This move has drawn much criticism from other regional groups.In 1987, a new constitution introduced many provisions for the language.Article XIV, Section 6, omits any mention of Tagalog as the basis for Filipino, and states that:...
: Hukbóng Pamayapâ ng Pilipinas, or HPP) was the oldest of four service commands of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
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. It was a gendarmerie
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type para-military police force of the Philippines
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established in 1901 by the United States
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-appointed administrative authority replacing the Guardia Civil. It was later integrated and replaced by the current Philippine National Police
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on January 29, 1991.
The Philippine Constabulary (PC) was established on August 8, 1901, under the general supervision of the Civil Governor, by authority of Act.