MOP, Bk 5, v.5, 93

[ ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 33, April 21, 1947 ]

CREATING A COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE CHARGES OF GRAFT AND CORRUPTION AGAINST OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE, AND TO STUDY THE PRESENT ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF SAID BUREAU SO AS TO AVOID IRREGULARITIES THEREIN



A Committee is hereby created to investigate charges of graft and corruption filed against officers and employees of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and to receive and examine the evidence which may now have been gathered or may be gathered by government agencies engaged in the investigation of alleged anomalies therein, as well as to study the present organization and operation of said bureau with a view to making recommendations on how to avoid irregularities therein.  The Committee shall be composed of the following:

Hon. Rafael Amparo, Judge of first Instance

Chairman

Hon. Pio Joven, Deputy Auditor General

Member

Mr. Montano A. Tejam,  Special Agent, Department of Finance

Member


For the purpose of the investigation, the Committee is hereby granted all the powers of an Investigating Committee under Section 71 and 580 of the Revised Administrative Code, including the power to summon witnesses, administer oaths, and take testimony or evidence relevant to the investigation. The Committee is also empowered and authorized to call upon any department, bureau, office, agency or instrumentality of the Government for such information as it may require in the performance of its work, and, for the purpose of securing such information, it shall have access to, and the right to examine any books, documents, papers, or records thereof.

The Committee shall submit its report and recommendations not later than May 15, 1947.

Done at the City of Manila, this 21st day of April, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the first.

(Sgd.) MANUEL ROXAS
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) EMILIO ABELLO
Chief of the Executive Office


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