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Unformatted text preview: ion against solicitation of gifts (Sec. 7(d), R.A. No. 6713) 2. Prohibition against partisan political activities (Sec. 2(4), Art. IX(B), Constitution) 3. Prohibition against engaging in strike (Social Security System Employees Assn. v. CA, G.R No. 85279, Jul 28,1989). 4. Restriction against engaging in the practice of law (Sec. 90, R.A. No. 7160) 5. Prohibition against practice of other professions (Sec. 90, R.A. No. 7160) 6. Restriction against engaging in private business (Abeto v. Garces, A.M. No. P‐
88‐269, Dec. 29, 1995) 7. Restriction against accepting certain employment (Sec. 7(b), R.A. No. 6713) Q: What kind of gifts or grants may public officers accept from foreign governments? A: 1. Gifts of nominal value received a s souvenir or mark of courtesy; 2. Scholarship or fellowship grant or medical treatment; 3. Travel grants or expenses for travel outside the Philippines (Sec. 7(d), R.A. No. 6713) Q: What is meant by “partisan political activity”? A: It is an act designed to promote the election or defeat of a particular candidate/s to a public office. It is also known as “electioneering” (Sec. 79, Omnibus Election Code). Q: Can appointive officials engage in partisan political activities? A: No. Officers or employees in the Civil Service including members of the Armed Forces cannot engage in such activity except to vote. They shall not use their official authority or influence to coerce the political activity of any person (Sec. 55, Subtitle A, Title I, Book V, 1987 Administrative Code). Note: Officers and employees in the Civil Service can nonetheless express their views on current political 124 issues and mention the names of the candidates they support. Q: What kind of public officers may engage in partisan political activities? A: 1. Those holding political offices, such as the President of the Philippines; Vice President of the Philippines; Executive Secretary/Department Secretaries and other Members of the Cabinet; All other elective officials at all levels; and those in the person...
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