What do Senators and Congressmen do for you?

Election 1 min read , April 21, 2022

Ano ba talaga ang ginagawa ng senador at mga congresman? Ano ang pinagkaiba nila sa isa't isa?

Paano mo masasabi kung sino ang ok na ihalal sa mga posisyong ito?

Noong bata ako, pare pareho ang tingin ko sa mga opisyal na ito. Nung ako'y naging abogado, doon ko naintindihan na iba iba pala ang pakinabang na dulot nila sa lipunan.

Ngayon, turuan namin kayo kung paano pumili.

This episode is a joint project with the Counsellor Institute, a non-profit organization that provides research, policy formulation, advisory, and public communication to create government policies guided by science and research. Go to www.counsellorinstitute.org for more information.

Welcome to Legal Guide Philippines where we simplify the law to help you make better choices. My name is Atty. Ramon Ramirez and I’m with my partner, Atty. Erwin Zagala.

What this series is all about?

  • Orientation on how government works
  • How the people you elect fit into the system
  • How to gauge who is a good fit for these positions

What this is not

  • Campaign for a particular candidate - we give you the tools so you can decide on your own

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Before you go any further, make sure you watched episodes 1, 2, and 3 How the Philippine Government works, How Do Barangay Officials Help You, and How to choose the right Governor, Mayor, Counselor, and Board Member this election.

What can you learn in this episode about choosing who to vote for this election?

  • What do the senators and congressmen really do?
  • What is the difference between the two?
  • How will you know who's fit for the positions?
Atty. Erwin: "When I was a child, all of the officials look the same to me. When I became an attorney, that's when I realized the benefits of the people in society are different. The functions are very much different."

So, in this episode, we will share what we learned about senators, congressmen, and party-list representatives so that we can teach you how to choose wisely.

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