PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1083 - AN
ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE OF ACT NUMBERED THIRTY
EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE AS
AMENDED, BY EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF LEGAL DETENTION IN CERTAIN CASES
Article One hundred and twenty-five of Act Numbered Thirty eight
hundred and fifteen, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code, as
amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
"Art. 125. Delay in the delivery of detained persons to the proper judicial authorities. � The penalties provided in the next preceding article shall be imposed upon the public officer or employee who shall detain any person for some legal ground and shall fail to deliver such person to the proper judicial authorities within the period of: six hours, for crimes or offenses punishable by light penalties, or their equivalent; nine hours, for crimes or offenses punishable by correctional penalties, or their equivalent; and eighteen hours, for crimes or offenses punishable by afflictive or capital penalties, or their equivalent.
"In every case, the person detained shall be informed of the cause of his detention and shall be allowed, upon his request, to communicate and confer at any time with his attorney or counsel."
Sec. 2. All acts, executive orders, proclamations, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.cralaw
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: June 15, 1954