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Citizenship in the Nation

  1. Read the Constitution of the Philippines and:
    1. Explain its purpose as set forth in the Preamble
    2. Draw a diagram to show the organization of the Philippine government into three branches as provided.
    3. Describe and explain the purpose of the system of checks and balances.
    4. Tell how the Constitution may be amended.

  2. Present newspaper or magazine clippings showing instances of how at least three of the privileges in the Bill of Rights have been protected in our country, or how they have been set aside in countries under totalitarian rule.

  3. Take part in a group discussion in your Outfit, school, family or any other Outfit, on an important national problem.

  4. Do one of the following:
    1. Visit the National or Provincial Capital, or a National project which serves your community, province or region; or a place associated with a person who had figured in the history of our country. Prepare and submit a brief report of your visit.
    2. Correspond with someone preferably a Scout who lives in another Region of the Philippines. Exchange ideas, descriptive materials, hobby items (e.g. stamps), Scout insignias, etc.

  5. Give the names of the President, the Vice-President, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, any Senator (preferably one from your Region), and the Representative from your District in Congress. Tell how to address a letter to each of them at their respective offices.

  6. Indicate to which branches of the national government any ten of the following list fall:

    national parks, national forests and wildlife protection, fish protection, flood control, investigation of violations of national laws, judgment of such violations, issuance of currency, appropriations for government expenses, foreign policy, soil conservation, child welfare, settlement of sparsely populated areas, fundamental education

  7. Describe five ways by which the National Government serves you, your family, and your community.

  8. Present your birth certificate or other legal evidence of your citizenship; or, if foreign-born, learn what a person must do in order to become a Filipino citizen.


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