Unformatted text preview: orming his official functions and duties. Similarly, Congress should run only one impeachment proceeding so as not to leave it with little time to attend to its main work of law‐
making. The doctrine laid down in Francisco that initiation means filing and referral remains congruent to the rationale of the constitutional provision. (Gutierrez v. The House of Representatives Committee on Justice, G.R. No. 193459, Feb. 15, 2011) Q: What are the effects of conviction in impeachment? 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. LAW ON PUBLIC OFFICERS A: 1.
2. Removal from office Disqualification to hold any other office under the Republic of the Philippines 3. Party convicted shall be liable and subject to prosecution, trial and punishment according to law. (Sec. 3 (7). Art. XI, 1987 Constitution) Q: What are the limitations imposed by the Constitution upon the initiation of impeachment proceedings? A: 1. The House of Representatives shall have the exclusive power to initiate all cases of impeachment. 2. Not more than one impeachment proceeding shall be initiated against the same official within a period of one year. Note: An impeachment case is the legal controversy that must be decided by the Senate while an impeachment proceeding is one that is initiated in the House of Representatives. For purposes of applying the one year ban rule, the proceeding is initiated or begins when a verified complaint is filed and referred to the Committee on Justice for action. (Francisco v. House of Representatives, et. al., G.R. No. 160261, Nov. 10, 2003) The power to impeach is essentially a non‐legislative prerogative and can be...
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