• 30 June 2016
MANILA, June 30 — On June 30, 2016, Rodrigo Roa Duterte will take his oath as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.  The ceremonies will be less of a spectacle than tradition requires but bellowed of the Filipino pride. Incoming Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has revealed the preparations from the program down to the food. The program drafted by the Malacañan estimates the day’s activities to begin before 10:30am and end sometime before 4pm. For Mr. Duterte’s inaugural rites, Davao-based fashion house Chardin has created a barong Tagalog made from piña jusi fabric to be paired with black pure cotton pants. “His wardrobe is the least of the President’s concern, but he went to fit his barong. He is raring to start with work right after the inauguration,” Andanar further added. Last Tuesday, June 28, it was known that Mr. Duterte went to Chardin to try on his barong designed by Boni Adaza. The designer gave clues citing ecru as the barong’s color with light brown and beige details to highlight its embroidery, which will depict a pattern iconic of Mindanao’s minority, the Manobo tribe. “He wanted ...Read more

Media advisory on Duterte inauguration

 CENTRAL  30 June 2016
MANILA, June 30 - With  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte starting his term as the country’s chief executive, he asks that Filipinos join him in the quest for real change.Carrying the hashtag #PartnerForChange and #PresidentDuterte, everyone is invited to the inauguration of President Duterte by turn ...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