Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is set to take over Malacañang on June 30 as the Philippines' first majority president since the restoration of democracy in 1986.
Thirty-one million voters gave the only son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. the mandate to chart the path of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and heal the divisions from one of the most bitter elections in recent history.
What comes with the job of leading 100 million people, Marcos Jr. will also benefit from privileges extended to the Office of the President.
Here's what you need to know about the pay and privileges of becoming the highest elected official in the Philippines:
The president of the Philippines is the only government official under Salary Grade 33 equivalent to a monthly pay of P411,382. That's equivalent to roughly around P5 million per year.
The Malacañan Palace is designated as the official residence of the president during the six-year term while The Mansion in Baguio City is the official summer residence.
Incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte and his immediate predecessor, the late Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III however both declined living in the palace, opting to stay instead in a residential building inside the Malacañan complex.
The residence was called by Aquino "Bahay Pangarap" or Dream House during his presidency, and was later renamed by Duterte to "Bahay ng Pagbabago" or House of Change.
The Presidential Security Group is assigned as the close-in security detail of the president, vice president, and their immediate families.
The president is given a presidential car for land travel, the BRP Ang Pangulo yacht for water travel, and a plane and helicopter (Kalayaan) for air transport.
Any helicopter that carries the president is automatically called "Kalayaan One" while for international flights, any aircraft operated by Philippine Airlines with the callsign PHILIPPINE 001 and flight number PR/PAL 001 is reserved for the president alone.
Immunity from suit
While presidential immunity from suit is not expressly granted in the 1987 Constitution, it is a privilege enjoyed by the president based on the decisions of the Supreme Court to ensure that the chief executive can carry out his duties during his tenure of office.
This is the reason why many past presidents of the Philippines are bombarded with lawsuits once they leave Malacañang.