The Philippine Government has three coequal branches namely: executive, legislative, and judiciary. The Executive branch consists of the President and the Vice-President, who elected by people’s votes and serve term for a total of six years. The President appoints his Cabinet to help him administer the functions of the government.
The Cabinet is made up of different departments with specific functions and headed by secretaries. The Legislative branch, which has the primary responsibility for enacting laws, consists of the Upper House (the Senate) and the Lower House (the House of Representatives). The Senate President is the head of the Upper House; while the Lower House is led by the Speaker. The Judiciary branch consists of the systems of courts, with the Supreme Court as the highest and headed by the Chief Justice.