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Form of GovernmentRatifying/PromulgatingBodyLength ofEffectivityDistinctive FeaturesBiak na Bato/1897 ConstitutionRevolutionary RepublicTejeros Government Central Executive committeeNovember 1,1897—December 14, 1897provided for the establishment of a Supreme council that would serve as the highest governing body of the Republic. It also outlined certain basic human rights, such as freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and the right to education.Malolos Republic/1899 ConstitutionUnitary semi-Presidential Constitutional RepublicMalolos CongressJanuary 23, 1899— March23, 1901It created a Filipino state whose government was "popular, representative and responsible" with threedistinctbranches -- the executive,the legislative and the judicial. Legislative branch is more powerful than executive and judicial.1935 ConstitutionPresidential Commonwealth1934 constitutional conventionNovember 15, 1935— July 4, 1946The1935 Constitution, which featured a political system virtually identical to the American one, became operative. The system called for a