C.A. No. 578

An Act to Amend Article One Hundred Fifty-Two of the Revised Penal Code, So as to Include Teachers, Professors, and Persons Charged with the Supervision of Public or Duly Recognized Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Within the Term “Persons in Authority”

Commonwealth Act No. 578

Be it enacted by the National Assembly of the Philippines:

Section 1. Article one hundred fifty-two of Act Numbered Three thousand eight hundred and fifteen, known as the Revised Penal Code, is amended to read as follows:

Art. 152. Persons in authority—Who shall be deemed as such.— In applying the provisions of the preceeding and other articles of this Code, any persons directly vested with jurisdiction, whether as in individual or as a member of some court or governmental corporation, board or commission, shall be deemed a person in authority.

“In applying the provisions of articles one hundred forty-eight and one hundred fifty-one of this Code, teachers, professors, and persons charged with the supervision of public or duly recognized private schools, colleges, and universities, shall be deemed persons in authority.”

Section 2. This Act shall take effect on its approval.