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  Philippines : Gov.Ph : The Official Government Portal of the Republic of the Philippines
Philippines : Gov.Ph : The Official Government Portal of the Republic of the Philippines
The President is set to join other ASEAN heads of state and government in the 13th ASEAN Summit here from Nov. 18 to 22.
The Philippines chaired the last ASEAN Summit held in Cebu City.
www.gov.ph   (234 words)

Legislative power is devolved to the Congress of the Philippines, which consists of the Senate and the Chamber of Representatives, except for extensions reserved for the people in terms of initiatives and referenda.
The President of the Senate is acting President in the absence of the President and Vice President.
The President of the Senate jointly holds the presidency of the sessions of Congress with the President of the Chamber.
www.senat.fr /senatsdumonde/english/philippines.html   (1059 words)

 Philippines tourism Travel information guide
The government of the Philippines is organized as a presidential-unitary republic, where the President functions as head of state, the head of government, and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
The bicameral Congress comprises the Senate and the House of Representatives; members of the former are elected at large and those of the latter by geographical district.
The Philippines, along with the nation of Malta, is one of only two nations in the world where all civil marriages are for life, because civil divorce (for violations coming after the marriage) is banned, although annulment (for violations before the marriage, although it may manifest itself after the solemnization) is permitted.
www.philippineshoteltour.com /travel_guide/information.htm   (2474 words)

 Senate of the Philippines vs. House of Representatives at Philippine e-Legal Forum
Senate of the Philippines vs. House of Representatives
XVII is to be understood as three-fourths of the Senate and three-fourths of the House of Representatives.
The rules of construction are found in American and Philippine jurisprudence, one of which is the rule of giving effect to the intention of the framers.
jlp-law.com /blog/senate-of-the-philippines-vs-house-of-representatives   (756 words)

 UNICEF - At a glance: Philippines - Philippines Senate action builds hope for children in jail
PASAY CITY, Philippines, 16 December 2005 — The Philippine Senate has passed the Juvenile Justice Bill by a unanimous vote of 21-0 on its third and final reading last week.
In one study that we did together with the Council and Welfare of the Children in the Philippines, we found that almost three-fourths of the kids in prison had not had their cases heard yet and we also know that these kids end up in prison often for six months or longer.
Philippine Senate Majority Leader Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, author of the bill, remarked, “I am glad that the long wait in the Senate is over, not just for us legislators, cause-oriented groups and advocates, but most importantly, for children in conflict with the law.”
www.unicef.org /protection/philippines_30525.html   (676 words)

 ECPM | Interview with Senator Pangilinan of the Philippines
Senator Pangilinan: A major factor that has led to abolition, 12 years after these death penalty laws were passed, is the fact that criminality has not decreased.
Senator Pangilinan: This issue is linked with the history and process of democratization in Asia, which is still a work in progress throughout the region.
Senator Pangilinan: In 1987, the choice to ban the death penalty, as stated in the Constitution, was made in response to the painful experience under the Marcos dictatorship and its record of extra-judicial killing.
www.ecpm-us.org /getinformed_featurednews_philippines_senator_pangilinan_interview.shtml   (1022 words)

 ECPM | The Philippines Abolishes the Death Penalty
On June 6, 2006 the senate of the Philippines abolished the death penalty by a 16-0 vote.
Even senators who supported the death penalty voted for abolition, in effect conceding that the death penalty experiment had failed, replacing it with a sentence of life without parole sentences or 40 years in prison, depending on the offense.
Since her arrival into power as president of the Philippines in 2001, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, a devout (or devoted) catholic, has given a new impetus to the abolitionist cause in South East Asia, where capital punishment is very common.
www.ecpm-us.org /getinformed_featurednews_philippines_abolition.shtml   (770 words)

 Senate of the Philippines - Definition, explanation
The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines.
Unlike the U.S. Senate, the Philippine Senate is composed of 24 senators who do not represent any particular geographical district.
Historically, senators did represent groups of provinces, but this was removed following the adoption of the 1987 Constitution.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/s/se/senate_of_the_philippines.php   (249 words)

 JURIST - Philippines: Filipino Law, Legal Research, Human Rights
The President, head of the Executive branch, the House of Representatives and the Senate, components of the Legislative branch, are elected by the populous.
The Legislature or Congress is bicameral comprised of 24 Senators and 250 Members of the House of Representatives.
On January 17, 2001, then-President Joseph Estrada's impeachment trial in the Senate was preempted after a majority of senators voted to block the introduction of certain items of evidence.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /world/philippines.htm   (972 words)

