Presentation on theme: "THE PHILIPPINES AS A DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN STATE Reported by: Alyssa R. Guntang& Maria Eufemia A. Canzon."— Presentation transcript:
THE PHILIPPINES AS A DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN STATE Reported by: Alyssa R. Guntang& Maria Eufemia A. Canzon
THE PHILIPPINE AS A DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN STATE As a republican state, it is a government by representatives chosen by the people at large.
The essence of a republican state is indirect rule. The people have established th government to govern themselves.
The officers from the highest to the lowest are servants of the people and not their masters. They can only exercise powers delegated to them by the people who remain the ultimate source of political power and authority.
THE FEATURES AND MANIFESTATIONS OF A DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN STATE ARE: The existence of a bill of rights. The observance of the rule of the majority. The observance of the principle that "ours is a government of laws and not of men". The presence of elections through popular will. The observence of the principle of seperation of powers and the system of checks and balances.. The observance of the principle that the state cannot be sued without its consent. The observance of the law in public office.