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Republic of the Philippines Issue Status: 01

New Visayas, Panabo City, Davao del Norte, Philippines 8105 Date Effective:
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SYLLABUS IN _PA 510 _Policy Studies, Legislations, Execution and Accountability __

3rd Semester, S.Y. 2017-2018
(First Edition, 2017)


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Board Resolution No. 16, Series 2014 - 26 June 2014

I. Course Number : PA 510

II. Course Title : Policy Studies, Legislations, Execution and Accountability
III. Credit : 3
IV. Pre-requisite :
V. Course Description : It deals with the process of making and implementing effective public policy with special attention to the influences of politics, bureaucracy, media,
interest group and intergovernmental structure. Case studies of selected issues will be taken up.

I. General Objectives :
1. To identify the influences of politics, bureaucracy, media, interest group and intergovernmental structure with the process of making and implementing effective public
2. To identify the legal bases of policy-making;
3. To identify and ascertain the qualifications of a policy maker;
4. To identify the means and modes to hold public officials and employees accountable;
5. To know the process of passing a law, ordinance or resolution and its distinctions.

VII. Course Outline : (Topics have to be logically arranged per grading period: Midterm and Final)

Learning Activities Plan:

Course Content Desired Learning Outcomes Assessment Teaching and Resource Duration
Tasks (ATs) Learning Materials
(in the context of: knowledge, Activities
skills and values or attitudes) (TLAs);
LESSON.1. Public Policy in General
Familiarity of the basic Recitation and Class Discussion Syllabus 9 HOURS
historical background of Written Exam
TOPICS.1.1. Discuss a brief historical background of Social Science. Social Science and the State
TOPICS.1.2. Discuss the influences of politics, bureaucracy, media, and its legislative power
interest groups and intergovernmental structure with the process of
making and implementing effective public policy.
TOPICS.1.3. Discuss the elements of the State
TOPICS.1.4. Discuss the kinds of Constitution
TOPICS.1.5. Compare the kinds of constitution and its advantages and
TOPICS.1.6. Distinguish Constitution from Statute
TOPICS.1.7. Discuss Legislative Power and pertinent Philippine


Familiarity of policy making Recitation Class Discussion Syllabus 9 HOURS
LESSON.2. Policy Making in the Philippines in the Philippines, the
qualifications of the policy
TOPICS.2.1. Discuss Congress of the Philippines.
TOPICS.2.2. Discuss qualifications for Senator and members of House
of Representatives.
TOPICS.2.3. Discuss how bill becomes a law.
TOPICS.2.4. Discuss when legislative power is delegated and the
scope of the delegated power.
LESSON.3. Local Policy Making in the Philippines To be acquainted to the Recitation and Class Discussion Syllabus 9 HOURS
powers of local legislative Written Exam
TOPIC.3.1. Discuss the powers of local legislative bodies. bodies
TOPIC.3.2. Compare ordinance and resolution.
TOPIC.3.3. Discuss the process of passing an ordinance/resolution.


LESSON.4. Accountability of Public Officials and Employees Recitation and Class Discussion Syllabus 9 HOURS
Identify the means and Written Exam
TOPICS.4.1. Discuss how public employees and officials can be held modes to hold public officials
accountable for acts and omission. and employees accountable.
TOPICS.4.1. Discuss IMPEACHMENT and its grounds
TOPICS.4.1. Discuss who are subject to impeachment.
TOPICS.4.1. Ombudsman and pertinent Philippine Jurisprudence.


VIII. Course Requirements:

The final grade in the course will be determined by:

Written Examinations 60%

Oral Activities/ Case Recitations 40%

IX. References:

• Understanding Culture, Society and Politics (Gerry M. Lanuza and Sarah Jane S. Raymundo)
• Politics and Governance (Rodrigo D. Costales, Dennis J. Saluba and Abigeil f. Carlos)
• The 1987 Philippine Constitution: A Comprehensive Reviewer (Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J)
• Local Legislators Toolbox (Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) Metro Manila, Philippines)

X. Suggested Reading/s:

1. Rubi v. Provincial Board, 39 Phil. 660

2. Solicitor General v. Metropolitan Manila Authority, G.R. No. 102782, December 11, 1991
3. Pelaez v. Auditor General (1965)
4. Tablarin v. Gutierrez (1987)
5. Araneta v. Gatmaitan, 101 Phil. 328 (1957) and
6. People v. Maceren, L-32166, October 18, 1977
7. U.S. v. Grimmaud, (1911)
8. U.S. v. Barrias, 11 Phil. 327 (1908)
9. Ang Bagong Bayani, et. Al. v. Comelec, G.R. No. 147589, June 26, 2001)
10. VC Cadangen, et. Al. v. Comelec, G.R. No. 177179, June 5, 2009
11. U.S. vs. Grimmaud
12. U.S. vs. Barrias
13. Ang Bagong Bayani, et. Al. v. Comelec, G.R. No. 147589, June 26, 2001
14. Romualdez-Marcos vs. COMELEC
15. G.r. No. 119976, September 18, 1995
16. People v. Jalosjos February 3, 2000
17. Antonino v. Valencia, 57 SCRA 70 (May 27, 1974)
18. Pobre v. Santiago, August 25, 2009
19. Liban v. Gordon, G.R. No. 175352, July 15, 2009
20. Santiago v. Guingona G.R.No. 134577, November 18, 1998
21. Osmeña v. Pendatun (1960)
22. Arroyo v. De Venecia, G.R. No. 127255, August 14, 1997
23. Limkaichong c. COMELEC, April 1, 2009
24. Drilon, et. Al. vs. Speaker, July 31, 2009
25. Senate Blue Ribbon Committee v. Judge Majaducon (July 29, 2003)
26. Tolentino v. Secretary of Finance (1994)
27. Ombudsman vs. CSC July 30, 2007
28. Deloso vs. Domingo (1990)
29. Buenaseda v. Flavier (1993)
30. Khan Jr. v. Ombudsman (July 20 1006)
31. Ombudsman vs. Estandarte Apr. 13, 2007
32. Ombudsman vs. CA Nov 22, 2006
33. Ombudsman v. Lucero Nov 24, 2006
34. Sangguniang Barangay v. Punong Barangay March 3, 2008

Prepared and Submitted by:


Date: May 28, 2018

Reviewed by: Approved by:


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