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Person In Authority And Agents Of Persons In Authority - Who Shall Be Deemed As Such

ART.152.

PERSON IN AUTHORITY – any person directly vested with jurisdiction, whether as an
individual or as a member of some court or governmental corporation, board or commission.
They include:
a. Barangay captain
b. Barangay chairman

For the purposes of Art. 148 and 151:
a. Teachers
b. Professors
c. Persons charged with the supervision of public or duly recognized private schools,
   colleges and universities
d. Lawyers in the actual performance of their professional duties or on the occasion
   of such performance

AGENT OF PERSON IN AUTHORITY – any person who, by direct provision of law or by election  or by appointment by competent authority, is charged with the maintenance of public order
and the protection and security of life and property. They include:
a. Barrio councilman
b. Barrio policeman
c. Barangay leader
d. Any person who comes to the aid of persons in authority

Notes:

Section 388 of the Local Gov’t. Code provides that for purposes of the RPC, the
punong barangay, sangguniang barangay members and members of the lupong tagapamayapa
in each barangay shall be deemed as persons in authority in their jurisdictions.

Other barangay officials and members who may be designated by law or ordinance
and charged with the maintenance of public order, protection and the security of
life, property, or the maintenance of a desirable and balanced environment, and
any barangay member who comes to the aid of persons in authority shall be deemed agent of persons in authority.

It seems that teachers, professors, lawyers etc could be considered as persons in
authority not only for Arts. 148 and 151 but also for Art 149 (L.B. Reyes)

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