• 30 June 2016
MANILA, June 30 -- The inauguration of the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to be simple and manifests "real change".The event is scheduled to start from 10:30 am and ends at around four in the afternoon at the the Rizal Hall of the Malacañang Palace. Mr. Duterte is set to prove to the Filipino people his campaign slogan of true reform in the country from the very first day of his term as the country’s highest official.

Duterte, known for his simplicity, asked to change the conduct of the Presidential inauguration, opting to veer away from a fancy event.In earlier interviews, Incoming Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said that the long-time mayor of Davao City wants the inauguration to be solemn and simple.

Even the food the guests will partake are simple, like the 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 Du ...Read more

Duterte to take historic oath as first Mindanaoan President

 CENTRAL  30 June 2016
MANILA, June 30 – President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte will be sworn into office on Thursday in a historic feat as the country’s first president hailing from Mindanao.Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes will administer the oath in English as the President’s children — Paolo, Sar ...Read more

MMDA all set for Duterte-Robredo inauguration

 CENTRAL  30 June 2016
MANILA, June 30 -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy more than 500 traffic enforcers to assist motorists in line with the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo on Thursday.Atty. Crisanto Saruca, MMDA Traff ...Read more