Philippine Government and Constitution
Authors: Atty. Sherwin Prose C. Castañeda, Dr. Rolando A. Bernales, Prof. Juan Jaime D. Nolasco, Prof. Mark Roy L. Boado, Prof. Tristan A. Reyes
Prof. Emily B. Baluyot, Dr. Romero E. Javier, Prof. Bernalyn F. Pa-at, Prof. Nestor C. Vallestero, Dr. Joy C. Villahermosa
This book is primarily intended for the undergraduate study in government and the 1987 Constitution. This, however, may very well serve as a handy reference not only to college students but also to every person interested in acquiring knowledge of the basic framework of our government.
This book grew out from the lectures and notes made by the authors while teaching the course and/or while studying Law. Said lectures and notes were later on consolidated into a book in the attempt to present to the readers a simplified but complete text in the study of Philippine Government and the 1987 Constitution.
Varied activities were suggested alter each discussion to reinforce learning. These activities may also be employed as the professor's alternative assessment tools. It is hoped that these activities wilt make the study of this course more meaningful and interesting for the students.
Tests were likewise provided after each chapter. The tests herein provided may be employed by the professor either as models for test construction, assignments For the students or evaluation instrument of how much the students mastered the objectives enumerated before each discussion. Should the professor decides to make use of the tests as tools for evaluating students' mastery, the authors suggest that the professor be not limited by the items provided as these tests are open for revisions depending on the emphasis made during the class discussions or on other factors that may warrant such professor's discretion.
The authors extend their heartfelt thanks to their respective family, relatives, colleagues,, and friends for their unending support, love,, and inspiration.. The authors also like to extend their deepest gratitude to all persons who contributed to the realization of this work; and most of all to Almighty God for the gift of knowledge and for all His blessings.
This humble work is dedicated to all those who share the authors' dream of great things for our beloved Country.
Mabuhay ang sambayanang Pilipino!