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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 865-A - AMENDING ARTICLE 286 OF THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES BY EXTENDING THE EXISTENCE OF THE BUREAU OF WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION, WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION COMMISSION AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION UNITS IN THE REGIONAL OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR UP TO AND UNTIL MARCH 31ST 1976
under Article 286 of the Labor Code as amended, the Bureau of Workmen's
Compensation, Workmen's Compensation Commission and the Workmen's
Compensation Units in the Regional Offices of the Department of Labor
shall be considered abolished on December 31, 1975;
WHEREAS, on the basis of reports gathered by the Department of Labor, there are still more than 2,000 workmen's compensation cases which have been decided by the different Workmen's Compensation Units of the Department of Labor throughout the country during the months of October, November and December that are expected to reach the Workmen's Compensation Commission on or after December 31, 1975;
WHEREAS, in order to afford substantial justice to these appellees and to enable winning claimants to enforce through the Workmen's Compensation Commission and the Workmen's Compensation Units the awards and decisions rendered in their favor, all of whom would otherwise be deprived of any other available remedy in law, it is necessary that the workmen's compensation program be extended up to and until March 31, 1976.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree as follows:
DONE in the City of Manila, this 31st day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-five.
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