Philippines National Government
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
Figure 8. Structure of the National Government, 1991
Under the Constitution, the government is divided into executive, legislative, and judicial departments. The separation of powers is based on the theory of checks and balances. The presidency is not as strong as it was under the 1973 constitution. Local governments are subordinated to the national government (see fig. 8).
Data as of June 1991
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