Sunday, September 25, 2011

Since the position of Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights is not among the positions mentioned in the first sentence of Sec. 16. Art. VII of the 1987 Constitution, appointments to which are to be made with the confirmation of the Commission on Appointments, it follows that the appointment by the President of the Chairman of the CHR is to be made without the review or participation of the Commission on Appointments.

To be more precise, the appointment of the Chairman and Members of the Commission on Human Rights is not specifically provided for in the Constitution itself, unlike the Chairmen and Members of the Civil Service Commission, the Commission on Elections and the Commission on Audit, whose appointments are expressly vested by the Constitution in the President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments.[2]

[ G.R. No. 86439, April 13, 1989 ]
MARY CONCEPCION BAUTISTA, PETITIONER, VS. SENATOR JOVITO R. SALONGA, COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS, COMMITEE ON JUSTICE, JUDICIAL AND BAR COUNCIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND HESIQUIO R. MALLILLIN, RESPONDENTS.

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