Involvement in wars such as the Napoleonic Wars, the Carlist Wars and other internal strifes.
The appointed government officials succumbed to abuse of power
The Government System in the PhilippinesCentral Government
Spain made efforts to establish a government that was both paternalistic as wellas centralized and they thought centralization would be the answer. This kind of government was madedesirable and necessary by expediency. They believe that putting the Philippine archipelago under onegovernment if Spanish rule was to be established and made effective.1.
Appointed by the king of Spain
Holds the titles captain-general, vice-regal patron and president of the RoyalAudiencia
(as a title) this pertained to his executive and political functions asthe highest official in the Philippines
refer to his military powers and duties
Vice Regal Patron
refer to his privileges in exercising religious prerogatives as arepresentative of the king
President of the Royal Audiencia
refer to his judicial powers. Without hiscumplase (approval) no royal order or decrees (which came from Spain) couldgo into effect in the Philippines2.
Composed of the governor (presiding officer), magistrates or oidores (literally means
), real members of the tribunal, a fiscal or prosecuting officer, one alguacil-mayoror chief constable, teniente de gran canciller (assistant to the grand chancellor), somenotaries and clerks
Supreme court or final court of appeal in the Philippines
Acted as the advisory and consultative body to the governor
Restricted to judicial powers and duties only
Established to check upon the performance of the governor (not effective since thegovernor was the most powerful, he could impose whatever order he wants to on them)3.
Sent to a colony with the power to investigate the governor and other high rankingofficials
Has authority to impose penalties of fines, suspension, or removal from office whennecessary
a practice of investigation of a particular government official at the end of his term which was conducted by his successor. He cannot leave his position unless the