1987 Philippine Constitution, Article Iii, Section 6

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1987 Philippine Constitution, Article III, Section 6

The liberty of abode and of changing the same within the limits prescribed by law shall not be impaired except upon lawful order of the court. Neither shall the right to travel be impaired except in the interest of national security, public safety, or public health, as may be provided by law.

Bill of Rights

Human rights or civil liberties form a crucial part of a country's constitution and govern the rights of the individual against the state. A bill of rights is a list of the most important rights of the citizens of a country. The purpose of these bills is to protect those rights against infringement. Most jurisdictions, like the United States, France and the Philippines, have a codified constitution, with a bill of rights.

Article III of the Philippine Constitution is the Bill of Rights. Being part of the Constitution necessarily means the Bill of Right is a constitutional law; and because the Constitution is the fundamental law of a state unto which all other laws must conform, it is also a mandatory law. Furthermore, the Bill of Rights is a public law and a substantive law because it establishes the relationship of the individual to the State and defines the rights of the individual by limiting the lawful powers of the State.

An entrenched bill of rights is a permanent law which cannot be modified or repealed by a country's legislature through normal procedure, instead requiring a supermajority or referendum; as part of a country's constitution it is therefore subject to special procedures applicable to constitutional amendments.

Liberty of Abode and Travel

Abode means a dwelling, a house, a residence, or a home. Under our Constitution a person can in any place he wanted to stay. A Filipino has the right to choose in all 7,107 islands in the Philippines where he wants to reside for as long as one has legal title to such property where he intends to stay. The liberty of abode is limited...
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