It also excludes paupers, vagrants, beggars, or persons who practice polygamy or who believe in or advocate the practice of polygamy.
This obscure penal law, which dates back to the religiously fervent Spanish era and which was the main charge against Carlos Celdran, states that “the penalty of in its minimum period shall be imposed upon anyone who, in a place devoted to religious worship or during the celebration of any religious ceremony, shall perform acts notoriously offensive to the feelings of the faithful.”It can be found in Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code.
Section 351 of the Revised Penal Code states that “any widow who shall marry within three hundred and one day from the date of the death of her husband, or before having delivered if she shall have been pregnant at the time of his death, shall be punished by and a fine not exceeding 500 pesos.”The rationale behind this was to “prevent confusion as to the paternity and filiation of the child,” in effect making this also an “enforced mourning period” for women according to its critics who say that the advent of modern technology which makes paternity testing readily available has rendered this law obsolete.
Senator Nancy Binay currently has a bill trying to repeal it.
One of the more obscure laws made during the 1960s was Republic Act No. Under this law, “anyone who possesses a deadly arrow or ‘pana’ without a permit from a city, municipal, or municipal district mayor, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less than thirty days nor more than six months.
Since then, however, motorists have often complained about the confusion brought on by cities implementing their own variations (color-coding included) of the scheme. 613 or the immigration law reeks of antiquity, considering it was made and implemented in 1940.
Among the many outdated sections include Section 29-A which denies entry to foreigners suffering from insanity, loathsome or dangerous contagious diseases, or epilepsy.
The widowed spouse with respect to the property which belonged to the deceased spouse before the same shall have passed into the possession of another.3.
Brothers and sisters and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, if living together.