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The present Constitution of the Philippines:
Approved by the 1986 Constitutional Commission on October 12, 1986, the 1987 Constitution of
the Republic of the Philippines was presented to President Corazon C. Aquino on October 15,
1986. It was ratied on February 2, 1987 by a plebiscite. It was proclaimed in force on February
11, 1987.
Full text of the 1987 Constitution (http://www.gov.ph/constitutions/1987-constitution/).
The 1987 Constitution divided per section (http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-
1987-constitution-of-the-republic-of-the-philippines/).
Former constitutions of the Philippines:
The 1986 Freedom Constitution (http://www.gov.ph/1986/03/25/proclamation-no-3-s-1986/):
promulgated by Presidential Proclamation, March 25, 1986.
The 1973 Constitution (http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-amended-1973-
constitution-2/): as Amended in October 16-17, 1976, on January 30, 1980, and April 7, 1981.
The 1973 Constitution (http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/1973-constitution-of-the-
republic-of-the-philippines-2/): draft presented to President Marcos by the 1971 Constitutional
Convention on December 1, 1972; deemed ratied by Citizens Assemblies held from January 10
to 15, 1973, proclaimed in force by Proclamation by President Marcos, January 17, 1973.
The 1943 Constitution (http://www.gov.ph/the-1943-constitution/): as approved by the
Preparatory Committee on Philippine Independence, September 4, 1943 and ratied by the
KALIBAPI Convention, September 7, 1943.
The 1935 Constitution (http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/1935-constitution-
ammended/): as amended on June 18, 1940, and on March 11, 1947.
The 1935 Constitution (http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-1935-constitution/):
as approved by the 1934 Constitutional Convention on February 8, 1935, certied by the President
of the United States on March 25, 1935, and ratied by plebiscite on May 14, 1935.
The Jones Law of 1916 (http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-jones-law-of-1916/):
enacted into law by the United States Congress on August 29, 1916.
The Philippine Organic Act of 1902 (http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-
philippine-organic-act-of-1902/): enacted into law by the United States Congress on July 1, 1902
The 1899 Malolos Constitution (http://www.gov.ph/the-philippine-constitutions/the-1899-
malolos-constitution/): approved by the Malolos Congress on November 29, 1898, draft returned
by President Aguinaldo on December 1, 1898 for amendments, which the Congress refused;
approved by President Aguinaldo on December 23, 1898; formally adopted by the Malolos
Congress on January 20, 1899, promulgated by President Emilio Aguinaldo on January 21, 1899.
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