Blending of powers is actually sharing of powers of the different departments of government whereby one department helps and coordinates with the other in the exercise of a particular power, function or responsibility.
The following are examples under the 1987 Philippine Constitution where powers are not confined exclusively within one department but are in fact shared:
- The President and Congress help one another in the making of laws. Congres enacts the bill and the President approves it.
- The President prepares a budget and Congress enacts an appropriation bill pursuant to that budget.
- The President enters into a treaty with foreign countries and the Senate ratifies the same.
- The Supreme Court may declare a treaty, international or executive agreement, or law, as unconstitutional, and it has also the power to declare invalid any act done by the othe departments of government.
- The grant of amnesty by the President is subject to the concurrence of a majority of all the members of the Congress.