Who can lead us

To be eligible to run for Senator, a person must be:

  •  A natural-born citizen of the Philippines;
  • A registered voter;
  • Able to read and write;
  • At least 35 years old on election day; and a
  • Resident of the Philippines for at least 2 years immediately preceding election day.

To be eligibile  to run for Member of the House of Representatives, a person must be

  • A natural born citizen of the Philippines
  • A registered voter
  • Able to read and write
  • At least 25 years old on election day
  • Resident of the district where he intends to be elected for at least 1 year immediately preceding election day.

To be eligibile  to run for Governor, Vice-Governor, Member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Mayor, Vice-Mayor, or Member of the Sangguniang Panglungsod, a person must be

  • A citizen of the Philippines;
  • A registered voter in the municipality, city, or province where he seeks to be elected
  • Able to read and write Filipino or any dialect
  • At least 23 years old on election day
  • Resident of the place where he intends to be elected for at least 1 year immediately preceding election day.

Hmm. Doesn’t it make you sometimes wish that the framers of the Constitution knew the words “good moral character?

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