Title

Ghosts of the past: Impeaching an official for impeachable offenses committed prior to office

Date of Publication

2016

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Law and Politics

College

Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business

Department/Unit

Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Larry Ignacio

Defense Panel Chair

Antonio A. Ligon

Defense Panel Member

Arvin Jo
Emily Salcedo

Abstract/Summary

The Philippines despite being famous for its people, and other works, is also notorious for having a corrupt and almost untrustworthy government. Its mode of maintaining public accountability has always been questioned, and is considered relatively ineffective. Recently, a case has been raised against Jejomar Binay, then Vice President of the Republic. The offenses committed were done at the time when he was not yet an impeachable official, and now, he is running for the highest executive position, which is the Philippine presidency. The researchers therefore looked for an answer to the question can and should his past offenses be used as ground for impeachment?

The lack of jurisprudence made it difficult to find an answer, but through review by statutory construction, and the review of previous impeachment cases, both local, and in the United States, allowed the researchers to provide a conclusion regarding this problem."

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU19329

Shelf Location

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

Physical Description

iv, 67 leaves, 29 cm.

Keywords

Impeachments--Philippines

Embargo Period

5-5-2021

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