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Politics Of The Philippines
Elections are administered by an independent Commission on Elections every three years starting 1992. Held every second Monday of May, the winners in the elections take office on the following June 30. Local government is produced by local government units from the provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays. While the most regions do not have political power, and exist merely for administration purposes, autonomous regions have expanded powers more than the other local government units. While local government units enjoy autonomy, much of their budget is derived from allocations from the national government, putting their true autonomy in doubt
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Commission On Elections (Philippines)
------------------------- * SENATE * Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III ------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Pantaleon Alvarez
* Districts * Party-list representation -------------------------* Local legislatures * ARMM R
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Local Government Units
Independent city -------------------------Independent municipality ------------------------- Municipalities and comp
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Batasang Pambansa Complex
The BATASANG PAMBANSA COMPLEX is the headquarters of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
Philippines
. It is located at Batasan Road , Batasan Hills , Quezon City
Quezon City
. The complex was initially the home of the Batasang Pambansa , the former parliament of the Philippines
Philippines
which was established as an interim assembly in 1978 and finally as an official body in 1984. Under the 1973 constitution , it replaced the bicameral Congress of the Philippines
Philippines
established under the 1935 Commonwealth constitution. When the bicameral Congress was restored in 1987, the complex was set aside as the home of the House of Representatives. The Main Building of the complex is often referred to as the Batasang Pambansa
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Government Service Insurance System
The GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM (Filipino : Paseguruhan ng mga Naglilingkod sa Pamahalaan, abbreviated as GSIS) is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) of the Philippines . Created by Commonwealth Act No. 186 passed on November 14, 1936, the GSIS is mandated to provide and administer the following social security benefits for government employees: compulsory life insurance, optional life insurance , retirement benefits, disability benefits for work-related contingencies and death benefits. In addition, the GSIS is entrusted with the administration of the General Insurance Fund by virtue of RA656 of the Property Insurance Law. It provides insurance coverage to assets and properties which have government insurable interests. It is not possible for non-government employees, self-employed or non-working persons to become members of the GSIS. Instead, they are covered by the Social Security System (SSS)
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Congress Of The Philippines
------------------------- * SENATE * Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III ------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez * Districts * Party-list representation -------------------------* Local legislatures * ARMM Regional Legislative Assembly * Provinces * Cities * Municipalities * Barangays Executive * PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES *
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Bicameral
A BICAMERAL legislature is one in which the legislators are divided into two separate assemblies , chambers or houses. BICAMERALISM is distinguished from unicameralism , in which all of the members deliberate and vote as a single group, and from some legislatures which have three or more separate assemblies, chambers or houses. As of 2015, somewhat less than half of the world's national legislatures are bicameral. Often, the members of the two chambers are elected or selected using different methods, which vary from country to country. This can often lead to the two chambers having very different compositions of members. Enactment of primary legislation often requires a concurrent majority – the approval of a majority of members in each of the chambers of the legislature. When this is the case, the legislature may be called an example of perfect bicameralism
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Upper House
An UPPER HOUSE, sometimes called a Senate , is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature ), the other chamber being the lower house . The house formally designated as the upper house is usually smaller, and often has more restricted power, than the lower house. Examples of upper houses in countries include the UK's House of Lords , Canada's Senate , India's Rajya Sabha , Russia's Federation Council , Ireland's Seanad , Germany's Bundesrat and the United States Senate
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Senate Of The Philippines
------------------------- * SENATE * Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III ------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez * Districts * Party-list representation -------------------------* Local legislatures * ARMM Regional Legislative Assembly * Provinces * Cities * Municipalities * Barangays
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Plurality-at-large Voting
PLURALITY-AT-LARGE VOTING, also known as BLOCK VOTE or MULTIPLE NON-TRANSFERABLE VOTE (MNTV), is a non-proportional voting system for electing several representatives from a single multimember electoral district using a series of check boxes and tallying votes similar to a plurality election . Although multiple winners are elected simultaneously, block voting is not a system for obtaining proportional representation ; instead, the usual result is that the largest single group wins every seat by electing a slate of candidates, resulting in a landslide . Even if the term "at-large " describes elections for representative members of a governing body who are elected or appointed to represent the whole membership of the body, this system can be used by a country divided in some multi-member electoral districts , but in this last case the system is commonly referred to as BLOCK VOTING or the BLOC VOTE
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At-large
AT-LARGE is a designation for members of a governing body who are elected or appointed to represent the whole membership of the body (for example, a city, state or province, nation, club or association), rather than a subset of that membership. At-large voting is in contrast to voting by electoral districts . If an at-large election is called to choose a single candidate, a single-winner voting system must necessarily be used. If a group of seats must be covered, many electoral systems can be possible, from proportional representation methods (such as party-list proportional representation , or PR-STV ) to block voting
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President Of The Senate Of The Philippines
------------------------- * SENATE * Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III ------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez * Districts * Party-list representation -------------------------* Local legislatures * ARMM Regional Legislative Assembly * Provinces * Cities * Municipalities * Barangays Executive * PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES *
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Lower House
A LOWER HOUSE is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature , the other chamber being the upper house . Inside the Australian House of Representatives Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power. A legislature composed of only one house is described as unicameral
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House Of Representatives Of The Philippines
Since July 25, 2016 * _Vacant_ * Pia Cayetano (Nacionalista ) * Gwendolyn Garcia ( PDP-Laban ) * Mylene Garcia-Albano ( PDP-Laban ) * Sharon Garin (AAMBIS-OWA Partylist) Since August 15, 2016 MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER Rodolfo Fariñas (Nacionalista ) Since July 25, 2016 MINORITY FLOOR LEADER Danilo E
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Sectoral Representation In The House Of Representatives Of The Philippines
------------------------- * SENATE * Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
Aquilino Pimentel III
------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Pantaleon Alvarez
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Legislative Districts Of The Philippines
The LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS OF THE PHILIPPINES are the divisions of the Philippines
Philippines
' provinces and cities for representation in the House of Representatives . The first composition of legislative districts was enshrined in the Ordinance appended to the Constitution . Changes in the composition of legislative districts were later added as new provinces and cities were created, and the composition was modified through laws enacted by Congress . Apportionment on local legislatures is also possible. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Senatorial districts * 3 Representative districts * 4 Local districts * 5 See also * 6 References HISTORYRepresentation to the legislature traces its origin to the Spanish era, when the Philippines
Philippines
was granted very limited representation to the Spanish Cortes
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