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The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines

Article V


Section 1. Suffrage may be exercised by all citizens of the Philippines not otherwise disqualified by law, who are at least eighteen years of age, and who shall have resided in the Philippines for at least one year and in the place wherein they propose to vote for at least six months immediately preceding the election.No literacy, property, or other substantive requirement shall be imposed on the exercise of suffrage.

Section 2. The Congress shall provide a system for securing the secrecy and sanctity of the ballot as well as a system for absentee voting by qualified Filipinos abroad.

The Congress shall also design a procedure for the disabled and the illiterates to vote without the assistance of other persons. Until then, they shall be allowed to vote under existing laws and such rules as the Commission on Elections may promulgate to protect the secrecy of the ballot.

Article VI    Legislative Department
Article VII   Executive Department
Article VIII  Judicial Department
Article IX    Constitutional Commission
                A. Common Provisions
                B. The Civil Service Commissions
                C. The Commission on Elections
                D. The Commission on Audit
Article X     Local Government
                General Provisions
                Autonomous Regions
Article XI    Accountability of Public Officers
Article XII   National Economy and Patrimony
Article XIII  Social Justice and Human Rights
                Agrarian and Natural Resources Reform
                Urban Land Reform and Housing
                Role and Rights of People's Organization
                Human Rights
Article XIV   Education, Science and Technology, Arts
                Culture and Sports
Article XV    The Family
Article XVI   General Provisions
Article XVII  Amendments or Revisions
Article XVIII Transitory Provisions

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