BBM Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo swears in President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines at the National Museum in Manila. With Marcos are his wife, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos and children William Vincent, Joseph Simon and Ilocos Norte 1st District Rep. Sandro Marcos. Photo by VER NOVENO

‘Ang pangarap n’yo ay pangarap ko’

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President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.:

YOUR dreams are mine. Pangarap niyo ay pangarap ko. Sa pangarap na maging mapayapa ang bansa, ang pangarap niyo ay pangarap ko. Sa pangarap maging mas maunlad ang bansa, ang pangarap niyo ay pangarap ko. Sa pangarap na maging masinang ang kinabukasan natin at ng ating mga anak, ang pangarap niyo ay pangarap ko.”

This, along with his renewed call for unity and a promise of “I will get it done, was among the highlights of Ferdinand Romualdez “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s speech after he took oath as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines,

Marcos, son of the late former President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Sr., was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the National Museum of the Philippines in the City of Manila.

In his inaugural address, Marcos vowed to fulfill his mandate to serve and protect fellow Filipinos.

“This is a historic moment for us all,” he said. “You picked me to be your servant to enable changes to benefit all. I fully understand the gravity of the responsibility that you have put on my shoulders. I do not take it lightly, but I am ready for the task,” he said.

Marcos acknowledged the mandatetp lead the country given to him by Filipinos.

“You the people have spoken, it is resounding. By your vote, you rejected politics of division. Pinakinggan ko ang tinig nyo na ang sinisigaw ay pagkakaisa, pagkakaisa, pagkakaisa. I was not the instrument of change, you were that, you made that happen. I fully understand the gravity of responsibility you put upon my shoulders; I do not take it lightly but I am ready for the task. I would need your help, I want to rely on it. I will get it done,” he stressed.

In his renewed call for unity, Marcos stressed, “I offended none of my rivals in this campaign, I listened instead to what they were saying. I did not think of rebutting my rivals, I listened to you, I did not lecture on who has the biggest stake in our success.”

Marcos, donning a rayadillo-inspired barong made by multi-awarded designer Pepito Albert, opted for a “very solemn and simple” inauguration.

Marcos’ wife First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos and their sons Sandro, Simon, and Vincent graced the formal inauguration ceremony.

Also present were Marcos’ mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos; and sisters, Senator Imee Marcos and Irene Marcos-Araneta; Vice President Sara Duterte; and former Presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Joseph Estrada.

The 1987 Constitution mandates the President-elect to take oath at noon on June 30, a ceremonial event marking the commencement of his six-year term as the country’s new chief executive.

Prior to the inauguration, Marcos met with his predecessor, outgoing president Rodrigo Duterte, at Malacañan Palace for the latter’s departure honors.

Marcos won the presidential race after garnering 31,629,783 votes or 58.77 percent of the votes cast in the May 9 national and local elections.

Outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday morning welcomed President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in Malacañang Palace before the latter’s inauguration as the country’s 17th president at noon.

Marcos arrived at the Palace at 10:27 a.m. and upon ascending the main stairs started chatting with Duterte, who was wearing a face mask.

He was asked to sign the guestbook and had a few more moments to speak with Duterte. Afterward, the two both descended the main stairs. With Philippine News Agency