Instruction No. 28

INSTRUCTION CONCERNING THE DISPOSAL
OF CIVIL CASES IN WHICH ENEMY
SUBJECTS OR HOSTILE ALIENS
ARE PARTIES

May 16, 1942

Mr. JOSE P. LAUREL
Commissioner of Justice
and
Mr. JOSE YULO
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

With regard to civil cases in which Americans, British, or any other enemy subjects or hostile aliens are parties, and which were pending in Philippine judicial courts at the outbreak of the war or such like cases as may be brought to said courts hereafter, the procedure shall be as follows:

The trial and determination of all pending cases shall be suspended and no new cases shall be accepted for filing, except when approved by the Director-General of the Japanese Military Administration upon application by a party or parties.

Y. HAYASHI
Director-General of the
Japanese Military Administration

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library