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|COMMONWEALTH ACT NO. 202 - AN ACT AMENDING ARTICLES ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-NINE, ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-TWO AND ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FOUR OF ACT NUMBERED THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN, KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS|
1. Article one hundred and thirty-nine of Act Numbered Three thousand
eight hundred and fifteen, known as the revised Penal Code, is hereby
amended to read as follows:
"ARTICLE 139. Sedition. — How committed. — The crime of sedition is committed by persons who rise publicly and tumultuously in order to attain by force, intimidation, or by other means outside of legal methods, any of the following objects:
"ARTICLE 142. Inciting to sedition. — The penalty of prision correccional in its maximum period and a fine of not exceeding 2,000 pesos shall be imposed upon any person who, without taking any direct part in the crime of sedition, should incite others to the accomplishment of any of the acts which constitute sedition, by means of speeches, proclamations, writings, emblems, cartoons, banners, or other representations tending to the same end, or upon any person or persons who shall utter seditious words or speeches, write, publish, or circulate scurrilous libels against the Government of the United States or the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, or any of the duly constituted authorities thereof, or which tend to disturb or obstruct any lawful officer in executing the functions of his office, or which tend to instigate others to cabal or meet together for unlawful purposes, or which suggest or incite rebellious conspiracies or riots, or which lead or tend to stir up the people of the community, the safety and order of the Government, or who shall knowingly conceal such evil practices."
Approved: November 18, 1936.