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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 784, (1978-12-20)](
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 784, December 20, 1978 ]

TO: The National Intelligence and Security Authority
The Criminal Investigation Service
The National Bureau of Investigation
The Office of the Chief State Prosecutor
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 their culpability;

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

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby direct:

(1) The National Intelligence and Security Authority shall, in addition to its functions under existing laws, serve as the intelligence arm of the TANODBAYAN.

(2) The Criminal Investigation Service and the National Bureau of Investigation shall, in addition to their functions provided by law, be the investigation arm of the TANODBAYAN.

Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.

President of the Philippines