IN PHOTOS: Sara Duterte takes oath as 15th VP of the Philippines
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte took her oath as the 15th Vice President of the Philippines before Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando at the San Pedro Square in Davao City on June 19.
President Rodrigo Duterte, President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr, and former President now congresswoman-elect Gloria Macapagal Arroyo were all in attendance as Davao’s incumbent mayor was sworn in as the country’s next vice president. The inauguration was held 11 days before Duterte officially takes over on June 30.
Sara Duterte, who won the race in almost all of the country’s regions, received over 32.2 million votes–the highest number of votes tallied in the vice presidential race in the history of Philippine elections. Duterte is the 3rd women vice president after former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and outgoing vice president Leni Robredo.
During her inauguration speech, VP-elect Sara Duterte committed to perform her duties by honoring God, her country, and family. Duterte also thanked her supporters.
Here are select images during the inauguration.