ARTICLE XI: Accountability of Public Officers

States that public office is a public trust. This article enumerates the officials that may be impeached, the grounds for impeachment, and the rules of impeachment. The House of Representatives initiates all impeachment cases, while the Senate conducts the trial and decides on all impeachment cases. This article also provides for the creation of special judicial institutions as instruments of public accountability namely, the Sandiganbayan as the anti-graft court, the Office of the Ombudsman and the Office of the Special Prosecutor.


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