, agency, establishment or
child-caring institution recruits women or couples to
bear children for the purpose of child trafficking; or

(d) When a doctor, hospital or clinic official or
employee, nurse, midwife, local civil registrar or any
other person simulates birth for the purpose of child
trafficking; or

(e) When a person engages in the act of finding
children among low-income families, hospitals, clinics,
nurseries, day-care centers, or other child-during
institutions who can be offered for the purpose of
child trafficking.

A penalty lower two (2) degrees than that prescribed
for the consummated felony under Section 7 hereof
shall be imposed upon the principals of the attempt to
commit child trafficking under this Act.


FALSIFICATION BY PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND
USE OF FALSIFIED DOCUMENTS

Acts Punished and Their Requisites:

1. Falsification of public, official or commercial
document by a private individual
a. that the offender is a private individual or a public
officer or employee who did not take advantage of his
official position
b. that he committed any of the acts of falsification
enumerated in Article 171
c. that the falsification was committed in a public or
official or commercial document

2. Falsification of private document by any person
a. that the offender committed any of the acts of
falsification, except those in paragraph 7, enumerated
in Article 171
b. that the falsification was committed in any private
document
c. that the falsification caused damage to a third party
or at least the falsification was committed with intent
to cause such damage
3. Use of falsified document

Introducing in Judicial Proceeding:
a. that the offender knew that a document was
falsified by another person
b. that the false document is embraces in Article 171
or in any subdivision no 1 or 2 or Article 172
c. that he introduced said document in evidence in any
judicial proceeding

Use in Any Other Transaction:
a. that the offender knew that a document was
falsified by another person
b. that the false document is embraced in Article 171
or in any of subdivision no. 1 or 2 of Article 172
c. that he used such document (not in judicial
proceedings)
d. that the use of the false documents caused damage
to another or at least it was used with intent to cause
such damage

FALSIFICATION BY PUBLIC OFFICERS

1. Offender is a public officer, employee or notary
public
2. He takes advantage of his official position
a. He has duty to make or to prepare or otherwise
intervene in the preparation of the document; or

b. He has the official custody of the document, which
he falsifies
3. That he falsifies a document by committing any of
the following acts:
a. counterfeiting or imitating (feigning) any
handwriting, signature or rubric
i. that there be an intent to imitate, or an
attempt to imitate
ii. that the 2 signatures or handwritings, the
genuine and the forged, bear some
resemblance to each other
b. causing it to appear that persons have participated
in any act or proceeding when they did not in fact so
participate
i. the offender caused it to appear in a
document that a person(s) participated in an
act or proceeding
ii. That such person(s) did not in fact so
participate in the act or proceeding
c. Attributing to person who have participated in an
act or proceeding statements other than those in fact
made by them
i. that a person(s) participated in an act or
proceeding
ii. that such person(s) made statements in
that act or proceeding
iii. that the offender, in making the
document, attributed to such person(s)
statements other than those in fact made by
such person(s)
d. Making untruthful statements in a narration of facts
i. that the offender makes in a document
statements in a narration of facts
ii. that he has a legal obligation to disclose
the truth of the facts narrated by him
iii. that the facts narrated by the offender
are absolutely false

e. Altering true dates
f. Making any alteration or intercalation in a genuine
document which changes its meaning
i. that there be an alteration (change) or
intercalation (insertion) on a document
ii. that it was made a genuine document
iii. that the alteration or intercalation has
changed the meaning of the document
iv. that the change made the document
speak something false

g. Issuing in authenticated form a document
purporting to be a copy of any original document
when no such original exists, or including in such copy
a statement contrary to, or different from that of the
genuine original

h. Intercalating any instrument or note relative to the
issuance thereof in a protocol, registry or official book.

4. In case the offender is an ecclesiastical minister, the
act of falsification is committed with respect to any
record or document of such character that its
falsification may affect the civil status of persons


NOTES:

1. In falsification by making alteration or intercalation
or including in a copy a different statement, there
must be a genuine document that is falsified; in other
paragraphs, falsification may be committed by
simulating or fabricating a document

2. Paragraph 1
a. Counterfeiting – imitating any handwriting,
signature or rubric
b. Feigning – simulating a signature, handwriting or
rubric out of one which does not in fact exist

3. Paragraph 2 – when committed by a private
individual, Article 172 should apply

4. Paragraph 4
a. There must be a narration of facts, not of conclusion
of law
b. Legal Obligation – there is a law requiring the
disclosure of the truth of the facts narrated
c. Person making the narration of facts must be aware
of the falsity of the facts narrated by him
d. Perversion of truth must be made with the wrongful
intent of injuring 3rd person
e. Wrongful intent not essential when the document
falsified is a public document
f. Good faith is a defense
g. Falsification by omission is punishable

5. Paragraph 5 – Date must be essential

6. Paragraph 7
a. liability of private individual when there is
conspiracy – same as public officer
b. Intent to gain or prejudice not necessary