Presidential Electoral Tribunal

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Presidential Electoral Tribunal
Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).svg
EstablishedJune 21, 1957; 61 years ago (1957-06-21)
Coordinates14°34′46″N 120°59′3″E / 14.57944°N 120.98417°E / 14.57944; 120.98417Coordinates: 14°34′46″N 120°59′3″E / 14.57944°N 120.98417°E / 14.57944; 120.98417
Composition methodSame as composition of the Supreme Court
Authorized byConstitution of the Philippines
Judge term lengthno fixed term (retirement at the age 70)
No. of positions15
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
CurrentlyLucas Bersamin
SinceNovember 28, 2018

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) is an electoral tribunal that decides election protests involving the election of the President of the Philippines and Vice President of the Philippines.[1] It is composed of justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The equivalent tribunals for the Congress of the Philippines are House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal and the Senate Electoral Tribunal.

It was established under Republic Act No. 1793 on June 21, 1957 during the term of then President Carlos P. Garcia and re-constituted under Batas Pambansa Blg. 884 (National Law No. 884) on December 3, 1985 during the term of then President Ferdinand Marcos.[1]

Members of the Tribunal receive a monthly allowance of 100,000 Philippine pesos on top of their regular salary.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Presidential Electoral Tribunal" (PDF). Department of Budget and Management. Department of Budget and Management. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  2. ^ Diaz, Jess (August 8, 2014). "Reduction in Senate electoral tribunal's funding sought". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 12 October 2015.