Charter only requires a quorum, not mace
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.
REGINALD B. TAMAYO
Assistant City Council Secretary
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