Preamble of the 1987 Constitution
The text of the preamble of the 1987 Philippine Constitution is as follows:
We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution.
When the Filipino people, in the preamble of their Constitution, implored “the aid of Divine Providence, in order to establish a government that shall embody their ideals, conserve and develop the patrimony of the nation, promote the general welfare, and secure to themselves and their posterity the blessings of independence under a regime of justice, liberty and democracy,” they thereby manifested reliance upon Him who guides the destinies of men and nations. (Aglipay v. Ruiz, G.R. No. 45459, March 13, 1937)
The constitution provides for the establishment of a government that, in the language of the preamble, shall embody the ideals of the Filipino people, conserve and develop the patrimony of the nation, promote the general welfare, and secure to them and their posterity the blessings of independence under a regime of justice, liberty, and democracy. (People v. Linsangan, G.R. No. 43290, December 21, 1935)