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
Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Legal Management
Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business
Cruz, Christopher E.
Defense Panel Member
Gerardo I. Banzon
Justice Jose C. Reyes
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.
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Dairo, J. G., & Ocampo, B. F. (2006). The suffering right of suffrage: Is it constitutional for a religious leader to dictate to this flock who to vote for in the elections?. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_bachelors/17696