Duterte in Manila on Wednesday night for inauguration
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is set to fly to Manila on Wednesday night, a day before his inauguration.
Christopher “Bong” Go, Duterte’s executive assistant, confirmed to INQUIRER.net that the incoming President would fly in from Davao City anytime from 5 p.m.
Duterte’s ex-wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman, and daughters Paolo and Sara arrived in Manila on Tuesday.
Duterte is set to take his oath as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30.
His daughter Veronica, also known as “Kitty,” will hold the Bible as he takes his oath.
The Duterte camp said 627 individuals were on the guest list, which includes diplomats, incoming Cabinet secretaries and Duterte’s family members.
The 71-year old incoming President is expected to deliver a five-minute speech in mix English, Filipino and Bisaya.
After the oath taking, a simple merienda (snacks) will be served to guests, in line with the chief executive’s order of a modest inauguration.
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