Reduction of Penalty for Illegal Possession of Bladed, Pointed or Blunt Weapons ( Batas Pambansa Blg. 6 )

November 21, 1978

November 21, 1978

BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 6

AN ACT REDUCING THE PENALTY FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF BLADED, POINTED OR BLUNT WEAPONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NUMBERED NINE

SECTION 1. Paragraph three of Presidential Decree Numbered Nine is hereby amended to read as follows: cassia

"3. It is unlawful to carry outside of one's residence any bladed, pointed or blunt weapon such as 'knife', 'spear', 'pana', 'dagger', 'bolo', 'barong', 'kris', or 'chako', except where such articles are being used as necessary tools or implements to earn a livelihood or in pursuit of a lawful activity. Any person found guilty thereof shall suffer the penalty of imprisonment of not less than one month nor more than one year or a fine of not less than Two Hundred Pesos nor more than Two Thousand Pesos, or both such imprisonment and fine as the Court may direct." cd

SECTION 2. Article twenty-two of the Revised Penal Code shall apply to persons previously convicted under paragraph three of Presidential Decree Numbered Nine.

SECTION 3. Any law or ordinance which is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: November 21, 1978 cd

Published in the Official Gazette, Vol. 75 No. 5 Page 846 on January 29, 1979.