D. CONCEPT OF             CONSTITUTIONPhilippine Government and Constitution
MEANING OF                    CONSTITUTION“that body of rules and principles in  accordance with which the powers  of sove...
MEANING OF                    CONSTITUTIONA constitution is a charter creating the government.Philippine Government and Co...
CONSTITUTIONAL              SUPREMACY It is a supreme law to which all   other laws must conform and in   accordance with ...
What is the purpose of the              Constitution?To prescribe the permanent framework of a system of government;To ass...
Does the Constitution create            basic rights?     No. It merely recognizes and      protects these rights and does...
Meaning of Constitutional Law        Constitutional law maybe defined         as the branch of public law         which tr...
Meaning of Constitutional Law… refers to the law embodied in the Constitution as well as the principles growing out of the...
Classifications of the Constitution1. Written or unwritten2. Evolved or enacted3. Rigid or flexiblePhilippine Government a...
Qualities of a Good Written              Constitution1. Broad –it must be comprehensive to   provide for every contingency...
Qualities of a Good Written              Constitution3. Definite – to prevent ambiguity   which could result in confusion ...
Essential Parts of a Good            Written Constitution1. Constitution of Liberty e.g., Art III2. Constitution of Govern...
Brief Constitutional History1. Malolos Constitution2. The American Regime and the Organic Acts3. The 1935 Constitution4. T...
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Concept of Constitution

  1. 1. D. CONCEPT OF CONSTITUTIONPhilippine Government and Constitution
  2. 2. MEANING OF CONSTITUTION“that body of rules and principles in accordance with which the powers of sovereignty are regularly exercised.”Philippine Government and Constitution
  3. 3. MEANING OF CONSTITUTIONA constitution is a charter creating the government.Philippine Government and Constitution
  4. 4. CONSTITUTIONAL SUPREMACY It is a supreme law to which all other laws must conform and in accordance with which all private rights must be determined and all public authority administered.Philippine Government and Constitution
  5. 5. What is the purpose of the Constitution?To prescribe the permanent framework of a system of government;To assign to the several departments their respective powers and duties;To establish certain first fixed principles on which government is founded.Philippine Government and Constitution
  6. 6. Does the Constitution create basic rights? No. It merely recognizes and protects these rights and does not bring them into existence.Philippine Government and Constitution
  7. 7. Meaning of Constitutional Law Constitutional law maybe defined as the branch of public law which treats of constitutions, their nature, formation, amendment, and interpretation.Philippine Government and Constitution
  8. 8. Meaning of Constitutional Law… refers to the law embodied in the Constitution as well as the principles growing out of the interpretation and application made by the courts of the provisions of the Constitution in specific cases.Philippine Government and Constitution
  9. 9. Classifications of the Constitution1. Written or unwritten2. Evolved or enacted3. Rigid or flexiblePhilippine Government and Constitution
  10. 10. Qualities of a Good Written Constitution1. Broad –it must be comprehensive to provide for every contingency2. Brief – it must confine itself to basic principles to be implemented with legislative details more adjustable to changePhilippine Government and Constitution
  11. 11. Qualities of a Good Written Constitution3. Definite – to prevent ambiguity which could result in confusion and divisiveness among the people.Philippine Government and Constitution
  12. 12. Essential Parts of a Good Written Constitution1. Constitution of Liberty e.g., Art III2. Constitution of Government e.g., Art VI, VII, VIII, and IX3. Constitution of Sovereignty e.g., Art XVIIPhilippine Government and Constitution
  13. 13. Brief Constitutional History1. Malolos Constitution2. The American Regime and the Organic Acts3. The 1935 Constitution4. The Japanese (Belligerent) Occupation5. The 1973 Constitution6. The 1987 Constitution a. Proclamation of the Freedom Constitution b. Adoption of the Constitution c. Effectivity – Feb 2, 1987 (De Leon vs. Esguerra, 153 SCRA 602) Philippine Government and Constitution

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