Title

The suffering right of suffrage: Is it constitutional for a religious leader to dictate to this flock who to vote for in the elections?

Date of Publication

2006

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Commercial Law

College

Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business

Department/Unit

Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Cruz, Christopher E.

Defense Panel Member

Gerardo I. Banzon
Justice Jose C. Reyes

Abstract/Summary

The separation of the church and the state as embodied in Article II, Section 6 of the 1987 Constitution of the republic of the Philippines is meant to safeguard both institutions from undue influences from one another. This paper tackles the possible limitation or even prohibition by the State of a religious leader's conduct in influencing and coercing his members to vote for a particular candidate, taken from then case of Bro. Mike Velarde vs. Social Justice Society. The compelling State Interest test as used in the Escritor ruling, the spirit of the religion clauses in the Constitution, and Section 261 of the Omnibus Election Code would all be studied and applied to the resolution of the dispute in this study.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU16949

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

84 leaves

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