Philippine Executive and Law Execution

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What did the Freedom Constitution define regarding the President's powers?

Centralization of both Executive and legislative powers in the President's hands

Which Filipino president had authoritarian tendencies?

Ferdinand E. Marcos

What was the purpose of the 30-member Commission appointed by the President?

To draft the New Constitution

What did Section 1 under Article II of the Freedom Constitution state?

The President shall continue to exercise legislative powers until a new legislature is elected and convened

Who shall be accountable to and hold office at the pleasure of the President?

Ministers with or without portfolio

What served as a transition Constitution until the new Constitution was ratified in the Philippines?

Freedom Constitution

What type of powers can be classified under the 1987 Philippine Constitution?

Executive powers, legislative powers, and special powers

What does the power to execute laws include?

Laws passed by the Congress, judicial rulings of the Supreme Court, and executive ordinances

Which governmental positions does the President have the power to appoint?

Members of the Supreme Court, judges of lower courts, and the Ombudsman and his Deputies

Which officers' appointments are vested in the President by the Constitution and require consent of the Commission on Appointments?

Heads of the executive departments, ambassadors, and other public ministers and consuls

What is the authority to issue executive orders known as?

Ordinance making powers

What type of powers does the President have over all local government units?

General supervision

What is the primary executive constitutional mandate of the President?

Power to execute laws

Which branch of government does the President have control and supervision over?

Executive branch

"Delegated decree authority" falls under which type of powers?

"Legislative Powers"

Who has the power to appoint regular members of the Judicial and Bar Council?

The President

Explore the historical experiences of the Philippine government with democratic and authoritarian presidents, as well as the distribution of government powers among the three branches. Learn about the challenges and changes from the colonial period to the present.

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