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Administrative Order No. 77, s. 1938
Signed on September 15, 1938
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 77
IN RE: THE HONORABLE GERONIMO PAREDES, EX-JUDGE OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE, SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Considering the petition of the Honorable Geronimo Paredes, dated February 12, 1938, praying, for the reasons therein given, that he be relieved from the ulterior effects of the decision rendered by me on January 29, 1936, by allowing him to resign as Judge of the Court of First Instance of Iloilo instead of being dismissed.
Considering that said Judge has suffered morally by his involuntary separation from the service during the last two years, and that by such separation the public interest has now been duly served; and
Considering that for about twenty years previous to the commission of the acts which gave rise to his removal from office he had rendered satisfactory service to the Government, and to deprive him of any benefit that under the law might have accrued to him from such public service, in addition to the stigma attached to his separation from office, would be unduly oppressive;
Now, therefore, and upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Justice, it is hereby ordered, that Administrative Order No. 2, dated January 29, 1936, be, as it is hereby, amended so that in lieu of the dispositive part thereof requiring the dismissal from the service of the Honorable Geronimo Paredes another one be entered permitting him to resign from office as Judge of the Court of First Instance of Iloilo effective January 29, 1936.
Done at the City of Manila, this 15th day of September in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the third.
(Sgd.) MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines
Source: Presidential Museum and Library
Bureau of Printing. (1939). Administrative Order No. 77. Messages of the President, 4 (1), pp. 1710.