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  1. Philippines - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Executive Order No. 371, directing unequivocal compliance with section 5(4), Article XVI of the 1987 Constitution providing that "No member of the Armed Forces in the active service shall, at any time, be appointed or designated in any capacity to a civilian position in the Government, including Government-owned or controlled corporations or any of their subsidiaries".

    Adoption: 1989-09-28 | Date of entry into force: 1989-09-28 | PHL-1989-C-21966

  2. Philippines - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 6683 providing benefits for early retirement and voluntary separation from the Government Service, as well as Involuntary separation of Civil Service officers and employees pursuant to various Executive Orders authorizing Government reorganization after the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1988-12-02 | PHL-1988-L-9470

  3. Philippines - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Proclamation No. 58 proclaiming the ratification of the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines adopted by the Constitutional Commission of 1986, including the Ordinance appended thereto.

    Adoption: 1987-02-11 | PHL-1987-C-3690

  4. Philippines - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines. - Constitution on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1986-10-15 | PHL-1986-C-3059

    This text, drafted by the Constitutional Commission, was ratified by a majority of votes cast in a plebiscite held on 2 Feb. 1987 (date of entry into force). In particular, Art. II contains a declaration of principles and state policies and Art. III sets forth a bill of rights. Art. XII, on the National Economy and Patrimony, provides, inter alia, that the State shall promote industrialisation and full employment based on sound agricultural development and agrarian reform (s. 1). The section devoted to labour (s. 3 of Art. XII, "Social Justice and Human Rights") guarantees the rights of all workers to self-organisation, collective bargaining and negotiations and peaceful concerted activities, including the right to strike in accordance with law; the State is to promote equality of employment opportunities for all. Art. XIII contains further provisions on health, women and human rights. The Constitution spells out the structure of the Government (Arts. VI to X: Legislative, Executive and Judicial Departments, Constitutional Commissions, Local Government). It also includes Articles on citizenship (IV), suffrage (V), the family (XV), education, etc. (XIV) and amendments (XVII), as well as transitory provisions (XVIII).

  5. Philippines - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Proclamation No. 9 governing the Constitutional Commission of 1986.

    Adoption: 1986-04-23 | PHL-1986-C-2433

    Provides the details of the operation of the Constitutional Commission created under Proclamation No. 3 regarding constitutional changes, and establishes the procedure for the ratification or rejection of the proposed new Constitution.

  6. Philippines - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Proclamation No. 3 declaring a national policy to implement the reforms mandated by the people, adopting a Provisional Constitution, and related matters.

    Adoption: 1986-03-25 | PHL-1986-C-2264

    This Proclamation by the President is designed to provide an orderly transition to a Government under a new Constitution by promulgating a Provisional Constitution. The Preamble recalls the mandate of the people and the circumstances under which the new Government was installed. The Provisional Constitution adopts the provisions of Arts. I (National Territory), III (Citizenship), IV (Bill of Rights), V (Duties and Obligations of Citizens) and VI (Suffrage) of the 1973 Constitution, as amended. It states that the following Articles of the 1973 Constitution also remain in force in so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Proclamation: II (Declaration of Principles and State Policies), VII (President), X (Judiciary), XI (Local Government), XII (Constitutional Commissions), XIII (Accountability of Public Officers), XIV (National Economy and Patrimony), and XV (General Provisions), as amended. Finally, Arts. VIII (Batasang Pambansa (Parliament)), IX (Prime Minister and Cabinet), XVI (Amendments), XVII (Transitory Provisions), and all amendments thereto are declared to be superseded. In addition, the President is to appoint a Commission to draft a new Constitution which shall become valid upon ratification by the majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite. All existing laws, implementing regulations, etc. which are not inconsistent with the Proclamation remain operative until modified, amended or repealed by the President or the legislative body to be established under the new Constitution. In regard to government reorganization, all elective and appointive officials and employees remain temporarily in office; the Proclamation also addresses the holding of elections. Further, it contains new provisional constitutional provisions regarding the President, Vice-President and the Cabinet. It sets as priorities for action government reorganization, effective guarantees of civil, political, human, social, economic and cultural rights, economic rehabilitation, recovery of ill-gotten assets and property, eradication of graft and corruption, and restoration of peace and order, especially in relation to insurgency.


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