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1.Constitution is a supreme law that generates a set of principles and provisions, promoting publicwelfare by establishing the rights of the citizens and limiting the power of the government. It isimportant in a state because it establishes national sovereignty and maintains a just and humanesociety. Basically, the constitution does not only protect the rights of the people but also ournational territory.2.Before the 1987 Philippine Constitution was ratified, there were five former constitutions in thePhilippines mainly the 1899 Constitution or also known as the Malolos Constitution, the 1935Constitution, the 1943 Constitution during the Japanese Occupation, the 1973 Constitution, andthe 1986 Freedom Constitution. The purpose of the Philippine Constitution is to ensure thatthere is a balance between the power of the government and the rights of the Filipino citizensthrough the fixed and basic principles. Also, to promote peace, equality, freedom, justice, andorder across the nation.
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