The Philippines is a democratic republic with an executive, legislative and judicial branch. The elected president serves as both the head of state and the head of government. The legislative branch has two bodies; the u... More »

A Filipino "puppet government" was established in October 1943 and forged an alliance with Japan. This was viewed by the United States as a Japanese effort to use the islands to further their war efforts, according to Th... More »

While there was a Japanese occupation of the Republic of the Philippines between 1942 and 1945 that was widely resented by Filipinos, since the end of World War II Japan has been a vital trade partner that has helped boo... More »

The Philippines adopts a mixed economic system whereby the economy includes a variety of private economic freedom, including industries that are privately owned, together with centralized planning and government regulati... More »

To qualify as a member of the House of Representatives in the Philippines, a candidate must be a natural-born citizen of the country and 25 years of age or older at the time of the election. The candidate must also be ab... More »

The steps through which a bill becomes a law in the Philippines include preparation, first reading, committee action, second reading, third reading, the senate's concurrence, the house's concurrence, conference committee... More »

India is a democratic republic The country is also structured with a federal system of government. In addition to the national or central government, India is comprised of individual states. More »