President of the Philippines

President of the Philippines
Pangulo ng Pilipinas
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Rodrigo Duterte

since June 30, 2016
Government of the Philippines
Office of the President
StatusHead of state
Head of government
Member ofCabinet
National Security Council
ResidenceMalacañang Palace
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthSix years, non-renewable
Constituting instrument1987 Constitution of the Philippines
Prime Minister[b]
Inaugural holderEmilio Aguinaldo
FormationJanuary 23, 1899
November 15, 1935
First holderEmilio Aguinaldo
Manuel L. Quezon
Salary365, 261 per month[e][3][4][5]

The president of the Philippines (Filipino: Pangulo ng Pilipinas, sometimes referred to as Presidente ng Pilipinas) is the head of state and the head of government of the Philippines. 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. However, four vice presidents have assumed the presidency without having been elected to the office, by virtue of a president's intra-term death or resignation.[f]

Filipinos generally refer to their president as pangulo or presidente in their local language. The president is limited to a single six-year term. No one who has served more than four years of a presidential term is allowed to run or serve again. On June 30, 2016, Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the 16th and current president.
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  1. ^ "Emilio Aguinaldo". Official Gazette of the Philippine Government. March 22, 2011.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved January 7, 2008. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Salary Grade Table". COMELEC. Government of the Philippines. January 1, 2020.
  5. ^ Salary Grades of Positions of Constitutional and Other Officials and Their Equivalents.

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