PRRD to attend Sara’s inauguration

Even if President Rodrigo Duterte was nowhere to be seen in any of his daughter’s rallies during the campaign period, he will be present at her inauguration ceremony in Davao City on 19 June.,The outgoing Chief Executive will attend the inauguration of vice-president-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio, her spokesperson Liloan Mayor Christina Garcia Frasco told the Daily Tribune on Monday, 13 June.,While the reasons for his nonattendance to Sara’s campaign rallies are uncertain, the President, even until the last day of the campaign period, did not endorse Sara’s running mate and now president-elect Bongbong Marcos.,Cabinet Secretary Melvin Matibag, secretary-general of Duterte’s PDP Laban party, earlier noted that only conflicting schedules have kept the popular Philippine leader from attending the tandem’s sorties.,A deviation from the tradition, the presidential daughter chose to be sworn in as the 15th vice president of the Republic of the Philippines three weeks before she officially assumes office.,She picked her hometown’s San Pedro Square as the inauguration venue. The place is in front of the San Pedro Cathedral—the oldest church in Davao City, being built in 1847, and the northern city’s historical landmark.,President Duterte’s eldest daughter will recite the oath to be administered by Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando, currently the youngest magistrate on the high court at 52 years old.,Called “The Inauguration and Musikahan-Pasasalamat,” the program will run from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Audience can enter the venue an hour before the program.,Her inauguration will be festive with more than 40 artists to entertain her constituents, whose “patience,” she said, molded her into the “public servant” she is today.,Celebrities like Andrew E., Arci Muñoz, Sanya Lopez, and Ines Veneracion are expected to perform.