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Unformatted text preview: es in aid of legislation? A: Indefinite. The field of legislation is very wide as compared to that of the American Congress. And because of such, the field of inquiry is also very broad. It may cover administrative inquiries, social, economic, political problem (inquiries), discipline of members, etc. Suffice it to say that it is co‐extensive with legislative power. (Arnault v. Nazareno, G.R. No. L‐3820, July 18, 1950) ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 33 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 Note: Investigatorial Power is not absolute; subject judicial review in view of the expanded power of the court to determine whether there has been grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction. The power of inquiry is an essential and appropriate auxiliary to the legislative action (Arnault v. Nazareno, G.R. No. L‐3820, Jul. 18, 1950). It has been remarked that the power of legislative investigation may be implied from the express power of legislation and does not itself have to be expressly granted. Q: What are the limitations on legislative investigation? A: 1. Constitutional rights to counsel and against self incrimination – even if the investigation is not a criminal investigation, the information divulge therein may be used in criminal prosecution (Under Sec. 21, Art. VI, it is provided that the rights of 1987 Constitution, the persons appearing in or affected by such inquiries shall be respected) 2. The Rules of procedures to be followed in such inquiries shall be published for the guidance of those who will be summoned. This must be strictly followed so that the inquiries are confined only to the legislative purpose. This is also to avoid abuses. 3. The investigati...
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