of terrorism or conspiracy to commit terrorism by previous orsimultaneous acts shall suffer the penalty of from seventeen (17)years,four (4)months one day to twenty(20)years of imprisonment.
– Any person who,aving knowledge of thecommission of the crime of terrorism or conspiracy to commit terrorism,and without havingparticipated t erein,either as principal oraccomplice under Articles 17 and 18 of the Revised PenalCode,takes part subsequent to its commissionin any of the following manner:(a)by profiting himself or assistingthe offender to profit by t e effects of t ecrime;(b)by concealing or destroying the body of t e crime,or theeffects,or instruments t ereof,in orderto prevent its discovery;(c)by arboring,concealing,or assisting inthe escape of the principal orconspirator of the crime,shall suffer the penalty of ten (10)yearsand one day to twelve (12)years of imprisonment.Notwithstanding the above paragrap ,t e penalties prescribed foraccessories s all not beimposed upon t ose who are suc wit respect to t eirspouses,ascendants,descendants,legitimate,natural,and adopted brot ers and sisters,or relatives by affinitywithin the same degrees,wit the singleexception of accessories falling within the provisions of subparagrap (a).
urveillance of uspects and Interception and Recording of Communications
.– Theprovisions of Republic Act No.4200 (Anti-wire Tapping Law)to thecontrary notwit standing,a police orlaw enforcement official and t e members of is team may,upon awritten order of the Court of Appeals,listen to,intercept and record,with t e use of any mode,form,kind ortype of electronic or othersurveillance equipment or intercepting and tracking devices,or wit te use of any other suitable ways andmeans for that purpose,anycommunication,message,conversation,discussion,or spoken orwrittenwords between members of a judicially declared and outlawedterrorist organization,association,or group.
of persons or of any person c arged wit or suspected of the crimeof terrorism or conspiracy to committerrorism.
,That surveillance,interception and recording of communications between lawyers andclients,doctors and patients,journalists and their sources andconfidential business correspondence shallnot be aut orized.
Formal Application for Judicial Authorization
.– The writtenorder of the aut orizing divisionof the Court of Appeals to track down,tap,listen to,intercept,andrecord communications,messages,conversations,discussions,or spoken or written words of any personsuspected of the crime of terrorism orthe crime of conspiracy to commit terrorism shall only be grantedby t e authorizing division of the Court of Appeals upon an
written application of a police or of a lawenforcement official who has been dulyaut orized in writing by the Anti-Terrorism Council created inSection 53 of this Act to file suc
application,and upon examination under oat or affirmation of t eapplicant and t e witnesses e mayproduce to establish:(a)that there is probable cause to believebased on personal knowledge of facts orcircumstances that the said crime of terrorism or conspiracy tocommit terrorism has been committed,or isbeing committed,or is about to be committed;(b)t at there isprobable cause to believe based onpersonal knowledge of facts or circumstances t at evidence,whic isessential to t e conviction of anycharged or suspected person for,or to t e solution or preventionof,any suc crimes,will be obtained;and,(c)t at t ere is no ot er effective means readily available foracquiring suc evidence.
Classification and Contents of the Order of the Court
.– Thewritten order granted by theaut orizing division of the Court of Appeals as well as its order,if any,to extend or renew t e same,t eoriginal application of t e applicant,including his application toextend or renew,if any,and the writtenaut orizations of the Anti-Terrorism Council s all be deemed and arehereby declared as classifiedinformation:
That t e person being surveilled or whosecommunications,letters,papers,messages,conversations.Discussions,spoken or written words andeffects have been monitored,listenedto,bugged or recorded by law enforcement aut orities as t e right tobe informed of the acts done by the