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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 820, (1979-02-28)](
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 820, February 28, 1979 ]

The Presidential Executive Assistant
The Complaints and Investigation Office
All Concerned

WHEREAS the Office of the OMBUDSMAN to be known as TANODBAYAN, created under Presidential Decree No. 1487, is empowered to receive complaints from any person against any administrative agency, public official or employee for the purpose of determining his culpability; and

WHEREAS, the TANODBAYAN is authorized to avail itself of the assistance of any government agency in the performance of its functions;

NOW, THEREFOR, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby direct that the Complaints and Investigation Office of the Office of the President shall, in addition to its functions under existing laws, serve as the administrative arm of the TANODBAYAN.

This LOI shall be effective as of December 1, 1978, the date when the TANODBAYAN was appointed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 28th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-nine.

President of the Philippines