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Giving aid and comfort to the enemy N.O . N.O.N.S.E.N.S.E Jacinto ‘Jing’ Paras 10/30/2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Giving aid and comfort to the enemy

N.O . N.O.N.S.E.N.S.E
Jacinto ‘Jing’ Paras
10/30/2011
The Constitution of the Philippines provides in Section 7 thereof, that it is the obligation of the State to give paramount consideration to national sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interest, and the right of self-determination. Hence the leader of the nation or the State for that matter is expected to protect and defend any attempt by its citizen/s or foreigners to trample with this sacred conditions embodied in our very Constitution. That is why we see in our statute books that the State is concerned with crimes committed in breach of this constitutional mandate and provides for severe penalties thereof.

One of the crimes committed against National Security is Treason that is defined under Article 114 of the Revised Penal Code. It states that, “Any Filipino citizen who levies war against the Philippines or adheres to her enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the Philippines and elsewhere, commits the crime of treason and is penalized by reclusion perpetua and shall pay a fine not to exceed P100,000..... MORE

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