MANILA, Philippines – After 36 years, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is ready to return to Malacañang, now as president of the Philippines.
On Thursday morning, June 30, Marcos Jr. will probably be on the Palace to fulfill with outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte earlier than 10 am. Marcos Jr. will probably be requested to signal the guestbook.
It’s nonetheless unclear if the 2 will conduct the normal “salubong” the place the outgoing president welcomes the incumbent on the steps of Malacañang Palace.
After the assembly, Marcos Jr. will head to the Nationwide Museum of Positive Arts the place he’ll take his oath at midday as seventeenth President of the Philippines.
Marcos would be the fourth president to carry inauguration rites on the museum, previously the Legislative Constructing. After reconstruction within the Nineteen Fifties, the Previous Congress Constructing was the place his father Ferdinand E. Marcos launched his political profession as an Ilocos congressman.
It was additionally the place 1000’s, amongst them college students, held protests towards the Marcos dictatorship. Included in these mass actions was the notorious First Quarter Storm.
‘Easy and conventional’
On Wednesday, June 29, incoming press secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles stated that the ceremony on the Nationwide Museum will probably be “easy and conventional.”
Angeles stated that the inauguration will comply with the standard program circulation – beginning with the Philippine nationwide anthem, then an interfaith prayer, adopted by a civic-military parade. Former ABS-CBN actress Toni Gonzaga will sing the nationwide anthem.
Outgoing Senate President Vicente Sotto III will then learn the joint decision of the nationwide board of canvassers, which proclaimed the president-elect. At 12 midday, Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo will administer the oath.
After that, Marcos Jr. will give his inaugural handle. He will probably be utilizing a teleprompter for the define of his speech “to make sure sequencing and coherence” in accordance with his camp.
Requested in regards to the incoming president’s speaking factors, Angeles stated, “We don’t need to destroy the shock. Bukas na po, wala pa po tayong detalye tungkol diyan (Simply watch for tomorrow, we don’t have particulars on that.)”
Actress Cris Villonco will probably be singing the inaugural music Pilipinas Kong Mahal with the Younger Voice of the Philippines choir.
Marcos Jr. will probably be holding a vin d’honneur contained in the Nationwide Museum after the inauguration ceremony.
Angeles declined to offer additional particulars about the place will Marcos Jr. be coming from, the place will his residence be in Malacañang, or backup plans in case it rains. She additionally didn’t reply questions on meals catering.
Within the afternoon, Marcos Jr. will probably be returning to Malacañang, his first time as president. He’ll administer the oath of his Cupboard secretaries and maintain an inaugural dinner.
Within the night, a thanksgiving live performance will probably be held in Mendiola. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Cecile Licad are amongst those that will carry out.
Highway closures, company
Beginning Wednesday, the police have carried out highway closures on the neighborhood of the Nationwide Museum.
In an interview with information community GMA, the Manila police stated will probably be lifting the closure alongside Basic Luna and Victoria streets in Manila to permit the general public to attend the inauguration.
Manila Police District spokesperson Main Philipp Ines stated that the general public might go via Basic Luna and Victoria streets from 6 am to 9 am. The inauguration could be watched by the general public on the Intramuros Golf Course, which may maintain 25,000 to 30,000.
Ines additionally stated that some 1,500 crucial individuals (VIPs) and VVIPs are anticipated to attend the oath-taking. Vp-elect Sara Duterte, who already held her personal inauguration earlier, will probably be attending Marcos Jr.’s oath-taking.
In keeping with Angeles, the members of the diplomatic corps had been invited, with the next dignitaries additionally anticipated to attend:
Over 18,000 safety personnel will probably be deployed on Thursday.
The police additionally reminded teams to conduct protests at Freedom Parks solely – at Plaza Miranda, Plaza Dilao, Plaza Moriones, and Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila. He warned that those that will stage an illustration exterior of those parks with out permits will probably be met with “corresponding police response.”
A gun ban was additionally in impact till Saturday, July 2. – MR