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The Family as a Basic

Social Institution
Importance

The family is the foundation of the


nation.
What the 1987 Philippine
Constitution says

Section 1 of Article XV

The State recognizes the Filipino


family as the foundation of the
nation. Accordingly, it shall
strengthen its solidarity and actively
promote its total development
What the 1987 Philippine
Constitution says

Section 2 of Article XV

Marriage, as an inviolable social


institution, is the foundation of the
family and shall be protected by the
State.
What the 1987 Philippine
Constitution says
Section 3 of Article XV

The State shall defend:


a.) Right of spouses to find a family in accordance
with their religious convictions and the demands
of responsible parenthood

b.) 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
What the 1987 Philippine
Constitution says

Section 4 of Article XV

The family has the duty to care for its


elderly members but the State may
also do so through just programs of
social security
Recent Family Programs and
Projects:

Conditional
Cash Transfer Program
(Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino
Program)

FreePhilhealth Membership After


Retirement for Senior Citizens