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What is the short explanation of preamble in the Philippine constitution?

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01/04/2011

1987 CONSTITUTION

PREAMBLE

We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution.

The word preamble is derived from the Latin word "preambulare" which means "to walk before". A preamble is an introductory and explanatory statement in a document that explains the document's purpose and underlying philosophy.