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Final Examinations Review Materials

Constitutional Law II (2
Sem 2014)
Prof: Comm. Wilhelm D. Soriano
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A. Define or Explain

1. The rule of taxation shall be uniform and equitable
2. Doctrine of Inappropriate Provisions
3. Bill of Rights
4. Due Process of Law
5. Substantive Process of Law
6. Probable cause
7. Non-establishment clause
8. Religious tests
9. The clear and present danger rule
10. Bill of Attainder
11. Criminal due process
12. Exclusionary Rule
13. Miranda Doctrine
14. Res gestae
15. Bail Bond
16. Doctrine of Supervening Event
17. Double Jeopardy
18. Involuntary Servitude
19. Ex Post Facto Law
20. Bill of Attainder

B. Objectives and Enumerations

1. Specific limits on the power to tax
2. Requirements of procedural due process in judicial proceedings
3. Judicial due process
4. Free access to courts
5. Conditions that must be complied with to make the classification of Congress valid
6. Constitutional requirements of a valid search warrant
7. Privacy of communications and correspondence
8. Free exercise of religion
9. Specific restrictions on the liberty of abode and travel
10. Limitations to the exercise of the right to information and the State policy of public
11. Privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
12. Rights available to a person under custodial investigation
13. Right against self-incrimination
14. Presumption of innocence
15. The right of confrontation
16. Trial in absentia
17. Requisites for a valid defense of double jeopardy
18. Inseperable offenses
19. Termination of cases
20. Prohibited punishments

C. Sample MCQs:

1. Written permit is required before public assemblies are held in the following places:

a) University of the Philippines in accordance with its rules for assembpy
b) Luneta Park
c) Freedom Park
d) Private place with the owners consent

2. The right to assistance of counsel guaranteed under the Consitution is satisfied when:

a) The accused is assisted by the clerk of court
b) The locality has no lawyer but the accused was assisted by the Municipal Mayor
c) The accused his waives his right to counsel in writing and in the presence of a lawyer
appointed by the Court
d) The accused is a lawyer himself

3. The right against self-incrimination may validly be invoked in the following:

a) When a judge orders an accused on trial to put on a pair of shoes to determine his
true size
b) When a judge orders an accused to submit to a physical examination
c) When a judge orders an accused to be subjected to DNA testing
d) When a judge orders an accused to furnish speciment of his handwriting for the
purpose of comparing it with the handwriting in a document in a falsification of
private documents case

4. The following are requisites for a valid trial in absentia, except:

a) The accused jumps bail
b) The accused has been duly notified of the trial
c) The accused has been arraigned
d) The accused unjustifiably fails to appear for trial

5. Which is true about the writ of habeas corpus?

a) The grant of relief in a habeas corpus proceeding is predicated on the disappearance
of a person
b) The writ of habeas corpus may not be used as a means of obtaining evidence about
the whereabouts of a person
c) The writ of habeas corpus may be invoked when forcible taking and disappearance
have been allgege
d) The writ of habeas corpus extends to questions of the conditions of the confinement
of detained persons

D. Case Problems:

1. Stonehill vs Diokno
2. Placer vs Villanueva
3. Soliven vs Makasiar
4. Valmonte vs De Villa
5. Caunca vs Salazar
6. Marcos vs Manglapus
7. Fonacier vs Court of Appeals
8. New York Times vs United States
9. Katigbak vs Solicitor General
10. Garner vs Board of Public Works
11. Ilagan vs Enrile
12. Lansang vs Garcia