Judicial Branch of the Philippines
Supreme Court of the Philippines
15 justices are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Judicial and Bar Council and serve until 70 years of age
Court of Appeals
Sandigan-bayana special court for hearing corruption cases of government officials
The Philippine legal system is based on Spanish and Anglo-American law. The government accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservation.
The current Philippine constitution was ratified in February 1987. It has been in effect since 11 February 1987.