President of the Philippines
|President of the Philippines|
Pangulo ng Pilipinas
National Security Council
|Appointer||Direct popular vote|
|Term length||Six years;|
|Constituting instrument||1987 Constitution of the Philippines|
|Inaugural holder||Emilio Aguinaldo|
Manuel L. Quezon
|Formation||January 23, 1899 |
November 15, 1935
|Deputy||Vice President of the Philippines|
|Salary||₱399,739 per month / ₱4,796,868 per year|
The President leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The President is directly elected by the people, and is one of only two nationally elected executive officials, the other being the Vice President of the Philippines.
Filipinos refer to their President as Pangulo or Presidente. The President serves a single, fixed, six-year term without possibility of re-election. On June 30, 2022, Bongbong Marcos was sworn in as the 17th and current president.
Article 7, Section 2 of the Constitution reads that in order to be eligible for President the person must:
- Be a natural-born citizen of the Philippines
- A registered voter
- Able to read and write
- At least forty years of age on the day of the election
- A resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately before the election
Living former presidentsEdit
As of November 2022, there are three living former Presidents:
The most recent president to die was Fidel V. Ramos (served 1992–1998), on July 31, 2022, at the age of 94.
- "Emilio Aguinaldo". Official Gazette of the Philippine Government. March 22, 2011.[permanent dead link]
- Guevara, Sulpico, ed. (2005). The laws of the first Philippine Republic (the laws of Malolos) 1898–1899. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library (published 1972). Retrieved January 10, 2011.
- 1987 Constitution of the Philippines, art. 7, sec. 2
- Office of the President of the Philippines Archived 2012-07-05 at the Wayback Machine
- The Presidential Museum and Library Archived 2016-05-27 at the Wayback Machine
- 1987 Constitution of the Philippines
- 'We Say Mabuhay' – The Anthem of the President of the Philippines
- 'March of the President of the Philippines' (unofficial title) – song played when the President is given military honors by the Armed Forces of the Philippines