Abolishment of Political Dynasties in the Philippines Essay

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Ateneo de Manila University The Need for Action Against Political Dynasties in the Philippines By Ma. Cristina Ong Gaisano 1 AB IS Filipino 12 Mr. Marco A.V. Lopez March 17, 2015 The Philippine Government is a presidential, representative and a democratic republic. This government is lead by a President. The President is the head of state and is also the head of government. The functions and power of the government is divided into three branches: Legislative, Executive and Judiciary. The first branch is the Legislative branch. It is under the Congress and is in charge of making laws – “the expression of the state of will.” This branch also has the power to alter and repeal certain laws when the need arises. The Legislative branch is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The second branch is the Executive branch. This is where the President and the Vice President belong. They are voted by the people and they terms last for only six years, unless they decide to run again for another term. This branch is also the largest portion of the bureaucracy because it is made up of a lot of different departments and bureaus that are there to help the executive branch enforce laws – “the execution of the state will.” The Judiciary is the third and last branch in the government. This branch is made up of the Supreme Court and the lower courts. They are in charge of settling controversies among the people and makes sure that the laws written by the Legislative branch have been properly interpreted and implemented. It also formulates and executes the law. The judges, prosecutors and attorneys are able to fight and determine whether a certain person is guilty or not guilty. According to the Constitution, the Supreme Court is granted judicial review. It is quite obvious that these offices have certain positions to be filled, and the voting population

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