11 months Duterte signs law allowing community service for minor offenses MB
By Argyll Geducos  President Duterte has signed the Community Service Act, a law authorizing the courts to require the rendering of community service instead of jail terms for minor offenses. President Rodrigo Roa (ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11362 last Aug. 8. Under the law, the State will promote restorative justice and decongest jails by authorizing courts to require community service in lieu of jail time for offenses punishable by arresto menor and arresto mayor. Arresto Menor is imprisonment from one day to 30 days, and arresto mayor is imprisonment ... more