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QUALIFICATIONS

PRESIDENT AND VP
Term: 6 years

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Natural-born citizen Registered voter Able to read and write At least 40 on day of election Resident of RP for at least 10 yrs immediately preceding election

ALL MEMBERS OF JUDICIARY Proven 1. Competence 2. Integrity 3. Probity 4. Independence JUDICIAL AND BAR COUNCIL
Term: for regular members, 4 years with consent of COA

COMMISSION ON AUDIT
Term: 7 yrs w/out reappointment. With consent of COA

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SENATOR
Term: 6 years (2 consecutive)

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Natural-born citizen At least 35 years old on day of election Able to read and write Registered voter Resident >2 yrs immediately preceding day of election

Ex-officio 1. CJ as ex-officio chairman 2. Secretary of Justice 3. Representative of Congress Regular 1. Representative of the bar 2. Professor of law 3. Retired member of SC 4. Representative of private sector CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Term: 7 yrs w/out reappointment. With consent of COA

Natural-born citizen At least 35 at time of appointment CPA with at least 10 years of experience OR members of the bar engaged in practice of law for at least 10 years Not a candidate for any elective position in the elections immediately preceding At no time shall all the members belong to the same profession

LOCAL GOVT
Term: 3 years except brgy, w/c is determined by law (3 consecutive)

Determined by the LGC OMBUDSMAN and Deputies 1. Natural-born citizen 2. At least 40 years at time of appointment 3. Recognized probity & independence 4. Member of the Philippine bar 5. Not candidate for elective office in immediately preceding election Note: ombudsman must have for 10 years been a judge or engaged in the law practice in the Philippines CENTRAL MONETARY AUTHORITY 1. Natural-born citizen 2. Known probity, integrity, and patriotism 3. Majority shall come from private sector 4. Other qualifications prescribed by law

CONGRESSMAN
Term: 6 years (3 consecutive)

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Natural-born citizen At least 25 years old on day of election Able to read and write Registered voter in district (except sectoral reps) Resident thereof >1 year immediately preceding day of election

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Natural-born citizen At least 35 at time of appointment Proven capacity for public administration Not a candidate for any elective position in the elections immediately preceding

COMELEC
Term: 7 yrs w/out reappointment. With consent of COA

SUPREME COURT
Term: during good behavior until 70 years old or become incapacitated to discharge duties

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Natural-born citizen At least 40 yrs of age For 15 yrs or more a judge of a lower court or engaged in the practice of law in the RP

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Natural-born citizens At least 35 at time of appointment Holder of a college degree Not a candidate for any elective position in the elections immediately preceding A majority thereof including the chairman shall be members of the bar who have been engaged in the practice of law for at least 10 yrs

LOWER COURTS 1. Prescribed by Congress 2. Citizen of the Philippines 3. Member of the bar 4. (for collegiate courts, must be natural-born)

[Mendoza, 2009]