Usurpation of Executive Functions

philippine judge
A Judge symbol in the court room.

This is a felony punishable under the revised penal code.

To be liable under this law. The following element must be present:
1. The offender is a judge; and
2. He (a) assumes a power pertaining to the executive authorities, or
      (b) obstructs executive authorities in the lawful exercise of
          their powers.

*Legislative officers are not liable for usurpation of executive functions.


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