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Article VII

Qualification of the President and Vpres. •Natural-born citizen •Registered voter •Resident of the Philippines for at least 10 years •At least 40 years old .

On residency The High Court also ruled that Poe is correct in claiming in her COC that she will have been a resident of the Philippines for 10 years and 11 months on the day before the 2016 elections. straight black hair. .The SC said other circumstantial evidence point to a "Filipino nationality" of Poe's parents: • Poe was abandoned in Jaro Cathedral in Iloilo City – a municipality where the population is overwhelmingly Filipino. • Poe has the typical Filipino features such as height. flat nasal bridge. and an oval face. almond-shaped eyes.

These include: • Her arrival on May 24. and her return to the Philippines every time she travelled abroad • E-mail correspondence starting in March 2005 until September 2006 with a freight company to arrange for shipment of household items from the US to the Philippines • School records of her children showing enrollment in Philippine schools • Tax declarations .The SC considered the "voluminous evidence" presented by Poe's camp that she had abandoned her United States domicile and relocated to the Philippines for good. 2005.

The SC cited 3 other reasons for voting in favor of Poe: • Domestic and international laws on foundlings .Citing the case of Bengzon vs HRET. In addition. since that is what would be stated in her birth certificate.Under these laws. .The SC said the Domestic Adoption Act of 1998 allows Poe to state that her adoptive parents are her birth parents. • Poe's repatriation . "There is no third category for repatriated citizens." Poe's reference to adoptive parents as birth parents . these laws do not permit discrimination against foundlings." • There are only two types of citizens under the 1987 Constitution. a foundling enjoys the presumption of being natural born. the SC noted: natural-born and naturalized. the SC said "repatriation results in the recovery of the original nationality.

in – Chief • Symbol of unity • Chief Diplomat • Formulates budgets • Chief Legislator .Role Function • Crisis leadership • Head of the State • Broad direction of national policy • Party Leader • Support for policy direction • Commander.

• The official title of the president is “ The President of the Philippines” while the honorific title of the president is “Your Excellency” . • No person who has served as such for more than 4 years shall be qualified for election to the same office at any time. The President is not legible for any re-election unlike the Vice President where she / he can run for another term.• The President and the Vice President shall be elected by direct vote of the people for a term of six years.

• The term of office starts at the 30th day of June • Regular election is on the 2nd day of May • Presidential Succession: • Vice President • Senate President • Speaker of the House • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court .