Article III, Section 5 – Freedom of Religion

Garrick Bercero ‏@garrickbercero 1h

The UPLB Office of Student Affairs distributed Bibles to freshmen in clear violation of the UP Code.

is this clear deviance of Freedom of Religion? Do we overcross so much?

Legal Notes

The right of a man to worship God in his own view is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights under Article III, Section 5 of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines which states that:

“No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exervise and enjoyment of religious profession and whoship, without discrimniation or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be requires for the exercise of civil or political rights.”

Restriction by any law in exercising this right is prohibited by the Constitution itself.

Meaning of religion
According to Concise Oxford Dictionary, religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. a particular system of faith and worship. a pursuit or interest followed with devotion.

Aspects of religions freedom

  1. The separation of Church and State
  2. The freedom of religious…

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