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Just asking

IS impeachment really the only way to remove a sitting president, vice president, justices of the Supreme Court, members of Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman?

THE Constitution lists the officials of the country who may be removed from office only by impeachment. They are the President, the Vice President, the members of the Supreme Court, members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman.

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Section 2 of Article XI, Accountability of Public Officers, of the Philippine Constitution provides: “The President, the Vice President, the Members of the Supreme Court, the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman may be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, culpable violation of the Constitution, treason, bribery, graft and corruption, other high crimes, or betrayal of public trust….”

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Manila, Philippines – The bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed yesterday the appointments of Sixto S. Brillantes Jr. and Maria Gracia M. Pulido-Tan as Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Commission on Audit (CoA) chairmen. Their confirmation during the CA’s delayed plenary session presided over by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, CA chairman, was recommended by […]

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