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The Fisher Valley College No. 5, M. L. Quezon St., Hagonoy, Taguig City Phase 2, Bgy. Pinagsama, Taguig City Phone: 839-1903/394-6695 Website: _____________________________________________________________________________

1st Semester, A.Y. 2013-2014 COURSE TITLE : PHILIPPINE HISTORY WITH GOVERNMENT AND CONSTITUTION COURSE CREDITS : 3 units CLASS SCHEDULE : Monday, 1:00-4:00; Wednesday, 1:00-4:00; Friday, 10:00-1:00 CLASS WEBSITE : COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Marlon B. Raquel CONTACT NUMBER : 839-1903 (Main Campus); 394-6695 (C5 Annex) EMAIL ADDRESS :

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers a comprehensive study of Philippine history pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial periods the nature of Philippine government, and the development, organization, and operation of the Philippine political system as embodied in the 1987 Philippine Constitution with emphasis on the present.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the semester, the student should be able to: 1. Recognize and appreciate the importance of study of Philippine history; 2. Understand the fundamental concepts, theories and issues in Philippine politics and governance; 3. Acquire knowledge and understanding on the history of Philippine government, politics, and society as a key to unraveling the present structure and dynamics of Philippine political system as enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution; and 4. Develop an interest in the political system equipped with knowledge on his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities as a member of the Philippine society.

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INTRODUCTION Getting to Know Each Other Course Orientation and Discussion of Syllabus THE PHILIPPINES AND ITS PEOPLE Introduction to the Terms History, Politics, Government, and Constitution History as a Social Science and Its Relation to Other Fields of Discipline Understanding History and Sources of Historical Data Importance of Studying Philippine History Geography, Economy, Population, and Government Filipino Traits and Values


THE PHILIPPINES IN ANCIENT TIMES (200,000 B.C.-1300 A.D.) Early Settlers Economic Life Social Life The Government Culture EARLY CONTACTS WITH NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES (900-1400 A.D.) Early Trade Routes and Contacts Economic and Cultural Exchanges The Coming of Islam ENCOUNTER WITH THE WEST (1400-1600) The Coming of the Spaniards The Battle of Mactan First Settlement in Cebu The Settlement in Panay The Founding of Manila THE PHILIPPINES UNDER SPANISH RULE (1600s-1800s) Reasons for Spanish Colonization Political Changes Economic Changes CHALLENGES TO SPANISH AUTHORITY (1560-1820s) Portuguese and Dutch Threats Early Resistance in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Reasons for the General Failure of the Revolts The Chinese Presence

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CULTURAL CHANGES AND IDENTITY (1600-1800) Spanish Influences Impact of Cultural Changes THE BEGINNINGS OF FILIPINO NATIONALISM (1700s-1900s) British Invasion and Occupation The Silang and Palaris Revolts Bascos Economic Plans Laissez-faire and the Opening of Ports The Rise of the Filipino Middle Class The Education of Some Filipinos The Opening of the Suez Canal Liberalism in the Philippines The Campaign for Secularization THE CAMPAIGN FOR REFORMS (1882-1892) The Reform Movement Freemasonry and Its Role La Liga Filipina Why the Reform Movement Failed


BONIFACIO AND THE KATIPUNAN (1892-1896) The Founding of the Katipunan The Aims and Structure of the Katipunan The Teachings of the Katipunan The Women in the Katipunan The Kalayaan Twin Souls of the Katipunan THE REVOLUTION OF 1896 Conditions before the Revolution The Fighting Begins Rizals Execution The Execution of Bonifacio The Biak-na-Bato Republic THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES The Relief of Primo de Rivera The Spanish-American War Aguinaldo Goes to Singapore Aguinaldo Returns The Mock Battle of Manila

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FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE The Dictatorial Government The Revolutionary Government The First Philippine Republic and the 1896 Philippine Constitution Profile: President Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines


