RULE VIII-A : Visitorial Power

SECTION 1. Exercise of visitorial power. — The Secretary of Labor and Employment or his duly authorized representative shall inquire into the financial activities of any legitimate labor organization and examine their books of accounts and other records to determine compliance with the law and the organization, constitution and by-laws, upon filing of a complaint under oath and duly supported by the written consent of at least twenty (20%) percent of the total membership of the labor organization concerned.

SECTION 2. Period of inquiry or examination. — No inquiry or examination of the financial activities and books of accounts as well as other records of any legitimate labor organization mentioned in the preceding section shall be conducted during the sixty (60) days freedom period nor within thirty (30) days immediately preceding the date of election of union officials.