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Philippine Constitution and Government Structure Quiz

Test your knowledge on the Philippine Constitution and government structure with this quiz. Explore key concepts like the 1935 Constitution, the transition from a unicameral to a bicameral legislature, and the powers vested in the people.

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Which form of government was established by the 1935 Philippine Constitution?

Presidential

Which amendment abolished the National Assembly and created the Congress of the Philippines composed of the Senate and House of Representatives?

1940

During which period was the National Assembly unicameral?

Japanese period

Which constitution introduced the parliamentary system of government to replace the presidential system?

<p>1973 Constitution</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which constitution created the Interim Batasang Pambansa and made the incumbent President the regular President and regular Prime Minister?

<p>1973 Constitution</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the 1987 Constitution, which has higher authority in case of conflict: treaties and international agreements or the Constitution?

<p>The Constitution</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, which of the following is considered the 'supreme law of the land' in our legal order?

<p>The 1987 Constitution</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, what is the main source of Statutory Law?

<p>Statutes enacted by the Legislature</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, what are the rules and regulations promulgated by competent authorities called?

<p>Statutes</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, what is the highest authoritativeness and obligation in our legal order?

<p>The 1987 Constitution</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, when are administrative and executive acts, orders, or regulations considered valid?

<p>When they are not contrary to the law or the Constitution</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, what happens when a court declares a law to be inconsistent with the Constitution?

<p>The law is declared void</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, how many seats are allocated to party-list representatives in the Congress?

<p>20%</p> Signup and view all the answers

Based on the text, which sectors are eligible for selection or election as party-list representatives?

<p>Youth sector</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, how often should the Congress make a reapportionment of legislative districts?

<p>Every three years</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, how many readings must a bill pass in order to become a law?

<p>Three readings</p> Signup and view all the answers

Based on the text, who has the power to veto a bill?

<p>The President</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, how long does the President have to communicate his veto of any bill to the house where it originated?

<p>30 days</p> Signup and view all the answers

During the Spanish period, the Philippines did not secure the benefits of the Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy primarily because

<p>They were not considered equals to the Spanish</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following statements about the Malolos Constitution of 1899 is true?

<p>It was approved by Emilio Aguinaldo</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the first action of the US Congress in asserting its right to govern the Philippines during the American period?

<p>Passing the Spooner Amendment</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which act temporarily provided for the administration of civil government in the Philippines during the American period?

<p>The Philippine Bill of 1902</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did the Philippine Autonomy Act of 1916 grant to the Philippine Legislature?

<p>Legislative power</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, when was the declaration of Philippine Independence and the adoption of the Constitution of the Philippines?

<p>1946</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is the correct sequence of events in the legislative process?

<p>Committee report, Passed by Congress, President's approval, Seal and Publication</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens if a deadlock occurs after individual amendments are proposed in plenary sessions?

<p>The bill is sent to the Bicameral Conference for reconciliation</p> Signup and view all the answers

When does a bill become a law?

<p>After it is signed by the President</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens if the President does not act on a bill within 30 days after receipt?

<p>The bill becomes law</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of a Bicameral Conference Committee?

<p>To reconcile conflicting provisions of similar bills</p> Signup and view all the answers

When do laws generally take effect?

<p>After 15 days of publication</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the text, statutes are rules and regulations promulgated by competent authorities.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

The 1987 Constitution is the ultimate authority in our legal order.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Laws can be repealed by disuse, custom, or practice to the contrary.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

When a court declares a law to be inconsistent with the Constitution, the latter shall be void.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Administrative and executive acts, orders, or regulations are valid as long as they are not contrary to the law or the Constitution.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

The Constitution is considered the highest authoritativeness and obligation in our legal order.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The Spanish colony of the Philippines did not secure the benefits of the Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy primarily because they were not seen as equals to the Spanish.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The Malolos Constitution of 1899 was a new creation and did not have any prior constitutional projects.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The Philippine Bill of 1902 created a new form of government for the Philippines.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The Philippine Autonomy Act of 1916 granted unicameral legislative power to the Philippine Legislature.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The Tydings-McDuffie Law of 1934 provided for the relinquishment of American Sovereignty over the Philippines upon the expiration of a 10-year transition period.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The 1935 Philippine Constitution established a presidential system of government.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The 1935 Philippine Constitution established a bicameral legislature, composed of the National Assembly and the Congress of the Philippines?

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The 1973 Constitution introduced a parliamentary system of government in the Philippines?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Treaties and International Agreements have more authority than statutes and legislative acts in the Philippines?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Executive agreements have the same force and effects as statutes and legislative acts?

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The 1987 Constitution prevails over treaties and international agreements in case of conflict?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The primary source of law in the Philippines is legislation through Congress, which is codified in a systematic and logical manner?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

The party-list representatives in the Congress constitute twenty percent of the total number of representatives including those under the party list.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

One half of the seats allocated to party-list representatives shall be filled by selection or election from the labor, peasant, urban poor, indigenous cultural communities, women, youth, and other sectors as provided by law.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Each legislative district shall comprise contiguous, compact, and adjacent territory as far as practicable.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Every bill passed by the Congress shall embrace only one subject which shall be expressed in the title thereof.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

No bill passed by either House shall become a law unless it has passed three readings on separate days and printed copies thereof in its final form have been distributed to its members three days before its passage.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Every bill passed by the Congress shall be presented to the President before it becomes a law.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Individual amendments are always accepted by the sponsor of the bill.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: A Bicameral Conference Committee Report is transmitted to both houses of Congress for approval.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: After its conclusion, a Bicameral Conference Report will contain the original versions of the bill.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Once passed by Congress, the bill is immediately transmitted to the Office of the President for consideration.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: If the President approves a bill, it automatically becomes a law.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Laws take effect immediately after they are published in the official gazette or printed in newspapers.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

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