ACT No. 1524

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF CONDITIONS MADE BY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL IN THE EXERCISE OF HIS DISCRETION IN GRANTING CONDITIONAL PARDONS.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

Section 1. Whenever the Governor-General1 shall, in his discretion, grant a conditional pardon to any person convicted of crime under the laws of the Philippine Islands, the conditions shall be fully set forth in the pardon and a copy of the conditional pardon shall in each case be delivered to the person so pardoned, and also a copy thereof filed in the office of the clerk of the Court of First Instance of the province or judicial district in which such person was tried and convicted.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the Court of First Instance to send a certified copy of each conditional pardon received by him, as provided in section one, to the provincial governor and to the senior inspector of Constabulary2 in the province, and in the city of Manila the clerk of the Court of First Instance shall send such certified copies to the chief of police of said city and to the Director of Constabulary.3

Section 3. Whenever the provincial fiscal, or the prosecuting attorney of the city of Manila, as the case may be, shall ascertain that any of the conditions of a conditional pardon, heretofore or hereafter granted, has been violated by the person so conditionally pardoned, he shall apply to the Court of First Instance for an order of arrest against the person so conditionally pardoned to have him brought before the court. The Court of First Instance shall issue the order of arrest and proceed with the investigation of the facts, in the presence of the accused and the prosecuting official.

Section 4. 4

Section 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Section 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, August 9, 1906.

RELATED STATUTES

Act 3815, Article 159 (Effective December 8, 1930)

Penalty for violation of conditional pardon.

Act 4103 (Effective December 5, 1933)

Powers of the Board of Pardons and Parole.

Footnote

1 Now President of the Philippines.

2 Now Provincial Commander.

3 Now Chief of the Constabulary.

4 Repealed by Act 3815, Article 367, approved December 8, 1930.


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