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THE FISHER VALLEY COLLEGE

A Christ-Centered Institution
Taguig City
1st Semester, A.Y. 2015-2016
Course Syllabus
PHILIPPINE HISTORY WITH GOVERNMENT AND CONSTITUTION
3 Units

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Friday, 7:00-10:00

PROFESSOR:

Marlon B. Raquel, MBA

EMAIL ADDRESS:

tfvcdbaa@gmail.com

TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

(02) 839-1903/ (02) 264-0223

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers a comprehensive study of Philippine history pre-colonial,
colonial, and post-colonial periods, and the development, organization, and
operation of the Philippine political system with emphasis on the present. Current
events will be dealt with in every session.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the end of the semester, you 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 and the systematic frameworks and tools of political
analysis;
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; 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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COURSE OUTLINE AND TIMEFRAME:


One (1) semester is equivalent to eighteen (18) weeks, or its equivalent of
normally six (6) school days a week, or one hundred (100) days.
I. INTRODUCTION
Course Orientation and Discussion of Syllabus
Introduction to the terms History, Politics, Government, and Governance
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
The Philippines in the 21st Century: Facts and Figures
II. FOUNDATIONS OF PHILIPPINE HISTORY, POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
Political and Economic History and Geography
The Present Social and Economic Situation
Population, Religion, Culture, and Ideology
The Philippine Constitution
III. THE PRE-COLONIAL PHILIPPINES
How the Earth Was Formed
Theories on the Origin of the Philippines and the Filipinos
The Setting Geographical Features of the Philippines
Pre-Colonial Culture, Customs, and Practices of Traditional Communities
IV. THE SPANISH PERIOD
The Age of Discovery and Exploration of New Lands
How the Philippines was Rediscovered by Magellan
The Spanish Expeditions
The Hispanization of the Native Filipinos
Political, Economic, Religious, and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Spanish
Colonization
Filipino Nationalism and the Birth of A Nation
V. THE AMERICAN PERIOD
Religious Schism
The Philippines under US Imperialism
The Campaign for Independence
Filipinization of the Legislature
The Commonwealth Government in Preparation for Self-Governance
The American Legacy

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VI. THE JAPANESE PERIOD


The American-Japanese War
The Philippines under the Japanese Military Government
The Second Republic under the 1943 Japanese-sponsored Constitution
The Administration of Jose Laurel
Resistance and Liberation of the Philippines
VII. THE REPUBLIC
The Administration of Manuel Roxas
The Administration of Elpidio Quirino
The Administration of Ramon Magsaysay
The Administration of Carlos Garcia
The Administration of Diosdado Macapagal
The Administration of Ferdinand Marcos
The Administration of Corazon Aquino
H. The Administration of Fidel Ramos
The Administration of Joseph Estrada
The Administration of Gloria Arroyo
The Administration of Benigno Aquino III
VIII. THE PHILIPPINE STATE AND SOCIETY
The Citizens and the Public
Interest Groups, Social Movements, and Civil Society
Political Parties and Elections
IX. THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT
Forms and Systems of Government
The Three Branches of Government and the Constitutional Commissions
The Bureaucracy, Local Government
X. THE PHILIPPINE POLICY-MAKING PROCESS
The Decision Making Process
Economic, Social, and Political Domestic Policies
Foreign Policy
XI. THE PHILIPPINE POLITICAL CHANGE
The Liberal Democratic State and the Politics of Pluralism
The Socialist Alternative and the National Democratic Movement
Prospects for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Democratization

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XII. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY


The Reproductive Health (RH) Law
Charter Change: From Presidential to Parliamentary/Unitary to Federalism
Indigenous Communities, Women, and Environment
CPP-NPA-NDF
MILF-MNLF
The Spratly Islands and Sabah
Same-Sex Marriage in the Philippines (Re: Recent US Supreme Court
Ruling)
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
MAJOR EXAMS Read the instructions carefully and follow them. A student must
be able to understand, distinguish, and synthesize the ideas studied in class. All
answers must be written in a direct, comprehensive, and concise manner. In
case of essays, long paragraphs, flowery words, convoluted sentences, and
flattery will not impress the instructor. Remember that the exam is YOUR exam; it
is meant to test your knowledge, not the instructors. Four (4) major exams are
usually given throughout the semester prelim, midterm, pre-final, and final
exam. However, no actual test will be administered during the prelim exam. In
lieu of this, you are required to submit a five-page historical account of one
barangay within Taguig City on the scheduled preliminary examination. This is
not an individual work. The class will be divided into several groups with 5-6
members in each group. Details will be given during the first meeting of the
class. For the midterm exam, a combination of objective and subjective types
will be given, e.g., true or false, multiple choice, matching type, essays, etc. No
exam will be given during the pre-final period, too. This will be done by the
same set of groups. Each group will conduct an interview with a government
official (barangay chairman, city councilor, vice-mayor or mayor, others). Data
to be gathered during the interview include the political background of the
official, his/her projects and other contributions to the people of Taguig, and
how the official responds to different challenges and issues as he/she performs
his/her duties as a government official. Submit the actual interview saved in a
data disc (VCD or DVD), a transcript of the interview, and a synthesis of the
things you learn during the interview (10 pages) during the pre-final exam. No
late submissions will be accepted. The final exam will cover the entire course.

