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 1 Chairman and 2 Commissioners

 a natural-born citizen of the Philippines;
 at least thirty-five years of age;
 proven capacity for public administration; and
 must not have been candidates for any elective position preceding their

Mandated Functions
Under Executive Order No. 292, the Civil Service Commission shall perform the
following functions:

 Administer and enforce the constitutional and statutory provisions on the merit
system for all levels and ranks in the Civil Service;
 Prescribe, amend and enforce rules and regulations for carrying into effect the
provisions of the Civil Service Laws and other pertinent laws;
 Promulgate policies, standards and guidelines for the Civil Service and adopt
plans and programs to promote economical, efficient and effective personnel
administration in the government;
 Formulate policies and regulations for the administration, maintenance and
implementation of position classification and compensation and set standards for
the establishment, allocation and reallocation of pay scales, classes and
 Render opinion and rulings on all personnel and other Civil Service matters
which shall be binding on all head of departments, offices and agencies and
which may be brought to the Supreme Court on certiorari;
 Appoint and discipline its officials and employees in accordance with law and
exercise control and supervision over the activities of the Commission;
 Control, supervise and coordinate Civil Service examinations. Any entity or
official in government may be called upon by the Commission to assist in the
preparation and conduct of said examinations including security, use of buildings
and facilities as well as personnel and transportation of examination materials
which shall be exempt from inspection regulations;
 Prescribe all forms for Civil Service examinations, appointment, reports and such
other forms as may be required by law, rules and regulations;
 Declare positions in the Civil Service as may properly be primarily confidential,
highly technical or policy determining;
 Formulate, administer and evaluate programs relative to the development and
retention of qualified and competent work force in the public service;

 Hear and decide administrative cases instituted by or brought before it directly or

on appeal, including contested appointments, and review decisions and action of
its offices and of the agencies attached to it. Officials and employees who fail to
comply with such decisions, orders, or rulings shall be liable for contempt of the
Commission. Its decisions, orders or rulings shall be final and executory. Such
decisions, orders, or rulings may be brought to Supreme Court on certiorari by
the aggrieved party within thirty (30) days from receipt of the copy thereof;
 Issues subpoena and subpoena duces tecum for the production of documents
and records pertinent to investigations and inquiries conducted by it in
accordance with its authority conferred by the Constitution and pertinent laws;
 Advise the President on all matters involving personnel management in the
government service and submit to the President an annual report on the
personnel programs;
 Take appropriate actions on all appointments and other personnel matters in the
Civil Service including extension of service beyond retirement age;
 Inspect and audit the personnel actions and programs of the departments,
agencies, bureaus, offices, local government including government-owned or
controlled corporations; conduct periodic review of the decisions and actions of
offices or officials to whom authority has been delegated by the Commission as
well as the conduct of the officials and the employees in these offices and apply
appropriate sanctions whenever necessary;
 Delegate authority for the performance of any functions to departments, agencies
and offices where such functions may be effectively performed;
 Administer the retirement program of government officials and employees, and
accredit government services and evaluate qualification for retirement;
 Keep and maintain personnel records of all officials and employees in the Civil
Service; and
Perform all functions properly belonging to a central personnel agency such as other
functions as may be provided by law.


 1 Chairman and 6 Commissioners
 a natural-born citizen of the Philippines;
 at least thirty-five years of age;
 holder of a college degree; and
 has not been a candidate for any elective position in the immediately preceding
Mandated Functions
Posted: 19 September 2015
The COMELEC is mandated with the following functions:

 Enforce and administer all laws and regulations relative to the conduct of and
elections, plebiscite, initiative, referendum, and recall.
 Exercise exclusive original jurisdiction over all contests relating to the elections,
returns, and qualifications of all elective regional, provincial, and city officials, and
appellate jurisdiction over all contests involving elective municipal officials
decided by trial courts of general jurisdiction, or involving elective barangay
official decided by trial courts of limited jurisdiction.
 Decide, except those involving the right to vote, all questions affecting elections,
including determination of the number and location of polling places, appointment
of election officials and inspectors, and registration of voters.
 Deputize, with the concurrence of the President, law enforcement agencies and
instrumentalities of the Government, including the Armed Forces of the
Philippines, for the exclusive purposes of ensuring free, orderly, honest, peaceful
credible elections.
 Register, after sufficient publication, political parties, organizations, of coalitions
which, in addition to other requirements, must present their platform or program
of government; and accredit citizens arms of the Commission on Elections.
 File, upon a verified complaint, or on its own initiative, petitions in court for
inclusion or exclusion of voters; investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute
cases of violations of elections laws, including acts or omissions constituting
election frauds, offenses, and malpractices.
 Recommend to the Congress effective measures to minimize election spending,
including limitation of places where propaganda materials shall be posted, and to
prevent and penalize all forms of election frauds, offenses, malpractices, and
nuisance candidates.
 Recommend to the President the removal of any officer of employee it has
deputized, or the imposition of any other disciplinary action, for violation or
disregard of, or disobedience to its directive, order, or decision.
 Submit to the President and the Congress a comprehensive report on the
conduct of each election, plebiscite, initiative, referendum, or recall.


 1 Chairman and 2 Commissioners

 a natural-born citizen of the Philippines;
 at least thirty-five years of age;
 a certified public accountant, with not less than ten years of auditing experience,
or a member of the Philippine Bar who has been engaged in the practice of law
for at least ten years; and
 has not been a candidate for any elective position in the preceding elections.

Principal Duties and Functions

 Examine, audit and settle all accounts pertaining to the revenue and receipts of,
and expenditures or uses of funds and property owned or held in trust by, or
pertaining to, the government.
 Promulgate accounting and auditing rules and regulations including those for the
prevention and disallowance of irregular, unnecessary, excessive, extravagant or
unconscionable expenditures, or uses of government funds and properties.
 Submit annual reports to the President and the Congress on the financial
condition and operation of the government.
 Recommend measures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of
government operations.
 Keep the general accounts of government and preserve the vouchers and
supporting papers pertaining thereto.
 Decide any case brought before it within 60 days.
Performs such other duties and functions as may be provided by law