Before I dismiss the class, what have you guys learned in our today's lesson?
Ma'am, its all about The Metamorphosis of the Philippine Constitution and if I am not mistaken, there were SevenPhilippine Constitutions framed in our history
Yes, you're right Michael.
I know the first one, the 1897 Constitution of Biak-na-Bato.
Very good, Primo!
it has its own unique features: its preamble reiterated the objective of the Revolution which was the separation of the Philippine from the Spanish monarchy and their formation into an independent state which its nown government.
How about the others? Can you tell me the SevenPhilippine Constitutions?
Great! Thank you Aira.
the constitution emphasized a popular government which means supreme power is given to a legislative body since it is representative of the people. This means that the President as well as the judiciary including the Supreme Court would be selected by the legislative body which, at that time, was the Malolos Congress.
The second one is the1899 Malolos Constitution ( 1899-1901), what is about?
4th,The Japanese Occupation and the Second Philippine Republic (1943 Constitution).It was transitory in nature as it was only effectiveduring the duration of the war. It created a republic with three offices (executive, legislative, andjudicial) but owing to the war, no legislature was convened.
3rd,The 1935 Constitution and the Commonwealth Government.The 1935 Constitution enumerated the composition, powers, and duties of the threebranches of the government (the executive, the legislative, and the judicial) and created theGeneral Auditing Office.
Joana, please tell me a brief content of the 3rd and 4th constitutions
Aira, for the 5th and 6th constitution?
The 1973 Constitution and the Marcos Dictatorship,provided for a parliamentary form of government in which thePresident was the symbolic head of the state and the Prime Minister was the head of government.
The Freedom Constitution (1986),the President continued to exercise legislative powersuntil a legislative powers until a legislature was convened under a new constitution.
tell the last constitution, Michael.
The 1987 Constitution,consists of 18 articles with a preamble.
And that 18 articles is your assignment. Memorize and recite it in our next meeting. Good job class. Now, you may take your lunch.