Members also voted to prohibit political dynasties up to the second degree of consanguinity
The draft charter prohibits a "person related to an incumbent elective official within the second civil degree of consanguinity
or affinity, as described above" from running for the same position in the immediately following election.
All persons related within the second degree of consanguinity
will be prohibited from running simultaneously for more than one national and one regional or local position, it said.
The Consultative Committee headed by former Chief Justice Renato Puno said it had included a ban on political dynasties in its draft, this time already specifying that it extend to the second degree of consanguinity
The Con-com tasked to review the 1987 Constitution provisions adopted the anti-political dynasty provision recently in their proposed Constitution under a federal-presidential form of government, prohibiting relatives of an incumbent official of up to the second degree of consanguinity
or affinity to simultaneously run, hold an elective position or succeed the official.
Under the SK Reform Act of 2015 or Republic Act 10742, candidates for SK should not be related within the second degree of consanguinity
or affinity to any incumbent, elected national official; or to any incumbent regional, provincial, city, municipal, or barangay official, in the locality where he/she seeks to be elected.
Article VII Section 15 of Senate Bill 1717 states that 'no Party Representative should be related within the second (2nd) civil degree of consanguinity
or affinity to a District Representative or another Party Representative in the same Parliament.'
Included in a person's first degree of consanguinity
, or relationship by blood, are his parents and children, while grandparents, brothers or sisters, and grandchildren are within the second degree.
In the proposed provisions, the Con-com said 'a political dynasty exists when a family-whose members are related up to the second degree of consanguinity
or affinity, whether such relations are legitimate, illegitimate, half or full blood-maintains or is capable of maintaining political control by succession or by simultaneously running for or holding elective positions.'
Alejano filed House Bill 8025 which provides that political dynasty relationship shall exist when the spouse or any relative within the second degree of consanguinity
or affinity of an incumbent elective official, runs for public office to succeed or replace the incumbent, or runs for or holds any elective local office simultaneously with the incumbent within the same province, legislative district, city or municipality, and within the same barangay or barangays within the same legislative district.
10742), the SK chair and seven members of the SK council 'must not be related within the second civil degree of consanguinity
or affinity to any incumbent elected national official or to any incumbent elected regional, provincial, city, municipal or barangay official in the locality where aspirant seeks to be elected.'
The new law also prohibits candidates from running if they have relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity
or affinity who currently occupy an elective position, whether national or local.
On Monday the Con-com recommended the inclusion of a self-executing provision in the new Constitution banning elective officials up to second degree of consanguinity
and affinity to succeed them.