M A L A C A Ñ A N G
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 58
PROCLAIMING THE RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ADOPTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION OF 1986, INCLUDING THE ORDINANCE APPENDED THERETO
WHEREAS, the Constitutional Commission of 1986 adopted the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines on October 15, 1986, together with the Ordinance appended thereto, which shall become valid and effective upon ratification by a majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite called for the purpose;
WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections, sitting as the national board of canvassers for the February 2, 1987 plebiscite on the proposed Constitution, certified that:
(1) The Commission on Elections canvassed the returns from 83,288 voting precincts throughout the country involving 21,785,216 votes cast; and
(2) On the basis of the canvass made by the Commission on Elections, the results thereof are as follows:
(a) Affirmative votes: 16,622,111
(b) Negative Votes: 4,953,375
(c) Abstentions: 209,730
A copy of the Certificate of Canvass of the Votes Cast in the Plebiscite Held on February 2, 1987, of the Commission on Elections dated February 7, 1987 is hereto attached as Annex “A” of this Proclamation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the sovereign mandate of the people, do hereby proclaim that the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines adopted by the Constitutional Commission of 1986, including the Ordinance appended thereto, has been duly ratified by the Filipino people and is therefore effective and in full force and effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of February in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven.
(SGD) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(SGD) JOKER P. ARROYO