1. There shall be, in lieu of the interim National Assembly, an interim
Batasang Pambansa. Members of the interim Batasang Pambansa which
shall not be more than 120, unless otherwise provided by law, shall
the incumbent President of the Philippines, representatives elected
the different regions of the nation, those who shall not be less than
years of age elected by their respective sectors, and those chosen by
incumbent President from the Members of the Cabinet. Regional
shall be appointed among the regions in accordance with the number of
respective inhabitants and on the basis of a uniform and progressive
while the sectors shall be determined by law. The number of
from each regions or sector and the manner of their election shall be
and regulated by law
2. The interim Batasang Pambansa shall have the same powers and its
shall have the same functions, responsibilities, rights, privileges,
disqualifications as the interim National Assembly and the regular
Assembly and the Members thereof
3. The incumbent President of the Philippines shall, within 30 days
the election and selection of the Members, convene the interim Batasang
Pambansa and preside over its sessions until the Speaker shall be the
Minister and he shall continue to exercise all his powers even after
interim Batasang Pambansa is organized and ready to discharge its
and likewise he shall continue to exercise his powers and prerogatives
under the 1935 Constitution and the powers and prerogatives under the
Constitution and the powers vested in the President and the Prime
under this Constitution.
4. The President (Prime Minister) and his Cabinet shall exercise all
powers and functions, and discharge the responsibilities of the regular
President (Prime Minister) and his Cabinet, and shall be subject only
such disqualifications as the President (Prime Minister) may prescribe.
The President (Prime Minister), if he so desires, may appoint a Deputy
Prime Minister or as many Deputy Prime Ministers as he may deem
5. The incumbent President shall continue to exercise legislative
until martial law shall have been lifted
6. Whenever in the judgment of the President (Prime Minister), there
a grave emergency or a threat or imminence thereof, or whenever the
Batasang Pambansa or the regular National Assembly fails or is unable
act adequately on any matter for any reason that in his judgment
immediate action, he may, in order to meet the exigency, issue the
decrees, orders, or letters of instructions, which shall form part of
law of the land.
7. The barangays and sanggunians shall continue as presently
but their functions, powers, and composition may be altered by law.
Referenda conducted through the barangays and under the supervision of
the Commission on Elections may be called at any time the Government
it necessary to ascertain the will of the people regarding any
matter, whether of national or local interest.
8. All provisions of this Constitution not inconsistent with any of
amendments shall continue in full force and effect.
9. These amendments shall take effect after the incumbent President
have proclaimed that they have been ratified by a majority of the votes
cast in the referendum-plebiscite.
afore-quoted amendments were ratified in the referendum-plebiscite held
on October 16-17, 1976, and were proclaimed in full force and effect as
of October 27, 1976, under Proclamation No. 1595 issued by President