Executive Order No. 292 [BOOK IV/Title VIII/Subtitle I/Chapter 1-National Defense Policies]

TITLE VIII

National Defense

SUBTITLE I

Preliminary Provisions

CHAPTER 1

National Defense Policies

SECTION 1. Declaration of Policies.—(1) The prime duty of the Government is to serve and protect the people. Government may call upon the people to defend the State and, in fulfillment thereof, all citizens may be required, under conditions provided by law, to render personal military or civil service.

(2) Civilian authority is, at all times, supreme over the military. The Armed Forces of the Philippines is the protector of the people and the State. Its goal is to secure the sovereignty of the State and the integrity of the national territory.

Executive Order No. 292
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987