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Unformatted text preview: 0, 2003, [Separate opinion of Justice Puno]) Q: What is the scope of the power of oversight? A: To: 1. Monitor bureaucratic compliance with program objectives 2. Determine whether agencies are properly administered 3. Eliminate executive waste and dishonesty 4. Prevent executive usurpation of legislative authority 5. Assess executive conformity with the congressional perception of public interest. (Macalintal v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 157013, Jul. 10, 2003, [Separate opinion of Justice Puno]) Q: What are the bases of oversight power of Congress? A: The power of oversight has been held to be: 1. Intrinsic in the grant of legislative power itself 2. Integral to the system of checks and balances 3. Inherent in a democratic system of government ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 35 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 Q: What are the categories of Congressional Oversight Functions? A: 1. Scrutiny—implies a lesser intensity and continuity of attention to administrative operations. Its primary purpose is to determine economy and efficiency of the operation of government activities. In the exercise of legislative scrutiny, Congress may request information and report from the other branches of government. It can give recommendations or pass resolutions for consideration of the agency involved. It is based primarily on the power of appropriation of Congress. But legislative scrutiny does not end in budget hearings. Congress can ask the heads of departments to appear before and be heard by either the House of Congress on any matter pertaining to their department. Likewise, Congress exercises legislative scrutiny thru its power of confirmation to find out whether the nominee possesses the necessary qualificati...
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