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The 17th president of the Philippines, Marcos Jr.

As the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Ferdinand Romualdez “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. took the oath with the pledge to further unity and the nation.

At the National Museum of the Philippines in the City of Manila, Marcos, the son of the late former president Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Sr., was sworn in by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Alexander Gesmundo.

Marcos promised to carry out his mandate to serve and defend Filipinos in his inaugural speech.

This is a historic time for all of us, he declared. “I was chosen by you to be your steward so that everyone would profit from the changes. I am aware of the seriousness of the burden you have placed on my shoulders. Although I don’t take it lightly, I’m prepared for the challenge “said he.

Marcos chose to hold his inauguration in a “very serious and basic” manner while wearing a barong with rayadillo inspiration by multiple award-winning designer Pepito Albert.

The official inauguration event was attended by Marcos’ wife, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, and their sons Sandro, Simon, and Vincent.

There were also former First Lady Imelda Marcos, Marcos’ mother, sisters Imee and Irene Marcos-Araneta, Vice President Sara Duterte, and former Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

According to the 1987 Constitution, the President-elect must take the oath on June 30 at noon to officially begin his six-year term as the nation’s new leader.

In preparation for his inauguration, Marcos met with Rodrigo Duterte, the outgoing president, at Malacaan Palace to give the latter’s farewell tributes.

Marcos is anticipated to hold a traditional Vin d’honneur for foreign dignitaries, the diplomatic corps, and other invited visitors after his inauguration rites.

At Malacaan Palace, Marcos will also conduct the collective swearing-in of his cabinet secretaries. Additionally, he will host the inaugural supper.

On Thursday night, the so-called People’s Concert will also take place as a part of Marcos’ Thanksgiving celebration.

Marcos invited world-famous Cecile Licad and the Philharmonic Orchestra, the nation’s top orchestra, to take the stage at the concert.

After receiving 31,629,783 votes, or 58.77% of the total votes cast in the national and local elections held on May 9, Marcos was declared the winner of the contest for president.

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) also expressed gratitude to its staff for their efforts in ensuring the orderly and peaceful inaugural ceremonies.

The Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Department of Health, and other force multipliers from various government agencies were also thanked by Maj. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, director of operations for the PNP.

“If everything is carefully planned, everything will go smoothly. Our country’s new leader, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., is inaugurated in a calm, successful manner. But without the arduous efforts and selfless sacrifices of everyone who took part, from early in the planning stages to the last-minute implementation of the security measures, we would not be able to accomplish this “Added he.

To protect the inauguration, which was attended by VIPs and foreign dignitaries, more than 15,000 police officers, soldiers, and other law enforcement personnel as well as representatives of the national and local governments were dispatched.

De Leon also acknowledged the part played by the leaders, organizers, and participants of the many protesting groups in maintaining order within their own ranks, which resulted in the peaceful programs.

At the Plaza Miranda in Manila, which was designated as a freedom park for the occasion, about 1,000 demonstrators held a nonviolent program.

Before the area was placed under lockdown, more than 5,000 Marcos loyalists flocked to the public viewing area at the golf course in front of the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila.

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