Therefore, political sovereignty resides in the people; but the legal sovereignty is in the hands of the lawmaking body.
Section 1, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution states that
"xxx. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them."With this principle, the Filipino people have the right to constitute their own government, to change it, to form a new government and to organize it in a way that they deemed best. Government functionaries is not therefore the repository of sovereignty, rather they were delegated by the people to exercise sovereignty.
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