Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Constitution of the Philippines

  • Democracy on Hold? Framing the Debate on the BARMM Transition in the Philippines

    —Armi Beatriz E. Bayot, University of Oxford Faculty of Law [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] When the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) took over as interim government of the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in 2019, the BTA officials could not have foreseen that their tenure would coincide with a global pandemic.

  • Why has the Constitution of the Philippines Endured for 31 Years Without Amendment?

    –Michael Henry Yusingco, Ateneo Policy Center President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in July 2016 with the commitment to shepherd the transition of the Philippines to a federal form of government, an undertaking that requires a revision of the country’s constitution. Notably, the current Philippine constitution has stood for three decades without any amendment.

  • Developments in Philippine Constitutional Law: The Year 2016 in Review

    Editor’s Note: Today we publish the 2016 Report on Philippine constitutional law, which appears in the larger 44-country Global Review of Constitutional Law, now available here in a smaller file size for downloading and emailing. —Dante Gatmaytan, College of Law, University of the Philippines I.