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Unformatted text preview: would create the possibility of conflicting judgments; and that the inquiry into the same justiciable controversy would be an encroachment on the exclusive domain of judicial jurisdiction that had set in much earlier. To the extent that, in the case at bench, there are a number of cases already pending in various courts and administrative bodies involving the petitioners, relative to the alleged sale of unregistered foreign securities, there is a resemblance between this case and Bengzon. However, the similarity ends there. 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 Central to the Court’s ruling in Bengzon ‐‐ that the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee was without any constitutional mooring to conduct the legislative investigation ‐‐ was the Court’s determination that the intended inquiry was not in aid of legislation. The Court found that the speech of Senator Enrile, which sought such investigation contained no suggestion of any contemplated legislation; it merely called upon the Senate to look into possible violations of Sec. 5, R.A. No. 3019. Thus, the Court held that the requested probe failed to comply with a fundamental requirement of Sec. 21, Article VI of the Constitution. (Standard Chartered Bank v. Senate, G.R. No. 167173, Dec. 27, 2007) Q: Does Congress have the power to cite persons in contempt? A: Yes. Even if the Constitution only provides that Congress may punish its members for disorderly behavior or expel the same, it is not an exclusion of power to hold other persons in contempt. Note: Congress has the inherent power to punish recalcitrant witnesses for contemp...
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