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Lapid revives bill seeking life in jail vs illegal discharge of guns

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Senator Lito Lapid. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines –  Senator Lito Lapid renewed his  call on Thursday for the  immediate  passage of  his bill that seeks up to life imprisonment against those found guilty of illegal discharge of firearms.

At present, the penalty as provided for in Section 254 of the Revised Penal  Code is only six months.

Lapid sought to increase this penalty by filing Senate  Bill 3114 in January 2012.

Under the bill, any person who will shoot any firearm without  lawful authority will suffer the penalty of “prision correctional in its maximum period,”  which is six years imprisonment.

“If the shooting shall result to the death of a victim, the penalty of reclusion perpetual shall be imposed,”  the bill said.

If the person shooting is a member of the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines or any law enforcement agency authorized by law to bear arms, the penalty  of reclusion temporal  in its maximum period of  20 years will be imposed against the person.

In a statement on Thursday, Lapid also pointed out that the  present law only covered incidents of shooting, which is directed at a person.

“Lalabas, hindi pa saklaw ng kasalukuyang batas itong pagpapaputok ng baril sa ere at maaring patawan pa ng parusang mas mababa,” he said.

“Kapag napasa ang panukala ko, siguradong mag iisip na ang mga may baril bago sila magpapatok sa ere dahil siguradong mapaparusahan sila at ng mas matagal pa na pagkakulong,” Lapid added.


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Tags: Firearms , Laws , Legislation , life imprisonment , Lito Lapid , Politics , Prison


  • taga_ilog

    Kahit hindi kita binoto, saludo ako sa iyo!

  • boypalaban

    tama…parang kapag isang bala na lang..at dalawa ang kalaban…kailangang gumamit ng patalim para mapaghiwalay ang bala…

  • WeAry_Bat

    Senate Bill 3114 in January 2012 – Nicole-Ranjilo Bill?  Ok, go go.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X5KSTZ4OQLSHFPYOZM7R3BNEXY EINSKAK

    yan ugali natin pnoy pagwalang madisgrasya sa baril..wala namang bill.

  • $23257130

    mabuhay si senator lito lapid

    ang tunay na pag asa ng bayan!

  • ANdrestaker

    GOOD JOB….. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC573R5VTMJ6ISRH635DJ2XVLI San

    Sumasakay lang sa present sentiment….   Walang Vision or Foresight…   Just another dumb politician.

    • ed_nique

      bill was filed January 2012

    • rayingga

       Alam mo bang maraming naipasang magagandang batas si Sen Lapaid. Research first bago humusga at masyado namang unfair sa tao.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/hbRkpPw1oYTBJamz.EH7acMZBBVoIlWXriA-#e4348 Felix

    Dapat magkaroon din ng batas na ang bawat kolorum na baril kasama pati sumpak at paltik na makukumpiska ng sinuman (pulis, militar, nbi o sibilyan) ay babayaran ng pamahalaan (ayon sa taripa ng kalibre ng baril) pero ang nahulihan ay hindi magkakaroon ng kaso. Hindi na kakasohan ang nahulihan ng kolorum na baril dahil kung kakasohan pa siya ay peperahan lang siya ng nanghuli gaya marahil ng nangyayayri sa ngayon kaya walang nahuhuli na kolorum na baril.

  • tukmoldinako

    buti pa itong si lapid na hindi raw marunong mag ingles ay may magandang panukalang sinusulong.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DO5SOX74D3YM676PULA63QMUJE ward

    thumbs up, i’m with Sen. Lapid on this one.. 

  • billy gunner

     “reclusion perpetual”

    ikaw na sen lapid ang dapat magpresidente!

  • manual47

    Only an idiot or a moron person will discharge a firearm knowing that……whatever goes up must come down.  And to imagine the velocity of the bullet coming down, it sure will kill anyone on it’s path. 
    Hang ‘em high…..if you ask me.

    • buttones

      Well given the average IQ of a gun owner anyway, it is unlikely he would know anything about Newton’s Law on gravity nor anything about terminal velocity either- he may in fact just be a drunken slob…. Hang ‘em? Why not shoot ‘em…

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    buti pa ito kahit bobo kong minsan gumagana rin ang kukuti.ayos lapid para di sayang ang sahod   mo at di lang nagbubutas ng silya sa Senado..

