Jul 20, 2021 · “An empowered government, supported by the people, in turn empowers its people.”
- The President of The Philippines
- Vice President of The Philippines
- Cabinet Secretaries
- Local Governments
The President of the Philippines is elected by direct vote by the people for a term of six years. He may only serve for one term, and is ineligible for reelection. The term of the President of the Philippines starts at noon of the 30th day of June after the election.
The Vice President of the Philippines is elected by direct vote by the people for a term of six years, and may run for reelection once. The term of the Vice President of the Philippines starts at noon of the 30th day of June after a regular election is held.
Functions of a cabinet secretary
Cabinet secretaries act as the alter ego of the President executing, with his authority, the power of the Office of the President in their respective departments. The number of cabinet secretaries varies from time to time depending on the need of an administration. According to the Administrative Code of 1987, the President of the Philippines may create or dissolve any department as he sees fit.
Appointment of cabinet secretaries
According to the Article 7, Section 16, the President may appoint anyone to executive departments with the consent of the Commission on Appointments. Names of individuals nominated to cabinet posts are submitted to the Commission on Appointments for their consideration. An individual may not assume his post in a given department unless confirmed by the Commission on Appointments. However, the constitution provides for individuals becoming cabinet secretaries in an acting capacity before they...
Powers of a cabinet secretary
As stated above, a cabinet secretary is the alter ego of the President in their respective departments. Thus, they posses the power to issue directives relative to their departments, such as department orders. These orders only apply to offices under a specific department under the cabinet secretary’s jurisdiction. Cabinet secretaries also act as advisors to the President of the Philippines for their areas.
The executive branch extends beyond the national government. According to Article X, Section 4 of the constitution, the President of the Philippines is mandated to supervise local governments all over the country. However, because of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, local governments enjoy relative autonomy from the national government. Among the social services and facilities that local government should provide, as stipulated in Section 17 of the Local Government Code, are the following: 1. facilities and research services for agriculture and fishery activities, which include seedling nurseries, demonstration farms, and irrigation systems; 2. health services, which include access to primary health care, maternal and child care, and medicines, medical supplies and equipment; 3. social welfare services, which include programs and projects for women, children, elderly, and persons with disabilities, as well as vagrants, beggars, street chil...
Jul 23, 2021 · With reference to Proclamation No. 1169, June 24 to July 3, 2021 has been declared as a period of “National Mourning” for the untimely demise of the Former Philippine President, His Excellency, Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III on June 24, 2021.
Jul 21, 2021 · The former president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III, has died at the age of 61. Aquino served as the country’s 15th president from 2010 to 2016, and was …
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Jul 17, 2021 · TIL, former President of Philippines Ferdinand Marcos holds the Guinness World Record title of ‘Greatest robbery of a Government’, for his theft of an estimated 5 billion to 10 billion US dollars, during his dictatorial rule of Philippines from 1965 to 1986.
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Jul 17, 2021 · MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine senator and boxing star Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao was voted out as leader of the country's ruling party on Saturday, weeks after challenging President Rodrigo Duterte...
3 days ago · Imelda Romualdez Marcos (Tagalog pronunciation: [ɪˈmelda ˈmaɾkɔs]; born Imelda Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romualdez; July 2, 1929) is a Filipino politician and convicted criminal who was First Lady of the Philippines for 21 years, during which she and her husband Ferdinand Marcos stole billions: 176 from the Filipino people, amassing a personal fortune estimated to have been worth US$5 ...
Jul 17, 2021 · TIL, former President of Philippines Ferdinand Marcos holds the Guinness World Record title of 'Greatest robbery of a Government', for his theft of an estimated 5 billion to 10 billion US dollars, during his dictatorial rule of Philippines from 1965 to 1986. https://ift.tt/39c2aEq Submitted July 17, 2021 at 10:34AM by netz123 Via Reddit https://ift.tt/3ksV5Zt Note…
Jul 21, 2021 · Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to file cases against the Southeast Asian country’s former top diplomat, Alberto del Rosario, as he defended his victory in the 2016 presidential elections from allegations it was due to China’s intervention.