Constitution Article 11:1 | The Accountability of Public Officers (Part 5)

Section 1. Public office is a public trust. Public officers and employees must, at all times, be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency; act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives.

Constitution Article 11:1, within the last article, we finished up on defining the four points, followed by three other points. And now, within this article I plan on sharing some of the Anti-Graft issues along with why I believe officers are getting away with their wrongful actions towards the people they are suppose to be a “public servant” towards.

“Though every person is presumed to know the law, not even the most erudite lawyer or judge can know all the law…”[1]

Let that quote ring in your ears so loudly that you will never forget it. “…not even the most erudite lawyer or judge can know all the law….”[2]

All because an officer tells you something it by no means makes it so. Everything an officer says is to be examined and confirmed and if what the officer has stated is true you should be thankful that an honest worker is in office, but if what the officer has stated is not true, you must confirm with the officer to see if they will admit their wrong or has proven to be what RA 6770 Sections 24 claims which “…involves dishonesty, oppression or grave misconduct or neglect in the performance of duty;”


Books to read

  1. CentralBooks
  2. Laws and Jurisprudence on Graft and Corruption – by Noel Villaroman (facebook)
  3. The Other Philippine History Textbook Vol. 1 & 2 – Christine L. Diaz
  4. Republic Act No. 9485 (Anti Red Tape Act of 2007) – PDF
  5. Human Rights – Jorge R. Coquia “The Commission of Human rights was established in the 1987 Philippine Constitution to promote respect of human rights and to protect victims of human rights violations.”
  6. Philippines Human Rights Law Resources
  7. Human Rights in the Philippines


  1. “Legal Profession – An Introduction for Law Students and Young Lawyers of the 21st Century” by, Jorge R. Coquia 2nd edition (c)2003 REX ISBN-971-23-3703-0
  2. Ibid

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