When the Senate receives articles of impeachment against any person, the Senate President shall inform the House of Representatives that the Senate shall take proper order on the subject of impeachment and shall be ready to receive the prosecutors on such time and date as the Senate may specify.
The Senate President shall direct all necessary preparations in the Senate Chamber, and the Presiding Officer on the trial shall direct all the forms of proceedings while the Senate is sitting for the purpose of trying an impeachment.
The Senate of the Philippines to ______ ______, greeting: You are hereby commanded to serve and return the within subpoena according to law.
www.sunstar.com.ph /specials/erap_watch/files/impeachment.html   (1609 words)

 Rules of Impeachment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
AS ADOPTED BY THE SENATE ON When the Senate receives articles of impeachment against any person, the Senate President shall inform the House of Representatives that the Senate shall take proper order on the subject of impeachment and shall be ready to receive the prosecutors on such time and date as the Senate may specify.
The Secretary of the Senate shall record the proceedings in cases of impeachment as in the case of legislative proceedings, and the same shall be reported in the same manner as the legislative proceedings of the Senate.
If the Senate shall at any time fail to sit for the consideration of articles of impeachment on the day or hour fixed therefor, the Senate may, by an order to be adopted without debate, fix a day and hour for resuming such consideration.
www.nenepimentel.org /trial/rules.shtml   (1626 words)

 Canada JCI Senate - History of the Senate
Phil initially envisaged the Senate as a means of raising development funds for JCI while substituting for the plaques and trophies otherwise given to  retiring Jaycee officers.
Senator #1 is "Jake" Gonzales of The Philippines who was killed in an aircraft accident while on Jaycee business.
Phil formed the Montreal Senate Club in 1952 to enable a continuity of contact between individuals and to provide a subtle link between past and present Jaycees.
www.canadajcisenate.com /senate.htm   (543 words)

 On the Record - Results
Senator MARSHALL (Victoria) (6.39 p.m.)—I am taking this opportunity in the adjournment debate tonight to alert the Senate to a report launched at Parliament House yesterday.
The Philippines has a well-documented past of political unrest, with the suppression of workers, unionists, social justice advocates, political activists and, indeed, church members.
During his time there the reverend had met with 14 members of the village who had told him of the suffering and devastation they had experienced at the hands of the army who, in an attempt to force out Communist guerrillas, had shot at civilians and had forced them to be relocated.
www.gavinmarshall.org /cgi-bin/searchResults.cgi?id=110&detail=1&flag=1   (1519 words)

 Rules of the Senate of the Philippines
A comparative presentation of the conflicting House and Senate provisions and a reconciled version thereof with the explanatory statement of the conference committee shall be attached to the report.
Three days after the distribution of the resolution of the Senate with printed copies of the treaty attached thereto, the resolution shall be submitted for nominal voting and, if two-thirds of all the Senators approve it, the treaty shall be deemed approved, and in the contrary case, disapproved.
When a Member of the Cabinet desires to be heard by the Senate on any matter pertaining to his department which is pending consideration in the Senate, a request to that effect shall be sent to the President of the Senate for his approval.
www.lawphil.net /congress/senate/10csen_1995.html   (7602 words)

Pag-asa said “Amang,” the first storm to enter Philippine territory this year, was expected to be 1,260 kms east of Batanes Sunday evening, and 1,650 kms east-northeast of Batanes Monday evening.
Rosalina de Guzman, supervising weather specialist from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said one typhoon is expected in May; one to two in June; three to four in July; three to four in August; and two to three in September.
According to Esmeralda Banganan, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and seismology supervising research specialist, the mild earthquake’s epicenter was located at 62 kilometers southeast of Basco.
luzon.wowphilippines.com /batanes   (903 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Asia : The Philippines
As a Philippine government task force nears its October 7 deadline to solve a number of high-profile killings, it has made little visible progress amid a climate of fear and a lack of cooperation by military authorities, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Philippines is courting an HIV/AIDS explosion by pandering to religious objections to condom use, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
The Philippines government ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (CRC-OP-CAC) on 26 August 2003.
www.hrw.org /asia/philippines.php   (1184 words)

