1935 Philippine Constitution

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1935

CONSTITUTION OF THE

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

  

 Preamble     The Filipino people, imploring the aid of Divine Providence, in order to establish a government that shall embody their ideals, conserve and develop the patrimony of the nation, promote the general welfare, and secure to themselves and their posterity the blessings of independence under a regime of justice, liberty, and democracy, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution.

 ARTICLE IThe National Territory 

    Section 1. The Philippines comprises all the territory ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Paris concluded between the United States and Spain on the tenth day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, the limits which are set forth in Article III of said treaty, together with all the islands embraced in the treaty concluded at Washington between the United States and Spain on the seventh day of November, nineteen hundred, and the treaty concluded between the United States and Great Britain on the second day of January, nineteen hundred and thirty, and all territory over which the present Government of the Philippine Islands exercises jurisdiction.

 ARTICLE IIDeclaration of Principles 

    Section 1. The Philippines, is a republican state. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.    Section 2. The defense of the State is a prime duty of government, and in the fulfillment of this duty all citizens may be required by law to render personal military or civil service.    Section 3. The Philippines renounces war as an instrument of national policy, and adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the Nation.    Section 4. The natural right and duty of parents in the rearing of the youth for civic efficiency should receive the aid and support of the government.    Section 5. The promotion of social justice to insure the well-being and economic security of all the people should be the concern...

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