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D. Composition and qualifications of members

1. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (CSC)

a. Composition

The Civil Service Commission shall be composed of a Chairman and two (2) Commissioners. (Section 1[1], Part B, Article IX, 1987 Constitution)

b. Qualifications

They shall be:

1) Natural-born citizens of the Philippines;

2) At least thirty-five (35) years of age, at the time of their appointment;

3) With proven capacity for public administration; and,

4) Must not have been candidates for any elective position in the elections immediately preceding their appointment. (Section 1[1], Part B, Article IX, Ibid.)

2. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS (COMELEC)

a. Composition

There shall be a Commission on Elections composed of a Chairman and six (6) Commissioners. (Section 1[1], Part C, Article IX, Ibid.)

A majority thereof, including the Chairman, shall be Members of the Philippine Bar who have been engaged in the practice of law for at least ten (10) years. (Ibid.)

b. Qualifications

They shall be:

1) Natural-born citizens of the Philippines;

2) At least thirty-five (35) years of age, at the time of their appointment;

3) Holders of a college degree; and

4) Must not have been candidates for any elective position in the immediately preceding elections. (Section 1[1], Part C, Article IX, Ibid.)

3. COMMISSION ON AUDIT (COA)

a. Composition

There shall be a Commission on Audit composed of a Chairman and two (2) Commissioners. (Section 1[1], Part D, Article IX, Ibid.)

At no time shall all Members of the Commission belong to the same profession. (Section 1[1], Part D, Article IX, Ibid.)

b. Qualifications

They shall be:

1) Natural-born citizens of the Philippines;

2) At least thirty-five (35) years of age, at the time of their appointment;

3) Certified public accountants with not less than ten (10) years of auditing experience, or members of the Philippine Bar who have been engaged in the practice of law for at least ten (10) years;’ and

4) Must not have been candidates for any elective position in the elections immediately preceding their appointment. (Section 1[1], Part D, Article IX, Ibid.)

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