HOUSE BILL NO. _02145
Introduced by HON. MA. AMELITA CALIMBAS-VILLAROSA
AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8368, OTHERWISE KNOWN
AS THE “ANTI-SQUATTING LAW REPEAL ACT OF 1997”
Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives
of the Philippines in Congress so assembled.
SECTION 1. This Act shall be known as the “Revised Anti-Squatting
Law of 2005”.
SECTION 2. Section 4 of Republic Act No. 8368 is hereby amended to
read as follows:
Section 4. Effect on Republic Act No. 7279. – Nothing
herein shall be construed to nullify, eliminate or diminish in any
way Section 27 of Republic Act No. 7279 or any of its provisions
relative to sanctions against professional squatters and
squatting syndicates. Provided, that any person or group of
persons who, with the use of force, intimidation or threat, or
taking advantage of the absence or tolerance of the landowner,
succeeds in occupying or possessing the property of the latter
against his will, and, having received a written demand to either
vacate or pay rent from said landowner, shall refuse to do so
within a period of ninety (90) days, shall be considered a
professional squatter within the purview of Republic Act No.