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Part III Southern Asia, 9 Philippines »

Juan Paolo F Fajardo, Victor P Lazatin
From: Asia Arbitration Handbook
Edited By: Michael Moser, John Choong
9.01 Under the 1987 Constitution, the Philippine system of government is described as republican and democratic.2 It is a unitary form of government where State power predominantly lies in the central government. Executive power is lodged with the President and his cabinet, while legislative power is exercised by a Bi-Cameral Congress, comprised of the Senate and House of Representatives. 9.02 In 2007, the Philippine population grew to approximately 88,500,000.3 A majority of the Filipino population originated from Malay ancestry with mixtures of Chinese,...