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Inciting to war or giving motives for reprisals, A118 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Article 118. Inciting to war or giving motives for reprisals. - The penalty of reclusion temporal shall be imposed upon any public officer or employee, and that of prision mayor upon any private individual, who, by unlawful or unauthorized acts provokes or gives occasion for a war involving or liable to involve the Philippine Islands or exposes Filipino citizens to reprisals on their persons or property. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements:

1) The offender provokes or gives occasion for a war involving or liable to involve the Philippine Islands or exposes Filipino citizens to reprisals on their persons or property; and,

2) Such are committed via unlawful or unauthorized acts. (Article 118, Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)
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