1. Executive Department<br />Allam, Jane Diana<br />Bacani, Matilda<br />*Banguilan, Alfie<br />*Baquista, Ann-Tonette<br />Cureg, John Bryle<br />Del Corro, Rizza<br />Delo Santos, Gelibeth<br />Lopez, Felina<br />*Soriano, Peter John<br />Zipagan, Nicole Kaye<br />
2. President and Executive<br />Executive power- is defined as the power to administer the laws which means carrying them into practical operation and enforcing their due observance. <br />
3. Qualifications of the President & Vice President<br />He is a natural born citizen of the Philippines;<br />He is a registered voter;<br />He is able to read and write;<br />He is at least 40 years of age on the day of the election and;<br />He is a resident of the Philippines for at least 10 years immediately preceding such election.<br />
4. Election of the President and Vice President<br />System of direct Voting – the constitution retains the system direct popular election of the president despite criticism for abetting massive vote buying and other undesirable practices.<br />Election by Congress in case of a tie – in case of a tie, however the President shall be chosen for the term fixed for the constitution by a vote of the majority of all the members of congress in session assembled. <br />
5. Term of Office of the President & Vice President<br /><ul><li> this term of office is 6 years, which shall begin at noon on the 30th day of June following the day of the election and shall end at noon of the same date 6 years thereafter.
6. no President can run for re- election. In the case of the VP, he cannot serve for more than 2 consecutive terms.
7. A vice president who has succeeded and served as a president for more than 4 years(even in an acting capacity) is also disqualified for election to the same office at any other time.</li></li></ul><li>Canvassing of returns and proclamation:<br /><ul><li>Returns submitted to Congress = Congress shall canvass the votes for the President & VP not later than 30 days after the election and in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives in joint public session.
8. Plurality Rule “the candidate with the highest number of vote shall be proclaimed elected.”</li></li></ul><li>Election contest involving the President and the Vice President<br /><ul><li> The Supreme Court, sitting en banc (as one body), shall be the sole judge of all contests relating to the election, returns and qualifications of the President and VP.</li></li></ul><li>Official residence and compensation of the President & Vice President <br /><ul><li> The compensation of the President and VP, as fixed by law cannot be increased or decreased by Congress during their tenure of office.
9. In its Transitory Provisions the constitution fixes the initial annual salary of the President at P300,000 and the VP at P240,000.</li></li></ul><li>When VP shall act as a President<br />If the President elect fails to qualify; Or<br />If a President shall not have been chosen; Or<br />In case of temporary disability or incapacity of the President to discharge his powers and duties.<br />
10. When VP shall become President<br /> if at the beginning of his term, the President elect shall have died or become permanently disabled; Or<br />after assumption of office, in case of death, permanent disability, removal from office, or resignation of the President, in which case the VP shall sever the unexpired term.<br />
11. Vacancy in the Office of the Vice President<br /><ul><li> in case a permanent vacancy occurs in the office of the VP from among the members of the Congress, subject to the confirmation by a majority vote of all members of both House, voting separately. </li></li></ul><li>Vacancy in the offices of the President & VP:<br /><ul><li> Congress shall convene and enact a law calling for a special election, the convening nor the holding of the special election cannot be suspended or postponed.
12. No special election shall be called if the vacancy occurs within 18 months before the next Presidential election.</li>