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Classification of penalties, A25-26 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

a. Legal basis

Article 25. Penalties which may be imposed. - The penalties which may be imposed according to this Code, and their different classes, are those included in the following:

Scale

---------- Principal Penalties

-------------------- Capital punishment:

---------------------------------------- Death.

-------------------- Afflictive penalties:

---------------------------------------- Reclusion perpetua,

---------------------------------------- Reclusion temporal,

---------------------------------------- Perpetual or temporary absolute disqualification,

---------------------------------------- Perpetual or temporary special disqualification,

---------------------------------------- Prision mayor.

-------------------- Correctional penalties:

---------------------------------------- Prision correccional,

---------------------------------------- Arresto mayor,

---------------------------------------- Suspension,

---------------------------------------- Arresto mayor.

-------------------- Light penalties:

---------------------------------------- Arresto menor,

---------------------------------------- Public censure.

-------------------- Penalties common to the three preceding classes:

---------------------------------------- Fine, and

---------------------------------------- Bond to keep the peace.

---------- Accessory Penalties

-------------------- Perpetual or temporary absolute disqu...

 



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