General Order No. 2, s. 1972



Pursuant to Proclamation No, 1081, dated September 21, 1972, and in my capacity as commander-in-chief of all the armed forces of the Philippines and for being active participants in the conspiracy to seize political and state power in the country and to take over the Government by force the proportion of an actual war against our people and their legitimate Government and in order to prevent them from further committing acts that are inimical or injurious to our people, the Government and our national interest, I hereby order you as Secretary of National Defense to forthwith arrest or cause the arrest and take into your custody the individuals named in the attached list and to hold them until otherwise so ordered by me or by my duly designated representative.

Likewise, I do hereby order you to arrest or cause the arrest and take into custody and to hold them until otherwise ordered released by me or by my duly authorized representative, such persons as may have committed crimes and offenses in furtherance or on the occasion of or incident to or in connection with the crimes or insurrection or rebellion, as well as persons who have committed crimes against national security and the law of nations, crimes against public order, crimes involving usurpation of authority, title, improper use of name, uniform and insignia, including persons guilty of crimes as public officers, as well as those persons who may have violated any decree or order promulgated by me personally or promulgated upon my direction.

Done in the City of Manila, this 22nd day of September, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy two.

Republic of the Philippines

Source: Legislative Library, House of Representatives