degree higher than that provided for in Republic Act No. 9775, if committed through a
Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Section 4(c)(3) shall be
punished with imprisonment of
or a fine of at least Fifty thousand pesos
(PhP50,000.00) but not exceeding Two hundred fifty thousand pesos (PhP250,000.00) or
Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Section 5 shall be
punished with imprisonment one (1) degree lower than that of the prescribed penalty for the
offense or a fine of at least One hundred thousand pesos (PhP100,000.00) but not exceeding
Five hundred thousand pesos (PhP500,000.00) or both.
When any of the punishable acts herein defined are knowingly
committed on behalf of or for the benefit of a juridical person, by a natural person acting
either individually or as part of an organ of the juridical person, who has a leading position
within, based on: (a) a power of representation of the juridical person provided the act
committed falls within the scope of such authority; (b) an authority to take decisions on behalf
of the juridical person:
That the act committed falls within the scope of such
authority; or (c) an authority to exercise control within the juridical person, the juridical person
shall be held liable for a fine equivalent to at least double the fines imposable in Section 7 up
to a maximum of Ten million pesos (PhP10,000,000.00).
If the commission of any of the punishable acts herein defined was made possible due to the
lack of supervision or control by a natural person referred to and described in the preceding
paragraph, for the benefit of that juridical person by a natural person acting under its
authority, the juridical person shall be held liable for a fine equivalent to at least double the
fines imposable in Section 7 up to a maximum of Five million pesos (PhP5,000,000.00).
The liability imposed on the juridical person shall be without prejudice to the criminal liability
of the natural person who has committed the offense.
ENFORCEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
Law Enforcement Authorities.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the
Philippine National Police (PNP) shall be responsible for the efficient and effective law
enforcement of the provisions of this Act. The NBI and the PNP shall organize a cybercrime
unit or center manned by special investigators to exclusively handle cases involving violations
of this Act.