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Unformatted text preview: Q: The military commander in charge of the operation against rebel groups directed the inhabitants of the island which would be the target of attack by government forces to evacuate the area and offered the residents temporary military hamlet. Can the military commander force the residents to transfer their places of abode without a court order? A: No, the military commander cannot do so without a court order. Under Sec. 6, Art. III of the Constitution, a lawful order of the court is required before the liberty of abode and of changing the same can be impaired. Q: What is the limitation on the right to travel? A: The limitations are the interest of national security, public safety or public health, as may be provided by law. With respect to the right to travel, it is settled that only a court may issue a hold departure order against an individual addressed to the Bureau of Immigration and Departure. However, administrative authorities, such as passport‐ officers, may likewise curtail such right in the interest of national security, public safety, or public health, as may be provided by law. k. RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS Q: What is the scope of the right? A: This covers information on matters of public concern. It pertains to access to official records, documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for policy development. The SC has held in Chavez v. PEA and AMARI (G.R. No. 133250, July 9, 2002) that the right to information contemplates inclusion of negotiations leading to the consummation of the transaction. 94 Note: The right only affords access to records, documents and papers, which means the opportunity to inspect and copy them at his expense. The exercise is also subject to reasonable regulations to protect the integrity of public records and to minimize disruption of government operations. 1. Limitations Q: What are the limitations and exceptions to the right to information and access to public records? A: GR: The access must...
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