Archive for May, 2017

Meralco v Pasay Trans Co; GR No. L-37878; 25 Nov 1932; 57 Phil 600 (1932)

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Tolentino vs COMELEC; G.R. No. L-34150; 16 Oct 1971; 41 SCRA 702

FACTS: The Constitutional Convention approved Organic Resolution No. 1 which seeks to amend the Constitution in lowering the voting age. COMELEC resolved to inform the Constitutional Convention that a plebiscite will be held to ratify the proposed constitutional amendment. ISSUE(S): Whether or not Organic Resolution No. 1 and all its organic acts should be rendered […]

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Almario vs Alba; G.R. No. L-66088; 25 Jan 1984; 127 SCRA 69

FACTS: The Filipino electorate will vote in a plebiscite to either approve or reject amendments to the Constitution proposed by six COMELEC resolutions. Petitioners seek that the electorate be given more time to study the meaning and implications of Resolutions 105 and 113 before they be asked to answer Questions 3 and 4. ISSUE(S): Whether […]

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Gonzales vs COMELEC; G.R. No. L-28196; 09 Nov 1967; 21 SCRA 774

FACTS: Congress enacted RA 4913, an act providing that the amendments to the Constitution proposed in Resolution of Both Houses Nos. 1 to 3 be submitted for the approval by the people in a plebiscite to be jointly held with the general elections. ISSUE(S): Whether or not the Court has jurisdiction to review a resolution […]

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Defensor-Santiago vs COMELEC; G.R. No. 127325; 19 Mar 1995; 270 SCRA 106

FACTS: Atty. Jesus Delfin filed a petition seeking to amend the Constitution by people’s initiative. COMELEC issued an order for Delfin to cause publication of said petition and the notice of hearing. ISSUE(S): Whether or not COMELEC has jurisdiction over the Delfin Petition. HELD: NO. A petition for initiative must be signed by at least […]

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