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Evolution of Philippine Constitution

The Malolos Congress

It highlighted the importance of sovereignity lying in the hands of people, the
basic civil rights, separation of church and state and the creation of an Assembly
of Representatives acting as the law-making body of the government.

 The Commonwealth Constitution

This constitution declared a creation of an unicameral National Assembly and
the President who will be elected and would be given a six-year term without

The Japanese Occupation Constitution

The 1943 Constitution provided strong executive powers to the president while the
legislature is composed of an uncameral National Assembly and with the
requirement that only the anti-U.S. Representatives could be elected
The 1973 Constitution
The Philippine Congress at that time, legislated RA No. 6132, otherwise known as the
Constitutional Convention Act on 24 August 1970 so that a Constitutional Convention was made.
But in the process of drafting a new Constitution, President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial
Law on 21 September 1972.

The Freedom Constitution

The constiution also granted the president powers to remove officials from public office,
reorganize the government and hold a new Constitutional Convention to draft a new Constitution.

The 1987 Constitution

On 11 February 1987, the new constitution was proclaimed ratified and took effect. This
establihes the Philippines as a "democratic and republican state". This constitution also provided
the granting of local autonomy to each territorial and political subdivision of the country
Customs of the Tagalogs
by: Juan de Plasencia
Definition of terms:
 Customs

A traditional and widely accepted way of

behaving or doing something that is specific to
a particular society, place, or time

 Tagalog

A member of a people originally of central

Luzon in the Philippine Island
Customs and Tagalogs

Traditional People
Juan de Plasencia

Customs of the
Background of the Author
Juan de Plasencia

 16th century as Juan Portocarrero in Plasencia in the

region of Extramadura, Spain.
 He was one of the seven children of Pedro Portocarrero.
 Siglo de Oro
 He was a Spanish friar of the Franciscan order.
Arrival in the Philippines

 Came with the first batch of Franciscan missionaries in the

Philippines in 1577.
 Started preaching in Laguna de Bay in Quezon areas as
early as two months upon arrival in Manila .
 Also preached in provinces in Bulacan and Rizal.
 Elected as the custos of the friars in May 23,1584.
 Passed away in Liliw, Laguna in the year 1590’
Historical Background of the Document

Customs of the Tagalogs

by: Juan de Plasencia
 Nagcarlan, Laguna: October 21, 1589
 He was tasked by the King of Spain to document the customs
and traditions of the colonized (“natives”) based on, arguably,
his own observations and judgments.
Political Customs
 Governed the Tagalogs
 Captains in their wars
 Chief of the barangay (boat in the malay language)
 Anyone who offended the dato and his family was severely
Three Castes
 Maharlica
 Alipin sa namamahay
 Aliping Guiguilir
About Marriage
 Parents train their sons and daughters in the proper choice
of a mate.
 Before marriage, the boy’s parents seek the approval of the
girl’s parents for MARRIAGE with your daughter.

 Has no intentions of marrying another (wife): Dowry is given

back to the husband.
 After birth of the children: The fine and dowry was given to
them which was held by their responsible relatives.
The distinctions made among the priest
of the devil were as follows:

 Catalonan – either man or woman.

 Mangangauay – also known as witches , deceive or
pretends to heal the sick.
 Hocloban – another kind of witch but of greater efficacy
than the mangangauay.
 Silagan – clothed and white who lives in the island of
Economical Customs
 Interms of planting in the land owned by the barangay, everyone is allowed to
plant crops and other goods.
 They didn't divide the lands.
 Maharlica's gives 100 ganta of rice as payment.
 Besides from planting they also do fishing.
Social Customs
The Filipino Religion
 Before the introduction of Christianity, the Filipinos were
mostly pagans. They worship spirits which they believed
dwell in objects like trees, mountains, rivers and etc.
They worship nature, the sun the moon, and the stars.
Contribution of Customs of Tagalog’s

 Promoter of Language Inculturation

 The catechist
 Wrote the Doctrina Cristiana 1593
 He created primary schools for the Filipino
 Defender of the rights of the native Filipino
 Celebrated in the large house of the chief.
 Created a temporary shed called sibi for the purpose
of sheltering the assembled people.
( worship )
 The whole barangay worship which they call

 www.Vatican.vaycevang,document.