Romulo vs Yniguez Case Digest

Romulo vs Yniguez Case Digest – G.R. No. 71908 February 4, 1986

Romulo vs Yniguez Case Digest


Petitioners, representing more than one-fifth of all members of the Batasan, filed with the Batasan on August 13, 1985 Resolution No. 644 calling for the impeachment of President Marcos together with a verified complaint for impeachment. Said resolution and complaint were referred by the Speaker to the Committee on Justice, Human Rights, and Good Government. The Committee found the complaint not sufficient in form and substance to warrant its further consideration and disapproved Resolution No. 644 and dismissed all the charges contained in the complaint attached thereto on August 14, 1985. It then submitted its report which was duly noted by the Batasan and sent to the archives.


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Facts

One-fifth of all members of the Batasan, filed Resolution No. 644, calling for the impeachment of President Marcos together with a verified complaint by impeachment.

said resolution and complaint were referred by the Speaker to the Committee on Justice, Juman Rights and Good Government (CJHRGG).

The committee found the complaint not sufficient in form and substances and thus sent to archives.

Petitioners prayed that dismissal by the CJHRGG of RN644 and the impeachment complaint attached be declared null and void.

Issue

Whether the Court has jurisdiction to order CJHRGG to recall from the Archives and report out the resolution and complaint about impeachment.

Ruling

The Court cannot order such as this will affect ordering the Batasan to proceed with the impeachment proceedings. The assailed provisions are constitutional.

The petition is dismissed.


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