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This Article is about the most common questions that have appeared in previous Civil Service examinations for the General Information, Philippine Constitution and Current Events portions. According to authorities, CSE is among the easiest government examinations, believe it or not. But, you would want to pass the Civil Service exam in order for you to agree to that statement, To ensure that you will know more about this part, you may want to read this.

Civil Service Exam Reviewer on Philippine Constitution, General Information and Current Events

1) What are the 3 main branches of the Government of the Philippines?
1. Senate, Supreme Court, Congress
2. Presidential, Unicameral- Parliamentary, Bicameral-Parliamentary
3. Legislative, Executive, Judicial
4. The Legislature, The Senate, The Supreme Court

2) The Supreme Court shall be composed of a Chief Justice and how many Associates Justices?
1. 12
2. 13
3. 14
4. 15

3) The Commander-in-Chief of all armed forces of the Philippines this 2014 is _________.
1. Air Force Commanding General Jeffrey Delgado
2. President Benigno Aquino III
3. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
4. AFP Chief Lieutenant Gen. Emmanuel Bautista

4) The executive power shall be vested in the _________.
1. President of the Philippines
2. House of Representatives
3. The Supreme Court
4. The Congress

5) The legislative power shall be vested in the _________ which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.
1. Congress of the Philippines
2. House of Ombudsman
3. The Supreme Court
4. Bureau of Internal Revenue

6) The Senate shall be composed of how many senators elected at large by voters of the Philippines?
1. 21
2. 22
3. 23
4. 24

7) How long shall the term of office of the senators be commenced?
1. 3 years
2. 4 years
3. 5 years
4. 6 years

8) The term of office of the President and Vice-president of the Philippines shall be up to how many years?
1. 3 years
2. 4 years
3. 5 years
4. 6 years

9) The members of the House of Representatives shall be elected for a term of _______.
1. 3 years
2. 4 years
3. 5 years
4. 6 years

10) The following shall be exempted from taxation except:
1. Lands and buildings
2. Churches and convents
3. Charitable institutions
4. Non-profit cemeteries

11) The Congress, by a vote of ____ of both Houses in joint session assembled, voting separately, shall have the sole power to declare a state of war.
1. Two-thirds
2. One-half
3. Three quarters
4. Minority

12) It states that “no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.”
1. Article VI
2. Bill of Rights
3. Republic Act
4. Court Order

13) All of the following is TRUE except:
1. No person shall be compelled to be a witness against himself
2. No person shall be imprisoned for non-payment of debt or poll tax.
3. No ex post facto law or bill of attainder shall not be enacted.
4. No person shall be detained solely by reason of his political beliefs and aspirations.

14) The following are citizens of the Philippines except:
1. Those fathers or mothers are citizens of the Philippines
2. Those who are born before January 17, 1973, of Filipino mothers, who elect Philippine citizenship upon reaching the age of majority
3. Those who are naturalized citizens of the Philippines in accordance with law.
4. All of the above are true.

15) It is the right and obligation by all citizens, who are at least 18 years of age, and qualified by law, to vote in the election of national and local officials of the government without literacy,, property, or other substantive requirement.
1. Suffrage
2. Election
3. Voting power
4. Civil Right

16) The three inherent powers of the state are the following except one:
1. Police Power
2. Power of Eminent Domain
3. Power of Taxation
4. Power to Impeach

17) It is the power of the State to promote public welfare by restraining the use of both liberty and property of all people.
1. Police Power
2.Power of Eminent Domain
3. Power if Taxation
4. Power to Impeach

18) It is the power of the State to take properties for the purpose of public use upon payment of just compensation.
1. Police Power
2. Power of Eminent Domain
3. Power if Taxation
4. Power to Impeach

19) It is the power of the State to impose charge or burden to persons and properties, and property rights for the purpose of raising revenues to protect the people and extend public projects and services.
1. Police Power
2. Power of Eminent Domain
3. Power if Taxation
4. Power to Impeach

20) The following are members of the Constitutional Commission except:
1. Commission on Civil Rights
2. Commission on Elections
3. Civil Service Commission
4. Commission on Audit

21) It states that public office is public trust and that public officers and employees must, at all times, be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty and efficiency; act with patriotism and justice and lead modest lives.
1. Public Trust
2. Constitutional Rights
3. Accountability
4. Responsibility

22) Who shall have the exclusive power to initiate all cases of impeachment?
1. House of Blue Ribbon Committee
2. House of Representatives
3. House of the Senate
4. Speaker of the House

23) R.A. 6713 is an act to uphold the time-honored principle of public office being a public trust, granting incentives and rewards for exemplary service, enumerating prohibited acts and providing penalties for violations thereof and for other purposes.
1. Preamble
2. Code of Ethics
3. Code of Government Officials
4. Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees

24) The following are duties and responsibilities of Public officials and Employees except:
1. Act promptly on letters, inquiries, calls or any other form of communications sent by the public.
2. Submit performance reports of the agency or office regularly
3. Accept gifts from the public upon prioritizing their queries.
4. Process documents and papers expeditiously.

