Vice President of the Philippines facts for kids
|Vice President of the Philippines
Pangalawang Pangulo ng Pilipinas
Vice Presidential standard
Vice Presidential seal
|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 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.
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."
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
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