Philippines: Duterte sworn in early as vice-president

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, was sworn in as the country’s 15th vice-president on Sunday, calling for national unity following a divisive election campaign. … ‘The days ahead may be full of challenges that call for us to be more united as a nation,’ she said in an inauguration address attended by thousands in her hometown of Davao, on the southern island of Mindanao. She took the oath of office with her parents standing next to her, breaking with tradition where the two top leaders hold their inaugurations on the day they assume office. … The vice president-elect has said she opted to be sworn in early so that her city can witness the ceremony.” (06/19/22)