The Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines (P.D. 705) defines the criminal offences in forestry and provides the corresponding penalties. Section 68, 70, and 71 state some offenses and penalties;
Section 68. Cutting, Gathering, and/or Collecting Timber or Other Products Without License. Any person who will gather, collect, or remove timber or other forest products from any forest land, or other forest timber from alienable or disposable public lands, or private lands, without any authority under a license agreement, lease, license, or permit shall be guilty of qualified theft as defined and punished under Articles 309 and 310 of the Revised Penal Code. Provided, that in the case of partnership, association, or corporation, the officers who ordered the cutting, gathering, or collecting shall be liable. If such officers are aliens, they shall in addition to the penalty, be deported without further proceedings on the part of the Commission on Immigration and Deportation. The court shall further order the confiscation in favor of the government of the timber or forest products cut, gathered, collected, or removed, and the machinery, equipment, implements, and tool used therein and the forfeiture of his improvements in the area.