In preparation for the inauguration to be held by President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on June 30, 2022, the governing body will be simple, solemn, and traditional.
In a statement Tuesday, Franz Imperial, one of the chairpersons of the committee overseeing the inauguration, said that almost everything had been ironed out except for a few minor details.
The inauguration of Marcos as the 17th president of the country will be held at the National Museum in Manila.
“The program we have prepared is very solemn and simple. It would be very traditional dahil sabi nga ni BBM sa vlog niya, ‘hindi kami lilihis pa sa tradisyon,’” said Imperial in a press release.
TV host Toni Gonzaga will sing the National Anthem of the Philippines. In contrast, the inauguration song “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” will be sung by Cris Villonco and the Young Voices of the Philippines Choir.
According to Imperial, Marcos will be sworn in as president by Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo.
According to Atty. Brian Hosaka, SC spokesperson, Gesmundo, has already accepted the request.
At a news conference of the subcommittee on security, traffic, and communications held at Camp Crame, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said the inauguration could take up to two hours.
Marcos’ inauguration will be simple and traditional
“More or less siguro, baka two hours lang itong event na ‘to. At ito ay magsisimula around 10:50 in the morning and we expect na ang kanyang oath-taking exactly 12 noon. And then, after the speech ay tapos na ang ating event o ceremony,” the secretary said.
According to Imperial, there will also be a 30-minute military-civil parade.
Joint Task Force National Capital Region commander Brigadier General Marceliano Teofilo said the parade would be attended by 2,213 security personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Coast Guard, and Philippine National Police (PNP).
Also included are cadets from the Philippine Military Academy and Philippine National Police Academy and regular and special troops.
Armored vehicles and artillery equipment will also be parked, and there will be a flyby of military planes.
According to NCRPO chief Police Major General Felipe Natividad, about 1,250 “VIPs and VVIPs” will attend the gathering.
More than 8,000 public safety and security forces will be deployed to ensure order and safety at the inauguration.