3 Branches of Government in the Philippines

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a. Composition President (1)
Vice President (1)
Cabinet Members Senators (24)
House of Representatives (250)
Partylists Supreme Court (1 Chief Justice; 14 Assoc. Justice)
Inferior Court
b. Qualifications President/ Vice President
• Natural-born citizen
• Registered voter
• Able to read and write
• At least 40 years old on the day of election
• Resident of the Philippines for at least 10 years immediately preceding the election Senators
• Natural-born citizen
• At least 35 years old
• Able to read and write
• A registered voter
• A resident of the Philippines for not less than 2years immediately preceding the day of
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c. Power of Appropriation (Sec 25 Art VI)
The power to specify the project or activity to be funded under the appropriation law. It can be as detailed and as broad as the Congress wants it to be.
Appropriation Law is a statue the primary and specific purpose of which is to authorize the release of public funds from the treasury.

d. Power to Declare the Existence of a State of War (Sec 23 Art VI)
By a vote of 2/3 of both Houses in joint session assembled, voting separately, the Congress shall have the sole power to declare the existence if a state of war but has no power to declare war with any country. By law, in times of war or other national emergency, the Congress may authorize the President to exercise powers necessary and proper to carry out a declared national policy. Section 5 Article VIII
a. Assign temporarily judges of lower courts to other to other stations as public interest may require, which shall not exceed 6 months without the consent of the judge concerned.

b. Order a change of venue or place of trial to avoid a miscarriage of justice.

c. Promulgate rules concerning the protection and enforcement of constitutional rights, pleading, practice, and procedure in all courts, the admission to the practice

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