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-bayan

a 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.