Independent Constitutional Commissions
Art. IX, A, Sec. 1. The Constitutional Commissions, which shall be independent, are the CivilService Commission (CSC). the Commission on Elections and (COMELEC), and the Commission onAudit (COA).
A. Civil Service Commission1. Composition and qualifications of Commissioners
Art. IX, B, Sec. 1. (1) The civil service shall be administered by the Civil Service Commissioncomposed of a Chairman and two Commissioners who shall be natural-born citizens of the Philippinesand, at the time of their appointment, at least thirty-five years of age, with proven capacity for publicadministration, and must not have been candidates for any elective position in the elections immediatelypreceding their appointment.Art. VII, sec. 13. xxxThe spouse and relatives by consanguinity or affinity within the fourth civil degree of thePresident shall not during his tenure be appointed as Members of the Constitutional Commissions, or theOffice of the Ombudsman, or as Secretaries, Undersecretaries, chairmen or heads of bureaus or offices,including government-owned or controlled corporations and their subsidiaries.
2. Appointment and term of Office
Art. IX, B, Sec. 1. xxx(2) The Chairman and the Commissioners shall be appointed by the President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments for a term of seven years without reappointment. Of those firstappointed, the Chairman shall hold office for seven years, a Commissioner for five years, and anotherCommissioner for three years, without reappointment. Appointment to any vacancy shall be only for theunexpired term of the predecessor. In no case shall any Member be appointed or designated in atemporary or acting capacity.
Transitional termsOf the first appointment, the Chairman shall serve for 7 years, without reappointment. Of theCommissioners, the following periods apply:1 Commissioner for 5 years; another for 3 years without reappointment