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DATA CENTER COLLEGE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Laoag City

COURSE SYLLABUS
In
PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT and CONSTITUTION
1st semester, SY 2017-2018

Vision

Data Center College of the Philippines envision itself as one of the leaders in tertiary education in the country consistently producing graduates who are able
to participate actively in local, regional, and national development and who will be globally competitive to find employment here and abroad.

Mission

Pursuant to its vision, Data Center College of the Philippines is committed to nurture its physical, socio-cultural, and moral potentials of its students for their
total development as human beings, and to provide them with relevant and quality education in their fields of specialization to enable them to pursue competently
their chosen profession with honor and dignity.

Institutional Objectives

An unwavering advocacy for the rights of its students for quality and relevant education, Data Center College of the Philippines has adopted the following
objectives:
1. To promote a culture of life-long learning
2. To provide adequate and state-of-the-art instructional materials and facilities
3. To developed globally competitive graduates who can help address the needs and problems of the region
4. To employ qualified and competent faculty members and to continuously motivate them to upgrade their qualifications
I. Course Title: Philippine Government and Constitution
II. Credit Units: 3 Total Number of hours: 54 Lecture : 3
III. Total Number of Hours per week : 3

IV. Course Description

This is an introductory in Social Science with emphasis on: a) governments and governance; b) constitutionalism; c) selected ideologies and philosophical concepts
that shaped various forms and nature of government. Where applicable, the Philippine political and governmental system and the 1987 Philippine Constitution will
be the primary focus and locus of topics and subject matters. This course provides students with a working knowledge of the structure, functions, and workings of
the government of the Philippines as embodied in the fundamental law of the land, the constitution of the Republic of the Philippines incorporating a deeper
understanding and appreciation of the development of the constitution.

V. Course Objectives

1. To provide the students with the theories and principles in the course of political science;
2. To provide the students with the knowledge on the development, organization and operation of the Philippine government;
3. To strengthen the students' awareness on the formal structure for political participation and their role as citizens of the country;
4. To provide the students with the understanding on the importance of public opinion and the emergence of the civil society;
5. To reinforce the students’ understanding on the constitution as the basis of all political institutions and processes.
6. To familiarize the 1987 Philippine Constitution

VI. COURSE REQUIREMENTS


 Class attendance
 Quizzes
 Class participation
 Major examinations
 Research paper
 Reports
 Assignments
 Activities
 Group works
VII- Methodology
The teaching methodologies to be used will be the lecture and discussion coupled with student’s participation.

VIII. COURSE CONTENT

Lecturing contents/ Tasks Time Expected outcome/ Values Formation Teaching Strategies Instructional Evaluation
Allotment Aids Techniques
I- Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives 1 hour At the end of the lesson, the student should Lecture Visual aids Class Participation
be able to: Class Discussion (Posters, Info. Memorization
1. Memorize by heart the Mission, Question and Answer Bulletin,
Vision, of our institution and be Relating some samples others. Rules
able to state it in his own words and
2. Appreciate and internalize the Regulations
meaning of the school’s MVGO Manual
3. Put into practice the values learned
from MVGO

II- A. Introduction: The concepts of 7 hours At the end of the lesson, the students should Class Discussion Books Class Participation
politics and governance be able to: Lecture Exercise Recitation
1. Articulate definitions of politics; Question and answer Lecture Board Essay
1. The meaning of politics 2. Discuss the basic concepts of politicial Quizzes
2. How politics can be studied science, politics, political organizations,
3. Political Ideologies state, government and constitution;
4. Distinction of nation from state 4. distinguish state from nation;
5. Fundamental powers of the state 5. analyze the impact of political ideologies
on the social and political life of Filipino;
6. Enumerate and explain the powers of the
state
III- Political and governmental systems 8 hours At the end of the lesson the student should Lecture Books Class Participation
1. Forms of government be able to : Recitation Lecture Board Recitation
2. Issues of local autonomy Challenges Class Discussion Handout Quizzes
of governance 1. Define the different forms of Exercises
3. Philippines as a Democratic and government; Question and Answer
Republican State 2. Differentiate the different forms of
the government; and
3. Discuss the Philippine’s system of
governance

Preliminary Examination 1 hour 1. Use the theoretical and practical Pen and Test Question Test Paper Test Examination
knowledge and skills gained from Questionnaire
the previous lectures and discussions
2. Pass the minimum requirements of
the grading period.
IV. CONCEPTS OF CONSTITUTION 4 hours At the end of the lesson the student should Lecture Books Class participation
1. Meaning of constitution be able to : Class Discussion Lecture Board Class reports
2. Nature and function of Question and Answer Handouts Recitation
constitution 1. Know and understand the meaning Reports Quizzes
3. Meaning of constitutional law of a constitution
4. Kinds of constitution 2. Compare and contrast the various
5. Advantages and disadvantages of constitutions of the Philippines
a written constitution 3. Appreciate the significance of a
6. Requisites of a good written constitution by respecting its
constitution provisions
7. Constitution distinguished from a
statute
8. Purpose of interpreting the
constitution
9. Constitution og the Philippines
from the 1898 Constitution to the
1987 Constitution
V- A. PREAMBLE At the end of the lesson, the students should Lecture Books Class participation
1. Meaning of a preamble 5 hours be able : Recitation Lecture Board Class reports
2. Essential in a constitution Class Discussion Handouts Recitation
3. Object and value of preamble 1. Know and understand the essence of Question and Answer Power point Essay
4. Source of a constitution’s a preamble Relating some samples Quizzes
authority 2. Appreciate the importance of a
5. National purpose and aims in preamble in a constitution
adopting a constitution 3. Know the meaning and kinds of
6. Attainment of the constitutional territory
goals 4. Pinpoint the extent of Philippine
territory
B. NATIONAL TERRITORY 5. Analyze the issues confronting the
1. Necessity of defining the Philippine territory
Philippine territory 6. Value the importance of Philippine
2. Meaning of “archipelago territory by means of issue
doctrine” advocacies pertinent to it
3. The Philippine position

