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Act tending to prevent the meeting of the Assembly and similar bodies, A143 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Art. 143. Acts tending to prevent the meeting of Congress and similar bodies - The penalty of prisión correccional or a fine ranging from Forty thousand pesos (₱40,000) to Four hundred thousand pesos (₱400,000), or both, shall be imposed upon any person who, by force or fraud, prevents the meeting of Congress or of any of its committees or subcommittees, Constitutional Commissions or committees or divisions thereof, or of any provincial board or city or municipal council or board. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender prevents the meeting of the National Assembly (Congress of the Philippines) or of any of its committees or subcommittees, constitutional commissions or committees or divisions thereof, or of any provincial board or city or municipal council or board; and,

2) He commits such acts by force or fraud.

References

⦁ Title 3 – Crimes Against Public Order, Book 2, Revised Penal Code
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