ISSUE: Whether or Not petitioners were removed by virtue of abolition
FACTS: The commissioners of NAPOLCOM were appointed separately, in various years and their terms had not expired at the time amendatory law RA 6975 was passed. RA 8551 declared the terms of sitting commissioners upon its effectivity.
RATIO DECIDENDI: Under RA 6975, the NAPOLCOM was described as a collegial body within the DILG. Whereas, RA 8551 made it an agency attached to the department for policy and program coordination. This does not result to a creation of a new office.