Section 1. The State recognizes
the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it
strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development.
Section 2. Marriage, as an
inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and
be protected by the State.cralaw
Section 3. The State shall
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(1) The right of spouses
to found a family in accordance with their religious convictions and
demands of responsible parenthood;
(2) The right of
to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special
from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation and other
prejudicial to their development;
(3) The right of the
to a family living wage and income; and
(4) The right of
or family associations to participate in the planning and
of policies and programs that affect them.
Section 4. The family has the
duty to care for its elderly members but the State may also do so
just programs of social security.