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Article 152 Revised Penal Code Philippines

Article 152 Revised Penal Code

Article 152 of the Revised Penal Code is about Persons in authority and agents of persons in authority; Who shall be deemed as such. It is under Chapter Four (Assault Upon, And Resistance And Disobedience To, Persons In Authority And Their Agents) of Title Three (Crimes Against Public Order) of the Code.

Persons in authority and agents of persons in authority; Who shall be deemed as such

In applying the provisions of the preceding and other articles of this Code, 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. A barrio captain and a barangay chairman shall also be deemed a person in authority.

A person 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 councilman, barrio policeman and barangay leader and any person who comes to the aid of persons in authority, shall be deemed an agent of a person in authority.

In applying the provisions of Articles 148 and 151 of this Code, teachers, professors and persons charged with the supervision of public or duly recognized private schools, colleges and universities, and lawyers in the actual performance of their professional duties or on the occasion of such performance, shall be deemed persons in authority. (As amended by PD No. 299, Sept. 19, 1973 and Batas Pambansa Blg. 873, June 12, 1985).


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