The Philippines is a democratic and republican State. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.
When our constitution declares that a right exist s in certain specified circumstances an action may be maintained to enforce such right notwithstanding the absence of any legislation on the subject; consequently, if there is no statue especially enacted to enforce such constitutional rights, such right enforces by its own inherent potency and puissance, and from which all legislations must take their bearings. Where there a right there is a remedy.
It is now declared that the Philippines is not only a republican but also a democratic state. As a republican state, the Philippines is committed to observe first, respect for cardinal rights embodied in the Bill of Rights ; second, the principles that ours is a government of laws and not of men (that so called rule of law mentioned in the preamble). Third, the principle that the state cannot be issued without its consent; forth, the principle that the legislature cannot pass irrepealable laws; fifth, election through popular law; sixth, the principle that an office is a public trust; and seventh, the rule against undue delegation of legislative power.
As a Democratic State, Is the people who are sovereign and no dictatorship should prevail in our midst. Thus, it is expressly stated in our Constitution that sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority enmates from them. And to emphasize the peoples role in our governmental and societal affairs, the New Constitution recognizes and promotes people organizations.