On this historic day, June 30, 2016, the oath-taking of incoming President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, we Filipinos should take time to reckon the sacrifices we took for him to win and lead us to a better Philippines.
The people were fed up with the previous administrations whom a great number of people would say were ridiculed because of so many issues pertaining to questionable irregularities and inaction.
However, rains and thunderstorms may mark the oath-taking day as we could see the morning skies darkening as a sign of impending bad weather. But sine the event will be held at the roofed Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), it may become less of a burden. We just hope the rainfalls and floods would not start while the selected few of around 600 attendees, who got invitations to witness the ceremonies, are still on their way to the event.
Duterte wanted his inauguration simple so the instruction was to serve simple meals that will be catered by Filipino restaurant Via Mare to serve a buffet of Filipino foods highlighted by one of my favorite, the Ginisang Monggo. Food will be served before his oath-taking so that many can listen attentively with a full stomach.
The event will be attended by his children and now Mayor Sara And Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte who both took their oath just recently in Davao City on June 20, 2016.
A simple yet elegant barong will be worn by the new President crafted by Chard Pulatche of Chardin, a Davao-based haberdashery. Duterte will wear a Piña Jusi Barong with Manobo-inspired design paired with cotton slacks.
The 16th President of the Philippines will then proceed to Malacanang Palace while previous president Benigno Simeon Aquino III returned to his home at Times Street in Quezon City.