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Belgica, et.al. vs Ochoa, et.al.; G.R. Nos. 208566/208493/209251; 19 Nov 2013; 710 SCRA 1

in Buhay L(aw)st Student by

FACTS:
Petitioner sought that the annual pork barrel system be declared unconstitutional and null and void for being acts constituting grave abuse of discretion.

ISSUE(S):
Whether or not the 2013 PDAF article and all other Congressional Pork Barrel laws are unconstitutional for violating the constitutional provisions on separation of powers, non-delegability of legislative power and checks and balances.

HELD:
The post enactment measures including project identification, fund release, and fund realignment are not related to functions of congressional oversight and does not allow legislature to intervene and/or assume duties that properly belong to the sphere of budget execution which belongs to the executive department.

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