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Political Law Review

UE School of Law
Prof. Michael Vernon Guerrero Mendiola

Meeting coverage
For 27 June 2017 meeting, 430-730 p.m.

See relevant chapters of


Outline Reviewer in Political Law by J. Nachura
Political Law by Cruz

I. The Constitution
(Definition, nature and concepts of the Constitution;
Parts; Self-executing and non-self executing provisions;
Amendments and revisions)

Construction
[1] Chavez v. Judicial and Bar Council, GR 202242, 17 July 2012, En Banc, Mendoza [J]

Amendments
See Article XVII, Philippine Constitution
[2a-b] Gonzales v. Commission on Elections, GR L-28196, 9 November 1967, En Banc, Concepcion [CJ]; Tolentino
v. Commission on Elections, GR L-34150, 16 October 1971, En Banc, Barredo [J]
[3a-b] Defensor-Santiago v. Commission on Elections, GR 127325, 19 March 1997, En Banc, Davide Jr. [J];
Lambino v. Commission on Elections, GR 174153, 25 October 2006, En Banc, Carpio [J]

Self-executing and non-self-executing provisions


[4a-b] Oposa v. Factoran, GR 101083, 30 July 1993, En Banc, Davide Jr. [J]; Manila Prince Hotel v. Government
Service Insurance System, GR 122156, 3 February 1997, En Banc, Bellosillo [J]

II. The State


(Territory, Government, People, Sovereignty)

Territory
See Article I, Philippine Constitution; UNCLOS
[5] Magallona v. Ermita, GR 187167, 16 August 2011, En Banc, Carpio [J]

Government
[6] Co Kim Cham v. Valdez Tan Keh, GR L-5, 17 September 1945, En Banc, Feria [J]; 16 November 1945, En Banc
Resolution, Feria [J]

Sovereignty

People (as Inhabitants, as Electors, 1 and as Citizens)


See Article IV, Philippine Constitution (Article 17, Spanish Civil Code; Relevant provisions on citizenship under Treaty of
Paris, 1902 Philippine Organic Act, 1916 Philippine Autonomy Act; 1935 Constitution, 1973 Constitution)
[7a-d] In RE Bosque, GR 666, 24 January 1902, En Banc, Arellano [CJ]; In RE Baldello, GR L-45375, 12 April
1939, En Banc, Moran [J]; Tan Chong v. Secretary of Labor, GR 47616, 16 September 1947, En Banc, Padilla [J];
Tecson v. COMELEC, GR 161434, 3 March 2004, En Banc, Vitug [J]
[8] Bengson v. HRET, GR 142840, 7 May 2001, En Banc, Kapunan [J]
[9] Republic of the Philippines v. Sagun, GR 187567, 15 February 2012, First Division, Villarama Jr. [J]

1 To be discussed in Election Laws


[10a-b] Maquiling v. COMELEC, GR 195649, 16 April 2013, En Banc, Sereno [CJ]; David v. Agbay, GR 199113, 18
March 2015, Third Division, Villarama Jr. [J]
[11] Poe-Llamanzares v. COMELEC, GR 221697, 8 March 2016, En Banc, Perez [J]; and Resolution 9 April 2016
[12] Lee v. Republic of the Philippines, GR 128195, 3 October 2001, First Division, Pardo [J]
[13a-c] Muller v. Muller, GR 149615, 29 August 2006, Ynares-Santiago [J]; Matthews v. Taylor, GR 164584, 22 June
2009, Third Division, Nachura [J]; Beumer v. Amores, GR 195670, 3 December 2012, Second Division, Perlas Bernabe
[J]

(State Immunity)

See Section 3, Article XVI, Philippine Constitution


[14a-e] Republic v. Hidalgo, GR 161657, 4 October 2007, First Division, Garcia [J]; Shell Philippines Exploration BV
v. Jalos, GR 179918, 8 September 2010, Second Division, Abad [J]; University of the Philippines v. Dizon, GR 171182,
23 August 2012, First Division, Bersamin [J]; Department of Transportation and Communication v. Spouses Abecina,
GR 206484, 29 June 2016, Second Division, Brion [J]
[15a-c] Republic of Indonesia v. Vinzon, GR 154705, 26 June 2003, En Banc, Azcuna [J]; Deutsche Gesselschaft fur
Technische Zusammenarbeit v. Court of Appeals, GR 152318, 16 April 2009, Second Division, Tinga [J]; Arigo v.
Swift, GR 206510, 16 September 2014, En Banc, Villarama Jr. [J]