Powers of the President, Constitutional Law

1. General executive and administrative powers

Control over Executive Department. The President shall have control of all the executive departments, bureaus, and offices. He shall ensure that the laws be faithfully executed. (Section 17, Article VII, 1987 Constitution)

Address Congress. The President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session. He may also appear before it at any other time. (Section 23, Article VII, Ibid.)

2. Power of appointment

a. In general

1) Nominate and appoint

Scope of appointing power. The President shall:

1) Nominate and, with the consent of the Commission on Appointments, appoint the heads of the executive departments, ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, or officers of the armed forces from the rank of colonel or naval captain, and other officers whose appointments are vested in him in this Constitution. (Section 16, Article VII, Ibid.)

2) Appoint all other officers of the Government whose appointments are not otherwise provided for by law, and those whom he may be authorized by law to appoint. (Section 16, Article VII, Ibid.)

Authority of Congress. The Congress may, by law, vest the appointment of other officers lower in rank in the President alone, in the courts, or in the heads of departments, agencies, commissions, or boards. (Section 16, Article VII, Ibid.)

Appointments by Acting President. Appointments extended by an Acting President shall remain effective, unless revoked by the...

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