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Unformatted text preview: ar.1, 1993). Q: What is the jurisdiction of the CA? A: CA shall confirm the appointments by the President with respect to the following positions: HAPCOO 1. Heads of the Executive departments. (except if it is the Vice‐President who is appointed to the post) 2. Ambassadors, other Public ministers or Consuls 3. Officers of the AFP from the rank of colonel or naval captain 4. Other officers whose appointments are vested in him by the Constitution (i.e. COMELEC members) (Bautista v. Salonga, G.R. No. 86439, April 13, 1989) Q: What are the rules on voting? A: 1. The CA shall rule by a majority vote of all the members. 2. The chairman shall only vote in case of tie. 3. The CA shall act on all appointments within 30 session days from their submission to Congress (Sec. 18, Art. VI) Q: What are the limitations on confirmation? A: 1. Congress cannot by law prescribe that the appointment of a person to an office created by such law be subject to confirmation by the CA. 2. Appointments extended by the President to the above‐mentioned positions while Congress is not in session shall only be effective until disapproval by the CA or until the next adjournment of Congress (Sarmiento III v. Mison, G.R. No. L‐79974, December 17, 1987) Q: What are the guidelines in the meetings of the CA? A: 1. Meetings are held either at the call of the Chairman or a majority of all its members. 2. Since the CA is also an independent constitutional body, its rules of procedure are also outside the scope of congressional powers as well as that of the judiciary. (Bondoc v. Pineda, G.R. No. 97710, Sept. 26, 1991) Note: The ET and the CA shall be constituted within 30 days after the Senate and the HoR shall have been organized with the election of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House. POWERS OF CONGRESS a. LEGISLATIVE POWER Q: What are the legislative powers of Congress? A: 1. General plenary power (Sec. 1, Art. VI) 2. Specific power of appropriation 3. Taxation and expropriation 4. Legislative inve...
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