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Unformatted text preview: maternal functions, and such faculties and opportunities that will enhance their welfare and enable them to realize their full potential in the service of the nation. (Sec. 14, Art. XIII, 1987 Constitution) Q: Is there a need for consultation before urban and rural dwellers can be relocated? A: Yes. The urban and rural dwellers and the communities where they are to be relocated must be consulted. Otherwise, there shall be no resettlement. (Sec. 15 , Art. XIII) Q: What is meant by people’s organization? A: People’s Organizations are bona fide associations of citizens with demonstrated capacity to promote the public interest and with identifiable leadership, membership and structure. (Sec. 15 , Art. XIII) b. COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Q: What is the composition of the Commission on Human Rights? 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. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS A: 1.
2. Chairman 4 Members Q: What are the qualifications of members of the CHR? A: 1. Natural‐born citizens 2. Majority must be members of the Bar. Q: Does the CHR have the power to investigate? A: Yes. The CHR has the power to investigate all forms of human rights violations involving civil and political rights and monitor the compliance by the government with international treaty obligations on human rights. (Sec. 18, Art. XIII, 1987 Constitution) Q: Does the CHR have the power to issue TRO? A: No. It also has no power to cite for contempt for violation of the restraining order or a writ of preliminary injunction. (Simon v. CHR, G.R. No. 100150, Jan. 5, 1994) ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E...
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