delegatus non potest delegare

Latin maxim.

• “that a delegated power may not be further delegated by the person to whom such power is delegated, and that in all cases of delegated authority, where personal trust or confidence is reposed in the agent and especially where the exercise and application of the power is made subject to his judgment or discretion, the authority is purely personal and cannot be delegated to another unless there is a special power of substitution either express or necessarily implied.” (2 Am. Jur. 2d. p. 52., cited in Dalamal v. Deportation Board, En Banc, G.R. No. L-16812, October 31, 1963, See Footnote 1)

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