HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 7 no. 1 (1996)

The Conflict between the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Government: A Formidable Obstacle to Economic Progress

Eduardo S. Noel Jr.



Development planning is usually an activity reserved for governments to undertake. Economic planning is usually conceptualized by the Executive branch of the government, but it requires the approval of Congress for eventual enactment. The best economic plans would go to naught, if the two houses of Congress, who are mandated by our Constitution to preside over economic matters, do not extend their utmost cooperation and support to the administration's priority bills. This paper expounds on the perennial disagreements existing between the two equal branches of government, and also proposes some suggestions on how to prevent the recurrence of such an unproductive stalemate.