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GRADING SYSTEM:
Midterm Period:
Barangay History 30%
Midterm Exam 30%
Class Standing 30%
Recitation
10%
MIDTERM GRADE 100%

Final Period:
Midterm Grade
Interview with Govt Official
Final Exam
Class Standing
FINAL GRADE

40%
20%
20%
20%
100%

FINAL GRADE = Midterm Grade (40%) + Final Period Grade (60%)

CLASSROOM POLICIES:
The moment you enrolled in the college, you agree to submit yourself to the
school policies. Academic institutions are not social clubs; we have rules to
follow.
Attendance It is your responsibility to come to class on our schedule and on
time. I will be checking your attendance regularly. Inform me early if you will be
late or if you will leave early. Anyone who gets a perfect attendance will receive
additional 25 points on midterm and final exam scores. Perfect attendance
means being present in all class sessions. Those with excused absences will not
be given the bonus grade.
A student who has incurred 11 hours of absences in a 3-unit subject during the
regular semester shall be dropped from the roll and be given a failing grade
(Article VIII, College Student Handbook: The Fisher Valley College). The 5 th
absence will qualify you to receive a W/F (withdrawal failure) mark.
Three (3) tardiness marks would mean one (1) day of absence. A student who
leaves the classroom and stay out for the duration of the class period without
the professors permission shall be marked absent (Article VIII, College Student
Handbook: The Fisher Valley College). However, don't use this as an excuse for
you to come to class late. This time allowance has been designed for working
students and those who have children to take care of before going to school.
Unavoidable circumstances are also given consideration.

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Cellphone and Other Electronic Gadgets Policy I strongly discourage you using
your cellphones, laptops, and other similar gadgets while we are having class
discussions. It does not only distract me; it is also annoying to your classmates
who are listening to my lectures. You are expected to demonstrate respect to
everyone and avoid disruptive behaviors.
Make-up Exams I do not give make-up exams EXCEPT for serious illness or
death in the family. Do not make other commitments on the scheduled dates of
examinations. If you have your examination permit signed by the authorized
school authorities and you fail to take the exam, you will get a grade of 0% or
5.0 on that particular exam. Failure to take the final examination because of
unpaid tuition fee, on the other hand, would mean an INC grade. There is NO
EXEMPTION.
Academic Integrity You are expected to maintain academic integrity at all
times. Avoid cheating during quizzes and examinations. When you cheat, you
are making a contribution to the degradation of the quality of your college
education. Plagiarism will not be tolerated as well. In every academic paper
you submit, make sure that you cite properly the authors/institutions of your
references. Claiming something as your own when you actually copied it from
someone is a clear violation. Hiring someone to do your assignments, research
papers, or other related works is also an offense to academic integrity. Any
violation committed will have a corresponding disciplinary action as outlined in
the College Student Handbook.
Index Cards - You are required to submit a index card no later than the 3rd
class meeting containing the following information:
Front:
a. Last Name, Given Name, Middle Name
b. Student Number, Course, and Section
c. Address (Provincial and Metro Manila)
d. Contact Information (Cellular Phone and Email Address)
Include a 1 x 1 recent photo PASTED (NOT STAPLED) on the upper right
corner of the index card.
Back:
a. All exams, quizzes, and assignments
If you follow all these policies and submit all course requirements, you will surely
survive in this course.
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TEXTBOOKS:
Agoncillo, Teodoro A. (1990). History of the Filipino People (Reprinted 2007).
Quezon City: Garotech Publishing
De Leon, Hector S. (2010). Textbook on the Philippine Constitution. Quezon City:
Rex Book Store, Inc.
REFERENCES:
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.
Other books that deal with Philippine history, politics and governance
Newspapers, websites, movies, and articles/research papers

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR


Professor Marlon B. Raquel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (major in Political
Science) degree from the University of the Philippines (UP) Visayas Tacloban College and has
completed the academic requirements in Master of Arts in Demography from the University of
the Philippines Diliman. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Taguig
City University. Currently, he is taking up Juris Doctor (J.D.) program at the Polytechnic
University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
He is currently the Department Head of the College of Business Administration and
Accountancy of The Fisher Valley College (TFVC) in Taguig City and Concurrent College
Administrator of TFVC C5 Annex campus. He likewise teaches at the School of Graduate
Studies (MBA Program) in Taguig City University.
He is a member of two professional associations in the Philippines the Philippine Council of
Deans and Educators in Business (PCDEB) and Philippine Population Association (PPA).
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TITLE OF THE NEWS ARTICLE

A News Analysis Presented to


Prof. Marlon B. Raquel, Professor in Philippine History with
Government and Constitution
The Fisher Valley College

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for


Philippine History with Government and Constitution

By

JUAN Z. MASIPAG
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT 2

THE FISHER VALLEY COLLEGE


TAGUIG CITY

July 19, 2015


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