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
Incumbent
Rodrigo Duterte

since June 30, 2016
Government of the Philippines
Office of the President
Style
StatusHead of state
Head of government commander-in-chief
Member ofCabinet
National Security Council
ResidenceMalacañang Palace
SeatManila
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthSix years, non-renewable
Constituting instrument1987 Constitution of the Philippines
PrecursorGovernor-General
Prime Minister[lower-alpha 2]
Inaugural holderEmilio Aguinaldo
FormationJanuary 23, 1899
(official)[1][lower-alpha 3]
November 15, 1935
(official)[2][lower-alpha 4]
First holderEmilio Aguinaldo
(official)[lower-alpha 3]
Manuel L. Quezon
(official)[lower-alpha 4]
Salary411,382 per month[lower-alpha 5][3][4][5][6]
Websitewww.president.gov.ph
op-proper.gov.ph

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.[lower-alpha 6]

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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