With the declaration of Martial Law, President Marcos signed several General (Executive) Orders immediately, including General Order No. 3, where he orders that “all executive departments, bureaus, offices, agencies and instrumentalities of the National Government…shall continue to function under their present officers and employees.” The same goes to the Judiciary which he stated “shall continue to function in accordance with its present organization and personnel,” except in adjudicating the cases of those deemed dangerous by the state. Like other general orders, this one cements and expands the uncontested powers of the President.