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Disturbance of proceedings, A144 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Art. 144. Disturbance of proceedings - The penalty of arresto mayor or a fine from Forty thousand pesos (₱40,000) to Two hundred thousand pesos (₱200,000) shall be imposed upon any person who disturbs the meetings 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, or in the presence of any such bodies should behave in such manner as to interrupt its proceedings or to impair the respect due it. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender disturbs the meetings 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, or in the presence of any such bodies should behave in such manner as to interrupt its proceedings or to impair the respect due it.

References

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