- President Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo to hold inauguration separately
- Inauguration day declared as regular working day
- Both politicians want simple celebration after inauguration
Today marks the first day of the new administration. Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo will now swore to serve the Filipinos as the top leaders of the Republic of the Philippines.
President Rodrigo Duterte will hold his inauguration in Malacañang Palace in Manila, while the incoming vice president Leni Robredo will hold her inauguration in Boracay Mansion in Quezon City. Today's inaugurations are different from previous presidential inaugurations as today is declared as regular working day. Moreover, both politicians desire not-so extravagant celebrations after the event.
1:52 PM: Duterte to hold first official cabinet meeting.
12:43 PM: Duterte meets the members of the Diplomatic Corps.
12:42 PM: Duterte ceremoniously ascended the main stairs of the Malacañang Palace, which means that he assumed being the head of the state.
12:24 PM: President Duterte awarded with full military honors.
12:20 PM: Oath taking of appointed officials takes place.
12:19 PM: Duterte: "Why am I here? I am here because I love my country and the Filipino people. I am here because I am ready to start my work for the nation."
12:17 PM: Duterte offers condolences to Turkey bombing.
12:16 PM: Duterte echoes call for unity and encourages participation of stakeholders like the indigenous people.
12:10 PM: Duterte wants government agencies to decrease processing time and requirements.
12:09 PM: Duterte to DOJ, CHR: "Mind your work, and I will mind mine."
12:05 PM: President Duterte now giving his inaugural speech.
12:02 PM: Rodrigo Duterte now officially the 16th president of the Republic of the Philippines.
11:58 AM: All four children of President Rodrigo Duterte on stage on oath taking of their father.
11:49 AM: Oath taking will commence at 12NN.
11:42 AM: Pnoy speaking in front of his supporters in Times Street.
11:39 AM: Freddie Aguilar performing in Duterte's inauguration following interfaith prayer.
11:33 AM: Duterte inauguration has started.
11:27 AM: Jim Paredes performs to crowd in Times St., Quezon City.
11:20 AM: Davaoeños gathered in Davao City Market to watch live streaming of Duterte inauguration.
11:03 AM: Departure honors of PNoy ongoing.
10:55 AM: Former presidents FVR and Erap sit beside each other in Duterte inauguration.
10:52 AM: PNoy supporters on standby at Times St., Quezon City.
10:39 AM: Duterte's running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano spotted inside the Rizal Hall.
10:06 AM: Kris Aquino wishes new leaders Durterte, Robredo success.
9:58 AM: Supporters of Leni Robredo from Bicol now allowed to enter QC Reception House.
9:50 AM: Convoy of Duterte's children arrived in Malacañang.
9:48 AM: Protesters against outgoing administration occupy Welcome Rotonda. 9:38 AM: Students pausing classes to watch inauguration of new VP Leni Robredo
9:35 AM: Former Joseph Estrada arrived in Malacañang.
9:23 AM: Eight buses of guests headed to Malacañang.
9:16 AM: Leni plans to go to farthest and smallest barangays in her first 100 days in the office as part of her tsinelas leadership.
9:13 AM: Leni Robredo champions people in the "laylayan". She invited everyone who wants to help to her office.
9:11 AM: "Bukas ang pintuan ng pangalawang pangulo sa lahat, anuman ang katayuan sa buhay," says Leni Robredo.
9:07 AM: Leni delivering her speech in a shaky voice. "Marami nang naumpisahan pero marami pa ring kailangang punan. Kaya ang ating panata ay malagpasan ang kahit ano pang hamon."
9:06 AM: Leni Robredo signed contract and declared as vice president.
8:54 AM: Leni Robredo inauguration started.
8:47 AM: Mar Roxas arrived in QC Reception House.
8:32 AM: 627 guests expected to attend Duterte's inauguration. Jimmy Bondoc, Freddie Aguilar to perform at the event.
8:30 AM: Former President Benigno Aquino to be given departure honors upon leaving the Palace.
8:22 AM: Guests in Leni's inauguration served with Filipino dessert Turon Halo-Halo.
8:01 AM: People's March to Mendiola to call for Aquino's arrest.
7:38 AM: Preparation for Duterte inauguration in Malacañang's Rizal Hall.
7:25 AM: VIP guests of President Duterte arriving at PICC.
7:04 AM: Traffic in Mendiola-Legarda area.
6:01 AM: Stage ready for Leni's inauguration in QC Reception House.
5:47 AM: Mar Roxas, Franklin Drilon, and Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte to attend Leni's inauguration, while Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos and sister Imee Marcos invited in Duterte's inauguration.
5:37 AM: Payatas kids now ready to sing for Leni's inauguration.
5:11 AM: Different places in Davao City to hold live streaming of Duterte's inauguration.
Watch the livestream below.