(The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines)
- Section 1
The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development.
- Section 2
Marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and shall be protected by the State.
- Section 3
The State shall defend :
- The right of spouses to found a family in accordance with their religious convictions and the demands of responsible parenthood;
- 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;
- The right of the family to a family living wage and income; and
- The right of families or family associations to participate in the planning and implementation of policies and programs that affect them.
- Section 4
The family has the duty to care for its elderly members but the State may also do so through just programs of social security.