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Article 15 Philippine Constitution 1987: The Family

Article 15 Philippine Constitution 1987

Article 15 of the Philippine Constitution 1987 is about The Family. It has 4 sections.

Article 15 Section 1 Philippine Constitution

The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development.

Article 15 Section 2 Philippine Constitution

 Marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and shall be protected by the State.

See also: Article 14 Philippian Constitution

Article 15 Section 3 Philippine Constitution

The State shall defend:

(1) The right of spouses to found a family in accordance with their religious convictions and the demands of responsible parenthood;

(2) The right of children to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation, and other conditions prejudicial to their development;

See also  Article 13 Philippine Constitution 1987: Social Justice and Human Rights

(3) The right of the family to a family living wage and income; and

(4) The right of families or family associations to participate in the planning and implementation of policies and programs that affect them.

Article 15 Section 4 Philippine Constitution

The family has the duty to care for its elderly members but the State may also do so through just programs of social security.

See also: Article 13 Section 8 Philippine Constitution

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