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Unformatted text preview: Senate be allowed to continue the conduct of a legislative inquiry without a duly published rules of procedure? A: No. The phrase “duly published rules of procedure” requires the Senate of every Congress to publish its rules of procedure governing inquiries in aid of legislation because every Senate is distinct from the one before it or after it. (Garcillano v. House of Representatives Committee on Public Information, G.R. No. 170338, Dec. 23, 2008) Q: Is the present (2008) Senate a continuing legislative body? A: The present Senate under the 1987 Constitution is no longer a continuing legislative body. The present Senate has 24 members, twelve of whom are elected every 3 years for a term of 6 years each. Thus, the term of 12 Senators expires every 3 years, leaving less than a majority of Senators to continue into the next Congress (Garcillano v. House of Representatives Committee on Public Information, et al., G.R. No. 170338, Dec. 23, 2008). Note: There is no debate that the Senate as an institution is "continuing", as it is not dissolved as an entity with each national election or change in the composition of its members. However, in the conduct of its day‐to‐day business the Senate of each Congress acts separately and independently of the Senate of the Congress before it. Undeniably, all pending matters and proceedings, i.e. unpassed bills and even legislative investigations, of the Senate of a particular Congress are considered terminated upon the expiration of that Congress and it is merely optional on the Senate of the succeeding Congress to take up such unfinished matters, not in 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 the same status...
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