Outline of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines

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Outline of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines

I. PREAMBLE A. The Constitution is ordained and promulgated by the sovereign Filipino people, with the implored aid of God. B. Purposes of creating the Constitution i. To build a just and humane society ii. To establish a government that: a) embodies our ideals and aspirations; b) promotes the common good; c) conserves and develops our patrimony; d) and secures the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace. II. Article I: National Territory A. Section 1: The National Territory is
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promote and protect the youth’s physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being; 2. inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism; 3. and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs. viii. Section 14: Women a) The State recognizes the role of women in nation-building. b) The State shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men. ix. Section 15: Health a) The State shall: 1. protect and promote the right to health of the people; 2. and instill health consciousness among them. x. Section 16: Ecology a) The State shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature. xi. Section 17: The State shall give priority to Education, Science and Technology, Arts, Culture, and Sports for nationalism and development. xii. Section 18: The State affirms labor as a primary economic force. xiii. Section 19: The State shall develop a self-reliant and independent national economy effectively controlled by Filipinos. xiv. Section 20: The Private Sector a) The State: 1. recognizes the indispensable role of the private sector;