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Unformatted text preview: o suspend or expel a member in accordance with its rules and proceedings 2. To enter the Yeas and nays in the Journal 3. To declare the existence of a state of war NUMBER OF VOTES REQUIRED 2/3 of all its members (Sec. 16, Article VI) 1/5 of the members present (Sec. 16 (4), Article VI) 2/3 of both houses in joint session voting separately (Sec. 23, Article VI) 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 27 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 4. To re‐pass a bill after Presidential veto 5. To determine the President’s disability after submissions by both the Cabinet and the President 2/3 of the Members of the House where it originated followed by 2/3 of the Members of the other House 2/3 of both Houses voting separately (Sec. 11, Article VI) Q: What is the rule on adjournment? A: Neither House during the sessions of the Congress shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than 3 days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting. (Sec. 16, Art. VI) Q: What is adjournment sine die? A: Interval between the session of one Congress and that of another. INTERNAL GOVERNMENT OF CONGRESS Q: Who are the elected officers of Congress? A: 1. Senate President 2. Speaker of the House 3. Such officers as deemed by each house to be necessary Q: How is election of officers done? A: By a majority vote of all respective members (Section 16, Art. VI). a. QUORUM Q: What is a quorum? A: A quorum is such number which enables a body to transact its business. It is such number which makes a lawful body and gives such body the power to pass a law or ordinance or any valid act that is binding. Alternative Answer: Quorum is based on the proportion between those physically present and the total membership of the body. 28 Note: In computing quorum, members who are outside the country and thus outside of each House’s jurisdiction a...
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