Facts: Petitioner filed a complaint for libel against respondents. This is in line with the rule in statutory construction that an administrative rule or regulation, in order to be valid, must not contradict but conform to the provisions of the enabling law. The Court finds nothing legally objectionable to PAGCOR’s denial of petitioner’s request to re-schedule the conference because his counsel would not be able to attend.
It is the COA and not the RTC which has primary jurisdiction to pass upon petitioner’s money claim against respondent local government unit. Since private respondent did not possess the appropriate civil service eligibility required of the position at that time, she was only extended a temporary appointment as Executive Assistant II which was noted by the MSU Board of Regents.
In the ensuing elections, petitioner won by placing first among the candidates, while respondent lost. Finding herself bereft of further administrative relief as the Career Executive Service Board which recommended her CESO Rank IV has been abolished, petitioner filed the petition at bench to annul, among others, said resolution.
Petitioner Governor Joson was filed a complaint before the Office of the President for barging violently into the session hall of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in the company of armed men. But its use must be subjected to great scrutiny and circumspection, and it cannot be invoked to validate an unconstitutional law or executive act, but is resorted to only as a matter of equity and fair play.
Although the Constitution places the federal legislative power in Congress, it is now increasingly – and alarmingly – flowing to administrative agencies that, unlike Congress, are not directly accountable to the public affected by their decisions. HELD: NO. The Court finds for the respondent.