PAMBANSA BILANG 242
ACT PRESCRIBING THE PERIOD WITHIN WHICH A DENOUNCED PUBLIC OFFICER MAY
BRING ACTION AGAINST AN INFORMANT OR WITNESS WHO GAVE FALSE OR
TESTIMONY AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION TWO OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE
SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-NINE, "GRANTING IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION TO GIVERS
OF BRIBES AND OTHER GIFTS AND TO THEIR ACCOMPLICES IN BRIBERY AND OTHER
GRAFT CASES AGAINST PUBLIC OFFICERS."
1. Section two of Presidential
Decree Numbered Seven hundred forty-nine, "Granting Immunity from
to Givers of Bribes and Other Gifts and to their Accomplices in Bribery
and Other Graft Cases Against Public Officers," is hereby amended to
2. The immunity granted
hereunder shall not attach should it turn out subsequently that the
and/or testimony is false and malicious or made only for the purpose of
harassing, molesting or in any way prejudicing the public officer
shall be entitled to any action, civil, administrative or criminal,
said informant or witness: Provided, however, That such action may be
only after preliminary investigation or after the latter's acquittal by
a competent court.
prescriptive periods for the various actions under the provisions of
section shall start to run from the time such actions may be commenced
as herein provided."
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2. This Act shall take
effect upon its approval.
November 11, 1982