Tag Archives: Police power

A license to operate a motor vehicle is a privilege that the state may withhold in the exercise of its police power

A license to operate a motor vehicle is a privilege that the state may withhold in the exercise of its police power. The petitioner correctly points out that a license to operate a motor vehicle is not a property right, … 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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Police power is lodged primarily in the National Legislature but it may be delegated

Compliance of Ordinance No. 1664 with the formal requirements Was the enactment of Ordinance No. 1664 within the corporate powers of the LGU of the City of Cebu? The answer is in the affirmative. Indeed, with no issues being hereby … Continue reading

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