Citizenship in the Philippine Constitution

This is a side-by-side presentation of Article IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution in the Filipino language and in English.

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Official Holidays in the Philippines 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017, is a Special (Non-Working) Holiday to commemorate the 34th Death Anniversary of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr.

Monday, August 28, 2017, is National Heroes’ Day, which is annually celebrated every Fourth Monday of August.

Walang pasok: Hunyo 26 para sa Eid’l Fitr
No work or classes for the Muslim end of Ramadan on June 26.

Inilabas ng Malacañang ang Proclamation No. 235 na nagdedeklara na regular holiday ang Hunyo 26 para sa pagdiriwang ng Eid’l Fitr ng mga Muslim.

Ang deklarasyon ay naaayon sa Republic Act 9177, Eid’l Fitr o ang Feast of Ramadhan kung saan ito ang pagtatapos ng Ramadan.

“Whereas, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr.”

Sa Article 169 ng 1977 Presidential Decree 1083 ay nakasaad na kinikilala ang Eid al-Fitr bilang isa sa mga legal Muslim holidays.

Ang mga magtatrabaho sa naturang araw ay makatatanggap ng 200 porsiyento ng kanilang arawang kita.

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Mga Kalihim (Cabinet Secretaries)

Mga Kagawaran at Kalihim ng Pamahalaang Pilipinas

This page is currently being updated due to the transition to the new administration under President Rodrigo Duterte in mid-2016. There are still a few departments that need to be added.

Gabinete ng Pilipinas

Ang mga kalihim ng Gabinete ay inaatasang payuhan ang Pangulo sa iba’t ibang gawain ng estado.

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Katipunan ng Mga Karapatan



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Government Terms

The native Tagalog word for “government” is pamahalaan. The Spanish-derived Filipino word is gobyerno.

  Republika ng Pilipinas
Republic of the Philippines

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Law on Philippine National Flag

R.A. No. 8491 is known as the “Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines.”

Sections 1 to 34  explain the Philippine National Flag’s design and when, where and how it should be displayed.

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Philippine Government Departments

This page was first posted in 2009 and is due for an update to reflect recent changes as of 2016. A few departments have changed names and/or split into different departments or been merged with new departments.

Please check back soon.

Mga Kagawaran ng Gobyerno ng Pilipinas

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Law on the Philippine National Anthem

In May 2009, the Philippines was abuzz about Martin Nievera’s rendition of the Filipino national anthem before the Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton boxing match in the United States.  A few commentators opined that his take on the song was a violation of Philippine law, specifically Section 37 of the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines (R.A. 8491) .

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