THE PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN WAR (1899-1902) The Benevolent Assimilation Proclamation The Shot that Started the War The Fall of the Mabini Cabinet The Assassination of Luna The Conquest of the Visayas The Kiram-Bates Treaty Aguinaldo Retreats to Palanan The Stage of Guerilla Warfare THE RESULTS OF PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN WAR Filipino Casualties and Losses The Disposition of the Friar Lands Filipinization of the Church AMERICAN COLONIAL RULE: POLICY AND GOVERNANCE (1899-1907) The Military Rule American Policy in the Philippines Civil Government The First Philippine Assembly TRAINING FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT (1907-1921) Government Reorganization Filipinization under Harrison The Jones Law


THE CAMPAIGN FOR INDEPENDENCE (1922-1935) The Wood-Forbes Mission The Conflict between Osmea and Quezon Independence Missions THE IMPACT OF AMERICAN RULE (1898-1935) Education and the School System Public Health and Welfare

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Improvement in Trade and Industry Transportation and Communication Democracy and Civil Liberties Language and Literature Negative Results of American Rule THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE WORLD WAR II (1935-1945) Problems of the Commonwealth Achievements of the Commonwealth The War in the Pacific Government Reorganization Guerilla Warfare The Government-in-Exile The Return of MacArthur The Commonwealth Reestablishment The End of the War The 1935 Philippine Constitution The 1943 Philippine Constitution: The Second Republic Profile: President Manuel L. Quezon, 2 nd President of the Philippines Profile: President Sergio Osmea, 3rd President of the Philippines Profile: President Jose P. Laurel, 4th President of the Philippines 8TH WEEK THE THIRD REPUBLIC (1946-1969) Conditions after the War The Government Reorganization The Third Republic Proclaimed Profile: President Manuel A. Roxas, 5th President of the Philippines Profile: President Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Philippines Profile: President Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines Profile: President Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines Profile: President Diosdado Macapagal, 9th President of the Philippines FROM THE FIRST QUARTER STORM TO THE DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW (1970-1972) Crisis in Society The 1971 Constitutional Convention and the 1973 Constitution Declaration of Martial Law Profile: President Ferdinand Marcos, 10th President of the Philippines FROM MARTIAL LAW TO PEOPLE POWER (1972-1986) Marcos New Society Mass Movements to End Martial Rule The Assassination of Ninoy The 1986 Snap Elections

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People Power at EDSA The 1987 Philippine Constitution 9TH WEEK POST-EDSA TO THE PRESENT (1986-PRESENT) The Aquino Presidency The Ramos Presidency The Estrada Administration and People Power II The Macapagal-Arroyo Government The Ninoy Aquino Administration The Impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona Profile: President Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines Profile: President Fidel Ramos, 12th President of the Philippines Profile: President Joseph E. Estrada, 13th President of the Philippines Profile: President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, 14th President of the Philippines Profile: President Benigno Aquino III, 15 th President of the Philippines



THE 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION PART 1 Preamble Article I National Territory Article II Declaration of Principles and State Policies Article III Bill of Rights THE 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION PART 2 Article IV Citizenship Article V Suffrage Article VI Legislative Department THE 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION PART 3 Article VII Executive Department Article VIII Judicial Department Article IX Constitutional Commissions





THE 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION PART 4 Article X Local Government Article XI Accountability of Public Officers Article XII National Economy and Patrimony Article XIII Social Justice and Human Rights

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THE 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION PART 5 Article XIV Education, Science and Technology, Arts, Culture, and Sports Article XV The Family Article XVI General Provisions Article XVII Amendments or Revision Article XVII Transitory Provisions ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY Charter Change Kalayaan Islands (Spratlys) and Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) Standoff Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Moro National Liberation Front CPP-NPA-NDF and the Militant Organizations The Reproductive Health Law Our Sabah Claim Other Issues




COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING SYSTEM: The College issues two grades for the semester midterm grade and final grade as per Article X, Section B of the College Student Handbook. I will be using the following grading system in the computation of your grades. Midterm Grade: Prelim Exam (Written Exercises) Midterm Exam Critique Essays Online Assignments Final Grade: Midterm Grade Pre-final Exam (Written Exercises) Final Exam Research Paper Online Assignments

