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Unformatted text preview: 65 of the Revised Rules of Court within 30 days from receipt of a copy thereof. 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 67 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 These decisions or rulings refer to the decision or final order of the COMELEC en banc and not of any division thereof. Q: What are the acts that fall under the COMELEC’s power to supervise or regulate? A: 1. The enjoyment or utilization of all franchises or permits for the operation of transportation and other public utilities, media of communication or information. 2. Grants, special privileges or concessions granted by the government or any subdivision, agency or instrumentality thereof, including any GOCC or its subsidiary. (Sec. 4, Art. IX‐C) Q: When can COMELEC exercise its constitutional powers and functions? A: 1. During election period – 90 days before the day of the election and ends 30 days thereafter. In special cases, COMELEC can fix a period. 2. Applies not only to elections but also to plebiscites and referenda. c. COMMISSION ON AUDIT Q: What is its composition? A: 1. 1 Chairman 2. 2 Commissioners Q: What are the qualifications of COA Commissioners? A: 1. Natural‐born citizens of the Philippines 2. At least 35 years old at the time of their appointments 3. Either: a. CPA’s with at least 10 years of auditing experience; or b. Members of Philippine Bar with 10 years of practice of law. 4. Members cannot all belong to the same profession 5. Subject to confirmation of the CA 6. Not a candidate for any elective position in the elections immediately 68 preceding their appointment. (Sec. 1, Art. IX‐D) Q: What is the term of office of the COA Commissioners? A: 7 years without reappointment. Q: What are the powers and duties of COA? A: 1. Examine, audit and settle all accounts pertaining to revenue and receipts of, and expenditures or uses of funds and property owned or held in trust or pertaining to government 2....
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