Bongbong Marcos returns to Malacañang, pays courtesy call on Duterte before inauguration | Inquirer News

Bongbong Marcos returns to Malacañang, pays courtesy call on Duterte before inauguration

/ 10:30 AM June 30, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — After 36 years, President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. returned to Malacañang Palace Thursday morning prior to his oath-taking at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Manila at noontime and paid a courtesy call on outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Duterte’s daughter was Marcos Jr.’s running mate in the recent elections, Vice President-elect Sara Duterte – Carpio.

After a brief meeting, Marcos Jr. and Duterte proceeded to Malacañang’s Kalayaan Grounds for the latter’s departure honors.

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According to National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Duterte will fly back to Davao City, and will not attend Marcos Jr.’s oath taking.

Marcos Jr. left the Palace at around 10:55 a.m. for his inauguration as the Philippines’ 17th president.

The incoming president is set to take his oath before Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo.

The 64-year-old Marcos Jr. scored a landslide victory in the May 9 elections with over 31 million votes.

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