The State values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights.
(Sec. 11, Art. II, Philippine Constitution)
The Congress shall give highest priority to the enactment of measures
that protect and enhance the right of all the people to human dignity, reduce social, economic and political inequalities, and remove cultural inequalities by equitably diffusing wealth and political power for the common good.
(Sec. 1, Art.XIII, Philippine Constitution)
A Philippine Society where human rights and fundamental freedoms are fully enjoyed by everyone, and are respected, protected and fulfilled by the State in accordance with universal human rights principles and standards, and in compliance with its obligations under the international human rights instruments
As an independent national human rights institution, the Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensure the primacy of all human rights to their protection, promotion and fulfillment, on the basis of equality and non-discrimination, in particular for those who are marginalized and vulnerable.