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ncj100510BRANCHES OF THE GOVERNMENT
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Branches of the GovernmentDefinition of PowerCompositionTerm of OfficeQualificationsLegislativeLegislative power is essentially the authority under the Constitution to make laws and subsequently, when need arises, to alter and repeal them.Senate24 Senators (ART. VI SEC. 2)House of Representative250 unless otherwise fixed by law (ART. VI SEC. 5.1)6 years per term and a maximum of 2 consecutive terms (ART. VI SEC. 4)3 years per term and a maximum of 3 terms(ART. VI SEC. 5.7)Senator (ART. VI SEC. 3)a. natural-born citizen of the Philippinesb. at least 35 years oldc. able to read and writed. registered votere. resident of the Philippines for not less than 2 years immediately preceding the day of electionB. House of Representative (ART. VI SEC. 5.6)a. natural-born citizen of the Philippinesb. at least 25 years oldc. able to read and writed. registered voter in the district in which he shall be elected, except for party list representativee. resident of thereof for a period of not less than 1 year immediately preceding the day of the electionExecutiveExecutive power has been defined as the power to administer the laws, which means carrying them into practical operation in enforcing their due observancePresidentVice-PresidentA term of 6 years with no re-election A term of 6 years and entitled for re-election(ART. VII SEC. 4)For both President and Vice-President (ART. VII SEC. 2)a. natural-born citizen of the Philippinesb. at least 40 years oldc. able to read and writed. registered voter e. resident of the Philippines for at least 10 years immediately preceding the day of the electionJudicialJudicial power is the power and duty of courts of justice to apply the laws to contests or disputes concerning legally recognized rights or duties between the State and private persons or individuals, between private persons or individual litigants, in case properly brought before the judicial tribunals.Supreme Court15 members (1 Chief Justice and 14 Associate Justice)(ART. VII SEC. 4)Members of the Supreme Court and the judges of the lower courts shall hold office during good behavior until they reach the retirement age of 70 or become incapacitated, physically or mentally discharge the duties of their office.(ART. VIII Sec. 11)For members of the Supreme Court and any lower collegiate court (ART. VII SEC. 7)a. natural-born citizen of the Philippinesb. at least 40 years oldc. must have for, for 15 years or more, been a judge of a lower court or engaged in the practice of the law in the Philippinesd. a person of proven competence, integrity, probity and independence.
  2. 2. ncj100510BRANCHES OF THE GOVERNMENT
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