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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1884


PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1884 - AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1879
 



WHEREAS, in 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. 1879. 

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 and eighty-three. 

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