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Prostitution, A202 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Art. 202. Prostitutes; Penalty. – For the purpose of this article, women who, for money or profit, habitually indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct, are deemed to be prostitutes.
Any person found guilty of any of the offenses covered by this article shall be punished by arresto menor or a fine not exceeding Twenty thousand pesos (₱20,000), and in case of recidivism, by arresto mayor in its medium period to prisión correccional in its minimum period or a fine ranging from Twenty thousand pesos (₱20,000) to Two hundred thousand pesos (₱200,000), or both, in the discretion of the court. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

For the purposes of this article, women who, for money or profit, habitually indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct, are deemed to be prostitutes. (Paragraph 2, Article 202, Ibid.)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender is guilty of any of the offenses covered by this articles

References

Title 6 – Crimes Against Public Morals, Book 2, Revised Penal Code

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