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percent

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Per hundred; one of each hundred. The symbol % is used to indicate that the preceding number is a percentage rather than an absolute number. Thus, 8% of 50 is 4; whereas 8% of 500 is 40.
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Under Article XII, Section 10 of the 1987 Constitution, 'Congress shall, upon recommendation of the economic and planning agency, when the national interest dictates, reserve to citizens of the Philippines or to corporations or associations at least sixty per centum of whose capital is owned by such citizens, or such higher percentage as Congress may prescribe, certain areas of investments.
The Article 136 (1) of the Constitution reads: 'A resolution for a vote of no-confidence moved by not less than twenty per centum of the total membership of the Provincial Assembly may be passed against the Chief Minister by the Provincial Assembly.
If there is a genuine popular clamor for a thorough revamp of the system of government, the third option looks like an appropriate medium: amending or revising the Constitution 'upon a petition of at least twelve per centum of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered voters therein.'
It has to meet specific conditions set out by the Constitution, foremost is that the initiative must be supported "by at least 12 per centum of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered voters therein."
The Constitution's Section 11, Article XII indeed is quite categorical: 'No franchise, certificate, or any other form of authorization for the operation of a public utility shall be granted except to citizens of the Philippines or to corporations or associations organized under the laws of the Philippines, at least sixty per centum of whose capital is owned by such citizens.''
According to Section 19-B of the Balochistan Assembly's Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business, 1974, 'A notice of a resolution under clause (1) of Article 136 of the Constitution shall be given in writing to the Secretary by not less than twenty per centum of the total membership of the Assembly'.
It cited Item 4 of the COA circular issued in April 1985, which limits a government employee's 'extra compensation' equivalent to '50 per centum of his annual salary.'