Interaction of powers in the Philippine presidential system
The executive - legislative relations in the Philippines have been described in twocontrasting stories, namely the "strong president" story, and the "strong congress"story. This paper tries to consolidate the existing arguments and propose a newperspective focusing on the "compromise exchange" between the president and thecongress across the different policy areas. It considers that the policy outcome is notbrought by unilateral power of the president or the congress, but formed as theproduct of such an exchange. Interaction of powers and their complementaryfunction are addressed. Furthermore, aside from the constitutional power, the weakparty discipline is pointed out as a key factor in making the exchange possible.
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