25) It is a written instrument containing the proposition and required number of signatories and shall be in a form determined by and submitted to the Commission on Elections.
1. Bill
2. Law
3. Proposition
4. Petition

26) It is the electoral process by which an initiative on the Constitution is either approved or rejected by the people.
1. Referendum
2. Plebiscite
3. Petition
4. Initiative

27) It is the power of the electorate to approve or reject a legislation through an election called for the purpose.
1. Referendum
2. Plebiscite
3. Petition
4. Initiative

28) This law promotes responsible family planning and proper use of reproductive methods to eliminate over-population growth.
1. RH Bill
2. Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law
3. Reproductive Law
4. Family Planning

29) It is a specialized agency of the United Nations that concerns international public health.
1. Department of Health
2. World Health Organization
3. International Health Organization
4. All of the above

30) APEC is a summit that promotes free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region countries. APEC stands for:
1. Asia Pacific Economic Corporation
2. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
3. Asia Pacific Economic Council
4. Asia Pacific Economic Countries

31) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aims to accelerate economic growth, stability, social progress and cultural development in the spirit of equality and partnership to strengthen prosperous and peaceful community along Southeast Asian Nations. Which of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN?
1. Hong Kong
2. Philippines
3. Singapore
4. Thailand

32) It is a law in the Philippines that aims to address legal issues concerning online interactions and harmful internet behavior in the Philippines. It aims to prevent and punish cybercrime in the country.
1. Cybersquatting
2. Cybercrime Act
3. Cybercrime Prevention Act
4. Cyber Identity Theft Act

33) It sets down in unequivocal terms that mandate all government officials and employees, shall at all times, be answerable to misconduct to people.
1. Rights
2. Public Trust
3. Responsibility
4. Accountability

34) __________waste breaks down into natural components and can be recycled into the life cycle naturally.
1. Bio-chemical
2. Recyclable
3. Biodegradable
4. Non-biodegradable

35) The following are examples of non-biodegradable waste except:
1. Plastics
2. Metals
3. Styrofoam
4. Papers

36) It is a project of DOST for more accurate, integrated and responsive disaster prevention and mitigation system especially in high-risk calamity areas of the Philippines.
2. I am Ready
3. DOST-Advanced Disaster Program
4. Project NOAH

37) PAGASA is the official government agency for weather forecasting, flood control, astronomical observations, and time service. PAGASA stands for _______?
1. Philippine Atmospheric Geographical and Astronomical Services Administration
2. Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
3. Philippine Atmospheric Geological and Astronomical Services Association
4. Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Association

38) PHIVOLCS is a branch of DOST to moderate disasters that may arise from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami and other related geotectonic phenomena in the Philippines. What is PHIVOLCS?
1. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
2. Philippine Institute of Volcanic and Seismic Services
3. Philippine Institute of Volcanic and Seismology Services
4. Philippine Institute of Volcano and Seismic System

39) Which of the following is a renewable source of energy?
1. Geothermal energy
2. Solar energy
3. Wind energy
4. All of the above

40) It is a process by which thermal radiation from the earth’s surface is absorbed by atmospheric greenhouse gases and is re-radiated in all directions.
1. Global Warming
2. Greenhouse Effect
3. Ozone Layer
4. Solar Radiation

41) It mandates the blending of cocodiesel or coco methyl ester (CME) to all diesel fuel and bioethanol in gasoline sold across the country.
1. Clean Air Act of 1999
2. Solid Waste Management Act of 2000
3. Fuel Development Act
4. Biofuels Act of 2006

42) A tough but biodegradable netting that anchors the soil on sloping land and riverbanks thus, protecting against erosion.
1. cocowire mesh
2. fiber matt
3. coconet
4. coir sheets

43) Which of the following is not considered a biofuel?
1. jathropa or "tuba-tuba"
2. liquefied natural gas
3. ethanol
4. coco methyl ester

44) Refers to diesel equivalent, processed fuel derived from biological sources
1. ethanol
2. vegetable oils
3. biodiesel
4. biofuel

45) Environmental law providing for an ecological waste management program creating necessary mechanisms, incentives, prohibitions and penalties.
1. R.A. #8749 or The Phil. Clean Air Act of 1999
2. R.A. #9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000
3. The Biofuels Act of 2006
4. The Anti-Pollution Act of 2005

46) USB is an industry standard that connects computers and electronic devices like keyboards, digicams, portable media devices, disk drivers, smartphones, and network adapters to any computer. USB stands for?
1. Unit Serial Box
2. Unit Serial Bolt
3. Universal Serial Bin
4. Universal Serial Bus

47) CD - ROM means?
1. compact - disc recording mode
2. compact - disc read only memory
3. computer - directed recording modem
4. computer - disc red only memory

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