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Article III                                             BILL OF RIGHTS© 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
Section 1        No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, orproperty without due process of law, nor shall anyperson ...
Section 2        The right of the people to be secure in theirpersons, houses, papers, and effects againstunreasonable sea...
Section 3        (1) The privacy of communication andcorrespondence shall be inviolable except upon lawfulorder of the cou...
Section 4        No law shall be passed abridging the freedomof speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right ofthe...
Section 5         No law shall be made respecting anestablishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercisethereof. Th...
Section 6         The liberty of abode and of changing the samewithin the limits prescribed by law shall not beimpaired ex...
Section 7         The right of the people to information onmatters of public concern shall be recognized. Access toofficia...
Section 8        The right of the people, including thoseemployed in the public and private sectors, to formunions, associ...
Section 9        Private property shall not be taken for publicuse without just compensation.         © 2012 Charie Camilo...
Section 10         No law impairing the obligation of contractsshall be passed.          © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights ...
Section 11        Free access to the courts and quasi-judicialbodies and adequate legal assistance shall not be deniedto  ...
Section 12        (1) Any person under investigation for thecommission of an offense shall have the right to beinformed of...
(2) No torture, force, violence, threat,intimidation, or any other means which vitiate the freewill shall be used against ...
Section 13          All persons, except those charged with offensespunishable by reclusion perpetua when evidence ofguilt ...
Section 14        (1) No person shall be held to answer for acriminal offense without due process of law.         (2) In a...
proceed notwithstanding the absence of the accused:Provided, that he has been duly notified and his failureto appear is un...
Section 15        The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shallnot be suspended except in cases of invasion orrebellion...
Section 16All persons shall have the right to a speedy dispositionof their cases before all judicial, quasi-judicial, orad...
Section 17        No person shall be compelled to be a witnessagainst himself.         © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights re...
Section 18        (1) No person shall be detained solely by reasonof    his    political   beliefs     and     aspirations...
Section 19         (1) Excessive fines shall not be imposed, norcruel, degrading or inhuman punishment inflicted.Neither s...
Section 20      No person shall be imprisoned for debt or non-payment of a poll tax.         © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rig...
Section 21         No person shall be twice put in jeopardy ofpunishment for the same offense. If an act is punishedby a l...
Section 22        No ex post facto law or bill of attainder shall beenacted.          © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights res...
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Philippine Constitution 1987 (Article 3 - Bill of Rights)

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Philippine Constitution 1987 (Article 3 - Bill of Rights)

  1. 1. Article III BILL OF RIGHTS© 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Section 1 No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, orproperty without due process of law, nor shall anyperson be denied the equal protection of the laws. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Section 2 The right of the people to be secure in theirpersons, houses, papers, and effects againstunreasonable searches and seizures of whatever natureand for any purpose shall be inviolable, and no searchwarrant or warrant of arrest shall issue except uponprobable cause to be determined personally by the judgeafter examination under oath or affirmation of thecomplainant and the witnesses he may produce, andparticularly describing the place to be searched and thepersons or things to be seized. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Section 3 (1) The privacy of communication andcorrespondence shall be inviolable except upon lawfulorder of the court, or when public safety or orderrequires otherwise, as prescribed by law. (2) Any evidence obtained in violation of this orthe preceding section shall be inadmissible for anypurpose in any proceeding. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Section 4 No law shall be passed abridging the freedomof speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right ofthe people peaceably to assemble and petition thegovernment for redress of grievances. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Section 5 No law shall be made respecting anestablishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercisethereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religiousprofession and worship, without discrimination orpreference, shall forever be allowed. No religious testshall be required for the exercise of civil or politicalrights. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Section 6 The liberty of abode and of changing the samewithin the limits prescribed by law shall not beimpaired except upon lawful order of the court. Neithershall the right to travel be impaired except in the interestof national security, public safety, or public health, asmay be provided by law. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Section 7 The right of the people to information onmatters of public concern shall be recognized. Access toofficial records, and to documents and paperspertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, aswell as to government research data used as basis forpolicy development, shall be afforded the citizen,subject to such limitations as may be provided by law. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Section 8 The right of the people, including thoseemployed in the public and private sectors, to formunions, associations, or societies for purposes notcontrary to law shall not be abridged. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Section 9 Private property shall not be taken for publicuse without just compensation. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Section 10 No law impairing the obligation of contractsshall be passed. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Section 11 Free access to the courts and quasi-judicialbodies and adequate legal assistance shall not be deniedto any person by reason of poverty. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Section 12 (1) Any person under investigation for thecommission of an offense shall have the right to beinformed of his right to remain silent and to havecompetent and independent counsel preferably of hisown choice. If the person cannot afford the services ofcounsel, he must be provided with one. These rightscannot be waived except in writing and in the presence ofcounsel. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. (2) No torture, force, violence, threat,intimidation, or any other means which vitiate the freewill shall be used against him. Secret detention places,solitary, incommunicado, or other similar forms ofdetention are prohibited. (3) Any confession or admission obtained inviolation of this or Section 17 hereof shall beinadmissible in evidence against him. (4) The law shall provide for penal and civilsanctions for violations of this section as well ascompensation to the rehabilitation of victims of tortureor similar practices, and their families. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Section 13 All persons, except those charged with offensespunishable by reclusion perpetua when evidence ofguilt is strong, shall, before conviction, be bailable bysufficient sureties, or be released on recognizance asmay be provided by law. The right to bail shall not beimpaired even when the privilege of the writ of habeascorpus is suspended. Excessive bail shall not berequired. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Section 14 (1) No person shall be held to answer for acriminal offense without due process of law. (2) In all criminal prosecutions, the accusedshall be presumed innocent until the contrary is proved,and shall enjoy the right to be heard by himself andcounsel, to be informed of the nature and cause of theaccusation against him, to have a speedy, impartial, andpublic trial, to meet the witnesses face to face, and tohave compulsory process to secure the attendance ofwitnesses and the production of evidence in his behalf.However, after arraignment, trial may © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. proceed notwithstanding the absence of the accused:Provided, that he has been duly notified and his failureto appear is unjustifiable. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Section 15 The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shallnot be suspended except in cases of invasion orrebellion, when the public safety requires it. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Section 16All persons shall have the right to a speedy dispositionof their cases before all judicial, quasi-judicial, oradministrative bodies. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Section 17 No person shall be compelled to be a witnessagainst himself. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Section 18 (1) No person shall be detained solely by reasonof his political beliefs and aspirations. (2) No involuntary servitude in any form shallexist except as a punishment for a crime whereof theparty shall have been duly convicted. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Section 19 (1) Excessive fines shall not be imposed, norcruel, degrading or inhuman punishment inflicted.Neither shall death penalty be imposed, unless, forcompelling reasons involving heinous crimes, theCongress hereafter provides for it. Any death penaltyalready imposed shall be reduced to reclusion perpetua. (2) The employment of physical, psychological,or degrading punishment against any prisoner ordetainee or the use of substandard or inadequate penalfacilities under subhuman conditions shall be dealt withby law. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Section 20 No person shall be imprisoned for debt or non-payment of a poll tax. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Section 21 No person shall be twice put in jeopardy ofpunishment for the same offense. If an act is punishedby a law and an ordinance, conviction or acquittal undereither shall constitute a bar to another prosecution forthe same act. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Section 22 No ex post facto law or bill of attainder shall beenacted. © 2012 Charie Camilo. All rights reserved.

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