Formal affiliation with another political party 5

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Unformatted text preview: D: RACHEL MARIE L. FELICES; ASST. SUBJECT HEADS: WIVINO E. BRACERO II & HERAZEUS CHRISTINE Y. UY; MEMBERS: LAWRENCE PAULO H. AQUINO, LEANDRO RODEL V. ATIENZA, MARINETH EASTER AN D. AYOS, CARLO R. BALA, WILFREDO T. BONILLA, JR., KEEL ACHERNAR R. DINOY, APRIL V. ENRILE, KENNETH JAMES CARLO C. HIZON, JOSE MARIA G. MENDOZA, ROGER CHRISTOPHER R. REYES, ROMILINDA C. SIBAL, JASMIN M. SISON, ZARAH PATRICIA T. SUAREZ, RALPH JULIOUS L. VILLAMOR. LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT DISCIPLINE OF MEMBERS Q: May each house of congress punish its members for disorderly behavior? A: Yes. Each house may punish its members for disorderly behavior and, with concurrence of 2/3 of all its members, suspend, for not more than 60 days, or expel a member. Q: What is contemplated by “disorderly behavior?” A: The interpretation of the phrase disorderly behavior is the prerogative of the House concerned and cannot be judicially reviewed (Osmeña v. Pendatun, G.R. No. L‐17144, Oct. 28, 1960). Note: Members of Congress may also be suspended by the Sandiganbayan or by the Office of the Ombudsman. The suspension in the Constitution is different from the suspension prescribed in RA 3019, Anti‐Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The latter is not a penalty but a preliminary preventive measure and is not imposed upon the petitioner for misbehaviour as a member of Congress. (Santiago v. Sandiganbayan, G.R. No. 128055, Apr. 18, 2001). ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL AND THE COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS a. CONGRESSIONAL ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL Q: What is the composition of the electoral tribunal (ET)? A: 1. 3 Supreme Court Justices designated by the Chief Justice 2. 6 members of the Chamber concerned (Senate or HoR) chosen on the basis of proportional representation from the political parties and parties registered under the party‐list system (Sec. 17, Art. VI). Note: The senior Justice in the Electoral Tribunal shall be its chairman. Q: What is the jurisdiction of the Electoral Tribunals? A: Each electoral tribunal shall be the...
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