During its first five years, the President could serve for an unrenewable six-year term.It was later amended in 1940 to limit a President to serving no more than two four-year terms.) is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines.The President leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.After the combined American and Filipino forces liberated the islands in 1945, Laurel officially dissolved the republic on August 17, 1945.The 1935 Constitution was restored after the Japanese surrender ended World War II, with Vice President Sergio Osmeña becoming President due to Quezon's death on August 1, 1944.
The Philippine–American War broke out between the United States and Aguinaldo's government. The current government of the Republic of the Philippines, considers Emilio Aguinaldo to be the first President of the Philippines.
Laurel, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, had been instructed to remain in the City of Manila by President Quezon, who withdrew to Corregidor and then to the United States to establish a government in exile in the United States.
The General Headquarters and Military Camp Base of the Philippine Commonwealth Army was a military station are moved in the province.
Filipinos refer to their President as Pangulo or Presidente.
The President serves a single, fixed, six-year term without possibility of re-election.