Foreign citizens and the Bill of Rights in the Philippine Constitution

Are aliens in the Philippines entitled to the protections of Article III, the Bill of Rights under the 1987 Constitution? Yes. The Bill of Rights in our Constition generally applies to both aliens and citizens, thus the rights to due process and the rights of an accused under Article III of the 1987 Constitution are granted to a … Continue reading Foreign citizens and the Bill of Rights in the Philippine Constitution

Martial Law under the 1987 Constitution

Adapted from a talk given at the Lyceum of the Philippines University in September 2011, at a symposium on the imposition of Martial Law in 1972. - When we speak of history, we still tend to think of a narrative of events. But it is fascinating to also consider a history of ideas. The development … Continue reading Martial Law under the 1987 Constitution