The present Philippine Constitution was ratified in 1987 after an overwhelming result of a plebiscite. The Philippines has a democratic form of government which has 3 branches, the executive, legislative and judiciary.

The Executive Branch is composed of the President, who serves as the Chief of State and head of government, and is assisted by the Vice-President. The Cabinet is composed of Secretaries who are appointed by the President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments.

The Legislative Branch is the bicameral congress composed of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate has 24 members, the first half as determined by popular vote, serves a full 6-year term. The second half are elected every 3 years. Senators may serve for at most, 2 consecutive terms. The House of Representatives may be composed of at most 250 members. Members of the House of Representatives may serve for 3 consecutive terms, at most.

The Judicial Branch of the government, the Supreme Court, is headed by the Chief Justice and composed of justices appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Judicial and Bar Council. Members can serve until they reach 70 years old.

Just to give you a glimpse of how the Philippines works as a nation, we have included this section wherein you can see most of the services provided by the government. The agriculture section gives you an insight into our home-grown crops, income-generating livestock and the different government programs that ensure we have sufficient supply of each of these.

The labor and welfare conditions of employees – both working for the government and private firms – are given a special section here. The justice link shows how the government ensures that everyone’s rights - the underprivileged, average and affluent people - are given equal weight.

We also have information on how we provide accessible, affordable, adequate, and quality health care for all Filipinos. As for the educational needs of the citizenry, here you will find different kinds of scholarships for different types of people driven to further enhance their competence in various fields. This is also updated with the latest developments, news and trends in the education field.

E-services make government services within easy reach. Some business transactions can be done over the Web.To know more about what we have accomplished as a nation, here are President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's State of the Nation addresses:


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