As to the argument that delegating to the president the legislative power to ac is contrary to the principle of republicanism, the same deserves scant consideration. Congress did not delegate the power to tax but the mere implement of the law. Is this contingent increase of the VAT rate a violation of due process as it imposes an unfair and additional tax burden on the people.
Merceditas Gutierrez petitionerchallenges via petition for certiorari and prohibition the Resolutions of September 1 and 7, of the House of Representatives Committee on Justice public respondent. Cesar Pareja, Executive Director of the Plenary Affairs Department, to include the two complaints in the Order of Business, 10 which was complied with by their inclusion in the Order of Business for the following day, August 11, On September 6,petitioner tried to file a motion to reconsider the September 1, Resolution of public respondent.
Public respondent refused to accept the motion, however, for prematurity; instead, it advised petitioner to await the notice for her to file an answer to the complaints, drawing petitioner to furnish copies of her motion to each of the 55 members of public respondent.
The determination of the sufficiency of substance of the complaints by public respondent, which assumed hypothetically the truth of their allegations, hinged on the issue of whether valid judgment to impeach could be rendered thereon. Petitioner was served also on September 7, a notice directing her to file an answer to the complaints within 10 days.
The Court subsequently, by Resolution of September 21,directed the Office of the Solicitor General OSG to file in 10 days its Comment on the petition The Baraquel group which filed the first complaint, the Reyes group which filed the second complaint, and public respondent through the OSG and private counsel filed their respective Comments on September 27, 29 and 30, The petition is harangued by procedural objections which the Court shall first resolve.
Respondents raise the impropriety of the remedies of certiorari and prohibition. The major difference between the judicial power of the Philippine Supreme Court and that of the U. There are also glaring distinctions between the U.
Constitution and the Philippine Constitution with respect to the power of the House of Representatives over impeachment proceedings.
Constitution bestows sole power of impeachment to the House of Representatives without limitation, our Constitution, though vesting in the House of Representatives the exclusive power to initiate impeachment cases, provides for several limitations to the exercise of such power as embodied in Section 3 234 and 5Article XI thereof.
These limitations include the manner of filing, required vote to impeach, and the one year bar on the impeachment of one and the same official.
Respondents are also of the view that judicial review of impeachments undermines their finality and may also lead to conflicts between Congress and the judiciary. Thus, they call upon this Court to exercise judicial statesmanship on the principle that "whenever possible, the Court should defer to the judgment of the people expressed legislatively, recognizing full well the perils of judicial willfulness and pride.
Carr,"judicially discoverable standards" for determining the validity of the exercise of such discretion, through the power of judicial review. Pineda, this Court declared null and void a resolution of the House of Representatives withdrawing the nomination, and rescinding the election, of a congressman as a member of the House Electoral Tribunal for being violative of Section 17, Article VI of the Constitution.
Mitra, it held that the resolution of whether the House representation in the Commission on Appointments was based on proportional representation of the political parties as provided in Section 18, Article VI of the Constitution is subject to judicial review.
Finally, there exists no constitutional basis for the contention that the exercise of judicial review over impeachment proceedings would upset the system of checks and balances.
Verily, the Constitution is to be interpreted as a whole and "one section is not to be allowed to defeat another. The Court finds it well-within its power to determine whether public respondent committed a violation of the Constitution or gravely abused its discretion in the exercise of its functions and prerogatives that could translate as lack or excess of jurisdiction, which would require corrective measures from the Court.
Indubitably, the Court is not asserting its ascendancy over the Legislature in this instance, but simply upholding the supremacy of the Constitution as the repository of the sovereign will.
An aspect of the "case-or-controversy" requirement is the requisite of ripeness. The unusual act of simultaneously referring to public respondent two impeachment complaints presents a novel situation to invoke judicial power.
Petitioner cannot thus be considered to have acted prematurely when she took the cue from the constitutional limitation that only one impeachment proceeding should be initiated against an impeachable officer within a period of one year.
XI, Sec 3, par. Tupasis the subject of an investigation she is conducting, while his father, former Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. To petitioner, the actions taken by her office against Rep. Tupas and his father influenced the proceedings taken by public respondent in such a way that bias and vindictiveness played a big part in arriving at the finding of sufficiency of form and substance of the complaints against her.
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Jan 05, · Abakada Guro vs Ermita Chester Cabalza recommends his visitors to please read the original & full text of the case cited.
Xie xie! Abakada Guro v. Ermita G.R. No. , July 5, J.
Puno En Banc Facts: Motions for Reconsideration filed by petitioners, ABAKADA Guro party List Officer and et al., insist that the bicameral. Ang ABAKADA ng Lupa. 40 Pelagia Untalan Abakada Pre-primer.
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Mar 05, · Abakada Guro Party List, et al vs Exec. Sec. Ermita Post under case digests, Political Law at Monday, March 05, Posted by Schizophrenic Mind Facts: On May 24, , the President signed into law Republic Act or the VAT Reform Act.