Presumptive VP Sara Duterte eyes June 19 as inauguration date in Davao City
MANILA, Philippines — Presumptive Vice President Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio eyes to hold her inauguration in Davao City on June 19.
Duterte-Carpio, who is the outgoing mayor of Davao City, said that she will hold her inauguration earlier than the traditional June 30 schedule so that she could attend the oath taking of her running mate, presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
“While waiting for the proclamation, I already pencilled in June 19 as the inauguration date in Davao City. The Dabawenyos’ patience made me the public servant that I am today, it is only fitting to honor them the opportunity to witness the oathtaking,” Duterte-Carpio said in a statement shared by her spokesperson, Liloan town mayor Christina Frasco.
“It will be conducted earlier than the traditional June 30 event because I also want to attend the oathtaking of President Marcos,” she added.
Article VII, Section 4 of the 1987 Constitution states that the president and the vice president “shall be elected by direct vote of the people for a term of six years which shall begin at noon on the thirtieth day of June next following the day of the election and shall end at noon of the same date six years thereafter.”
Based on the partial and unofficial count of the Commission on Elections, Duterte-Carpio leads the vice presidential race with over 31.5 million votes.
In distant second is Senator Francis Pangilinan with over 9.2 million votes followed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III who got more than 8.1 million votes.
The Congress will sit as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) when it resumes session on May 23. As the NBOC, Congress is tasked to proclaim the next president and Vice President of the country.
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