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Republic Act 6735

Requested from PCOO by Vicente Gambito at 12:31 PM on Nov 28, 2016.
Purpose: To conduct a people's initiative to change the constitution
Date of Coverage: 11/28/2016 - 11/28/2016
Tracking no: #PCOO-303388373946

Vicente 12:31 PM, Nov 28, 2016

Since, the COMELEC has not been included in this website; may we request this office to pass on this request for information to them?

Is the conduct of a PEOPLE'S INITIATIVE FOR FEDERALISM (see illegal?

Is there a way for people to avail of the constitutional provision on people's initiative?
December 5, 2016

Dear Vicente,


Thank you for your request dated Nov 28, 2016 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

Legality of the conduct of People's Initiative for Federalism.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the proper office to answer your question is the COMELEC.

The Comelec being a Constitutional Commission is not subject to Executive Order No 2 or the Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch. The Executive Branch respect the independence of COMELEC and will not encroach on their power.

Thank you.

Danica Orcullo
FOI Officer

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