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Tuesday, 21 November 2006

 

Political System

 

Legal basis
Constitution of 2 February 1987

 

Form of government

 

Presidential Republic

 

Head of state

 

President (also head of government), directly elected for 6 years

Parliament

 

 

 

Congress composed of two chamber on the model of the USA

• Senate: 24 members, elected for 6 years (3-year rotation)

• House of Representatives: max. 261 deputies, elected for 3 years


Government

 

President
Benigno Simeon Aquino III

 

Vice-President

 

Jejomar C. Binay

 

Cabinet

 

 

 

 

 

20 Minister, appointed by the President and responsible for farm reform, work and employment, external affairs, education and culture, energy, financial affairs, health, infrastructure, internal affairs, justice, agriculture, management, publicity, social affairs, tourism, the environment, transport and communication, defence, the economy, science and technology



Membership of international organisations (extract)

 

ADB
Asian Development Bank
APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASEF
Asia Europe Foundation
FEALAC
Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation
IBRD
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
ICC
International Chamber of Commerce
IDA
International Development Organisation
IFC
International Finance Corporation
ILO
International Labour Organisation
IMF
International Monetary Fund
UN
United Nations
WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organisation
WTO
World Trade Organisation

 

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