LM 09 PSCI 111 The Concept Of Constitution Bill Of Rights Pol Behavior

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LEARNING MODULE
Philippine History, Politics, Governance and
Constitution

ComputerCollege

(PSCI 101)
Effectivity:
SY 2014-2015

Document Reference:
QR-AAD-013

Revision No: 00

Issue No: 01

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LEARNING MODULE TITLE
The Concept of Constitution, Bill of Rights and Political Behavior

LEARNING MODULE RATIONALE
This module provides a discussion of the concept of constitution, bill of rights and political behavior. It explores the basic information about the constitution such as definitions, classifications, purposes and significance of the constitution. It examines the definition and importance of bill of rights and classification of rights. It also discusses the concept of political behavior and the factors that shape it.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the lesson, the student must be able to:
Understand the concept of state and government
Explain the definition, nature and purposes of constitution
Explain the definition and importance of bill of rights
Compare and contrast the different classifications of rights and constitutional rights Explain the definition of political behavior and political culture

TEACHING STRATEGIES/LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Lecture
Open Forum
Group work/Brainstorming

RESOURCES/MATERIALS
Books and websites about the concept and study of history (See the References) Video clips about human rights

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Reviewed by:
GRINGO M. CORPUZ

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RIVIERA G. GUIYAB

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LEARNING MODULE
Philippine History, Politics, Governance and
Constitution

ComputerCollege

(PSCI 101)
Effectivity:
SY 2014-2015

Document Reference:
QR-AAD-013

Revision No: 00

Issue No: 01

Date Issued:

LEARNING CONCEPT
Introduction
The constitution serves as a powerful entity that regulates all activities within the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the state. Every state follows a set of rules and maxims that govern all its affairs. The constitution also guarantees the people that the enormous power they entrusted to the state and exercised by the government will not be abused or used against them. The constitution embodies the values, purposes, structure and sovereignty of the state and of the people.

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I. The Concept of Constitution
A. Definitions of Constitution
» It is derived from the Latin word constitutus or constitutio which means “to cause to stand, set up, fix, place, establish, set in order”
» It refers to the body of rules and maxims in accordance withwhich the powers of sovereignty are habitually exercised.” (De Leon, 2008)
» The constitution is the fundamental law of a state which organizes the government, guarantees individual rights and freedoms and prescribes the manner of the exercise of sovereign powers. It is absolute and unalterable except by people’s authority from which it emanates. (Campanilla and Dannug, 2004) » In a restricted sense, the Constitution of the Philippines is “a written instrument by which thefundamental powers of the government are established, limited and defined, and by which thosepowers are distributed among the several departments for their safe and useful exercise and for thebenefit of the body politic.” (Malcolm and Laurel, 1936 as cited by Suarez, 2008)

» Constitution distinguished from statutes (De Leon, 2008)
 A constitution is a legislation direct from the people, while a statute is a legislation from the people’s representatives.
 A constitution merely states the general framework of the law and the government, while a statute provides...
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