POLITICAL LAWMOCK BAR EXAM QUESTIONS
1. Cong. Jonathan Dela Cruz filed House Bill No. 59 seeking to increase the voting age to twenty-one (21) years old claiming that voters who are below 21 are so immature to vote. A filed a petition questioning the constitutionality of the bill. If you were the judge, how would you decide? Explain.
2. A, a Filipino citizen, migrated to Hawaii, USA in 1980 and embraced American citizenship. For purposes of the 2013 mid-term elections, he filed his certificate of candidacy. Before doing so, he executed an affidavit renouncing his American citizenship and resided in Ilocos Norte. On December 20, 2012, he went to Hawaii using his American passport and repeated it on February 14, 2013. He won in the elections, hence, the losing candidate, P, came to you for advice whether A is eligible to occupy the position as Mayor. Advice your client and what remedy will you file. Explain.
3.A filed his certificate of candidacy for Congressman of the First District of Laguna. He was elected, proclaimed and assumed the office. B, a voter, filed a Petition for Quo Warranto with the RTC of Laguna, seeking to question A’s eligibility, since he has not complied with the residence requirement. If you were the judge, how would you decide? Explain.