BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Proclamation No. 238
LIFTING THE SUSPENSION OF THE PRIVILEGE OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.
WHEREAS, the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus as regards the crimes of sedition, insurrection or rebellion, and all other crimes and offenses committed in furtherance or on the occasion thereof, or incident thereto, or in connection therewith has been suspended throughout the country under Proclamation No. 210, dated October 22, 1950; and
WHEREAS, it now appears that the conditions of peace and order in some sections of the country have so improved as to warrant the lifting of the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in said areas;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby lift the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the following provinces: Palawan, Bohol, Romblon, Masbate, Cebu, Leyte, Samar, Zamboanga, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao, Bukidnon, Agusan, Surigao and Sulu Archipelago.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 3rd day of February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the fifth.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
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