In the Philippines where Everybody Wants to Be President

The requirements of being a President of the Republic of the Philippines are as follows:

  • at least 40 years old and above;
  • a registered voter, single or married;
  • able to read and write;
  • a male or female Filipino citizen by birth; and
  • a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately preceding election

As long as you meet the minimum requirements, you are allowed to file your Certificate of Candidacy and be included as one of the official candidates of being the President of the Philippines unless the Commission on Elections (Comelec) strikes you out as a nuisance candidate.

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