 THE PHILIPPINES, Landmine Monitor Report 1999
The Philippines was an early supporter of a global ban on antipersonnel landmines, and was an original member of the “core group” of governments that took the lead in developing and promoting the Mine Ban Treaty, serving as the regional focal point for Asia.
The Philippine Senate ratified the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons and its original Protocol II on landmines 4 June 1996.
The Philippines is not known to produce or conduct research and development on any munitions which might function like an antipersonnel mine and pose danger to civilians (such as antitank mines with anti-handling devices, certain submunitions/cluster bombs).
www.icbl.org /lm/1999/philippines.html   (5178 words)

 Jovito Salonga Information
Jovito "Jovy" Salonga, (born June 22, 1920) is a Filipino politician, senator, well-known lawyer, and anti-Marcos leader during Martial Law in the Philippines from 1972 until former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos was deposed during the February 22-26, 1986 "People Power" bloddless revolution.
Salonga helped build the LP from the grassroots, largely with the aid of the youth who responded to the issue he raised—whether power should be concentrated in two family dynasties or whether the little people, the poor and the weak, should assert their regret to participate in the running of government.
The assassination of Ninoy Aquino in August 1983 prompted Jovy to return to the Philippines in January 21, 1985 to help revitalize the LP and unite the democratic opposition.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Jovito_Salonga   (1480 words)

 Legislation - Senate of the Philippines
The Bureau is tasked with maintaining a transparent and accurate record of events during session and assists the members of the Senate in recording, tracking, and updating all legislative measures, speeches, and all matters taken during plenary session.
It also provides technical assistance to the Senate on matters dealing with the interpretation and application of the Rules of the Senate and the formulation of proposed amendments to the same, when so requested.
The Senate Publications Bureau is responsible for all matters relating to the legislative publications, particularly the Record of the Senate and the Journal of the Senate.
www.senate.gov.ph /secretariat/leg.asp   (1091 words)

 Philippines - Country Profile - Republika ng Pilipinas - Philippines Tourism
A virtual destination guide to the Philippines, this page is about many aspects of the nation with the filipino spirit.
The Philippines are the highest portions of a partly submerged mountain chain and is made up of 7 107 islands;
The Philippines is one of the most westernized nations in Southeast Asia, a unique blend of eastern and western culture.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/philippines.htm   (947 words)

 Philippines: Governmental resources
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development - involved in health and bio-technology development, whatever that may mean regarding the public health in the country
League of Provinces of the Philippines - " an organization of 78 provincial subdivisions comprising the Philippine Republic.
Philippine Institute for Development Studies - "a nonstock, nonprofit government research institution engaged in long-term, policy-oriented research, the Institute is envisioned to be a development policy think-tank for planners, policy- and decisionmakers specifically those in the Cabinet, the Senate and the network of agencies which make up the National Economic and Development Authority"
www.ldb.org /phili2.htm   (873 words)

 HumanTrafficking.org | News & Updates: Philippines' Congress to Pass Anti-Trafficking Act
The Senate of the Philippines passed on third and final reading an urgent measure penalizing trafficking against women.
Philippines ratified the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children supplementing the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime on September 30, 2001.
Senate President Franklin M. Drilon will introduce key amendments the week of March 17, 2003 to the bill in order to give it more teeth and ensure its effective implementation once it is enacted into law.
www.humantrafficking.org /updates/134   (489 words)

 2004 Philippine Election Results - President, Comelec, Namfrel, Senate of the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
News from the Senate of the Philippines and House of Representatives
As mandated by Section 4, Article VII of the Constitution, the President of the Senate shall receive the Certificates of Canvass (COCs) and Election Returns (ERs) of votes cast for President and Vice President in the national elections.
The returns of every election for President and Vice-President, duly certified by the board of canvassers of each province or city, shall be transmitted to the Congress, directed to the President of the Senate.
www.health-fitness-beauty.com /Philippine_Election_Results.htm   (219 words)

 Press Releases: Philippines, Committee on the rights of the child examines report of the Philippines
As one of the 192 States parties to the Convention, the Philippines is obliged to present periodic reports to the Committee on its efforts to comply with the provisions of the treaty.
LINA B. LAIGO, Executive Director at the Council for the Welfare of Children of the Philippines, noted that the years 2001 to 2004 had been most challenging for the Philippines, as this period was the second half of deposed President Estrada's Administration that was assumed by then Vice President and now present President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
In 1995, the Philippine health insurance act was enacted which envisages universal coverage of health insurance; at present, 70 per cent of the population was covered by this scheme.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/VBOL-6CJHE2?OpenDocument   (3984 words)

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