General Order No. 2-A, s. 1972

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

GENERAL ORDER No. 2-A

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, 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 lists for being participants or for having given aid and comfort in the conspiracy to seize political and, state power in the country and to take over the government by force, the extent of which has now assumed the proportion of an actual war against our people and our 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, arid to hold said individuals 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 designated representative:

1. 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 of insurrection or rebellion as defined in Articles 134 to 138 of the Revised Penal Code, and other crimes against public order as defined in Articles 146, 147, 148, 149, 151, 153, 154, 155, and 156 of the same Code;

2. Such persons who may have committed crimes against national security and the law of nations, as enumerated and defined in Title I of the Revised Penal Code;

3. Such persons who may have committed the crime of usurpation of authority and allied crimes as defined in Articles 177 to 179 of the Revised Penal Code;

4. Such persons as may have committed the crimes of kidnapping, Robbery, carnapping, smuggling, gun-running, trafficking in prohibited drugs and hijacking;

5. Such persons who may be engaged in price manipulation to the prejudice of the public or who may have committed fraud to the prejudice of the public especially in the sale of essential prime commodities and supplies;

6. Such persons who may have evaded the payment of their tax obligations to the government;

7. Such government employees who may have committed the crime of bribery and other corrupt practices as defined in the Revised Penal Code, to include those corrupt practices as defined in Republic Act 3019, otherwise known as “‘The Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act,”

8. Such persons who may have committed crimes as public officers as enumerated and defined in Articles 204 to 208 of the Revised Penal Code;

9. Such persons who may have committed crimes against public morals as defined under Title SIX, Chapter One and Chapter Two of the Revised Penal Code;

10. Such persons who may have committed the crimes of forgeries as defined in Articles 161, 162, 163, 166, 167, 168, 171, 172 and 173 of the Revised Penal Code;

11. Such persons who may have committed frauds as enumerated and defined in Articles 185, 186, 187, 188 and 189 of the Revised Penal Code;

12. Such persons who may have committed crimes relative to opium and other prohibited drugs as enumerated and defined in Articles 190 to 194 of the Revised Penal Code;

13. Such persons who may have committed frauds and illegal exactions and transactions as enumerated and defined in Articles 213, 215 and 216 of the Revised Penal Code;

14. Such persons who may have committed the crimes of malversation of public funds and property as enumerated and defined in Articles 217, 218, 220 and 221 of the Revised Penal Code;

15. Such public officers who may have committed crimes of infidelity as enumerated and defined in Articles 223, 225, 226, 227, 228 and 229 of the Revised Penal Code;

16. Such persons who may have committed crimes against liberty as enumerated and defined in Articles 267 and 268 of the Revised Penal Code; and

17. Such persons who may have committed violations of Republic Act No. 6425, otherwise known as “The Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972;”

18. Such persons who may have committed crimes defined in Republic Act No.3553, otherwise known as the “Law on Deadly Arrow;” and

19. Such persons who may have violated any decree or order promulgated by me personally or promulgated upon my direction.

This Order amends General Order No.2, dated September 22, 1972.

Done in the City of Manila, this 26th day of September, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-two.

(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS