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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 1

1st Semester 2013-2014 Atty. Amando Virgil D. Ligutan

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Preliminary Readings Pacifico A. Agabin, The Politics of Judicial Review over Executive Action: The Supreme Court and Social Change in Unconstitutional Essays, pp. 167-198 (1996) Irene C. Cortez, Constitutionalism in the Philippines- A View from the Academia , pp. 338348, Vol. 59, 4th Quarter (1984) Walter Murphy, Constitutions, Constitutionalism, and Democracy in Constitutionalism and Democracy: Transitions in the Contemporary World, pp. 1-20 (1993)

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The Constitution Provisional Constitution Proclamation No. 1, February 25, 1986 (Provisional Government) Proclamation No. 3, March 25, 1986 (Provisional Constitution) 1987 Philippine Constitution 1. Adoption and Effectivity De Leon v. Esguerra, G.R. No. 78059, 31 August 1987 2. Interpretation Nitafan v. CIR, 152 SCRA 284 (1987) Civil Liberties Union v. Executive Secretary , G.R. No. 83896, 22 1991 Filoteo v. Sandiganbayan, 263 SCRA 222 (1996) 3. Amendment and Revision a. In General (Art. XVII) b. Proposals i. By Congress as Constituent Assembly Gonzales v. COMELEC, G.R. No. L-28196, 9 November 1967 ii. By Constitutional Convention Del Rosario v. COMELEC, 35 SCRA 367 (1970), G.R. L-32476, 20 October 1970 Imbong v. COMELEC, G.R. No. L-32432, 11 September1970 iii. By Peoples Initiative Santiago v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 127325, 19 March 1997 Lambino v. COMELEC, 505 SCRA 160 (2006) Note: Emergency Power of the President Sanidad v. COMELEC, G.R. No. L-44640, 12 October 1976 c. Submission of Proposed Amendments Tolentino v. COMELEC, 41 SCRA 702 (1971) d. Ratification Plebiscite v. Referendum February