Their numbers have grown exponentially over the past century and now stand at hundreds of thousands nationwide. Under the criminal justice model known to the Framers, professional police officers were unknown. The courts of that period were venues for private litigation — whether civil or criminal — and the state was rarely a party.
Introduction The Philippines is an archipelago of 7, islands with a land area ofsq. This comprises the National Territory of the Philippines. Article I of the Constitution provides that the "national territory comprises the Philippine archipelago, with all the islands and waters embraced therein and all other territories which the Philippines has sovereignty or jurisdiction.
As early asthe baselines have been defined in the Constitution. This was followed by Republic Act No. The constitutionality of the law was question at the Supreme Court in the case Magallona, et.
The decision upholding the constitutionality of the law was penned by Justice Antonio T.
Carpio on July 16, The petitioners of the case were professors of law, law students and a legislator. The petitioners filed the case in their capacities as citizens of the Philippines, taxpayers and legislators. Noteworthy to mention are the two grounds invoked by the petitioners in questioning the constitutionality of the law: Chinese maps published since have shown the nine-dotted line in the South China Sea.
The first map in this cartographic exhibit was published in by Jesuit Pedro Murillo.
It is considered the "mother of all Philippine maps. Library of Congress Catalog No. Further details can be found herehereand here. As of the August national censusthe population of the Philippines has increased to The census is scheduled to be undertaken this Filipino Tagalog is the national language Constitution, Art.
However, Filipino and English are the official languages for the purpose of communication and instruction Art. Optional use of the national language, Filipino Tagalog is allowed.
Supreme Court Administrative Circular No. Existing translations of laws and rules may be used freely, and technical terms in English or Latin need not be translated literally into Filipino.
There are two major religions of the country: It was introduced by Spain in The Protestant religion was introduced by American missionaries. Aglipayor the Philippine Independent Church, and the Iglesia ni Kristo are two Filipino independent churches or religious organizations.
Members of the Iglesia ni Kristo and the El Shaddai are increasing and their membership has exented worldwide. These independent churches and religious organizations are having a great influence to the nation, especially during elections.
The Constitution of the Philippines specifically provides that the separation of Church and State is inviolable. ConstitutionArt. However, religion has a great influence in the legal system of the Philippines. The Catholic Church has affected the present political system.
A priest had to take leave as a priest when he was elected governor of a province in Region 3. A movement was even started to be able to choose the President of the Philippines and other government officials in the May national election.Dear Prospective Student / Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to visit our site.
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