Recap: The Inauguration Of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. - LA Lives

Another Marcos takes oath as president.

Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has officially been sworn in as the 17th President of the Philippines.

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He began his presidential term as of noon today, June 30. This after taking the oath of office before Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo.

Marcos is the second of his name following his father, the late Ferdinand Marcos, to be elected into Malacañang. Moreover, he is the first majority-elected president since the 1986 restoration of democracy.

The new chief executive held his inauguration at Manila’s National Museum of Fine Arts past 10:40 a.m. This location, formerly known as the Old Legislative Building, also served as the venue for the inaugurations of Presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Jose P. Laurel, and Manuel Roxas.

Toni Gonzaga formally opened the inauguration by singing the National Anthem.

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Marcos sported an inaugural barong designed by Pepito Albert. The said designer also crafted the inauguration attire of Marcos’ sister, Irene Marcos-Araneta, and the incoming first couple’s children.

All you need is love

“I believe that if we but focus on the work at hand and the work that will come to hand, we will go very far under my watch. You believe that, too. I listened to your calls shouting for unity, unity, unity. We will go farther together, than against each other. Pushing forward, not pulling each other back,” Marcos said in his inaugural address.

In his speech that lasted over 20 minutes, the new president mentioned how his voters “rejected the politics of division” and instead chose his platform focused on unity.

“The sun also rises like it did today, and as it will tomorrow. And as surely as that, we will achieve the country all Filipinos deserve. God bless the Philippines,” Marcos concluded.

Banner Photo by RTVMalacanang via YouTube screenshot

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