Category Archives: LGU

Can the mayor be compelled by writ of mandamus to perform discretionary function?

The crux of the instant controversy is whether respondent mayor can be compelled by a writ of mandamus to grant petitioners application for a renewal of a business permit to operate an arrastre service at the Municipal Port of Hilongos … Continue reading

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Only on what ground does the SP has the power to declare a municipal ordinance or resolution invalid?

Section 153 of B.P. Blg. 337 provides: “Sec. 153. Sangguniang Panlalawigan Review. (1) Within thirty days after receiving copies of approved ordinances, resolutions and executive orders promulgated by the municipal mayor, the sangguniang panlalawigan shall examine the documents or transmit … Continue reading

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What will happen to the municipal ordinance If no action has been taken by the SP within thirty (30) days after submission of such an ordinance for review?

Section 56 of the LGC provides: SEC. 56. Review of Component City and Municipal Ordinances or Resolutions by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. – (a) Within three (3) days after approval, the secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod or Sangguniang Bayan shall forward … Continue reading

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Is it legal to modify the permit to rally without informing the applicant?

Section 6 of the Public Assembly Act reads: Section 6. Action to be taken on the application – (a) It shall be the duty of the mayor or any official acting in his behalf to issue or grant a permit … Continue reading

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The compulsory process of arbitration is a pre-condition for the filing of the complaint in court

Undeniably, both petitioner Agbayani and respondent Genabe are residents of Las Piñas City and both work at the RTC, and the incident which is the subject matter of the case happened in their workplace.[25] Agbayani’s complaint should have undergone the … Continue reading

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Is Section 5(f) of Republic Act No. 7924 creating the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), which authorizes it to confiscate and suspend or revoke driver’s licenses in the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations valid?

The MMDA is not vested with police power. In Metro Manila Development Authority v. Bel-Air Village Association, Inc.,[14] we categorically stated that Rep. Act No. 7924 does not grant the MMDA with police power, let alone legislative power, and that … Continue reading

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Elements of fairness and reasonableness is required for a valid ordinance

The petitioners further assert that drivers or vehicle owners affected by Ordinance No. 1664 like themselves were not accorded the opportunity to protest the clamping, towing, and impounding of the vehicles, or even to be heard and to explain their … Continue reading

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