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Duterte takes oath as PH’s 16th President

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 12:00 PM June 30, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday  took his oath of office as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

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Duterte took his oath before Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañang Palace at 12 noon.

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The Chief Executive wore a barong Tagalog made from piña jusi fabric designed by Boni Adaza of Davao-based fashion house Chardin.

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His daughter Veronica, also known as “Kitty,” held the Bible as he took his oath.

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Duterte’s common-law wife Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña was present during the inauguration. His ex-wife Elizabeth Zimmerman and children Paolo, Sara and Sebastian were also present.

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The inauguration was witnessed by members of the diplomatic corps, incoming Cabinet members and lawmakers.

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After his oathtaking, Duterte will administer the mass oathtaking of his Cabinet members.

Full military honors will also be given to the Chief Executive at around 1 p.m. before he holds his first official Cabinet meeting at around 2 p.m. IDL/rga

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