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Give the poor a better life, Marcos supporters hope
Dedicated followers of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. anticipate that in the following six years, he will improve conditions for the underprivileged.
Supporters of Marcos gathered near the National Museum in Manila on Thursday to see him take office in person while donning red shirts.
Elsa Cabutol, 62, one of them, believed Marcos would put in place initiatives that gave seniors like her more chances to support themselves.
“Sa aming mahihirap, siya ang makatulong. He’s the one who will assist those of us who are poor, according to the speaker’s statement that Filipinos (would be) poor. We voted for him because, according to what he stated, there won’t be any poor Filipinos “According to a Cabutol interview. “I’m hoping to get employment also in the future since Marcos has plans for seniors,” the speaker said. “Inaasahan ko pang magkatrabaho, mayroon iyan.”
“Our participation here is voluntary because we anticipate change to occur, not just for us but for the entire Philippines,” she said. “May inaasahan kami na pagbabago, hindi lang kami, lahat buong Pilipinas.”
Abelita Ledesma, a 73-year-old food vendor from Montalban, Rizal, traveled all the way to Intramuros early in the morning to offer her support.
Ledesma claimed that her support for Marcos stemmed from her admiration for the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
“The sunset today is murky toward the mahal. (Back then, the price of commodities was lower; now, it is higher.) Basta babaan ang presyo — kuryente, tubig, mga pagkain, kasi mahal, nagtitinda-tinda naman ako ng meryenda. Since I only make a job selling afternoon snacks, my hopes are for lower rates for necessities like energy, water, and food “She spoke.
President No. 17
At noon, Marcos took the oath of office to become the 17th President, which was administered by Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo of the Supreme Court.
Along with foreign guests and new officials, the oath-taking was seen by Marcos’ wife Liza, their three sons, and other family members.
According to a Facebook post by the National Library of the Philippines, the Holy Bible he used to take his oath was the same Bible his father had used when he swore his oath on two Bibles in 1965.
Rodrigo Duterte, who served as the country’s president for six years, was given departing honors earlier in the day. Marcos initially traveled to Malacanang Palace to greet Duterte.
Around 11:40 a.m., Marcos left Malacanang for the National Museum of Fine Arts, where he was met by a civic-military procession that displayed the nation’s military hardware.
A-29 Super Tucanos, Cessnas, and SF-260 Marchetti aircraft that discharged smoke in the colors of the Philippine flag performed a flyby during the ceremony.
The nation’s workforce, front-line medical personnel, farmers, athletes, street cleaners, and overseas Filipino workers then marched, passing the first family while hoisting the national flag.
In his first speech as the nation’s leader, Marcos pledged to “facilitate reforms” that benefit everyone, demonstrating his readiness for the challenges that lie ahead in his new role.
“I want to rely on your assistance, thus I shall need it. However, rest confident that I do not base success on the necessary broad cooperation. I’ll complete it, “said he.
He said that rather than lamenting the past, he would work toward a “future of sufficiency.”
Along with his supporters, dignitaries and high-ranking representatives of other governments were present for Marcos’ inauguration.
They include the Vice President of China, Wang Qishan, the Second Gentleman of the United States, Douglas Emhoff, the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Don Pramudwinai, the Vice President of Vietnam, Vo Thi Anh Xuan, the Governor-General of Australia, David Hurley, and the Foreign Minister of Japan, Hayashi Yoshimasa.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Laos Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Erywan Yusof, Foreign Minister of Malaysia Sri Saifuddin Bin Abdullah, Floor Leader of South Korea Kweon Seong Dong, Trade Envoy of the United Kingdom Richard Graham, Minister of State for External Affairs of India Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, and Minister in Prime Minister’s
At the National Museum, there were also special representatives from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, India, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.
The historic structure has hosted a presidential inauguration four times in total.
Manuel L. Quezon, Jose P. Laurel, and Manuel Roxas were the first three former presidents of the Philippines to take the oath at the National Museum in 1935, 1943, and 1946, respectively.