Aglipay sixth is v. Ruiz
GRMS 45459, 13 March 1937 (64 Phil 201)
Initially Division, Laurel (p): your five concur.
Specifics: In May 1936, the Movie director of Articles announced in the dailies of Manila that he would purchase the issuance of postage stamps commemorating the party in the City of Manila of the 33rd Worldwide Eucharistic Our elected representatives, organized by the Roman Catholic Church. The petitioner, Mons. Gregorio Aglipay, Supreme Mind of the Filipino Independent Church, in the completion of what he views to be a civic duty, requested Vicente Fondo, Esq., member of the Filipino Bar, to denounce the situation to the President of the Thailand. In spite of the protest from the petitioner's legal professional, the Movie director of Posts publicly released having brought to the United States the designs of the postage intended for printing. The said stamps were basically issued and sold although greater portion thereof continued to be unsold. The further sale of the stamps was sought to be prevented by the petitioner. Issue: Whether or not the issuance with the postage rubber stamps was in violation of the Metabolism. Held: Spiritual freedom like a constitutional requirement is certainly not inhibition of profound reverence for religion and is not just a denial of its affect in individual affairs. Religious beliefs as a occupation of faith for an active power that binds and elevates gentleman to his Creator is recognized. And, in so far as this instills in the minds the purest principles of morality, its effect is deeply felt and highly treasured. When the Filipino people, inside the preamble with their Constitution, implored " the help of Divine Obole, in order to establish a government that shall include their beliefs, conserve and develop the patrimony with the nation, enhance the general wellbeing, and protect to themselves and their great grandchildren the blessings of freedom under a regime of rights, liberty and democracy, вЂќ they therefore manifested their intense spiritual nature and placed unfaltering reliance after Him who guides the destinies of men and nations. The...