It is the duty of every Filipino to respect, honor, and give due
accord to his Filipino heritage, patrimony, values and tradition.
It is the duty of every Filipino to contribute to the development,
welfare, and nation-building of its country.
It is the duty of every Filipino to engage in gainful work to
assure himself and his family a life worthy of human dignity.
Loyalty to the federal republic and national consciousness, aspirations,
and ideals shall be asked from every Filipino citizen.
Every Filipino citizen is asked to uphold this Constitution, obey
the laws of the land, pay taxes and duties, and to cooperate with
the duly constituted authorities in the attainment and preservation
of a just and orderly society.
Every Filipino citizen must give due honor to the Philippine flag,
National Anthem, Philippine President, and other national symbols
It is the duty of every Filipino citizen to defend the national
territory from aggressive invaders, protect the sovereignty of
its people, and preserve the continuity of a just, humane society
It is the duty of every Filipino to report to the proper authorities
all plots of terrorism, plans of rebellion, subversion, or insurrection
toward the duly and legally acknowledge government, and other
acts that will compromise the union and sovereignty of the federal
It is the obligation of every Filipino, to report corrupt, dishonest,
or fraudulent government officials to the proper forum, courts
and agencies. A Filipino shall not tempt or bribe government officials,
steal from the coffers of the government, or escape or abandon
his lawful responsibilities.
It is the responsibility of every Filipino to elect officials
of government as a means of demonstrating his personal ideals
and aspirations for the motherland. Omission or abstention from
this responsibility may indicate a person’s renunciation
of his right of suffrage. No fine or inappropriate or excessive
penalty shall be asked from him as reparation for his choice not
to vote. People, who lost their social right of suffrage, may
reclaim such right in accordance of law.
An article on duties and obligations of
Filipinos was present in the 1972 Constitution but absent in the