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Unformatted text preview: o has been sentenced by final judgment for: a. Subversion; b. Insurrection; c. Rebellion; d. Any offense for which he has been sentenced to a POLITICAL LAW TEAM: ADVISER: ATTY. EDWIN REY SANDOVAL; SUBJECT HEAD: 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 penalty of not more than 18 months; or e. A crime involving moral turpitude, unless given plenary pardon or granted amnesty. (Section 12, BP 881) penalty of not more than 18 months; or e. A crime involving moral turpitude, unless given plenary pardon or granted amnesty. (Section 12, BP 881) A: District Representative 1. 2. Note: The term of office prescribed by the Constitution may not be extended or shortened by the legislature, but the period during which an officer actually holds the office (tenure) may be affected by circumstances within or beyond the power of said officer. Tenure may be shorter than the term or it may not exist at all. These situations will not change the duration of the term of office. Q: How can members of Congress be removed from their respective offices? A: SENATORS Expulsion by the Senate with the concurrence of 2/3 of all its members. (Sec. 16, par. 3, Article VI) MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (HoR) Expulsion by the House is with the concurrence of 2/3 of all its members. (Sec. 16, par. 3, Art. VI) Q: Can Congress or COMELEC impose an additional qualification for candidates for senator? A: No. The Congress cannot validly amend or otherwise modify these qualification standards, as it cannot disregard, evade, or weaken the force of a constitutional mandate, or alter or enlarge the Constitution (Cordora v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 176947, Feb. 19, 2009; So...
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