2013 (Political Law) Bar Exam Questions: Multiple Choice Question 10

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X. Choose the least accurate statement about the independence guaranteed by the 1987 Constitution to the following constitutional bodies: (1%)

(A) The Constitution guarantees the COMELEC decisional and institutional independence similar to that guaranteed to the Judiciary.

(B) All bodies labeled as “independent” by the Constitution enjoy fiscal autonomy as an attribute of their independence.

(C) Not all bodies labeled as “independent” by the Constitution were intended to be independent from the Executive branch of government.

(D) The Constitution guarantees various degrees of independence from the other branches of government when it labels bodies as “independent”.

(E) The COMELEC, the COA, and the CSC enjoy the same degree of independence.

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