Sara Duterte takes oath as 15th VP of PH

Vice President-elect Sara Duterte takes her oath as the 15th Vice President of the Philippines at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on June 19, 2022.

Sara Duterte took her oath as the Philippines’ 15th vice president during a ceremony held on Sunday, June 19 at the San Pedro Square in Davao City.

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Sara, daughter of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, was sworn into office by Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando in her hometown where she has long served as mayor.

Her parents, family members, running-mate President-elect Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr, allies, and supporters attended her inauguration.

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“Hindi ako ang pinakamagaling, o pinakamatalinong tao sa Pilipinas at sa mundo. Ngunit, walang makakatalo sa tibay ng puso ko bilang isang Filipino,” she said in her inaugural speech.
“The voice of 32.2 million Filipinos was loud and clear – with the message to serve our motherland. And this message has been reiterated in my oath: to consecrate myself to the service of the nation,” she added.

Aside from holding the country’s second highest position, the younger Duterte will also serve as the Education Secretary of the incoming administration.

Sara deviated from tradition as she held her inauguration 11 days before she officially assumes the vice presidency at noon on June 30. It was also a historic moment since it was the first time that such ceremony was conducted in Mindanao.

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