Vice President of the Philippines

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Vice President of the Philippines
Pangalawang Pangulo ng Pilipinas
Seal of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines.svg
Flag of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines.svg
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Incumbent
Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo

since June 30, 2016
StyleMadam Vice President (Informal)
Her Excellency (Formal/Diplomatic)[1][2]
Member ofCabinet
National Security Council
ResidenceQuezon City Reception House
SeatQuezon City, Philippines
Term lengthSix years
Constituting instrument1987 Constitution of the Philippines
Inaugural holderSergio Osmeña
FormationNovember 15, 1935
SuccessionFirst in the Presidential Line of Succession
Salary353,482 per month/ ₱4,241,640 per year
Websitewww.ovp.gov.ph

The Vice President of the Philippines is the second-highest executive official of the government of the Philippines, after the President.

The Vice President currently holds office at the Quezon City Reception House in Quezon City. The current office of the Vice President was re-established under the 1987 Constitution.

Leni Robredo from Camarines Sur assumed the office on June 30, 2016 as the 14th and current vice president.

The official title of the office in Filipino is Pangalawang Pangulo, although Bise Presidente, derived from Spanish, is the usual title used in some of the major Philippine languages, such as Cebuano and Hiligaynon language.

Eligibility[change | change source]

Article 7, Section 3 of the Constitution mandates that the Vice President must bear the same qualifications as the President which means he must be:

  • a natural-born citizen of the Philippines;
  • a registered voter;
  • able to read and write;
  • at least forty years of age on the day of election;
  • and a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately preceding such election."[3]

Succession[change | change source]

There has been four cases where the Vice President has assumed the Presidency, three of which because of the President's death, and one because of the President's resignation:

Living former Vice Presidents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Independence Day Message of His Excellency Jejomar Binay".
  2. "Former Vice President Binay indicated in honorific H.E. or "His Excellency"".
  3. 1987 Constitution of the Philippines, art. 7, sec. 2
  4. "Philippine Supreme Court Decision. G.R. Nos. 146710-15. March 2, 2001". Supreme Court of the Philippines.

Other websites[change | change source]