ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

THE PHILIPPINES- Towards New Democracy

Nirmal Sengupta ON February 2 the Philippines votes for the ratification of the proposed new constitution- If adopted, it will be the sixth constitution of the country. Only the short-lived first constitution of 1899, effective for a few days between liberation from Spanish rule and annexation by the US, apart from the present one, can claim to be a popular or a revolutionary constitution. The first constitution of the post-war republic was drafted under strict, formal supervision of the US. This was revised by a dictator in 1973 who sought approval from only a dozen of his lackeys. When the 'elected' President

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top