Aiding And Abetting A Band Of Brigands


1. That there is a band of brigands;
2. That the offender knows the band to be of brigands; and
3. That the offender does any of the following acts:
a. he in any manner aids, abets, or protects such band of brigands, or
b. he gives them information of the movements of the police or other peace officers of the Government, or
c. he acquires or receives the property taken by such brigands.

P. D. No. 532 defines brigandage as the seizure of any person for:
(a) ransom;
(b) extortion or other unlawful purpose; or
(c) the taking away of property by violence or intimidation or force upon things or other unlawful means, committed by any person on any Philippine highway.

The Anti-Carnapping Act defines carnapping as the taking, with intent to gain, of a motor vehicle belonging to another without the latter’s consent, or by means of violence against or intimidation of persons, or by using force upon things. This law also penalizes the defacing or tampering with the original serial number of motor vehicle engines, engine blocks, and chassis.

It is presumed that the person performing any of the acts provided in this article has performed them knowingly unless the contrary is proven.

Any person who aids or protects highway robbers or abets the commission of highway robbery or brigandage shall be considered as an accomplice.

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