Chapter III – Duties

Article 42. It shall be the duty of the citizen to be loyal to the Republic of the Philippines and to honor the Philippine flag, to defend the State and contribute to its development and welfare, to uphold the Constitution and obey the laws, pay taxes, and to cooperate with the duly constituted authorities in the attainment and maintenance of the rule of law and of a peaceful, just, humane and orderly society.

Article 43. The rights of the individual impose upon him the correlative duty to exercise them responsibly and with due regard for the rights of others.

Article 44. Citizens and the State shall at all times respect the life and dignity of every human person and uphold human rights.

Article 45. Citizens shall exercise their right to a balanced and healthful ecology, and contribute to the maintenance of a clean, enjoyable and sustainable environment.

Article 46. It shall be the duty of every citizen to engage in gainful work and to work well to assure himself and his family a life worthy of human dignity.

Article 47. Citizens shall participate actively in public and civic affairs, and contribute to good governance, honesty and integrity in the public service and the vitality and viability of democracy.


Kristian Ligsay Jensen

Half Danish half Filipino. Born and raised in Southeast Asia - mostly the Philippines. Has been living in Denmark since the age of 18.

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