The System of Checks and Balances: A Look at the Commission Appointments

Abstract / Excerpt:

The Republic of the Philippines follows a presidential system of government divided into three departments:(1) the legislative department, which deals with the making of the laws; (2) the executive department, which deals with the enforcement of laws; and (3) the judicial department, which deals with the settlement of disputes and controversies .

According to Justice Laurel, the doctrine of separation of powers is intended to secure action, to forestall over action, to prevent despotism and to obtain efficiency. However, a government cannot function efficiently by strictly following this principle of separation of powers.

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The Republic of the Philippines follows a presidential system of government divided into three departments:(1) the legislative department, which deals with the making of the laws; (2) the executive department, which deals with the enforcement of laws; and (3) the judicial department, which deals with the settlement of disputes and controversies .

According to Justice Laurel, the doctrine of separation of powers is intended to secure action, to forestall over action, to prevent despotism and to obtain efficiency. However, a government cannot function efficiently by strictly following this principle of separation of powers.

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Source JournalMindanao Law Journal
Journal VolumeMindanao Law Journal Vol. 4 No. 4
AuthorsJazzie M. Sarona
Page Count6
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateJanuary 1, 2013
Tags Balances, Commission Appointments, Tambara, The System of Checks
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