Today in Philippine History, November 8, 1986, Mrs. Aquino repealed four presidential decrees issued during the martial law

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On November 8, 1986, President Corazon Aquino signed Executive Order No. 59, repealing four presidential decrees issued by former President Ferdinand Marcos in connection with the martial law proclamation of September 21, 1972.

These Presidential Decrees were:

Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1404 , signed on June 9, 1978, entitled, "Further amending article 125 of the revised penal code", empowered the Marcos Adminstration to authorize longer periods for the delivery of persons arrested for the crimes or offenses enumerated in the said decree.

PD No. 1836 , signed on June 16, 1981, entitled, "Defining the conditions under which the President may issue order of arrest or commitment orders during the Martial Law or when the Priviledge of te Writ of Habeas Corpus is suspended", empowered the former President to issue arrest or commitment orders during a state of martial law or when the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus was suspended against persons whose arrest or detention was, in his judgment, required by public safety and as a means to quell invasion, insurrection or rebellion or imminent danger thereof.

PD No. 1877 , signed on July 21, 1983, entitled, "Providing for the issuance of a preventive detention action and for other purposes", authorized the authorities to issue preventive detention actions against persons ascertained to be participants in the commission of the crimes enumerated therein.

PD No. 1877-A , signed on July 23, 1983, is an amendment to PD No. 1877.

Reference:
Philippine News Agency


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