The Sangguniang Panlalawigan, commonly known as the Provincial Board, is the Filipino language name given to the legislatures in Philippine provinces.
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.
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They are the legislative branch of the province and their powers and responsibilities are defined by the Local Government Code of 1991.
Along with the provincial governor, the executive branch of the province, they form the province's government.
The executive is the organ exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state.