Sec 7. 8ach Commission shall per!orm such other !unctions as ma be provided b la"..Art I* 3 % The Civil Service Commission, Sec. . (1) The civil service embraces all branches, subdivisions, instrumentalities, and agencies o! the Government, including governmento"ned or controlled corporations "ith original charters.()Appointments in the civil service shall be made onl according to merit and !itness to be determined, as !ar as practicable, and, e#cept to positions "hich are policdetermining, primaril con!idential, or highl technical, b competitive e#amination.()5o o!!icer or emploee o! the civil service shall be removed or suspended e#cept !or cause provided b la".(4)5o o!!icer or emploee in the civil service shall engage, directl or indirectl, in an electioneering or partisan political campaign.(6)The right to sel!organi-ation shall not be denied to government emploees.()Temporar emploees o! the Government shall be given such protection as ma be provided b la".Sec. . 5o candidate "ho has lost in an election shall, "ithin one ear a!ter such election, be appointed to an o!!ice in the Government or an Governmento"ned or controlled corporations or in an o! their subsidiaries. Sec. 9. 5o elective o!!icial shall be eligible !or appointment or designation in an capacit to an public o!!ice or position during his tenure.iii.Art. I*C % Commission on 8lectionsSec. 1. (1) There shall be a Commission on 8lections composed o! a Chairman and si# Commissioners "ho shall be naturalborn citi-ens o! the Philippines and, at the time o! their appointment, at least thirt!ive ears o! age, holders o! a college degree, and must not have been candidates !or an elective positions in the immediatel preceding elections. /o"ever, a maorit thereo!, including the Chairman, shall be members o! the Philippine 3ar "ho have been engaged in the practice o! la" !or at least ten ears.()The Chairman and the Commissioners shall be appointed b the President "ith the consent o! the Commission on Appointments !or a term o! seven ears "ithout reappointment. <! those !irst appointed, three :embers shall hold o!!ice !or seven ears, t"o :embers !or !ive ears, and the last :embers !or three ears, "ithout reappointment. Appointment to an vacanc shall be onl !or the une#pired term o! the predecessor. In no case shall an :ember be appointed or designated in a temporar or acting capacit.Sec. . The Commission on 8lections shall e#ercise the !ollo"ing po"ers and !unctions= (1)8n!orce and administer all la"s and regulations relative to the conduct o! an election, plebiscite, initiative, re!erendum, and recall. ()8#ercise e#clusive original urisdiction over all contests relating to the elections, returns, and 2uali!ications o! all elective regional, provincial, and cit o!!icials, and appellate urisdiction over all contests involving elective municipal o!!icials decided b trial courts o! general urisdiction, or involving elective baranga o!!icials decided b trial courts o! limited urisdiction.&ecisions, !inal orders, or rulings o! the Commission on election contests involving elective municipal and baranga o!!ices shall be !inal, e#ecutor, and not appealable. ()&ecide, e#cept those involving the right to vote, all 2uestions a!!ecting elections, including determination o! the number and location o! polling places, appointment o! election o!!icials and inspectors, and registration o! voters. (4)&eputi-e, "ith the concurrence o! the President, la" en!orcement agencies and instrumentalities o! the Government, including the Armed >orces o! the Philippines, !or the e#clusive purpose o! ensuring !ree, orderl, honest, peace!ul, and credible elections. (6)$egister, a!ter su!!icient publication, political parties, organi-ations, or coalitions "hich, in addition to other re2uirements, must present their plat!orm or program o! government+ and accredit citi-ens? arms o! the Commission on 8lections. $eligious denominations and sects shall not be registered. Those "hich see0 to achieve their goals through violence or unla"!ul means, or re!use to uphold and adhere to this Constitution, or "hich are supported b an !oreign government shall li0e"ise be re!used registration.>inancial contributions !rom !oreign governments and their agencies to political parties, organi-ations, coalitions, or candidates related to elections, constitute inter!erence in national a!!airs, and, "hen accepted, shall be an additional ground !or the cancellation o! their registration "ith the Commission, in addition to other penalties that ma be prescribed b la". ()>ile, upon a veri!ied complaint, or on its o"n initiative, petitions in court !or inclusion or e#clusion o! voters+ investigate and, "here appropriate, prosecute cases o! violations o! election la"s, including acts or omissions constituting election !rauds, o!!enses, and malpractices. (9)$ecommend to the Congress e!!ective measures to minimi-e election spending, including limitation o! places "here propaganda materials shall be posted, and to prevent and penali-e all !orms o! election !rauds, o!!enses, malpractices, and nuisance candidacies. (7)$ecommend to the President the removal o! an o!!icer or emploee it has deputi-ed, or the imposition o! an other disciplinar action, !or violation or disregard o!, or disobedience to, its directive, order, or decision. (@)Submit to the President and the Congress, a comprehensive report on the conduct o! each election, plebiscite, initiative, re!erendum, or recall.Sec. . The Commission on 8lections ma sit en banc or in t"o divisions, and shall promulgate its rules o! procedure in order to e#pedite disposition o! election cases, including pre proclamation controversies. All such election cases shall be heard and decided in division, provided that motions !or reconsideration o! decisions shall be decided b the Commission en banc. Sec. 4. The Commission ma, during the election period, supervise or regulate the enoment or utili-ation o! all !ranchises or permits !or the operation o! transportation and other public utilities, media o! communication or in!ormation, all grants, special privileges, or concessions granted b the Government or an subdivision, agenc, or instrumentalit thereo!, including an governmento"ned or controlled corporation or its subsidiar. Such supervision or regulation shall aim to ensure e2ual opportunit, and e2ual rates there!or, !or public in!ormation campaigns and !orums among candidates in connection "ith the obective o! holding !ree, orderl, honest, peace!ul, and credible elections. Sec. 6. 5o pardon, amnest, parole, or suspension o! sentence !or violation o! election la"s, rules, and regulations shall be granted b the President "ithout the !avorable recommendation o! the Commission.