State Policies - Page 2 of 2

(The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines)

Section 20

The State recognizes the indispensable role of the private sector, encourages private enterprise, and provides incentives to needed investments.

Section 21

The State shall promote comprehensive rural development and agrarian reform.

Section 22

The State recognizes and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities within the framework of national unity and development.

Section 23

The State shall encourage non-governmental, community- based, or sectoral organizations that promote the welfare of the nation.

Section 24

The State recognizes the vital role of communication and information in nation-building.

Section 25

The State shall ensure the autonomy of local governments.

Section 26

The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.

Section 27

The State shall maintain honesty and integrity in the public service and take positive and effective measures against graft and corruption.

Section 28

Subject to reasonable conditions prescribed by law, the State adopts and implements a policy of full public disclosure of all its transactions involving public interest.

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