A Netizen’s Commentary on the ConCom’s proposed Federal Constitution (Part III)

If you did not read the first two parts of my commentary, click here for Part I and Part II before reading on.

In this section of the 5-part commentary of ConCom’s draft Federal Constitution, we will see look over Article X (Constitutional Commissions), replacing Article IX of the current Constitution.


 

Federal Civil Service Commission

Nothing wrong with that.

Federal Commission on Elections

Everything is good but one question, why didn’t they establish Regional Board of Elections for their elected regional officials, plebiscites, initiatives, referenda, and recalls?

Federal Commission on Audit

Sure, we will comply with the minimum standards of the potential Federal Auditing Code, but like the FECOMEL, what about the regional versions of the Commission on Audit for their own regions?

Federal Commission on Human Rights

This commission from Article XIII, Sections 17-19 of the current Charter is elevated, much a big slap to the sitting President. But I doubt the current leadership of the current Congress would accept this.

Federal Ombudsman Commission

This commission from Article XII, Sections 5-14 of the current Constitution is elevated. Nothing wrong with the composition but is the power really shared or centralized?

Federal Competition Commission

This is new but the origin came from the establishment of Philippine Competition Commission as mandated by the Philippine Competition Act (Republic Act 10667).

However, some libertarians (well, not myself) would object this establishment because of “constant intervention of the Big Government.”

 

Part IV will be up tomorrow.

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