Charter only requires a quorum, not mace | Inquirer Opinion

Charter only requires a quorum, not mace

/ 04:01 AM October 14, 2020

The House of Representatives, pursuant to its rule-making power, has its own internal rules of proceedings.

The Constitution, however, does not prescribe standards for its promulgation except when it contravenes the constitutional proscription on the determination of a quorum. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum. Its capacity to transact business is established by the presence of a quorum, and does not depend upon the presence of the mace at the hall, or the venue where the session is held.


All that the Constitution requires is the presence of a quorum. When a quorum is established or created, the power of the House arises, including the power to unseat the Speaker.

Assistant City Council Secretary
Marikina City


Your daily dose of fearless views

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: House of Representatives, House speakership, Letters to the Editor, Reginald B. Tamayo
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2023 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.