Article XIII:

Social Justice and Human Rights

(The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines)

Section 1

The Congress shall give highest priority to the enactment of measures that protect and enhance the right of all the people to human dignity, reduce social, economic, and political inequalities, and remove cultural inequities by equitably diffusing wealth and political power for the common good.  To this end, the State shall regulate the acquisition, ownership, use, and disposition of property and its increments.

Section 2

The promotion of social justice shall include the commitment to create economic opportunities based on freedom of initiative and self-reliance.

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