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Udal, Donyel GED103_A161973 Constitutiton1.Form of government and separation of powersThe Philippines is a republican* state, based on Article II, Section 1. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government officials are selected and elected by thecitizens of the nation. (* a form of governmentin which a stateis ruled by representatives of the citizenbody).According to Article II, Section 2 the defense of the State is the prime duty of the Governement and the people.Article II, Section 8 declares that civilian authority has power over the military at all times. Article II, Section 10 eriterates that the State shall guarantee and promote the authority of local governement units, especially barangays*, to ensure their development as self-reliant communities. (* is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines).Article VII, Section 1 states that the President shall be the head of state and chief executive of the Republic of the Philippines.Article VIII, Section 1 states that Legislative power shall be vested in a Batasang Pambansa.Article XV, Section 15 states that the separation of church and state shall be involiable. 2.Provisions on civil libertiesArticle IV, Section 1 eriterates that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or

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