The Constitutional Basis of Social Rights in the Philippines
The adoption of the 1973 Constitution supposed a great improvement in the regulation of social justice and social rights in comparison to the previous constitutional texts, but civil and political rights continue having a preeminent character. The 1973 Constitution provides seven key areas for prioritization: labor, agriculture and natural resources, health, women, among others. It is true that Congress has enacted a good number of social legislation in with with these priority areas, but this has not been enough.
Chan-Gonzaga, N. T. (2018). The constitucional basis of social rights in the Philippine. Estudios de Deusto: revista de la Universidad de Deusto, 66(1), 81-106.