Recommend to the President the removal of any officer or employee it has

Recommend to the president the removal of any officer

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Recommend to the President the removal of any officer or employee it has deputized, or the imposition of any other disciplinary action, for violation or disregard of, or disobedience to its directive, order, or decision. Submit to the President and the Congress a comprehensive report on the conduct of each election, plebiscite, initiative, referendum, or recall.” (Italics supplied.) 720 720 SUPREME COURT REPORTS ANNOTATED People vs. Delgado Section 52, Article VII of the Omnibus Election Code (Batas Pambansa Blg. 881) provides among the powers and functions of the COMELEC as follows— “Sec.52. Power and functions of the Commission on Elections.— In addition to the powers and functions conferred upon it by the Constitution, the Commission shall have exclusive charge of the enforcement and administration of all laws relative to the conduct of elections for the purpose of securing free, orderly and honest elections x x x.” (Italics supplied.) Section 7, Article IX-A of the Constitution reads thus— “SEC.7. Each Commission shall decide by a majority vote of all its Members any case or matter brought before it within sixty days from the date of its submission for decision or resolution. A case or matter is deemed submitted for decision or resolution upon the filing of the last pleading, brief, or memorandum required by the
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11/18/2018 SUPREME COURT REPORTS ANNOTATED VOLUME 189 7/10 (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) rules of the Commission or by the Commission itself. Unless otherwise provided by this Constitution or by law, any decision, order, of ruling or each Commission may be brought to the Supreme Court on certiorari by the aggrieved party within thirty days from receipt of a copy thereof.” (Italics supplied.) From the aforementioned provisions of Section 2, Article IX-C of the Constitution the powers and functions of the COMELEC may be classified in this manner— Enforcement of election laws; 5 Decision of election contests; 6 Decision of administrative questions; 7 Deputizing of law enforcement agencies; 8 Registration of political parties; 9 and Improvement of elections. 10 _______________ 5 Section 2(1), Article IX-C, Constitution. 6 Id., paragraph (2). 7 Id., paragraph (3). 8 Id., paragraph (4). 9 Id., paragraph (5). 10 Id., paragraph (7). See also Cruz, Philippine Political Law 1987 Edition, pages 287 to 297. 721 VOL. 189, SEPTEMBER 18, 1990 721 People vs. Delgado As provided in Section 7, Article IX of the Constitution, unless otherwise provided by law, any decision, order or ruling of the COMELEC may be brought to the Supreme Court on certiorari by the aggrieved party within thirty days from receipt of a copy thereof. In Filipinas Engineering and Machine Shop vs. Ferrer, 11 this Court held that “what is contemplated by the term ‘final orders, rulings and decisions’ of the COMELEC reviewable on certiorari by the Supreme Court as provided by law are those rendered in actions or proceedings before the COMELEC and taken cognizance of by said body in the exercise of its adjudicatory or quasi-judicial powers.” Thus,
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