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Constitution of the Philippines

Document NameConstitution of the Philippines
Image Width200px
Date Created1986
Date RatifiedFebruary 2, 1987
WriterCecilia Muñoz-Palma (deceased)
SignersCommissioners of the Constitutional Commission of 1986
PurposeNational constitution to replace Presidential Proclamation No. 3

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The Constitution of the Philippines ( ) is the supreme law of the Philippines.The Constitution currently in effect was enacted in 1987, during the administration of President Corazon Aquino, and is popularly known as the "1987 Constitution". Philippine constitutional law experts recognize three other previous constitutions as having effectively governed the country - the 1935 Commonwealth Constitution, the 1973 Constitution, and the 1986 Freedom Constitution. Constitutions for the Philippines were also drafted and adopted during the short-lived governments of Presidents Emilio Aguinaldo (1898) and José P. Laurel (1943).

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