Daza vs Singson Case Digest

Daza vs Singson Case Digest – G.R. No. 86344 December 21, 1989

Daza vs Singson Case Digest


After the congressional elections of May 11, 1987, the House of Representatives proportionally apportioned its twelve seats in the Commission on Appointments among the several political parties represented in that chamber, including the Lakas ng Bansa, the PDP-Laban, the NP-Unido, the Liberal Party, and the KBL, in accordance with Article VI, Section 18, of the Constitution. Petitioner Raul A. Daza was among those chosen and was listed as a representative of the Liberal Party. 


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FACTS

Petitioner Representative Daza represents the Liberal Part (LP) in the Commission on Appointments (CA). When Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) was reorganized, the political realignment resulted in the swelling of the number of LDP members to 159 and diminishing that of LP to 17.

The House consequently revised its representation in the CA giving Daza’s seat to respondent Rep. Singson as an additional member from the LDP.

Daza now challenges his removal. Singson, in response, argues, among others that the question raised by Daza is political in nature and beyond the jurisdiction of this court.

ISSUE

Whether the issue raised beyond the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?

Ruling

No.

What is involved here is the legality, not the wisdom, of the act of that chamber in removing Daza from the CA.

The issue presented is justiciable rather than political, political, involving as it does the manner of filing the CA as prescribed in the constitution and not the discretion of the House in the choice of its representative.


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