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[ Acts No. 4011, December 05, 1932 ]

AN ACT TO REQUIRE CERTAIN STATEMENTS MADE BY ANY JUDGE OF FIRST INSTANCE OR PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER DURING THE HEARING OF A CASE BEFORE HIM TO BE MADE OF RECORD, AND TO PENALIZE VIOLATIONS HEREOF.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

SECTION 1. Any statement made by a judge of First Instance or Public Service Commissioner with reference to a case tried by him, or to any of the parties thereto, witnesses or attorneys, during the hearing of such case, shall be made of record in the stenographic notes if requested by either of the parties.

SEC. 2. Any judge of First Instance or Public Service Commissioner who shall order the clerk concerned to omit from his stenographic notes the statement mentioned in the preceding section, notwithstanding the request of either of the parties, shall be subject to such disciplinary action as the Supreme Court may recommend to the Governor-General, after the procedure established in section one hundred and seventy-three of the Administrative Code. Any stenographer failing to comply with the provisions of the preceding section shall be punished in accordance with the Civil Service Rules.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its approval.

Approved, December 5, 1932.

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