We are talking no politics nor legal matters here. What this post is all about is what I think should be the basis of pinoy blogging - the Philippine Constitution - on top of everything else.
Virtually anyone with a computer and internet connection can create a blog these days. It is a reality. A blog is a spot, a space in the world wide web where a person can post about anything under the sun - be it personal, emotional, work or business-related or just the simpliest of things around him, even those that are nonsense.
Blogging is fun, blogging is enjoyable! Yes, you will agree.
I believe, however, that blogging without a basis is like eating rice that is half-cooked, or playing a five-string guitar with only four strings on. In other words, it's incomplete. You know what I mean?
Let's forget about this blog being techie-techie for a while. This time, allow me to share to you, specially pinoy bloggers, some pertinent provisions of the Philippine Constitution for educational purposes.
This afternoon at the office, I had the chance to review a few pages of the Constitution while doing nothing right after meeting the deadline to submit a project design ahead of time. So, instead of wasting my time that is being paid by people's taxes, I thought of reading the said book and came across these provisions, as follows:
- Article II – Declaration of Principles and State Policies, Section 24 -
"The State recognizes the vital role of communication and information in nation-building."
- Article III – Bill of Rights, Section 4 –
"No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press xxx"
- Article III – Bill of Rights, Section 7 –
"The right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized. Access to official records, and to documents, and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for policy development, shall be afforded the citizen, subject to such limitations as may be provided by law."
- Article XVI – General Provisions, Section 10 –
"The State shall provide the policy environment for the full development of Filipino capability and the emergence of communication structures suitable to the needs and aspirations of the nation and the balanced flow of information into, out of, and across the country, in accordance with a policy that respects the freedom of speech and of the press."There you go.
Do you find it useful to know this piece of information? What do you think? Please let me know.
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