Ten individuals are vying for the highest office in the country.
the Election Commission released certified presidential candidates earlier this year.
The presidential candidates are former Duterte spokesman Ernesto Abella, Manila mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso, union leader Leody De Guzman, former defense chief Norberto Gonzales, Senator Ping Lacson, former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr ., the businessman Faisal Mangondato, the doctor Jose Montemayor, the senator .Manny Pacquiao and the vice president Leni Robredo.
If elected, a president will have a six-year term with no possibility of re-election.
Based on Executive decree n. 292, page 1987otherwise known as the Administrative Code of 1987, these are the powers of the president, among others:
- Power of control over the executive power
- Power of ordinance of power – The president of the Philippines has the power to confer executive matters, which are means of streamlining the policy and programs of an administration.
- Power over aliens – The president has certain powers over non-Filipinos in the country.
- Powers of eminent dominion, escheat, land reservation and illicit wealth recovery
- Power of appointment
As CEO, the Constitution states that the country’s president “also has a mandate to oversee local governments in the Philippines, despite their autonomous status as required by law no. 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. “
According to data from Budget Management Department, a Filipino president earns P411,928 monthly.
Here is a list of presidential candidates running for the May 9 election, with their names sorted as they appear on the ballot:
- ABELLA, ERNIE (IND)
- DE GUZMAN, LEODY (PLM)
- DOMAGOSO, ISKO MORENO (AKSYON)
- GONZALES, NORBERTO (PDSP)
- LACSON, PING (PDR)
- MANGONDATO, FAISAL (KTPNAN)
- MARCOS, BONGBONG (PFP)
- MONTEMAYOR, JOSE JR. (DPP)
- PACQUIAO, MANNY PACMAN (PROMDI)
- ROBREDO, LENI (IND)