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Revised Penal Code Book 2 Title 6 – Crimes Against Public Morals

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CHAPTER ONE – Gambling and Betting Art. 195. What acts are punishable in gambling. Art. 196. Importation, sale and possession of lottery tickets or advertisements. Art. 197. Betting in sports contests. Art. 198. Illegal betting on horse race. Art. 199. Illegal cockfighting.

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Chapter Two – OFFENSES AGAINST DECENCY AND GOOD CUSTOMS Art. 200. Grave scandal. Art. 201. Immoral doctrines, obscene publications and exhibitions and indecent shows. Art. 202. Vagrants and prostitutes; penalty.

Revised Penal Code Article 195 – What acts are punishable in gambling
(a) The penalty of arresto menor or a fine not exceeding two hundred pesos, and, in case of recidivism, the penalty of arresto mayor or a fine ranging from two hundred or six thousand pesos, shall be imposed upon: 1. Any person other than those referred to in subsections (b) and (c) who, in any manner shall directly, or indirectly take part in any game of monte, jueteng or any other form of lottery, policy, banking, or percentage game, dog races, or any other game or scheme the result of which depends wholly or chiefly upon chance or hazard; or wherein wagers consisting of money, articles of value or representative of value are made; or in the exploitation or use of any other mechanical invention or contrivance to determine by chance the loser or winner of money or any object or representative of value. 2. Any person who shall knowingly permit any form of gambling referred to in the preceding subdivision to be carried on in any inhabited or uninhabited place of any building, vessel or other means of transportation owned or controlled by him. If the place where gambling is carried on has the reputation of a gambling place or that prohibited gambling is frequently carried on therein, the culprit shall be punished by the penalty provided for in this article in its maximum period. (b) The penalty of prision correccional in its maximum degree shall be imposed upon the maintainer, conductor, or banker in a game of jueteng or any similar game. (c) The penalty of prision correccional in its medium degree shall be imposed upon any person who shall, knowingly and without lawful purpose, have in his possession any lottery list, paper or other matter

The possession of any lottery ticket or advertisement shall be prima facie evidence of an intent to sell. Repealed by P. No. Repealed by P. or both. shall be punished byarresto menor. distribute or use the same in the Philippine Islands. Revised Penal Code Article 197 – Betting in sports contests The penalty of arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos.D. sale and possession of lottery tickets or advertisements The penalty of arresto mayor in its maximum period to prision correccional in its minimum period or a fine ranging from 200 to 2. have in his possession lottery tickets or advertisements.D.containing letters. in connivance with the importer. in the discretion of the court. No. or both. or both.000 pesos. . shall be imposed upon any person who shall import into the Philippine Islands from any foreign place or port any lottery ticket or advertisement or. 1602 as far as inconsistent provisions are concerned. or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos. Revised Penal Code Article 196 – Importation. in the discretion of the court. 1602 as far as inconsistent provisions are concerned. or shall sell or distribute the same without connivance with the importer of the same. shall be imposed upon any person who shall bet money or any object or article of value or representative of value upon the result of any boxing or other sports contests. signs or symbols which pertain to or are in any manner used in the game ofjueteng or any similar game which has taken place or about to take place. shall sell or distribute the same. Any person who shall knowingly and with intent to use them.

shall be imposed upon any person who. the president and the directors or managers thereof shall be deemed to be principals in the offense if they have consented to or knowingly tolerated its commission. The penalty of arresto mayor or a fine ranging from 200 to 2. under the same circumstances.000 pesos. Any person who directly or indirectly participates in cockfights. or both. For the purpose of this article. . or both. Revised Penal Code Article 200 – Grave scandal The penalties of arresto mayor and public censure shall be imposed upon any person who shall offend against decency or good customs by any highly scandalous conduct not expressly falling within any other article of this Code. or both. shall be imposed upon: 1. shall bet on horse races. Any person who directly or indirectly participates in cockfights. by betting money or other valuable things. shall maintain or employ a totalizer or other device or scheme for betting on horse races or realizing any profit therefrom. in the discretion of the court. and if the same be committed by any partnership. or who organizes cockfights at which bets are made. at a place other than a licensed cockpit. 2. corporation or association.Revised Penal Code Article 198 – Illegal betting on horse races The penalty of arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos. shall be imposed upon any person who except during the period allowed by law. Revised Penal Code Article 199 – Illegal cockfighting The penalty of arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos. any race held in the same day at the same place shall be held punishable as a separate offense. on a day other than those permitted by law.

(b) Those who. (4) tend to abet traffic in and use of prohibited drugs. Any person found loitering about public or semi-public buildings or places or trampling or wandering about the country or the streets without visible means of support. fairs. 4. Revised Penal Code Article 202 – Vagrants and prostitutes. which are prescribed by virtue hereof. lawful orders. Any person having no apparent means of subsistence. public order. prints. (3) offend any race or religion. and good customs. engravings. in theaters. obscene publications and exhibitions and indecent shows The penalty of prision mayor or a fine ranging from six thousand to twelve thousand pesos. or both such imprisonment and fine. Any person who. lust or pornography. and (5) are contrary to law. scenes. established policies. and the owners/operators of the establishment selling the same. sculpture or literature which are offensive to morals. give away or exhibit films. published with their knowledge in any form. penalty The following are vagrants: 1. Any idle or dissolute person who ledges in houses of ill fame. 3. morals. (2) (a) the authors of obscene literature. shall include those which (1) glorify criminals or condone crimes. not being included in the provisions of other articles of this Code. 2. indecent or immoral plays. ruffians or pimps and those who habitually associate with prostitutes. whether live or in film. acts or shows. (As amended by PD Nos. cinematographs or any other place. 960 and 969). exhibit. decrees and edicts. shall be found loitering in any inhabited or uninhabited place belonging to another without any lawful or justifiable purpose. (3) Those who shall sell. . the editors publishing such literature. who has the physical ability to work and who neglects to apply himself or herself to some lawful calling. (2) serve no other purpose but to satisfy the market for violence.Revised Penal Code Article 201 – Immoral doctrines. shall be imposed upon: (1) Those who shall publicly expound or proclaim doctrines openly contrary to public morals.

Any person found guilty of any of the offenses covered by this articles shall be punished by arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos. or both. habitually indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct.5. in the discretion of the court. by arresto mayor in its medium period to prision correccional in its minimum period or a fine ranging from 200 to 2.000 pesos. Prostitutes. and in case of recidivism. for money or profit. are deemed to be prostitutes. women who. . For the purposes of this article.