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WHAT DOES DEMOCRACY

MEAN TO YOU?
“Reality is merely an illusion;
albeit a very persistent one,”
“Democracy in the Philippines
is a paradox”
“For the past decades, Filipinos
heard promises of freedom,
prosperity and peace but it was
never realized.”
“Democracy sets a real and
clear strategic direction”
”The deep-seated corruption, bad governance and
flawed civic culture should be confronted: the
roots must be uprooted”
“Democracy today is
challenged by congress as
it tries to form a body to
change the constitution
and form a federal system
as the President wants.”
Romans 13:1-7 Let every person be subject to the governing
authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and
those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore
whoever resists the authorities resists what God has
appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For
rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would
you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do
what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is
God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid,
for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant
of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the
wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to
avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...
COMMITMENT
TO
DEMOCRACY
Republic Act No. 6713
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL
STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES, TO
UPHOLD THE TIME-HONORED PRINCIPLE OF PUBLIC OFFICE
BEING A PUBLIC TRUST, GRANTING INCENTIVES AND REWARDS
FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE, ENUMERATING PROHIBITED ACTS
AND TRANSACTIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR
VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Section 4. Norms of Conduct of Public Officials
and Employees. - (A) Every public official and
employee shall observe the following as standards
of personal conduct in the discharge and
execution of official duties:
g) COMMITMENT TO DEMOCRACY:

• Public officials and employees shall commit


themselves to the democratic way of life
and values, maintain the principle of public
accountability, and manifest by deeds the
supremacy of civilian authority over the
military. They shall at all times uphold the
Constitution and put loyalty to country
above loyalty to persons or party.
Police Professional Conduct
Commitment to Democracy-
Uniformed PNP members shall commit
themselves to the democratic way of
life and values and maintain the
principle of public accountability. They
shall at all times uphold the
Constitution and be loyal to our country,
people and organization, above their
loyalty to any person.