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ARTICLE VII. THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Section 1. EXECUTIVE POWER
1) Executive power is vested in the President of the Philippines.
2) The scope of this power is set forth in Art. VII of the Constitution. But this power is not limited to those set forth therein. The SC, in Marcos v. Manglapus, referred to the RESIDUAL powers of the President as the Chief Executive of the country, which powers include others not set forth in the Constitution. EXAMPLE: The President is immune from suit and criminal prosecution while he is in office.
3) Privilege of immunity from suit is personal to the President and may be invoked by him alone. It may also be waived by the President, as when he himself files suit.
4) BUT The President CANNOT dispose of state property unless authorized by law.
Section 2. QUALIFICATIONS
1) Natural-born citizen of the Philippines
2) Registered voter;
3) Able to read and write;
4) At least 40 years old on the day of election
5) Philippine resident for at least 10 years immediately preceding such election.
Note: The Vice-President has the same qualifications & term of office as the President. He is elected with & in the same manner as the President. He may be removed from office in the same manner as the President.
Section 4. MANNER OF ELECTION/ TERM OF OFFICE
Manner of Election
1) The President and Vice-President shall be elected by direct vote of the people.
2) Election returns for President and Vice-President, as duly certified by the proper Board of Canvassers shall be forwarded to Congress, directed to the Senate President.
3) Not later than 30 days after the day of the election, the certificates shall be opened in the presence of both houses of Congress, assembled in joint public session.
4) The Congress, after determining…...