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  2. Status: Active. Inaugural holder: Andrés Bonifacio ( disputed )/ Emilio Aguinaldo ( official) The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. The President of the Philippines in Filipino is referred to as Ang Pangulo or Pangulo (" Presidente ," informally).

  3. The Prime Minister of the Philippines was head of government in 1899 and from 1978 to 1986. The President of the Philippines was head of government from 1897 to 1978 (excepting a short period of time in 1899) and from 1986 to the present.

  4. Head of Government in the Philippine The President is the head of state, chief executive, and commander in chief of the armed forces.The president must be a natural-born citizen of the Philippines, at least forty years of age, and a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately preceding the election.The president is elected to a six year term.He or she can serve a maximum of one term.

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    The President of the Philippines is elected by direct vote by the people for a term of six years. He may only serve for one term, and is ineligible for reelection. The term of the President of the Philippines starts at noon of the 30th day of June after the election.

    The Vice President of the Philippines is elected by direct vote by the people for a term of six years, and may run for reelection once. The term of the Vice President of the Philippines starts at noon of the 30th day of June after a regular election is held.

    Functions of a cabinet secretary

    Cabinet secretaries act as the alter ego of the President executing, with his authority, the power of the Office of the President in their respective departments. The number of cabinet secretaries varies from time to time depending on the need of an administration. According to the Administrative Code of 1987, the President of the Philippines may create or dissolve any department as he sees fit.

    Appointment of cabinet secretaries

    According to the Article 7, Section 16, the President may appoint anyone to executive departments with the consent of the Commission on Appointments. Names of individuals nominated to cabinet posts are submitted to the Commission on Appointments for their consideration. An individual may not assume his post in a given department unless confirmed by the Commission on Appointments. However, the constitution provides for individuals becoming cabinet secretaries in an acting capacity before they...

    Powers of a cabinet secretary

    As stated above, a cabinet secretary is the alter ego of the President in their respective departments. Thus, they posses the power to issue directives relative to their departments, such as department orders. These orders only apply to offices under a specific department under the cabinet secretary’s jurisdiction. Cabinet secretaries also act as advisors to the President of the Philippines for their areas.

    The executive branch extends beyond the national government. According to Article X, Section 4 of the constitution, the President of the Philippines is mandated to supervise local governments all over the country. However, because of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, local governments enjoy relative autonomy from the national government. Among the social services and facilities that local government should provide, as stipulated in Section 17 of the Local Government Code, are the following: 1. facilities and research services for agriculture and fishery activities, which include seedling nurseries, demonstration farms, and irrigation systems; 2. health services, which include access to primary health care, maternal and child care, and medicines, medical supplies and equipment; 3. social welfare services, which include programs and projects for women, children, elderly, and persons with disabilities, as well as vagrants, beggars, street chil...

  5. Head of Government in the Philippine The President is the head of state, chief executive, and commander in chief of the armed forces.The president must be a natural-born citizen of the Philippines, at least forty years of age, and a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately preceding the election.The president is elected to a six year term.He or she can serve a maximum of ...

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