A bill is introduced by any member of the House of Representatives or the Senate except for some measures that must originate only in the House of Representatives. (Note: Most of the Bills should come from the House of Representatives, Why? Because the House represents the sectoral, marginalized, local and under represented, the House of … Continue reading Procedure on Approval of Bills in the Philippines (with Comments)
Actors and Actresses have always been with the Political Entity of the Philippines even during the time of conquistadors and foreign occupations. It became a practice that fame and celebrities brought forth many allies and political friends. Going back to our constitution; there is no law prohibiting actors and actresses in running for … Continue reading Having movie actors and actresses in Philippine politics? Are we in favor of this?
Bicameral Legislative Branch prevents the abuse of powers in unicameral laws, if there will be a unitary Legislative Branch, there will be no check and balances in accordance of formulating laws and governing the state to address citizens’ concern. Laws in a Bicameral Legislative Branch can be passed more efficiently and effectively since there is … Continue reading A Unicameral or Bicameral Legislative Branch?
The CHR, created under the 1987 Constitution, was tasked to investigate all forms of human rights violations involving civil and political rights. It is embedded in our constitution in relation to the International Humanitarian Laws and other laws governing human rights. The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines, in Section 18 Article XIII says simply that … Continue reading Abolition of the Commission of Human Rights. Why or why not?
According to the 1987 Constitution of the Philippine Republic as stated in Article IX (Constitutional Commissions) that Constitutional Commissions which shall be independent are the Civil Service Commission, the Commission on Elections and the Commission on Audit. However, the Philippine government or the three (3) of its branches are independently monitored by the office of … Continue reading How does the Philippines ensure the independence of the constitutional offices?
A political family (also referred to as political dynasty) is a family in which several members are involved in politics, particularly electoral politics. Members may be related by blood or marriage; often several generations or multiple siblings may be involved. Traditional political families monopolizing political power from generation to generation since the time of the … Continue reading What is Political Dynasty? Give three examples of Political Dynasties in the Philippines. Why do you think it continues to exist? Can Political Dynasty be good for our country? Why or Why not?
When Americans go to the polls in presidential elections they are actually voting for a group of officials who make up the Electoral College. The word "college" here simply refers to a group of people with a shared task. These people are electors and their job is to choose the President and Vice-President, Thus, the … Continue reading Describe the American election system for their president. What are its advantages and disadvantages? Do you like it? Why or why not?
A government with a multi-party system for the Philippines is what I prefer over a two-party system for some reasons. First, a multi-party system encourages everyone within the scope of the constitution asa qualified representative to form a distinctive party (i.e. Land Reform Party, Labor Workers, Elitists, Business Tycoons, etc. ), every Filipino citizen is … Continue reading Should the Philippines adopt the two-party system or remain a multi-party system? Why or why not?