Ako Bicol Party-List, together with its colleagues in the Committee on Justice in the House of Representatives, is happy to report that the Committee Report on House Bill No. 4553 which seeks to amend Article 70 of the Revised Penal Code was passed on Tuesday, November 19.
With the passing of the Committee report, the first step for the Bill to become a law has been accomplished. We expect that a new law which removes the ceiling of 40 years maximum imprisonment for offenders who has committed multiple counts of Heinous Crimes will soon be enacted.
We hope that the passage of the Committee Report and the likelihood of HB No. 4553 becoming into a law will serve as deterrent in the commission of heinous crimes.