GMA News Online : Sara to deliver short VP inaugural speech; BBM to attend

18 June 2022

By TED CORDERO | GMA News Online

Vice President-elect Sara Duterte on Saturday said her inauguration speech on Sunday would be short given the unpredictability of the weather.

In an interview with reporters in Davao City, televised by state-run PTV, Duterte said that the speech would “just be [about] rallying the entire country to what we should do and focus on.”

Duterte’s inauguration will be held in her family’s bailiwick, Davao City. She will be sworn into office as the 15th vice president of the Philippines by Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

The vice president-elect also disclosed that her mother, Elizabeth Zimmerman, would hold the Bible for her inauguration.

President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. would also be attending the inauguration.

“Yes, I understand na nag-confirm siya [Marcos] sa events organizer,” Duterte said.

Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte will also attend his daughter’s inauguration.

Also attending is former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who was also a vice president, and four ambassadors as well as “senators, governors, congressmen, and of course ang pinakaimportante ang confirmation ng lahat ng mga taga-Mindanao, Davao, and the parallel groups,” Duterte said, adding that her family would be her “personal guests.” — DVM, GMA News