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H. No. 37 / 43 OG No. 255 (July, 1947)

[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 120, June 14, 1947 ]

AN ACT AMENDING ARTICLE THREE HUNDRED AND TEN OF ACT NUMBERED THIRTY-EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE, AS AMENDED.



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Article three hundred and ten of Act Numbered Thirty-eight hundred and fifteen, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code, as amended by Commonwealth Act Numbered Four hundred and seventeen, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
"ART. 310. Qualified theft.—The crime of theft shall be punished by the penalties next higher by two degrees than those respectively specified in the next preceding article, if committed by a domestic servant, or with grave abuse of confidence, or if the property stolen is motor vehicle, mail matter or large cattle or consists of coconuts taken from the premises of a plantation, or fish taken from a fishpond or fishery."
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, June 14, 1947.
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