UNIT III – CONCEPT OF CONSTITUTION<br />Meaning of constitution<br />Nature and function of constitution<br />Meaning of c...
Meaning of the Constitution<br />General: Body of rules and principles in accordance with such powers of sovereignty are r...
Nature and Purpose or Function<br />Serves as the supreme or fundamental law<br />Establishes basic framework and underlyi...
Constitutional Law<br />Branch of public law which treats of constitutions, their nature, formation, amendment, and interp...
Kinds of Constitution<br />As to their origin and history:<br />a. Conventional or enacted<br />b. Cumulative or evolved<b...
Requisites of a good written constitution<br />As to form, a good written constitution should be:<br />a. Brief<br />b. Br...
Constitution distinguished  from statute<br />
Purpose in interpreting the Constitution<br />
Evolution of the Philippine Constitution <br />Biak-na-Bato Constitution<br />Malolos Constitution<br />1935 Constitution<...
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Unit III History

  1. 1. UNIT III – CONCEPT OF CONSTITUTION<br />Meaning of constitution<br />Nature and function of constitution<br />Meaning of constitutional law<br />Kinds of constitution<br />Advantages and disadvantages of a written and unwritten constitution<br />Requisites of a good written constitution<br />Constitution distinguished from statute<br />Authority to interpret the constitution<br />Purpose of interpreting the constitution<br />Evolution of the Philippine Constitution<br />
  2. 2. Meaning of the Constitution<br />General: Body of rules and principles in accordance with such powers of sovereignty are regularly exercised.<br />In the Philippines: a written instrument by which the fundamental powers of the government are established, limited, and defined and by which these powers are distributed among the several departments or branches for their safe and useful exercise for the benefit of the people.<br />
  3. 3. Nature and Purpose or Function<br />Serves as the supreme or fundamental law<br />Establishes basic framework and underlying principles<br />
  4. 4. Constitutional Law<br />Branch of public law which treats of constitutions, their nature, formation, amendment, and interpretation.<br />
  5. 5. Kinds of Constitution<br />As to their origin and history:<br />a. Conventional or enacted<br />b. Cumulative or evolved<br />2. As to their form:<br />a. Written<br />b. Unwritten<br />3. As to manner of amending them:<br />a. Rigid or inelastic<br />b. Flexible or elastic<br />
  6. 6. Requisites of a good written constitution<br />As to form, a good written constitution should be:<br />a. Brief<br />b. Broad<br />c. Definite<br />2. As to contents, it should contain at least three sets of provisions:<br /> a. Constitution of government<br />b. Constitution of liberty<br />c. constitution of sovereignty<br />
  7. 7. Constitution distinguished from statute<br />
  8. 8. Purpose in interpreting the Constitution<br />
  9. 9. Evolution of the Philippine Constitution <br />Biak-na-Bato Constitution<br />Malolos Constitution<br />1935 Constitution<br />1973 Constitution<br />1986 Freedom Constitution<br />1987 Constitution<br />
  10. 10. FIN<br />

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