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The Philippines has a representative democracy modeled on the U.S. system. The 1987 constitution, adopted during the Aquino administration, established a presidential system of government with a bicameral legislature and an independent judiciary. The president is limited to one 6-year term.

The Philippine Senate is elected at large.Two hundred six of a possible 250 members of the House of Representatives are elected from the single-member districts. The remainder of the House seats are designated for sectoral representatives elected at large through a complex "party list" system.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Estrada, Joseph
Vice President Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria
Executive Secretary Zamora, Ronaldo
Sec. of Agrarian Reform Morales, Horacio
Sec. of Agriculture Angara, Edgardo
Sec. of the Budget & Management Diokno, Benjamin
Sec. of Education, Culture, & Sports Gonzales, Andrew, Brother
Sec. of Energy Tiaoqui, Mario
Sec. of Environment & Natural Resources Cerilles, Antonio
Sec. of Finance (Acting) Pardo, Jose
Sec. of Foreign Affairs Siazon, Domingo
Sec. of Health Romualdez, Alberto, Dr.
Sec. of Interior & Local Govt. (Acting) Lim, Alfredo
Sec. of Justice Tuquero, Artemio
Sec. of Labor & Employment Laguesma, Bienvenido
Sec. of National Defense Mercado, Orlando
Sec. of Public Works & Highways Vigilar, Gregorio
Sec. of Science & Technology Urierte, Filemon
Sec. of Social Welfare & Development Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria
Sec. of Socio-Economic Planning Medalla, Felipe
Sec. of Tourism Cruz Araneta, Gemma
Sec. of Trade & Industry (Acting) Roxas, Manuel
Sec. of Transportation & Communications Rivera, Vicente, Jr.
Gov., Central Bank Buenaventura, Rafael
Ambassador to the US Maceda, Ernesto
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Mabilangan, Felipe H.