2013 (Political Law) Bar Exam Questions: Multiple Choice Question 8

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VIII. May the power of cities to raise revenues be limited by an executive order of the President? (1%)

(A) Yes, because local government units are under the administrative control of the President through the Department of Interior and Local Government.

(B) No, because local government units now enjoy full local fiscal autonomy.

(C) No, because only limitations established by Congress can define and limit the powers of local governments.

(D Yes, because the President has the power and authority to impose reasonable restrictions on the power of citie to raise revenues.

(E) Yes, if so provided in a city’s charter.

5 comments

  1. B.

    Decentralization of powers and promotion of self-reliance of LGUs.

    LGC Section 22. Corporate Powers. –

    (d) Local government units shall enjoy FULL AUTONOMY in the exercise of their proprietary functions and in the limitations provided in this Code and other applicable laws,

  2. (C) No, because only limitations established by Congress can define and limit the powers of local governments.

    My basis would be the doctrine laid down in the case of Basco v. pagcor.

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