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  1. Section 2. The Philippines renounces war as an instrument of national policy, adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land and adheres to the policy of peace, equality, justice, freedom, cooperation, and amity with all nations. Section 3. Civilian authority is, at all times, supreme over the military.

  2. generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land and adheres to the policy of peace, equality, justice, freedom, cooperation, and amity with all nations. Section 3. Civilian authority is, at all times, supreme over the military. The Armed Forces of the Philippines is the protector of the people and the State.

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    • PREAMBLE.
    • ARTICLE I National Territory.
    • ARTICLE II Declaration of Principles and State Policies.
    • ARTICLE III Bill of Rights.
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    ARTICLE I National Territory ARTICLE II Declaration of Principles and State Policies ARTICLE III Bill of Rights ARTICLE IV Citizenship ARTICLE V Suffrage ARTICLE VI Legislative Department ARTICLE VII Executive Department ARTICLE VIII Judicial Department ARTICLE IX Constitutional Commissions ARTICLE X Local Government ARTICLE XI Accountability of Pu...

    We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule o...

    National Territory The national territory comprises the Philippine archipelago, with all the islands and waters embraced therein, and all other territories over which the Philippines has sovereignty or jurisdiction, consisting of its terrestrial, uvial, and aerial domains, including its territorial sea, the seabed, the subsoil, the insular shelves,...

    Declaration of Principles and State Policies Principles SECTION 1. The Philippines is a democratic and republican State. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them. SECTION 2. The Philippines renounces war as an instrument of national policy, adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as par...

    Suffrage SECTION 1. Suffrage may be exercised by all citizens of the Philippines not otherwise disquali ed by law, who are at least eighteen years of age, and who shall have resided in the Philippines for at least one year and in the place wherein they propose to vote for at least six months immediately preceding the election. No literacy, property...

    The Legislative Department SECTION 1. The legislative power shall be vested in the Congress of the Philippines which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives, except to the extent reserved to the people by the provision on initiative and referendum. SECTION 2. The Senate shall be composed of twenty-four Senators who shall be elected...

    Executive Department SECTION 1. The executive power shall be vested in the President of the Philippines. SECTION 2. No person may be elected President unless he is a natural-born citizen of the Philippines, a registered voter, able to read and write, at least forty years of age on the day of the election, and a resident of the Philippines for at le...

    Judicial Department SECTION 1. The judicial power shall be vested in one Supreme Court and in such lower courts as may be established by law. Judicial power includes the duty of the courts of justice to settle actual controversies involving rights which are legally demandable and enforceable, and to determine whether or not there has been a grave a...

    Constitutional Commissions A. Common Provisions SECTION 1. The Constitutional Commissions, which shall be independent, are the Civil Service Commission, the Commission on Elections, and the Commission on Audit. SECTION 2. No Member of a Constitutional Commission shall, during his tenure, hold any other o ce or employment. Neither shall he engage in...

    de candidates for any public o from any form of harassment and discrimination. ce shall be free SECTION 11. Funds certi ed by the Commission as necessary to defray the expenses for holding regular and special elections, plebiscites, initiatives, referenda, and recalls, shall be provided in the regular or special appropriations and, once approved, s...

    Local Government General Provisions SECTION 1. The territorial and political subdivisions of the Republic of the Philippines are the provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays. There shall be autonomous regions in Muslim Mindanao and the Cordilleras as hereinafter provided. SECTION 2. The territorial and political subdivisions shall enjoy loc...

    rst Congress elected under this Constitution shall, within eighteen months from the time of organization of both Houses, pass the organic acts for the autonomous regions in Muslim Mindanao and the Cordilleras. SECTION 20. Within its territorial jurisdiction and subject to the provisions of this Constitution and national laws, the organic act of aut...

    Accountability of Public O cers SECTION 1. Public o ce is a public trust. Public o cers and employees must at all times be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and e ciency, act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives. SECTION 2. The President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Suprem...

    cials and employees of the O ce of the Ombudsman, other than the Deputies, shall be appointed by the Ombudsman according to the Civil Service Law. SECTION 7. The existing Tanodbayan shall hereafter be known as the O ce of the Special Prosecutor. It shall continue to function and exercise its powers as now or hereafter may be provided by law, except...

    ce of the Ombudsman shall have the following powers, functions, and duties: Investigate on its own, or on complaint by any person, any act or omission of any public o cial, employee, o ce or agency, when such act or omission appears to be illegal, unjust, improper, or ine cient. Direct, upon complaint or at its own instance, any public o cial or em...

    National Economy and Patrimony SECTION 1. The goals of the national economy are a more equitable distribution of opportunities, income, and wealth; a sustained increase in the amount of goods and services produced by the nation for the bene t of the people; and an expanding productivity as the key to raising the quality of life for all, especially ...

    Social Justice and Human Rights SECTION 1. The Congress shall give highest priority to the enactment of measures that protect and enhance the right of all the people to human dignity, reduce social, economic, and political inequalities, and remove cultural inequities by equitably diffusing wealth and political power for the common good. To this end...

    Education, Science and Technology, Arts, Culture, and Sports Education SECTION 1. The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. SECTION 2. The State shall: Establish, maintain, and support a complete, adequate, and integrate...

    The Family SECTION 1. The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development. SECTION 2. Marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and shall be protected by the State. SECTION 3. The State shall defend: ...

    Amendments or Revisions SECTION 1. Any amendment to, or revision of, this Constitution may be proposed by: The Congress, upon a vote of three-fourths of all its Members; or A constitutional convention. SECTION 2. Amendments to this Constitution may likewise be directly proposed by the people through initiative upon a petition of at least twelve per...

  4. Read the full text of the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, the supreme law of the land that embodies the aspirations and values of the Filipino people. Learn about the history, principles and features of this democratic and republican charter that upholds the sovereignty, liberty and welfare of the nation.

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