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

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.

Whether or not COMELEC has jurisdiction over the Delfin Petition.

NO. A petition for initiative must be signed by at least 12% of the total number of registered voters of which every legislative district is represented by at least 3% of the registered voters therein.

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