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Duterte does not want joint inauguration with Robredo–VP’s camp

/ 11:07 AM June 15, 2016
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The camp of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte (right) has reportedly informed the party of Vice President-elect Leni Robredo that the incoming chief executive would not have a joint inauguration with her. KARLOS MANLUPIG / INQUIRER FILES

The camp of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has informed Vice President-elect Leni Robredo that he wants to hold his inauguration separately on June 30.

“We were informed by the team of President-elect Rody Duterte about their preference to hold the inauguration separately,” Boyet Dy, head of Robredo’s transition team, said in a statement on Wednesday.

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“While we have been preparing for a joint inauguration, we respect their decision and will begin our own preparations for a simple and modest ceremony,” he said.

Dy said Robredo wishes to be sworn in by the chairperson of the “smallest, farthest and poorest” barangay in Camarines Sur, her home province.

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“The ceremony will be conducted in Metro Manila, where Vice President-elect Leni Robredo wishes to be sworn in by Capt. Ronaldo D. Coner of Brgy. Punta Tarawal, Calabanga, the smallest, farthest and poorest barangay in Camarines Sur,” he said.

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