Aequantibus iustitia: A study on the constitutionality of House Bill 1213 An Act Adopting the Higher Prescribed Penalty, including Death, of the National Law of an alien found guilty of trafficking dangerous drugs and other similar substances amending the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002

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Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Commercial Law


Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business


Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Jayson O. Ramos

Defense Panel Chair

Antonio A. Ligon

Defense Panel Member

Roxanne Marie B. Dimayuga
Jan Reinier B. Uy


Philippines, the land colonized by foreigners has continually been engulfed now not by the latter by but by trade of illicit drugs. The fight against illegal drugs seem to be a wavering battle as the forces of drug syndicates has tightened their forces against the authority.

In order to address such issue, Congressman Rufus Rodriguez has authored the House Bill 1213 which proposes to be An Act Adopting the Higher Prescribed Penalty including Death of the National Law of an Alien Found Guilty of Trafficking Dangerous Drugs and other Similar Substances amending the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

After analyzing constitutional laws, criminal laws, judicial cases, and consulting an expert in law and considering factors such as Philippine culture and humanitarian grounds to clarify some issues and to make recommendations and suggestions for further study to be conducted by interested parties, the researcher has found that House Bill 1213 is constitutional.

The researcher recommends that to address the issue in deterring crimes related on illegal drugs in the country, the government should also focus on the enforcement of law under R.A. 9165 or what is commonly known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The government holds the position of mandating police power and it has already widen this power through cooperating with other government agencies.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

iv, 98 leaves : illustrations (some color)


Narcotic laws--Philippines; Aliens--Philippines; Drugs--Law and legislation--Philippines; Drug control--Philippines

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