President and Vice-President’s qualifications, Constitutional Law

1. Qualifications

a. President

Qualifications to be President:No person may be elected President unless he is:1) A natural-born citizen of the Philippines;2) A registered voter;3) Able to read and write;4) At least forty (40) years of age on the day of the election; and5) A resident of the Philippines for at least ten (10) years immediately preceding such election. (Section 2, Article VII, Ibid.)

b. Vice-President

Same qualifications. There shall be a Vice-President who shall have the same qualifications and term of office and be elected with and in the same manner as the President. He may be removed from office in the same manner as the President. (Section 3, Article VII, Ibid.)

Cabinet Member – at the prerogative of the President. The Vice-President may be appointed as a Member of the Cabinet. Such appointment requires no confirmation. (Paragraph 2, Section 3, Article VII, Ibid.)

2. Election

a. Direct vote

Direct vote. The President and the Vice-President shall be elected by direct vote of the people for a term of six (6) years which shall begin at noon on the thirtieth day of June next following the day of the election and shall end at noon of the same date six years thereafter. (Section 4, Article VII, Ibid.)

Assumption of office. The President-elect and the Vice-President-elect shall assume office at the beginning of their terms. (Section 7, Article VII, Ibid.)

Election day: 2nd Monday of May. Unless otherwise provided by law, the regular e...


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