Accession Number:

ADA276825

Title:

Origins of the 1986 Philippine Constitution

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Traces political history of the Philippines, from pre-colonial times to present day. Describes developed concepts of law and order and organized society long before Spanish conquest in 1512. Details continued development during 300 years of Spanish rule. Describes effect of American rule on development of democratic principles during first half of this century. Finally, it describes the despotic reign of President Marcos, his eventual overthrow, and the successful efforts of the Aquino administration to draft and ratify 1986 Constitution. Conclusion heralds maturing of democracy in the Philippines and predicts social and economic success will surely result.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE