Philippine Constitution: Legislative Power

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Which body in the Philippines is vested with legislative power?

Senate

How many Senators are there in the Philippine Senate?

24

What are the qualifications required for a person to be a Senator according to the text?

Must be a natural-born citizen, at least 35 years old, able to read and write, and a resident of the Philippines for at least 2 years before the election

When does the term of office for Senators begin?

At noon on the thirtieth day of June next following their election

How many consecutive terms can a Senator serve according to the text?

2

How many terms can a Member of the House of Representatives serve consecutively?

Three

What percentage of the total number of representatives do party-list representatives constitute according to the text?

Twenty percent

Which requirement must a Member of the House of Representatives fulfill regarding voter registration?

Be a registered voter in a specific district for at least one year prior to the election

When is the regular election of Senators and Members of the House of Representatives supposed to be held?

Second Monday of May

How often is reapportionment of legislative districts supposed to occur according to the text?

Within three years following every census

Test your knowledge on the legislative power as outlined in the Philippine Constitution. Questions cover topics such as the composition of the Congress, the Senate, and qualifications for Senators.

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