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Are there any general laws which increases the peso penalty amounts stated in Republic Acts and Pres. Decrees which were enacted many years ago?

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Arresto Menor
i'm finding a lot of laws that were enacted in the 1960's and 70's, or earlier, have stated penalty values which are fixed, without the means for increasing as time passes, such as a to increase by some Index for increase in inflation or other cost of living adjustments.

I am interested in particular about laws or amendments to increase the penalties stated in PD 957 and RA 4726.

The developer of my condo has a number of violations.
the problem however, is that the stated penalties of PD 957 and RA 4726 are a JOKE by todays values. the condo developer seems to blatantly violate laws because it would rather pay a small fine -if caught or if ever brought to justice- than be bothered comply with the laws.

Is there any law which increases penalties without the need for an amendment to each specific law with a fixed penalty amount stated?

thank you.

Last edited by ponapem on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:29 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : clarity/typos)

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i believe the HLURB was given authority to set and impose fines so they may be different now.

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