Duterte ‘raring to start work’ after inauguration
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will immediately hit the ground running after his inauguration on Thursday, incoming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Wednesday.
“He is raring to start with work right after the inauguration,” Andanar said.
Andanar said Davao-based fashion house Chardin has created for Duterte a barong Tagalog made from piña jusi fabric to be paired with black pure cotton pants.
“His wardrobe is the least of the President’s concern, but he went to fit his barong,” he said.
On Tuesday, Duterte went to Chardin to try on his barong designed by Boni Adaza.
“He wanted to incorporate a symbol to represent the 11 minorities in Mindanao. The tribal prints of the Manobo is the least complicated that’s why we have chosen that. It also shows the President’s simplicity,” Adaza said.
Guests at Duterte’s inauguration will be served simple snacks. Malacañang Palace caterer Via Mare will be in charge of the menu.
The menu, which consists of five types of food, include lumpiang ubod (coconut pith spring roll), pandesal with kesong puti (white cheese made from unskimmed carabao’s milk) and Vigan longganisa (sausage from Northern Ilocandia) grilled on the spot, monggo soup mixed with smoked fish and alugbati (malabar spinach) in demitasse cups, fried saba (Carbava banana) slices and Durian tartlet.
Guests will also be served homegrown delights pine-mango cooler and dalandan juice.
Andanar said the said the activities on Thursday would start at 10:30 a.m. and end around 4 p.m. RAM
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