30% 30% 20% 20% 100%

40% 20% 20% 10% 10% 100%

Major Examinations: Four major examinations will be given throughout the semester. These are prelim, midterm, pre-final, and final exams. A combination of multiple-choice questions (MCQ), essay questions, and other types of tests will be given. The examinations will be conducted during examination weeks. Each exam is equivalent to 100 points. The passing score is 50 points. I will be using the following formula in determining the equivalent percentage for your scores: Grade = (Score /No. of Items) x 50 + 50 for example, (50/100) x 50 + 50 = 75%

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Critique Essays: From time to time, you will be instructed to write a news analysis or reaction paper on certain issues that dealt with the Philippine society at large. You need to make a compilation of these critique essays in a portfolio. This is an individual work. In writing your essays, use the following guidelines. 1. Use 8.5 x 11 bond paper. 2. There should be one inch in all margins. 3. It must be double-spaced all throughout the essay EXCEPT for quotations or excerpts which must be single-spaced. 4. Use Times New Roman (12-point font size) only. 5. The critique paper must be printed in black ink ONLY. 6. Each critique essay must have a minimum of 300 words. This is equivalent to 1 page. Submit your portfolio during the midterm examination day. Late submission will not be accepted. Do not copy from websites. It will be you who will analyze issues, not other people. Research Paper: The class will be divided to several groups with at least five (5) members in each group. Each group will write a research paper which will be presented orally on the 2 nd week of October. A Powerpoint presentation is required together with the final output of your research. Each group will focus on ONE TOPIC only. The following are good examples of topics to work on in your research paper: 1. Preferences of TFVC students who are registered voters in Barangay _______ on candidates for the October 2013 elections (Barangay Chairman, Barangay Councilors, SK Chairman, and SK Councilors) 2. Impact of LANI Scholarship Program among TFVC Recipients 3. Perceptions on Charter Change among TFVC College Students 4. Taguig City: Its Culture, Politics, and History 5. Other topics you want to focus on To do this, each group needs to prepare questionnaires, conduct surveys and/or interviews, and use simple statistical techniques to analyze the data gathered. Online Assignments: An assignment will be given every two weeks. You need to visit our class website at for instructions and details. Please be reminded of the deadlines of submission. To avoid the rush, submit your answers BEFORE the deadline, NOT on the due date of submission. I will inform you in class once the questions are posted online. Answers submitted through email or handed down to me in class (printed copy) will not be credited. All answers need to be submitted on the website itself. Familiarize yourself with computers, websites, and other technology-based stuff. You are provided with internet card by

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the school which is included in your school fees. Visit the Computer Laboratory for available time so that you can do your assignments if you dont have your own computer and internet. Also, you need to have an email account and a Facebook account because you will use them during the submission of your online assignments. Attendance: While attendance is not a component of your grade, your attendance will be checked regularly. You need to affix your signature on the attendance sheet that will be provided to you before the class discussion starts. Please take note that the maximum allowable absences are four (4) sessions only. On your fifth absence, you will be dropped from this course regardless of the reason for absence EXCEPT if you or your family member is sick. In this case, you need to present a medical certificate.

TEXTBOOKS: Agoncillo, Teodoro A. and Fe B. Mangahas (2010). Philippine History: Expanded and Updated Edition. Quezon City: C & E Publishing, Inc. De Leon, Hector S. (2008). Textbook on the Philippine Constitution. Quezon City: Rex Book Store, Inc. REFERENCES: Agoncillo, Teodoro A. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Reprinted 2007. Quezon City: Garotech Publishing Corpuz, Onofre D. (2006). The Roots of the Filipino Nation, Vols. 1 & 2. Quezon City: The University of the Philippines Press Halili, Ma. Christine N. (2004). Philippine History. Reprinted February 2005. Quezon City: Rex Book Store, Inc. Zaide, Sonia M. (2000). The Philippines: A Unique Nation, History of the Republic of the Philippines. Quezon City: All-Nations Publishing, Inc. Newspapers, websites, movies, articles, and research papers