Obstruction of power lines refers to prohibited acts under Section 6, Republic Act No. 11361, the Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act, August 8, 2019:
(a) Plant or cause to be planted tall growing plants, including plants of whatever kind, variety, or height within the power line corridor;
(b) Construct or erect any hazardous improvements within the power line corridor;
(c) Conduct or perform any hazardous activities within the power line corridor;
(d) Prevent or refuse duly authorized agents of the owner or operator of power lines, entry to the property in the performance of acts enumerated under Section 7: Provided, That such entry is in accordance with the provisions of Section 8; and
(e) Perform other analogous acts or activities, which will impair the conveyance of electricity and cause damage to power lines.
Section 15 of the said law penalizes the prohibited acts under Section 6 as follows, without prejudice to civil and administrative liability:
(a) First Offense — the penalty of arresto mayor or a fine of Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court;
(b) Second Offense — the penalty of prision correccional or a fine of One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court; and
(c) Third Offense — the penalty of prision mayor or a fine of Two hundred thousand pesos (P200,000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court.
If the offenses are committed by or in conspiracy with an officer or employee of the owner or operator of the power line, such officer or employee shall suffer a penalty one (1) degree higher than the penalty provided herein.