Flight to enemy country, Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Article 121. Flight to enemy country. – The penalty of arresto mayor shall be inflicted upon any person who, owing allegiance to the Government, attempts to flee or go to an enemy country when prohibited by competent authority. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission


1) The offender owes allegiance to the Government;

2) He attempted to flee or go to an enemy country; and,

3) Such act was prohibited by competent authority. (Article 121, Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

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