Category Archives: HRET

The Constitution grants the COMELEC the authority to register political parties, organizations or coalitions, and the authority to cancel the registration of the same on legal grounds while HRET has jurisdiciton over contests relating to the qualifications of a party-list nominee or representative

The jurisdiction of the COMELEC over petitions for cancellation of registration of any political party, organization or coalition is derived from Section 2 (5), Article IX-C of the Constitution, which states: Sec, 2.  The Commission on Elections shall exercise the … Continue reading

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HRET is the sole judge of all contests relating to the election, returns, and qualifications of the members of the House of Representatives.

Despite recourse to this Court, however, we cannot rule on the issue of citizenship of Gonzalez.  Subsequent events showed that Gonzalez had not only been duly proclaimed, he had also taken his oath of office and assumed office as Member … Continue reading

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