Powers and duties of elected officials – A Rappler series

Filipinos will cast their votes for a new president, among other officials, on May 9, 2022.

It is a year ahead, yes, but it's not too early for voters to know what powers they are giving and what responsibilities and services they should expect – in fact, demand – when they elect candidates to office.

In 2022, we will elect a new president, a new vice president, 12 senators, hundreds of district congressmen and congresswomen, party-list organizations that will nominate dozens of congressional representatives, and thousands of provincial, city, and municipal officials.

Once elected and sworn into office, they are given powers to wield, standards to uphold, and responsibilities to fulfill, as stated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the Administrative Code, and the Local Government Code of 1991.

To help us navigate this crucial exercise of choosing who will govern us in the next three to six years starting June 30, 2022, read Rappler's series detailing the qualifications, powers, and responsibilities that come with each elective position:

– Rappler.com