Question B.16, 2019 Political Law Bar Exam


(Question B.16, Political Law, 2019 Bar Exam)

Under the 1987 Constitution, to whom does each duty/power/privilege/prohibition/disqualification apply:

(a) The authority to keep the general accounts of the Government and for such period provided by law, preserve the vouchers and other supporting documents pertaining thereto. (1%)

(b) The power to allow small-scale utilization of natural resources by Filipino citizens, as well as cooperative fish farming, with priority to subsistence fishermen and fishworkers in rivers, lakes, bays, and lagoons. (1%)

(c) The authority to provide for the standardization of compensation of government officials and employees. (1%)

(d) The sole power to declare the existence of state of war. (1%)

(e) The power to ratify treaties and international agreements. (1%)

Suggested Answer:

(a) The Commission on Audit (COA)

(b) The Congress

(c) The Congress

(d) The Congress, by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses in joint session assembled, voting separately

(e) The President subject to the concurrence of the Senate


(Notice: The suggested answers simulate those that a bar examinee may provide, and thus specific citations are not provided. Notwithstanding, in the reviewers, the bar exam question is answered under the appropriate topic which discusses the concepts and principles, as well as provide for specific citations. Accordingly, please refer to it on the reviewer or in the Library.)


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