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The position of the President carries with it great powers with equally great responsibilities. In addition to being the Chief Executive, he is also given legislative as well as judicial functions. In times of war, he is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He is also the spokesman of teh nation in foreign affairs.

The qualifications to become a President are as follows: a) a natural-born citizen; b) At least 40 years old; c) a qualified voter; and 4) a resident of the Philippines for at least 10 years immediately before the elections.

The President is elected by the people by direct vote for a term of six years, without reelection. He is immune from suit no matter what crime he may have committed. No court has jurisdiction over him. He may, however, be removed from office by impeachment.

President -- Hon. Fidel V. Ramos

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