TULOY ANG TAMBAY!

by Tito Boy on April 28, 2012

Bagansiya. Kung merong silbi ang mga barangay tanod, eto na yun. Eto ang kanilang “expertise.”  Kung baga sa academe, ang mga barangay tanod natin ang  mga “Bagansiya Emeritus.”

Para sa mga hindi pa nababagansiya, eto yung bigla ka at mga barkada mong pagdadamputin sa daan kapag pakalat-kalat kayo ng madaling araw ng mga mighty tanods equipped with state-of-the-art batuta.  Well, mostly mga menor de edad ang mga binabagansiya.

But believe it or not, may basis ang mga tanods para gawin ito. Ayon kasi sa Art. 202 ng Revised Penal Code:

“Art. 202. Vagrants and prostitutes; penalty. — The following are vagrants:

1. Any person having no apparent means of subsistence, who has the physical ability to work and who neglects to apply himself or herself to some lawful calling;

2. Any person found loitering about public or semi-public buildings or places or trampling or wandering about the country or the streets without visible means of support;

3. Any idle or dissolute person who ledges in houses of ill fame; ruffians or pimps and those who habitually associate with prostitutes;

4. Any person who, not being included in the provisions of other articles of this Code, shall be found loitering in any inhabited or uninhabited place belonging to another without any lawful or justifiable purpose;

5. Prostitutes.

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.

Vagrancy –  yan ang ingles ng bagansiya. Kapag ang isang tao daw ay walang trabaho, pinagkakakitaan at pinababayaan ang sarili na pakalat-kalat sa daan, isa itong vagrant, in short — tambay. Yup, that’s right 50% ng tao sa Metro Manila ay vagrants.

Well, hindi lahat ng vagrants ay unemployed at pulubi. Ayon sa batas, ang pimp tulad ni 50 cents ay vagrant din.

Sa batas na ito sinaksak din ang krimeng “prostitution.” Eto ang batas na ginagamit na basihan para damputin ang mga chicks with benefits. Tignang maigi ang definition ng prostitutes, nakalagay doon “habitually indulge,” ibig sabihin, kung first timer pala walang sabit. ‘Di tulad sa Miss Universe, hindi kino-consider ng batas na prostitute ang mga bading. Kaya ingat mga pre.

Kailangan din “for money or profit,” kasi kapag libre, libog lang para sa batas at hindi prostitution. Kasama rin sa prostitution ang spakol na paborito ni Kenneth, kasi hindi limited ang batas sa “sexual intercourse,” dale ang “lascivious conduct.”

Wala rin parusa ang nagbabayad sa pokpok. Ang pokpok lang ang pinaparusahan. Hirap talaga kumita ng pera.

 

PENALTY

Ang penalty ng vagrancy:

“Any person found guilty of any of the offenses covered by this articles shall be punished by arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos, and in case of recidivism, by arresto mayor in its medium period to prision correccional in its minimum period or a fine ranging from 200 to 2,000 pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court. ”

“Arresto menor. — The duration of the penalty of arresto menor shall be from one day to thirty days.”

A recidivist is one who, at the time of his trial for one crime, shall have been previously convicted by final judgment of another crime embraced in the same title of this Code.

In tagalog = kulong na hindi lalampas na 30 araw o multa na P200 hanggang P2,000. Kita mo nga naman, wala na ngang trabaho pagbabayarin pa.

Para sa mga pasaway o recidivist 2-4 na buwan na kulong or 2 taon at 4 na buwan hanggang 4 taon at 2 buwan na kulong. Recidivist ay yung akusadong habang nililitis pa ang kaso ay nasentensiyahang  makulong dahil sa ibang krimen.

 

DECRIMINALIZING VAGRANCY

Ayon sa Republic Act 10158, binago ang Art. 202 na nasa itaas at ginawa na lang ganito:

“Article 202. Prostitutes; Penalty. – 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.

“Any person found guilty of any of the offenses covered by this article shall be punished by arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos, and in case of recidivism, by arresto mayor in its medium period to prision correctional in its minimum period or a fine ranging from 200 to 2,000 pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court.”

 

Tinanggal ang provision ng vagancy at tinira ang krimeng prostitution. Sabi rin sa batas, lahat ng may kasong vagancy ay dapat pakawalan agad kung wala siyang ibang kaso kinakasangkutan:

SEC. 2. Effect on Pending Cases. – All pending cases under the provisions of Article 202 of the Revised Penal Code on Vagrancy prior to its amendment by this Act shall be dismissed upon effectivity of this Act.

SEC. 3. Immediate Release of Convicted Persons. – All persons serving sentence for violation of the provisions of  Article 202 of the Revised Penal Code on Vagrancy prior to its amendment by this Act shall be immediately released upon effectivity of this Act:Provided, That they are not serving sentence or detained for any other offense or felony.

 

In short, hindi na krimen ang vagrancy! Yehey!

Mabuhay ang mga tambay at pulubi sa daan!

Mabuhay din ang mga pimp!

Mabuhay din ang mga bading na pokpok kasi hindi binago ang definition ng prostitution!

It’s truly more fun in the Philippines.

The only way to stop this trafficking in and profiting from the use of women’s bodies is for prostitution to be legalized. Legalization will open it up to regulation; and regulation means safety. - JEANNETTE ANGELL, Callgirl

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BON April 28, 2012 at 11:37 pm

TARAGIS! haha english kung english vagrancy! hehe.
anyway, pede palang palusot ang 1st time ko lang po., kasi nga dapat habitual para ma bagansya hihi!

salamat tito boy. nabuhay ka ulet! amen!!

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Tito Boy April 28, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Pasensya na, nabagansiya kasi ako ng ilang buwan.

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mile April 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

na-miss ka nga namin Tito boy.

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Tito Boy April 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Like

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superproxy26 April 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Thank you very much Tito Boy! Di man ako makapag-aral atleast natuto ako sa mga post mo.God Bless!

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val April 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

thank you tito boy. at least absweldo pala ako pag pumik up ako. :)

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promdi April 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

tito boy, hi to jeanette angell. heheh

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walking dead na ako May 4, 2012 at 4:32 am

tagal nawala ni tito boy, akala ko busy sa impeachment.. hehehe

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