Vice President of the Philippines
|Vice President of the Philippines|
Pangalawang Pangulo ng Pilipinas
|Style||Madam Vice President (Informal)|
Her Excellency (Formal/Diplomatic)
National Security Council
|Residence||Quezon City Reception House|
|Seat||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Term length||Six years|
|Constituting instrument||1987 Constitution of the Philippines|
|Inaugural holder||Sergio Osmeña|
|Formation||November 15, 1935|
|Succession||First in the Presidential Line of Succession|
|Salary||₱353,482 per month/ ₱4,241,640 per year|
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."
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:
- Sergio Osmeña in 1944, upon the death of Manuel L. Quezon.
- Elpidio Quirino in 1948, upon the death of Manuel Roxas.
- Carlos P. Garcia in 1957, upon the death of Ramon Magsaysay.
- Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2001, upon the resignation of Joseph Ejercito Estrada, as decided by the Supreme Court.
Living former Vice Presidents[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Independence Day Message of His Excellency Jejomar Binay".
- "Former Vice President Binay indicated in honorific H.E. or "His Excellency"".
- 1987 Constitution of the Philippines, art. 7, sec. 2
- "Philippine Supreme Court Decision. G.R. Nos. 146710-15. March 2, 2001". Supreme Court of the Philippines.