Magazine article Heritage

Philippine Commonwealth Code of Ethics August 19, 1939

Magazine article Heritage

Philippine Commonwealth Code of Ethics August 19, 1939

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Article I. Have faith in Divine Providence that guides the destinies of men and nations.

Article II. Love your country for it is the home of your people, the seat of your affections, and the source of your happiness and well being. Its defense is your primary duty. Be ready to sacrifice and die for it if necessary.

Article III. Respect the Constitution which is the expression of your sovereign will. It has been established for your safety and welfare. Obey the laws and see that they are observed by all and that public officials comply with their duties.

Article IV. Pay your taxes willingly and promptly. Citizenship implies not only rights, but also obligations.

Article V. Safeguard the purity of suffrage, and abide by the decisions of the majority.

Article VI. Love and respect your parents. It is your duty to serve them gratefully and well.

Article VII. Value your honor as you value your life. Poverty with honor is preferable to wealth with dishonor.

Article VIII. Be truthful and honest in thought and in action. Be just and charitable, courteous but dignified in your dealings with your fellow men.

Article IX. Lead a clean and frugal life. Do not indulge in frivolity or pretense. …

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