Republic Act 8368: Anti-Squatting Law Repeal Act of 1997 (Full Text)

REPUBLIC ACT No. 8368

AN ACT REPEALING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE ENTITLED “PENALIZING SQUATTING AND OTHER SIMILAR ACTS.

Section 1. Title. — This Act shall be known as the “Anti-Squatting Law Repeal Act of 1997.”

Sec. 2. Repeal. — Presidential Decree No. 772, entitled “Penalizing Squatting and Other Similar Acts” is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. Effect on pending cases. — All pending cases under the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 772 shall be dismissed upon the effectivity of this Act.

Sec. 4. Effect on Republic Act No. 7279. — Nothing herein shall be construed to nulify, eliminate or diminish in any way Sec. 27 of Republic Act No. 7279 or any of its provisions relative to sanctions against professional squatters and squatting syndicates.

Sec. 5. Effectivity. — This Act shall take effect thirty (30) days after its publication in two (2) newspapers of national circulation.

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