Unformatted text preview: not delegate its legislative power. Note: The Congress of the Philippines is a bicameral body composed of a Senate and House of Representatives, the first being considered as the upper house and the second the lower house. HOUSES OF CONGRESS Compositions, Qualifications and Terms of Office Q: Discuss the composition, qualifications, and term of office of members of Congress. A: SENATE HoR Composition 24 Senators (elected Not more than 250 at large by qualified members, unless otherwise provided by law. Filipino voters) Qualifications 1. Natural‐born 1. Natural‐born citizen of 18 the Phils. 2. At least 25 years of age on the day of election. 3. Able to read and write. 4. Except the party‐list reps, a registered voter in the district in which he shall be elected. 5. Resident thereof for a period of not less than 1 year immediately proceeding the day of the election. Term of office
6 years, commencing at noon on the 30th 3 years, commencing at day of June next noon on the 30th day of following their June next following their election. election. Term limit: Only up to Term limit: No member of 2 consecutive terms. the HoR shall serve for However, they may more than 3 consecutive serve for more than 2 terms. terms provided that the terms are not consecutive. citizen of the Phils.
2. At least 35 years of age on the day of election. 3. Able to read and write. 4. Resident of the Phils. for not less than 2 years immediately preceding the day of election. Q: Discuss the disqualifications of members of Congress. A: Senate
1. No Senator shall serve for more than 2 consecutive terms. Voluntary renunciation of the office for any length of time shall not be considered as an interruption in the continuity of his service for the full term for which he was elected (Section 4, Article VI). 2. One who has been declared by competent authority as insane or incompetent 3. One who has been sentenced by final judgment for: a. Subversion; b. Insurrection; c. Rebellion; d. Any offense for which he has been sentenced to a HoR 1. Shall not serve for more than three (3) consecutive terms (Sec. 7, Article VI). 2. One who has been declared by competent authority as insane or incompetent 3. One wh...
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