What are the Qualifications of a Mayor in the Philippines?

By | April 17, 2019
qualifications of a mayor in the philippines

Qualifications of a Mayor in the Philippines | DILG

 

The Qualifications of a Mayor in the Philippines are the following:

  • Citizen of the Philippines
  • At least 23 years of age for highly urbanized city,  At least 21 years of age for independent component cities, component cities, and municipalities on election day.
  • Registered voter in the city or municipality where the candidate intends to be elected.
  • Resident of the city or municipality for at least 1 year immediately preceding the election day.
  • Able to read and write Filipino or any other local language or dialect.

 

The Qualifications of a Vice-Mayor are the following:

  • Citizen of the Philippines
  • At least 23 years of age for highly urbanized city, At least 21 years of age for independent component cities, component cities, and municipalities on election day.
  • Registered voter in the city or municipality where the candidate intends to be elected.
  • Resident of the city or municipality for at least 1 year immediately preceding the election day.
  • Able to read and write Filipino or any other language or dialect.

The Qualifications of a Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Councilor) are the following:

  • Citizen of the Philippines
  • At least 23 years of age for highly urbanized city, At least 18 years of age for independent component cities, component cities, and municipalities on election day.
  • Registered voter in the district where the candidate intends to be elected.
  • Resident of the district for at least 1 year immediately preceding the election day.
  • Able to read and write Filipino or any other local language or dialect.

 

The Qualifications of a Sangguniang Bayan (Municipal Councilor) are the following:

  • Citizen of the Philippines
  • At least 18 years of age on election day
  • Registered voter in the district where the candidate intends to be elected
  • Resident of the district for at least 1 year immediately preceding the election day.
  • Able to read and write Filipino or any other local language or dialect.

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