  • Jerome Espinoza

    Idol, NICE! Push mo yan. sana naka-sakay ka pa sa kabayo hangang sinasabi mo yan. 

  • les21reago

    may PUNTO ang batas mo senador Lapid…at yung bulabugin mo rin yung panukalang batas mo na nag uutos sa mga ANAK magbigay financial sa mga magulang…MAGANDA ang mga panukalang batas mo…isa na doun yung bawal magbuhat nang mabibigat yung mga bata…
    OK ka senador Lapid, hinde kailangan nang Diploma ang may pag IISIP na gaya mo…GUILTY pa ang hatol mo kay CORONA dahilan siya ay nagsinungaling sa pananaw mo…

  • barangayboso

    I agree with you on this Sen Lapid!

  • virgoyap

    Ok ako diyan kahit bibitayin pa ang taong napatunayan na dahilan sa pagkamatay ng iba dahil sa kanyang ligaw na bala.

  • TUMBOKIN

    Bakit kailangan meron mahulog muna sa manhole bago nyo maisipan takpan…
    Kailangan me mamatay o maaksidente bago kayo mga politico umaksyon!

    • ed_nique

      i believe that laws such as these need not be enacted in the first place because simple logic should have taught us what is right and wrong.

      is it really necessary for a law to be passed penalizing penalties for indescriminate firing of firearms during Christmas and New Year? ideally, no. but conditions have apparently made it necessary.

      i think regardless how harsh the penalty to be imposed, there will still be one “stupid” individual who will fire a gun indescriminately.

      change should come from each person based on the principle “how will my action or inaction affect others?”.

      what do we do when we see an open manhole?

      • ed_nique

        my bad …

        is it really necessary for a loaw to be passed to prescribing (not penalizing) penalties

  • Mel

    At least hindi kinopya ni Sen. Lapid ito para iangat o depensahan ang sarili, honest to goodness lawmaking. 

  • dodong1

    If the person shooting is a member of the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines or any law enforcement agency authorized by law to bear arms, the penalty  of reclusion temporal  in its maximum period of  20 years will be imposed against the person. THEY SHOULD ADD DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE…

    • Don Dee

      I think that goes without saying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KSMCRHDB7KIRKQ4SACSMYKWYQ richardb

    Isama na din and paghihigpit sa pagbenta ng bala.

  • bugoybanggers

    Si Kabalen talaga oo, bumabanat na naman. Sino kaya ang nag bigay sa iyo ng idea nito. Baka sira ulo din, naks naman abe.. kahindikhindik.. isama mo na ang mga nagsoshooting na mga artista ha? Bawal mag paputok sa aire.. sigurhin mo na asintado sila na tulad mo hiya hiya tigidig tigidig..kahit nakaPIKIT sapol ang kalaban, tumba! Pag hindi natumba? Tanggal sa eksina, tsapwera at palitan ng mas BOBOng extra.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WOJKEHU4WDIXWTVH527TZ4GVOY BlueHornet

       SIGURO ISA KA SA NAMARIL NUNG NEW YEAR NO?

      • bugoybanggers

        oo, sumpak lang naman. Pero tinutok ko sa tao at dahil sa lasing nga ako, hindi ko napuruhan.. sayang.. parang ikaw yata yun?

  • litobetita

    Taman yan senador. Dapat may kaukulang parusa sa mga irresponsible na gun owners. Yung iba talaga nagyayabang lang eh….kagaya ng kapitbahay ko, kahit lasing nagpapaputok. Dapat ang mga pulis at mga guard sa subdivision eh alerto sa mga ganito….kaso wala eh. Kahit na report pa sa kinauukulan, wala namang aksyon!!! Malapit na akong mapuno….. 

    • bugoybanggers

      dapat malasing ang BARIL hindi ang tao.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Nuong Jan 2012 mo pa na file? Anong nangyareee? Jan 2013 naaaa…

  • Jun Lee

    Who was the Senator who lowered the penalty for illegal possesion of firearms so that one of the actors who got caught can get out of jail early?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N5ANVMVNPSKBUC6FRSDO5GTEYI Michael Donald

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  • dickenhead

    sensible bill

  • TEAM PNOY

    Ma EPAL itong si lapid!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    So in a robbery shootout, the family of the victims can claim salvage and file cases against policeman. Mere filing of a case will put the policemen doing their job in jail. After that, which policeman will now use his gun? Even if he is innocent in the end, he has to suffer nonbailable trial?



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