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Higher penalty sought for theft of nat’l library, museum properties 04/22/2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Higher penalty sought for theft of nat’l library, museum properties

04/22/2012
Describing the penalty for robbing a national library and national museum as outdated, a solon is proposing the imposition of higher penalty for those convicted of stealing a property belonging to the two government institutions.

Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, author of House Bill 5774, justified his proposed measure, saying the accompanying fine is outdated considering the fact that the artifacts in a museum are priceless.

Under Article 311 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC), the penalty for stealing properties from the national library and national museum is arresto mayor and a fine of not more than P500..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120422met1.html

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