The Constitution was the constitution of the Japanese-sponsored Second Republic of the Philippines It was recognized as legitimate and binding only in Japanese-controlled areas of the Philippines but was ignored by the United States government and the Philippine Commonwealth government in-exile.
In June , the Preparatory Commission for Philippine Independence PCPI , composed of 20 delegates, was created to draft a new constitution by the Kalibapi Kapisanan sa Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas ], the only political organization allowed at that time.
In September , the draft constitution was unanimously approved by all members of the PCPI and was submitted for ratification in a popular convention of the Kalibapi in Manila.
I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will faithfully and conscientiously fulfill my duties as President of the Republic of the Philippines, preserve and defend its Constitution, execute its laws, do justice to every man, and consecrate myself to the service of the Nation.
Article IV - 1987 Philippine Constitution - Audio Codal
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