VI- – BILL OF RIGHTS 8 hours At the end of the lesson, the students should Reporting Books Class participation
1. Concept of a bill of rights be able to: Discussion Lecture Board Class reports
2. Classes of rights 1. Know and understand the meaning Group report Handouts Recitation
3. Classification of constitutional of the bill of rights Article reviews Power point Essay
rights 2. Enumerate and define the kinds of Quizzes
4. State authority and individual rights
freedom 3. Compare and contrast the various
5. Bill of rights classes of rights
5.1 Due process of law 4. Appreciate the value of human
5.2 Rights against reasonable rights
search and arrest 5. Safeguard their basic/fundamentals
5.3 Privacy of communication and rights and others, especially when
correspondence deemed necessary.
5.4 Freedom of speech, expression
and press
5.5 Freedom of religion
5.6 Liberty of abode and travel
5.7 Right of information
5.8 Right to form unions and
associate
5.9 Power of eminent domain
5.10 Obligation of contracts
5.11 Free access to court
5.12 Right of person under
custodial interrogation
5.13 Right to bail
5.14 Due process in criminal
offenses
5.15 Privilege of writ of
habeas corpus
5.16 Right to speedy trial
5.17 Right to political belief
5.18 Right against self-
incrimination
5.19 Right against excessive
fines and management
5.20 Non-imprisonment for
no-payment of debts and poll
tax
5.21 Right against double
jeopardy
5.22 Ex post facto law and bill
of attainder

Mid Term Examination 1 hour 1. Use the theoretical and practical Pen and Test Question Test Paper Test Examination
knowledge and skills gained from the Questionnaire
previous lectures and discussions

2. Pass the minimum requirements of the


grading period.
VIII – CITIZENSHIP 3 hours At the end of the lesson, the students should Lecture The book on Quizzes
1. Meaning of citizenship and be able to: Reporting 1987 Graded recitation
citizen 1. Grasp the meaning of citizenship Discussion Philippine Assignments
2. Distinction of citizenship and and how it is to be a citizen of a Brainstorming Constitution,
nationals country current issues
3. Meaning of subjects and alien 2. Distimguished nationality and alien
4. General ways of airing 3. Illustrate how citizenship is acquired
citizenship and/or lost
5. Citizenship by birth 4. Identify who are Filipino citizens
6. Citenship by blood relationship 5. Analyze the effects of citizenship
7. Citizenship by place of birth 6. Value dearly their citizenship by
8. Citizenship by naturalization promoting the welfare of the country
9. Filipino citizens identified by whatever capacity they can
10. Effects of citizenship 7. Promote the good image of the
country locally and globally by
being good Filipino citizens locally
and globally

IX. SUFFRAGE 2 hours At the end of the lesson, the students should Lecture The book on Quizzes
1. Meaning of suffrage be able to: Reporting 1987 Graded recitation
2. Nature of suffrage Discussion Philippine Assignments
3. Scope of suffrage 1. Know and understand the meaning Brainstorming Constitution,
4. Qualifications of voters of suffrage current issues
5. Age qualification 2. Value the right of suffrage;
6. Residence qualification 3. Advocate for and/or involve in
7. Person disqualified to vote honest and free elections
8. System for absentee voting
X. 6 hours At the end of the lesson, the students should Lecture The book on Quizzes
A. Branches of the Government be able to: Reporting 1987 Graded recitation
Discussion Philippine Assignments
1. LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT 1. Analyze how the legislative Brainstorming Constitution,
Section 1 to 32 of the 1987 Constitution department functions current issues
2. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT 2. Illustrate how the executive branch
Section 1 to 23 of the 1987 Constitution of the government operates
3. JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 3. Know and understand the meaning
Section 1 to 16 of the 1987 Constitution and functions of the judicial branch
of the government
B. Constitutional Commissions 4. Familiarize with the functions of the
1. Common provisions of the constitutional commissions
constitutional commissions 5. Compare and contrast the
2. Civil service commission (CSC) constitutional commissions
3. Commission on audit (COA)
4. Commission on election
(COMELEC)
XI. 6 hours At the end of the lesson, the students should Lecture The book on Quizzes
A. LOCAL GOVERNMENT be able to: Reporting 1987 Graded recitation
B. ACCOUNTABILITY OF PUBLIC Discussion Philippine Assignments
OFFICERS 1. Analyze how the local governments Brainstorming Constitution,
C. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN functions current issues
RIGHTS 2. Know who are Public Officers
D. EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND 3. Promote human rights
TECHNOLOGY, ARTS, CULTURE 4. Know the laws governing
AND SPORTS Education, Science and Technology,
Arts, Culture and Sports
1 hour 1. Use the theoretical and practical Pen and Test Question Test Paper Test Examination
Final Examination knowledge and skills gained from Questionnaire
the previous lectures and discussions
2. Pass the minimum requirements of
the grading period.
IX. COURSE MATERIAL
 De Leon, Hector , S. (2011). Textbook on the Philippine Constitution.
 Aruego, J. (2002). Principles of Political Science. Manila: University Book Su0pply, Inc.
 Cruz, I. (2015). Constitutional Law. Manila: Rex Book Store
 Nolledo, J. (1998). Students Manual on the New Constitution. Manila: National Book Store

Prepared by:

MS. MICHAELLA PLACIDA J. TUMANENG


Instructor