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Posted by kaye lee on 1:16 PM
G.R. No. 88211 September 15 1989

Former President Marcos, after his and his family spent three year exile in Hawaii,
USA, sought to return to the Philippines. The call is about to request of Marcos
family to order the respondents to issue travel order to them and to enjoin the
petition of the President's decision to bar their return to the Philippines.
Whether or not, in the exercise of the powers granted by the Constitution, the
President may prohibit the Marcoses from returning to the Philippines.
According to Section 1, Article VII of the 1987 Constitution: "The executive power
shall be vested in the President of the Philippines." The phrase, however, does not
define what is meant by executive power although the same article tackles on
exercises of certain powers by the President such as appointing power during recess
of the Congress (S.16), control of all the executive departments, bureaus, and
offices (Section 17), power to grant reprieves, commutations, and pardons, and
remit fines and forfeitures, after conviction by final judgment (Section 19),treaty
making power (Section 21), borrowing power (Section 20), budgetary power(Section
22), informing power (Section 23).
The Constitution may have grant powers to the President, it cannot be said to be
limited only to the specific powers enumerated in the Constitution. Whatever power
inherent in the government that is neither legislative nor judicial has to be