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[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 181, (1947-06-21)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l28a4)
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[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 181, June 21, 1947 ]

AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE ORDER OF PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. When neither the President-elect nor the Vice-President-elect shall have qualified, or in the event of the removal, death, or resignation of both the President and the Vice-President, or of the inability of both of them to discharge, the powers and duties of the office of President, the President of the Senate, or if there be none, or in the event of his removal, death, resignation, or of his inability to act as President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or if there be none, or in the event of his removal, death, resignation, or of his inability to act as President, the Senator or Representative elected by the Members of the Congress in joint session shall act as President of the Philippines until the President or President-elect or the Vice-President or Vice-President elect shall have qualified, or until their disability shall be removed, or a President shall have been elected and shall have qualified.

SEC. 2. Commonwealth Act Numbered Sixty-eight and Executive Order Numbered Three hundred and ninety are repealed.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, June 21, 1947.

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