President of the Philippines
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.
|President of the Philippines|
|Pangulo ng Pilipinas|
|Government of the Philippines|
Office of the President
|Status||Head of state |
Head of government commander-in-chief
National Security Council
|Appointer||Direct popular vote|
|Term length||Six years, non-renewable|
|Constituting instrument||1987 Constitution of the Philippines|
|Inaugural holder||Emilio Aguinaldo|
|Formation||January 23, 1899 |
November 15, 1935
|First holder||Emilio Aguinaldo|
Manuel L. Quezon
|Salary||₱411,382 per month|
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.
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.