Like other country, Philippines’s executive branch also carries out and enforces laws. This branch includes the President, Vice President, the Cabinet, executive departments, independent agencies, and other boards, commissions, and committees. Nevertheless, there are three prominent key roles of the executive branch which are first of all is the president whom functions as the Head of State, Head of Government and the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. As chief executive, the President exercises control over all the executive departments, bureaus, and offices. Section 1, Article VII provides that “the executive power shall be vested in the President of the Philippines,” so that his primary role is to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed. The President of the Philippines is elected by direct vote by the people for a term of six years. He may only serve for one term, and is ineligible for reelection. Next is the vice-president whom works to support the president. The vice-president is the first in line to succession should the president resign, be impeached or die in office. The vice president also serves a six-year term. Last but not least is the Cabinet, the cabinet members serve as advisors to the President. They include the Vice President and the heads of executive departments. Cabinet members are nominated by the President and must be confirmed by the Commission of Appointments.
Besides the constitution, the powers of the President of the Philippines are specifically outlined in Executive Order No. 292, s. 1987, otherwise known as the Administrative Code of 1987. The following powers are: (1) appointing power; (2) power of control and supervision; (3) military power; (4) pardoning power; (5) diplomatic power; (6) residual power ;(7) delegated power and (8) veto power.