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What are the requirements to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?

 

Can you become President if you become a citizen, but are born outside of the Philippines?

Is there an age requirement?

Any special requirements?

How do Filipino presidents become president (besides being voted in by the public and their peers)?

For learning: Filipino (Tagalog)
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Category: WK087

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    According to the 1987 constitution, to be able to run for the office of President of the Philippines, a person must be a registered voter, at least forty years of age, able to read and write, a Filipino citizen by birth, and a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately before the election. The president is directly elected by plurality vote of qualified voters in an election held on the second Monday of May. Election returns are duly certified by each province or city and transmitted to Congress, which canvasses the votes in joint session. In cases when two or more candidates have an equal number of votes, Congress, voting separately, shall choose one of them by majority vote. In case of disputes, the Supreme Court, sitting en banc, shall be the sole judge of all contests relating to the election, returns, and qualifications of the President.[1]

    Can you become President if you become a citizen, but are born outside of the Philippines?
    ***YES IF YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER IS PURE FILIPINO.

    Is there an age requirement?
    ***AT LEAST 40 YEARS OLD ON THE DAY OF ELECTION

    Any special requirements?
    ***basic requirements stated by the consittuions are: at least 40 years old, a registered voter, able to read and write, a natural Filipino Citizen, 10 year minimum residency before election.

    but if i'll have my own special requirements, i'll have these:
    1. they should have mote than enough background on the law, economics, and public administration.
    2. they should NOT be from the entertainment industry! No actors allowed! please!
    3. and lastly, they should NOT be married!! In recent history, the family are the causes of the presidents' downfall.

    How do Filipino presidents become president (besides being voted in by the public and their peers)?
    ***aside from being elected through majority of votes, one can be a president if:
    1. by installment or appointment in case of collapse of the previous government.
    2. by line of succession if the current president becomes incapacitated.

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