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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1884
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1884 -
AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1879
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order to encourage any person to testify in connection with the
investigation by the Commission created under Presidential Decree No.
1879 of the circumstances surrounding the assassination of former
Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. and to grant immunity from prosecution
only to those witnesses who were not actually involved therein, there
is a need to amend Sec. 4 of said Presidential Decree No.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines,
by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby
order and decree:
Section 1. Sec. 4 of Presidential Decree No. 1879
is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 4. No person shall be excused from attending
and testifying or from producing books, records, correspondence,
documents, or other evidence in obedience to a subpoena issued by the
Commission on the ground that his testimony or the evidence required of
him may tend to incriminate him or subject him to penalty or
forfeiture; but his testimony or any evidence produced by him shall not
be used against him in connection with any transaction, matter or thing
concerning with he is compelled, after having claimed his privilege
against self-incrimination, to testify or produce evidence, except that
such individual so testifying shall not be exempt from prosecution and
punishment for perjury committed in so testifying, nor shall be exempt
from demotion or removal from office.
Sec. 2. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila,
this 24th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred
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